Flat = Good!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by reznick, May 17, 2014.

  1. reznick macrumors member

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    It's official. Apple's decision to move iOS to a flat design style was the right move!

    Just take a look at all the featured apps on the app store. They're absolutely beautiful. Flat design has removed the superfluous, and made all apps that have adopted the style rich with simplicity and beauty.


    The world is better because of this shift. Digital interfaces are now more beautiful than ever. Bringing more smiles to more peoples faces.


    It's official: Apple was right again.
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    There are a ton of people that would disagree with this but I do agree.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Both designs are good. I like simplicity, but do think that some aspects of iOS 7 are completely dumb. Seriously, why must I have dots rather than signal bars?
     
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The only "official" thing about anything of this sort is that it's pretty much subjective and personal opinion and not much more. So not much of anything official whatsoever.
     
  6. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    What difference does (for example) 3 dots out of 5 make compared to 3 bars out of 5? None. That's what! It's purely aesthetic. If dots verses bars confuses you- that's the real problem right there.
     
  7. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    I've got an old iPod on iOS 6 and it's like a dark dungeon compared to iOS7 - while I didn't love the design straight away, I have grown to love it, and feel better about it. Especially now that they have ironed our most of the bugs.

    Hopefully iOS8 is the same, just more refined.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If they don't make a difference and bars are the industry standard when it comes to
    signal strength then why change them even for looks aside from basically change for the sake of change and nothing more.
     
  9. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    If you would know iOS 7 then you also would know that Apple is using many circles throughout the OS. It's an aspect of the whole design.;)
     
  10. petvas macrumors 601

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    I love the UI of iOS and I don't think it's flat..
     
  11. .X. macrumors member

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    If flat is so good, then how come you have to explain that to everyone?
     
  12. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    I do believe the dots were what was originally in line for the first iPhone's software to display signal strength, but got changed to bars at some point. Somebody at Apple (Ive perhaps?) obviously preferred the dots.

    Personally, I quite like them
     
  13. John T macrumors 68020

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    Surely subjective is personal? ;)
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The dots certainly don't confuse me, they just look gash.
     
  15. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It makes no difference but it was a change for the sake of change. In fact they take up slightly more space than the signal bars. If they would of used white signal bars it would have looked great.

    And yes... I can read signal dots! :D
     
  16. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    It was not...... You didn't notice all the circles throughout the OS?! It's part of the design language.
     
  17. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I would agree that they look good. The question remains whether they are always as usable and enjoyable to use as they could be...to me that's the difference between designing a magazine (or Metro signs, where MS took their inspiration from) and a UI.
     
  18. PNutts macrumors 601

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    That's a long way to say "white". ;) It's unfortunate that the simplicity results in a reduction of usability.
     
  19. byke macrumors 6502a

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    Nice that Apple gets to decide this for me.

    I would FaceTime and tell them myself how I dislike iOS 7 but that function has been removed to try and pressure users like myself to goose-step.

    Even though I am the customer and I was the one who decided to purchase my phone based on what software it came with at the time.

    Disabling features to pressure users into conforming to the Jonny world, is not something I am any longer willing to support.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Reiterates the point even though in a redundant manner.

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    How come they left the battery well alone and didn't do the circles there if it's part of the design language?
     
  21. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    The 3rd party apps look great now, I'll give that one, but Apple's default apps look like **** now (save for the weather app).

    Too much white space, it looks sterile and dull. They may have gotten rid of the unnecessary textures but they had nothing better to replace them with. Hopefully Apple will figure out what to do thanks to the developers.

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    The dots are easier to see at a glance but they are a space waster. Hopefully they will reduce the size slightly and maybe give users the option to view signal strength as traditional bars.

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    Why isn't the wifi icon a bunch of circles then?
     
  22. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    To both of you, how would you display the wifi or battery with circles? Thanks for ignoring common sense ;)
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Same way that you can with the signal
    strength. Let's take the battery, have 4 dots, each one becoming empty means the battery is down 25%. Thanks for ignoring something that is simple and straightforward. ;)
     
  24. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I don't want to discuss this even further.. People like you will always find something to moan about. If you don't want to see this and are saying that you would display the battery as 4 dots, I'm happy you are no iOS designer.

    PS: looking forward to OSX 10.10 :p
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm saying that your explanation about the circular design being the driving factor factor behind it has enough outlying elements throughout the OS to simply say that it's actually the driving factor.
     

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