iOS 7 icon puzzle

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by oopsroger, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. oopsroger, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    oopsroger macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    For most built-in apps, the icons in iOS 7 is better designed than iOS 6 (IMHO). However, when the new icons are put together on the home screen, they just look bad.

    According to Ive, Apple designed a uniform color palette and a grid system, then how come the final product appear inconsistent and unharmonious?

    Maybe it's because some icons are dominated by white, but the rest is not?
  2. daveghard, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    daveghard macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2013
    IMHO the flat design is great. Only the two icons games center and photo app i feel awkward. Who thinks a photo app icon is made of ellipse arrayed to become like flower. Its apple way breaking the norm? I agree its something new (photo app icon)that competitors never dare to remake.
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Apple has no control over other company's icons. It has suggested guidelines but all they can rely on is a company being worried that the user will choose a different similar app because their one doesn't look good on the home screen. I know that when resented with two apps with similr functionality and price, I'll choose the one with the icon or ui I like more.

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