Anyone else like OS X 10.10's design more than iOS 7's?

Mr. RPG

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Yosemite has a lot more transparency than iOS 7's (which was the only aspect I liked about the "minimalistic" design).

Yosemite is so much more beautiful compared to iOS 7 in that regard and I prefer the Helvectica font (is this in iOS 8?) and new icons in Yosemite as well.
 

BenTrovato

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If 10.10 (a desktop operating system) looked worse than iOS 7, I think Apple would be in serious trouble! Since that's not the case - all is well :D
 

crjackson2134

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TBO I'm not liking the look of 10.10. I suppose I'll get used to it, but it reminds too much of some of the cheesy Linux icons. I guess I'm stuck in my ways, I just can't help it. To me, 10.10 looks like a Tonka-Toy compared to 10.9 and earlier.

I'm sure there are plenty of people who feel I have it backwards, but 10.10 will be confined to VM for a long time for me. I'm not ready for the new look. I guess I need a shrink, but 10.9 suites me better.
 

BillyMatt87

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As a person who was (and still is) not crazy about the design of iOS 7/8, I quite like the UI design of Yosemite a lot better. It's definitely a lot more refined and mature compared to iOS 7 last year so I guess it's say to say maybe Jony Ive is starting to get the hang of designing software.

I hope iOS 9 will look more like Yosemite for even better consistency.
 

Watabou

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I hated the design of iOS 7, some of the icons looked unfinished to me.

I love the design of Yosemite though, the transparency is not too overdone and even though it's flatter, icons still have some depth to them.

I know which one of these icons I prefer for sure:



 

matrix07

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I hated the design of iOS 7, some of the icons looked unfinished to me.

I love the design of Yosemite though, the transparency is not too overdone and even though it's flatter, icons still have some depth to them.

I know which one of these icons I prefer for sure:



Looking side by side, I say the Yosemite one is miles better. Thank God they didn't go all out flat like some people wanted them to.
 

oldmacs

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I hate hate hate the yoesmite icons. Especially Mail and Finder. They look so childish.
On the other hand I never had a problem with iOS 7 icons :p
 

swindlenz

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I hate hate hate the yoesmite icons. Especially Mail and Finder. They look so childish.
On the other hand I never had a problem with iOS 7 icons :p
You know what is childish? Calling the new icons childish.

They're icons. They serve a purpose, and these icons work perfectly fine for the purpose they need to fulfil.
 

w0lf

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I could really care less so long as it's not eye searingly horrendous, especially considering all icons and such are easily themeable on OSX.
 

oldmacs

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You know what is childish? Calling the new icons childish.

They're icons. They serve a purpose, and these icons work perfectly fine for the purpose they need to fulfil.
The fact is that they took something which in my opinion looked fine and make them look horrific, and in my opinion childish. The childish thing is you not accepting my opinion.

Oh and also, The new design is one of the 'major' features that apple is touting, new icons being among the new design, so if they're just for serving a purpose, why were they redesigned?
 
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MartinAppleGuy

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The fact is that they took something which in my opinion looked fine and make them look horrific, and in my opinion childish. The childish thing is you not accepting my opinion.

Oh and also, The new design is one of the 'major' features that apple is touting, new icons being among the new design, so if they're just for serving a purpose, why were they redesigned?
While I disagree with them looking childish (although I can see where you are coming from), you have a point for above.
 

BillyMatt87

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I hated the design of iOS 7, some of the icons looked unfinished to me.

I love the design of Yosemite though, the transparency is not too overdone and even though it's flatter, icons still have some depth to them.

I know which one of these icons I prefer for sure:



I would love to see a mockup of a possible future iOS Settings icon using the Yosemite version as the inspiration.
 

dmccloud

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I hate hate hate the yoesmite icons. Especially Mail and Finder. They look so childish.
On the other hand I never had a problem with iOS 7 icons :p
Not sure where you get childish from. To me, childish would be icons that looked like they were drawn in crayon or look like icons you'd see in a cartoon. I'll admit that some of the new icons seem boring to me, but there' nothing childish about them at all.
 

M5RahuL

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Yosemite, considering it's preliminary stage, is awesome! Much more than I can say about iOS 8!

Running 10.10 as a daily driver now w/o any significant issues, and I def. welcome the new look!
 

Sowelu

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I love the overall look of Yosemite. I wish iOS 7/8 had this kind of 'in-between flatness' with subtle depth and texture done right (and easy to identify icons).

However, there is something off with the silver/metal tones in some of the icons. It looks like there is an odd blue-ish slate and dark tone in all icons that show silver/metal (System Preferences, Calendar, etc.). This color/tone reminds me of the cold, ugly color of 'SteelCase' filing cabinets and desks found in office cubes.

A more natural silvery metal tone would bring some warmth to the icons. While we are at it, the blue folder icon should be muted down a bit, and the contacts icon's brown color is also very dark and cold.

Not sure what was behind all these color choices. Muted, softer colors and natural tones in the default icons would be more inline with Yosemite's overall aesthetic.
 

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