Apps for iOS 6 and under look different?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MacDude21, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. MacDude21 macrumors regular

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    I've noticed if you launch an app that has not updated for iOS 7 it looks darker than iOS 6's normal theme. I like to call it iOS 6-7 theme because it's a blend of them. But the question is, why? Why make it darker and stuff instead of leaving it how it is?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Probably so it will annoy the hell out of you in the hopes you'll upgrade to 7 and Apple can claim another victim err I mean another satisfied user to the growing ranks of iOS 7 users.
     
  3. MacDude21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Umm, I'm on iOS 7. Try downloading MyScript calculator while on iOS 7. It hasn't been updated to iOS 7 yet looks different. The blue stuff is darker and the buttons are a bit different.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Probably just how some things are compatible in iOS 7. Nothing changed in the app but the way iOS 7 handles those pre-iOS 7 things can be slightly different resulting in what you see.
     
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  6. W01 macrumors newbie

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    can't developers choose whatever colour they want?
     
  7. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    The developer has designed the app to look like that. If the app hasn't been complied with the iOS 7 SDK it appears exactly the same in iOS 7 as it does in iOS 6. Except for the status bar of course
     
  8. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Wow looking at those iOS 6 screenshots reminds me how stale and awful it looked by 2011.
     
  9. Tozovac macrumors 6502a

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    It's making me miss what a proper UI experience should be - full of intuitive prompts and not some boring flat white-out. :(
     

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