iOS 1 > iOS 5, iOS 6 > iOS11 new UI incoming?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by hasanahmad, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    iOS 1 to iOS 5 was the original design of the OS. iOS 6 flattened the UI and removed the skeumorphic elements of the OS. will iOS 12 bring about a design change ? if So what are you looking for? I firmly believe iOS 12 will be the start of the new UI design
     
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    iOS 7 brought the new design language. No, we will not get a redesign next year.
     
  3. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Seems they are already copying WebOS so they can only take it closer to that UI. Otherwise, no where else to really go in design terms. Android has taken some of the best OS design capabilities readily available. Samsung even has the most futuristic UI overlay over Android.
     
  4. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's necessarily a rule that every 7 iOS versions demands a new design. If that were a rule, it wouldn't happen until iOS 14.
     
  5. Paddle1, Oct 10, 2017
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    iOS 6 didn't remove skeuomorphic elements from the OS, or really flatten it either. I don't expect a redesign in iOS 12, a few tweaks maybe.

    Also iOS 11 is already doing it. The design is getting more bold and in-your-face instead of iOS 7 minimalist.
     
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    The bolder/larger text of iOS 11 and WatchOS 4 is a big change, and it is nice for those of us over 40.
     
  7. Johnluke91 macrumors member

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    iOS 1-3 (original design)
    iOS 4-6 (small changes)
    iOS 7-9 (big change)
    iOS 10-12 (small changes)

    If history repeats itself, the big change will come with iOS 13.
     
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    No. It’s the 7th version that changes. The 7th is considered one on the new set. So it’s 1-6/7-12 and so on.

    1-3
    4-6
    7-9
    10-12
    13 is our next major redesign.

    I’ve been calling this for years now. Everyone said our next redesign was 11, but nope 13 it will be.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/24640172/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/24225235/
     
  9. skillwill macrumors 6502

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    I hope not.

    We need a “Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, High Sierra”-style iOS update which concentrates solely on refinement, performance, and under the hood changes. They need to sort that out before going for a UI redesign. What we have now would be fine if it worked properly.
     
  10. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Not saying that I disagree with the benefits of an under-the-hood refinement update, but what about iOS isn't working properly for you?
     
  11. phillytim, Oct 13, 2017
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    No, we are not going to get a major revamp of UI in iOS 12, 13, 14, or anywhere in sight. Go to Android if you want big change.

    Probably not until we're doing some AR/VR stuff, where you are virtually grabbing icons/files and grouping them or stuff like that.

    If you are "bored" with the OS, then you need more to do in life.

    The majority of your smartphone time should be spent in-apps doing your business (tasks, social, media, games, etc.), not worrying about the OS design or spending most of your time worrying about its looks. A proper OS is designed to have minimal visual impact and primarily facilitate easy operations into your apps/business.
     
  12. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    I truly hope Apple sticks with the kind of changes that it has been implementing since iOS 8. You know, every year a few design changes. iOS 9 introduced San Francisco as the new system font replacing Helvetica, iOS 10 introduced new notification banners and widgets, iOS 11 introduced the big header titles etc. I like it that way.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You really think that a redesign of some type isn't anywhere in sight at this point? Why?
     
  14. phillytim, Oct 13, 2017
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    Apple has been making much smaller redesigns all this time. Just compare both the look and features of iOS 11 to iOS 7. World of difference, really.

    All the hard-coded chrome UI of iOS 1-6 was obviously difficult to change, as it looked completely the same all through those releases, didn't it? Those years were pretty stagnant, other than new apps and features added. But the UI remained the same.

    Since iOS 7, we've got the new San Francisco font from a couple years ago in iOS 9, we've got new app banner design (News, App Store, etc.) this year iOS 11 along with a brand new Control Center, smaller home screen icons in iOS 8, etc. and so on.... Apple has been making changes along the way. No need for a completely new revamp to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Decent enough differences between the original iPhone OS and iOS 6 or 5 too. Didn't stop a more overall redesign from happening in iOS 7.
     
  16. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    Seriously - what kind of sweeping UI revamp do you have in mind to suggest?
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like the discussion is more about whether or not it's likely that there's one coming sometime in the near future, and at least based on the past and based on how long the current design (even with various tweaks and minor alterations) has been around, it seems like there's a decently good chance that a larger redesign would be happening at some point in the not so distant future.
     
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    I wish they'd keep the same overall UI design but allow us to choose colors, fonts, etc.
     
  19. phillytim, Oct 13, 2017
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    What a thoughtless, cop-out answer.

    Of course a conversation about a redesign must include a reason for its being—a general idea of what the redesign would fix or attempt to accomplish.

    iOS 7 was born out of Apple's desire to modernize & simplify the interface, and Apple's need to completely rewrite the underlying code in order to efficiently develop & add powerful new features over time. iOS 7 was requisite for the future, to overcome all the cruft and limitations of the old iOS.

    iOS 11 continues that growth, and shows that there is still much room for future capabilities & revisions to be added into the platform.
     
  20. C DM, Oct 13, 2017
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    One thing doesn't necessarily affect the other. The discussion can certainly include that, but there is really no "must" there. Things can be said about either one without involving the other without somehow being meaningless because of that.

    Look at the last redesign, one of the main things there was simply that the previous design was there for long enough and people just wanted something new/different after all that time.
     
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    I would imagine face tracking, to allow the user to interact with the device without touching it, might play a roll in a future UI redesign.
     
  22. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Looks like they edited and added to their post. But I agree. I don't know how your reply was a "thoughtless" answer. We just don't really know what Apple will do
     
  23. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    There was no iOS 1.

    And no, the massive changes of ios 7 will not repeat in this decade as it was a new design trend in the digital design industry, changes like that happen once every several decades.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Realistically what you are attributing to iOS 7 didn't really happen until iOS 8, with 7 being more of UI redesign focused than the underlying code that mostly started happening with iOS 8.
     
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    It used to be that we were promised to go to the moon in this decade. Now it’s just UI redesigns not happening. No wonder the future never came.
     

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