Do you like iOS 6 over iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Mr. RPG, Jul 8, 2013.


Which has better design? iOS 6 or iOS 7?

  1. iOS 6

    23 vote(s)
  2. iOS 7

    99 vote(s)
  1. Mr. RPG macrumors 6502a

    Sep 21, 2012
    Yes, iOS 7 in beta. But I am talking about design. This is what you get. They aren't going to add major changes to the design this late.

    So, do you prefer iOS 6 or do you prefer iOS 7's design? Honestly, iOS 6 (even with the skeuomorphism) is much more polished and nicer to look at than iOS 7. The glass effects in iOS 6 were a great touch and the dock allowed you to see your entire background. The lacking of transparency in iOS 7 is pretty sad. The icons in iOS 7 is by the worst aspect of the UI and the ones in iOS 6 were amazing. The only design I like in iOS 6 was the font and the frosted glass, but I do appreciate some much, much, much needed features.

    All in all, Apple is still playing catch up.
  2. Photics macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2011
    I don't like how buttons were removed. Skeuomorphism is not all bad.

    I think things like the green felt on Game Center should go away.
    I think things like the slide-to-unlock button shouldn't go away.
  3. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
  4. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    iOS 7 isn't really released yet... don't expect a Beta version to work like the final version :)
  5. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    So you want to compare a GM version with multiple updates with an early Beta.

    Can't see anything wrong with that...:rolleyes:
  6. martinocando macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2013
    Or polished and nice, to use the OP own words.;)
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    so 83% of poll takers prefer a beta iOS 7 to iOS 6 :D
  8. JoeyCloverfield macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    For some reason, I find iOS 6's design more professional. Aside from the over use of textures, of course. iOS 7's design looks as if it's a prototype. Not complete.

    I know that iOS 7 is a beta, but I doubt they'll be any aesthetic changes. At this point, Apple is focusing on squashing bugs and nothing more. iOS 7's current design is what we're stuck with until possibly iOS 8 and that's fine. There's plenty of other options out there.

    Some people really, really, hated iOS 6's design. Not because it's bad (although, some do think that) but because after 6 years, it felt old to some.
  9. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
    Testing the iOS 7 betas and never going back to iOS 6!
  10. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Because 99% of beta users here are non-devs who jumped through all kinds of hoops to get the beta and aren't about to admit their hard won shiny new OS isn't the end all.
  11. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2005
    I was testing iOS 7 and went back to iOS 6 after one week. It's features are nice but felt like android on iPhone concept.
  12. Antidoll macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    & that's bad because?
  13. gomoq13 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2013
    Simply can't go back to iOS 6. Especially since beta 3 really improved the performance and reduced bugs dramatically.
  14. mattdo93 macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    The only reason I went back to iOS 6 was because of the inconsistency of apps. On one page is the new, flat design while on the other it's still the same old from the 3rd party developers. I'll wait until they're all updated ;)

    iOS 7 beta itself is fine.
  15. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    I want to vote for iOS 7 because there are many changes I actually like. The new fonts and the glass-like transparencies actually look quite refined. But there are three things holding me back:

    1. First is the lack of buttons mentioned above. Making all your buttons up just text of the same size and font but a different color makes it unnecessarily difficult to tell which items on a screen are tap-able. Apple says they want to let the interface recede and focus on the content. Doing buttons this way just makes it hard to tell the interface from the content. Apple could easily fix this by just adding wireframe button outlines.
    2. There is just so much white throughout the operating system. Everything is so bland and it is often difficult or impossible to distinguish navigation bars from content areas. Colored menu bars are helpful because they make interface elements easy to distinguish from the content. Proponents of iOS 7 say all the white makes the interface look clean. I would argue that Apple has crossed the line between clean and sterile. A little subtle color in the OS would really be helpful.
    3. Finally, the icons. I know it's been done to death, but I can't help it. I absolutely hate them. And it's not just because they're flat. It's because they're cartoony and lack any sort of cohesion. Some are white, some are black, some have gradients that go from light to dark, some have gradients that go from dark to light, and some have no gradient at all. Why is the photos icon an abstract rainbow wheel? Why is the game center icon a bunch of glossy bubbles? I thought we were done with gloss. I'm not saying the old icons were perfect. But there has to be some sort of happy medium between the old icons and this completely flat cartoony thing Apple has going now.

    Until Apple fixes these things (and I'm not expecting that they will), I have to say that iOS 6 is still tops in the design department. Though, iOS 7 definitely has some good things going for it.
  16. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    Yeah that makes sense, none of us actually like iOS 7, we're all just pretending so we don't have to admit to everyone else that we made a bad decision!

  17. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I strongly disagree with you.

    1. Developers don't even care how iOS looks. They just want to know how it works so they can update their apps and continue to try to make money. You think Rovio cares about the icons or fonts? No, they want to make sure their games work on it.

    2. The people who have enough passion about iOS are the ones who ARE jumping through hoops and running these betas as daily drivers and posting all their findings on the forums. They are the ones (like myself) that know every little crevice and underlying features of the OS and look forward to every beta update. They are also the ones who are TIRED of the dated look of iOS 6.

    3. iOS 7 will go out to the public in Sept/Oct.

    - most of the users won't even notice the 1 badge bubble lingering over the settings icon indicating there is an iOS update until someone shows them
    - the users who will update to iOS 7 won't have an opinion so they will just adopt someone else's opinion about it.
    - the bitching and moaning will last maybe 2 weeks until people realize how good it is.

    the END.
  18. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    I voted that I liked iOS 7 but only because android 2.6 wasn't on there.
  19. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Gingerbread was 2.3. What the heck was 2.6?
  20. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    Who knows....who cares
  21. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    The poll just proves that the people moaning are the minority. As here is a saying, empty tins make the loudest clang :D
  22. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    I voted IOS6 over IOS7 for the same reasons.

    On other forums, developers have suggested that the real reason for many of these changes, despite what Apple marketing would have devoted fans believe, is to create a vector-based UI that scales to any resolution and any size screen, so developers can design once for phones with different resolutions and screen sizes. Text-based elements scale to different resolutions while bitmap-based graphics and toolbars do not. Thus, so long as developers continue to use bitmaps in their apps, Apple is limited in its ability to release new devices with different resolutions and screen sizes.

    Apple has to move IOS application developers away from bitmaps and bitmap-based toolbars if they want "write once for every screen" software. My hope is that Apple will find some way to create vector-based UI elements that scale as a substitute for the old buttons that don't scale.
  23. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    iOS 7 brought all features which i needed, however i will wait for atleast one month after public release, iOS 6.1.4 works for me super duper, no rush to update to iOS7.
  24. C19MAT macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2013
    I like all the changes to iOS 7 except the lock screen. It says slide to unlock and then right below it is an arrow pointing upwards. To new iPhone users that may be confusing as it looks like you have to swipe up, and not to the right. Small point though, the rest of the changes are all positive for me.
  25. Gymgenius Suspended

    Jan 29, 2010
    but if you disable the control panel in the lock screen, then you don't see the up arrow.

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