Folders: What the hell?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WhySoSerious, Jun 21, 2010.


Do you like the overall LOOK of the way Folders has been implemented by Apple?

  1. Yes!!

  2. No!!

  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    These things are butt ugly. Apple should have made them look a bit better by giving the user the option to create a unified icon instead of all your folders looking exactly alike with that icon-within-an-icon view. They are so ugly, I had to resort to either not using folders (which really sucks) or putting them on the very back page (which....ya, also sucks).

    Apple + folders = Fail
  2. awestruck macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
  3. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    re-read what i wrote. k, thx
  4. Depercision macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2010
  5. bahooki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Functionally its great that Apple finally got around to giving us something this basic, but I agree it would be nice if we could alter the looks of them. I'm sure we'd get some really awesome icon sets made.
  6. standingquiet macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    Stop moaning they look fine and are a greatly welcomed addition by me.
  7. sjn419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    I literally chased one icon with another for 10 minutes trying to drop it in. Good times.
  8. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    St. Louis
    I like 'em.

    Why must people complain about everything?
  9. tnisatard macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    i dont liek the look of them, but if you look at the androids version, it looks plain and boring

    plus the jailbreak version sucked
  10. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
  11. awestruck macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I read what you wrote just fine. I was just simply stating that if you don't like them, don't use them. k, thnx
  12. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    I love them. It would be cool if we could use our own icons, but this is much, much better than searching for an app or scrolling through pages and pages to find it.
  13. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2009
    Gee why am I not surprised? Apple finally gives us something we've all be whining about not having, and of course, someone has to whine about how the folders look! Get a life. Why so serious?
  14. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    I like having folders for my games and stuff but they are a bit of a pain to make. Especially in iTunes.
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I've had the GM Cand. installed since release and I'm still trying to get use to them. My problem is that miniturizing all the app icons may seem cool but it's really useless as a GUI cue. I'd much rather have a icon there that symbolized games, or utilities, etc. It would make it easier to spot what you are looking for w/o having to read the label.
  16. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    while i might not love the current look, it's light years better than ten generic paper folder icons on a page.

    maybe later we'll get custom icons. no big deal.
  17. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    I agree. The only way I'm going to use a folder is if I have at least 9 apps to put in it (a full icon). Less than that and I'm not using one.
  18. awestruck macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I can understand this problem, but the problem with appearance is just stupid. I don't see myself using folders, but we'll see.
  19. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    So who are you trying to impress with your phone? Are they THAT UGLY, that there is no way they will grace your wonderful homescreen? So you'll scroll through to the back page, thus negating their usefulness because they aren't 'blingy' enough for you? Get. A. ****ing. Life.
  20. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    They're clearly designed to work well with the new retina display.

    I'm pretty sure you're not using one at this point so you're complaining about the way they look on old technology. Basically, Apple doesn't care. Buy the new phone.

    Harsh, I know, but that's the way they roll.
  22. bahooki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Exactly, and thats what I expect from a company that openly states they won't do something until they can do it right would do. I have a ton of games, and now I find myself staring at little tiny icons within little tiny icons. Perhaps the retina screen will prove to be useful after all.
  23. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    "was about to have sex with this person, but then i saw the folder icons on their phone. it was like a digital unibrow! needless to say, i ran out of there and had sex with some other person."
  24. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
    I like the folders, however, I do wish they made the icons a little bigger.

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