Anyone else think iOS took a lot of cues from Microsoft?

barkins

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It seems to me some of the new design choices and features strongly resemble what Microsoft is doing, which I'm not a fan of. Going to miss the old design once iOS 7 is released. :(

I wrote a blog post with some photo comparisons of how the multitasking screen and the mobile Safari browser look an awful like what Microsoft has done if you want to check it, http://butr.net/2013/06/10/is-apple-being-more-like-microsoft/
 

Mrbobb

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Ive is on record he likes the looks of Windows8 :(

That 2D look is like going back to Windows3.1.
 

Shockwave78

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I see a lot of android and windows in it. It looks kinda of odd but I guess we will all get used to it within a couple weeks of using it.
 

barkins

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Ive is on record he likes the looks of Windows8 :(

That 2D look is like going back to Windows3.1.
Yes! I couldn't agree more.

I tried out Windows 8 at their Microsoft store, which as a side note contained more of their employees than actual customers, and I felt like I was using a child's toy.

The customization was very limiting and it was very jarring moving from the tiles to desktop mode. I couldn't picture myself working in that kind of environment.
 

Stetrain

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Definitely a lot of cues from Windows Phone / Windows 8.

Microsoft was the first I think to really articulate the idea of "Digitally Authentic" UI, and it's a concept that makes a lot of sense.

I don't think it's a blatant copy or anything though, they way the iOS 7 uses animation, layers, transparency, etc. is a lot different.