Does the interface look dated to you?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iBreatheApple, Mar 3, 2015.

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Does the Apple Watch interface look dated, in your opinion?

  1. Somewhat.

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  2. Not really.

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  1. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I understand we've yet to see it all, but I think a fair bit of the interface looks VERY dated; Siri's waveform, the 3D shiny emoticons, the text, et cetera. Does anyone else feel this way? Aside from the fitness app and the new home screen layout, it just looks... dated. I imagine it will look better in person, but I am almost certain I will still feel the same.
     

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  3. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    No, not at all. I feel that it actually looks very modern and stylish!
     
  4. MojoRisinSD macrumors regular

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    The 3D emoticons are hideous! Hopefully those have gone away! Otherwise, I think it looks fine so far.
     
  5. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just because I won't audition for American Idol because I can't sing, doesn't mean I can't tell you someone sounds awful.
     
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    I don't think it looks dated at all. I can understand how the emoticons do, but how does the text look dated?

    And I like where they choose very realistic graphics, like the fitness badge, and whatever that shiny heart thing was in the video.
     
  8. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I think if I were to have a qualm, it'd be with those graphics since they seem so ...unnatural... to Apple's current aesthetic and thus out of place.

    But eh, that's really it. I'll stick by my prior comment that I think WatchOS is pretty stellar.
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    You put up the thread. What could Apple do different that wouldn't look dated to you? For me personally, the only things that could be considered dated are the emoticons. But my guess is the people using them most won't care. There are a number of messaging apps full of stickers which I don't get but obviously lots of people like.
     
  10. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess it's not the text itself but moreso the color scheme in some places. Take this photo, for example. It just does not rub my optic nerve the right way. It's tacky, almost. Justifying myself in this thread as more replies come in will probably make it seem like I'm bashing the watch; I'm not, and I will most likely purchase one. (Again) there are just bits and pieces of the interface that I really don't like. Albeit nitpicky, it's just how I feel.
     

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  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So the only poll choices are "Somewhat" and "Not really"? What about a resounding "No"?
     
  12. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    'Not really.' should suffice. The yes/no is implied.
     
  13. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    In that New Yorker article Jony Ive said that skeuomorphism (he didn't use that exact word) is ok when used judiciously. Also from that article it sounds like there were two human interface teams (one Ive was creating and the old team previously under Scott Forstall) and now there's just one team under Ive sharing the same space as the industrial design team. I'll be curious to see what iOS 9 & 10 brings in terms of interface changes. Will they try and bring watch OS and iOS closer together? Will iPhones screens need to go OLED in order to do that?
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think the color schemes on the watch is using stronger "bolder" colors than iOS 7-8, which tends toward pastel. So if you associate the iOS 7-8 look with "modern," then the watch might feel dated because it feels closer to the design language of iOS 6 and earlier.

    I think the bolder colors are so that the elements on the tiny screen will be easier to see.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I feel the Lake Tahoe twice in the pic is redundant along with the teal text being odd.
     
  16. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't doubt it, especially considering the rumors that the next generation iPhone will feature force-touch.
     
  17. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I think it looks very modern, more so than Android Wear IMO.
     
  18. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Don't they need OLED displays to do that? I don't expect major design changes with iOS 9 but hopefully the two are unified for iOS 10.

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    My issue with Android Wear is the white background and light text. Obviously Google wanted consistency between Android and Wear but on some watches the screen looks like it might be difficult to read, especially in sunlight.

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  19. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I wish all polls could automatically include an option that says: "No Vote - This poll is defective." Mods/Arn - can this be done?

    For example, if two responses are desired; "Yes" and "No" would be the correct ones. As it is, "Somewhat" and "Not Really" are too imprecise to be of any use.
     
  20. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Especially because many Android Wear watches have IPS LCD, which isn't the best for outdoor visibility and sunlight visibility.
     
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  22. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's a poll in a sub-forum on the internet. It's not that serious. No, really. Not to mention it's my poll, not Arn's. Jump if you're not happy here. Thanks.
     
  23. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    They're pretty staunch on having a unique UI to suit the device, so I could see the sharing of design to be pretty minimal.

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for skeuomorphism! I was one of those who was sad to see it go, though not because I didn't like the flatness. But those badges, man, they're just... awful design - even in a skeuomorphic happy reality.
     
  24. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    He makes a good point though. Your poll is inherently slanted. There is no good way to say "No." You had an opinion and you presented it in your poll.

    This is all besides the point, but something to think about when making future polls.
     
  25. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Noted. I was more concentrated on shying away from a hard 'yes' as that wouldn't have been my vote either; This is why I said 'somewhat'. Also, I don't typically use the term 'not really' in which it encompasses a subtle 'yes', so that's another reason. But really this is silly to discuss. I don't want to digress any further, haha.
     

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