iPhone Does anyone else not like the new "dock"?

Mikhailov

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I hated the dock in iPhone OS 1-3. I think it was updated around iOS 4 to look more like the OS X dock introduced in Leopard, which I like. Now, with iOS 7, Ive has brought back the flat dock, and I personally can't stand it. It feels like such a step backwards in design. Anyone else feel this way, or am I part of the nitpicky population?
 

AQUADock

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I hate the blur effect, especially when coupled with those terrible pastel icons.
 

DDustiNN

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I hated the dock in iPhone OS 1-3. I think it was updated around iOS 4 to look more like the OS X dock introduced in Leopard, which I like. Now, with iOS 7, Ive has brought back the flat dock, and I personally can't stand it. It feels like such a step backwards in design. Anyone else feel this way, or am I part of the nitpicky population?
I love iOS 7, but I do dislike the dock quite a bit. After using it for a couple days, it's one of the few things I don't like so far.
 

msz7

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I agree. It's too big and takes away from the overall feel. I hope they tone it down a bit by the final release.
 

bchery21

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I do sort of like the 3d dock in iOS 6 more but would we be saying Apple is foolish for keeping the old dock in the new iOS?
 

Mikhailov

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I do sort of like the 3d dock in iOS 6 more but would we be saying Apple is foolish for keeping the old dock in the new iOS?
I don't think so. Mavericks still has the old dock from Mountain Lion. I'm all for uniformity across devices and the dock was always part of that between iOS and OS X.
 

batting1000

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The new dock appears to be a flat version of the ML dock. The one in ML is at an angle while the iOS 7 one is flattened. (??)
 

bchery21

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I don't think so. Mavericks still has the old dock from Mountain Lion. I'm all for uniformity across devices and the dock was always part of that between iOS and OS X.
That is true when you compare iOS and OS X uniformity; didn't think of it that way.
 

Sylon

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Yeah I hate how much of the screen it covers, especially on the smaller 4S. Also, opening and closing folders in that dock is choppy as hell. Not smooth at all.
 

Ram27

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Mine is like 75% opacity white, it doesn't change color based on the background and it is way too thick.

The screenshot above looks sexy.
 

zbarvian

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In a flat design language why do we need a dock? Shouldn't it just be a row if icons?
This post is a perfect example of how the term flat has even distorted by the mainstream blogs and non designers. By the way, I also hate the dock, and all the blurring.