Is the Podcast app icon ugly?

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Is the Podcast app icon ugly?

  1. Ugly

    24 vote(s)
    45.3%
  2. Not ugly

    29 vote(s)
    54.7%
  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

    miamialley

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    #1
    I think it is the ugliest Apple app icon. Actually, I think it's the only Apple app icon that looks terrible. Am I the only one?
     

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    Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    OH MY GOD HOW IS THIS EVEN A CONCERN?? Does this really bother you? There's much more significant things to worry about in life than the picture of A APP ICON.
     
  3. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    #3
    Yet you posted a response.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  5. irDigital0l Guest

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    oh the irony....

    *tells someone about what's more important in life
    *is on a forum wasting time
     
  6. HMI macrumors 6502a

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    Change it from purple to dark blue, and I'm totally fine with it.
    My hunch, though, is that they want it to be purple for all the women that buy iDevices.
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I'd be fine with the icon if they would fix the performance issues. Just navigating around within the podcast list often results in pauses, even on the iPhone 5.

    Also this app seems to have a problem with excess data usage while streaming podcasts. I once clocked it using over 200mb of data when I streamed an episode that couldn't have been more than 40mb total to download. It seems to do much better if you download the episode first and then listen to it.
     
  8. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Didn't you have better things to worry about than creating this thread? http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1421484

    Dark blue would definitely be better.
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    ...Really? Why would a purple icon make any difference?
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    You're trying too hard to prove that they're contradicting themselves with their post.

    As for the icon, it's fine.
     
  11. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but I love the design of the actual app. I kind of wish the Music app would steal a few things from it.
     
  12. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It took about 5 seconds. Not too hard.

    ...and the icon sucks.

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    Yeah, I like the app itself also. Now that they finally fixed it.
     
  13. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Why do you use Apple products then? A major factor in the appeal of Apple products is because of the DESIGN of the hardware and software.
     
  14. John T macrumors 68020

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    Some people obviously don't have enough to occupy themselves!
     
  15. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    To be honest I love the app and I despise the icon.

    I hate the color purple and I can't stand the icon.
     
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  17. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Is the Podcast.app icon ugly: No
    Is the Podcast app ugly: YES

    The amount of wasted space is ridiculous on this app so Im really hoping Forstall takes it with him when he finally leaves.
     
  18. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Is it ugly? Yes.

    Is it the least of that app's problems? Yes.
     
  19. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    That icon doesn't bother me, I actually kind of like it! That's just my opinion though.
     
  20. HMI macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently, it does make a difference to Apple! This was a deliberate design choice they made!

    I don't like it, but I can choose to live with it. Most men would probably say the same thing, so chances are likely that Apple wasn't thinking about men when they chose to create a purple icon.

    They probably were thinking about pleasing most women, knowing that most men now will passively "live with it." Most other companies in the world have been and still are actively doing the same thing, so my assumption seems quite likely.

    I doubt this was a totally random decision from a famous design company.

    I blame Forstall!
     
  21. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    A good Jailbreak will let you change things like that.
     
  22. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I really don't think that it would displease most men or please most woman - I would bet that no one cares except 3 nitpickers on MacRumors ;)
     
  23. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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  24. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    To me, it's not so much that the icon is ugly, but rather that it's very generic-looking.
     
  25. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    The icon is irrelevant. Ugliness is irrelevant.
     

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