Is this off centre?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by joemolomo, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. joemolomo macrumors member

    May 20, 2008
    Hi I was showing off some of the newly designed features of iOS 7 to an android friend, and he instantly noticed this on the notification centre, look how the top row of buttons is off centre, is this right? or just a massive mistake, reminds me of the whole calendar number 1 escapade. I've measured the pixels on photoshop using a screen grab from ios simulator, its 10pixels on the left and 14 pixels on the right, so definitely off.

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  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    It looks intentional to me.

    The extra 4 pixels means it lines up with the carrier on the left, and the bulk of the battery on the right (excluding the little noggin).
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I don't get it, it's centered, you just have the left side hi lighted so the human eye sees it as skewed. Select the middle option and it'll appear centered.
  4. white4s macrumors 65832

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  5. joemolomo thread starter macrumors member

    May 20, 2008
    Awesome replies, i feel like a genuine nerd now :D
  6. Soundflunky macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2012
    Check your own phones, people. It's definitely off centre.
  7. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Correct. It IS off-center but it's meant to line up with the UI elements in the menu.
  8. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Yes, it's off center on mine too and I don't care. Looks fine.
  9. KALLT, Oct 14, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013

    KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    But it doesn't. Perhaps it's because of the letter C rather than the dots, but the menu is not aligned with the carrier. How does it look when the charging icon is on the right? Seems like a misalignment to me, I doubt it's intentional.

    Also, when looking at older screenshots, the gap is not there on the right-hand side.
  10. 7thson, Oct 14, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013

    7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    If this is for real, then yes, according to your calculations, it's off centre. However it's only half a millimeter off, soooo..... I'm not a software designer, I work in construction, but half a mm is pretty negligible. Even on my 4s. Please don't point this out to Apple. They already have plenty of other things to improve.
  11. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    It is a big deal in design, but like it was pointed out, it was intentional to line up with the menu.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like it might not be perfectly aligned in the micro view of things, but fits in better in the macro view of things, so in the overall sense it seems like was probably the better way to go.
  13. JoeyCloverfield macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    A millimeter is nothing when the entire canvas is yards long but when it's only a couple inches, its significant.
  14. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2007
    Northwest, CT
    THAT'S IT!!! This is the last straw Apple! I am getting rid of my iPhone!!!! :rolleyes:
  15. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Someone please post that pic of captain Picard with his hands on his forehead because that is how I feel about this on :)
  16. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    Now that I see this. I can't unsee it. This is going to be the death of me.
  17. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Am I the only one that can notice that this picture looks weird??

    1. When you pull down the Notification Center, it gets blurry, you can't read the name of the apps, yet, in OP's picture you can read the name of the apps and see the icons.

    2. If this is a screenshot, how come the picture is 646px wide and it has two white bars on the left and on the right.

    3. How come it has no signal dots and no carrier name.

    I think that when someone wants to make a point and uses a weird abnormal picture it can't be taken seriously.
  18. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    Why would you show us this?

    I'll never look at notification center the same way again.
  19. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    It's a screen grab of iOS 7 running on the iOS simulator in Xcode. Looks like it might be running on an iPhone 4 where the blur effect doesn't happen. The white bars are probably there from the way the OP took the screen grab. But, if you want proof, just look at your phone and you can see the design is off center.
  20. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    My bad, I can see what OP was talking about, I thought he was talking about the time, but now I see the tab (Today/All/Missed) is 10px to the left and 14px to the right.

    Ok, so I looked at the screenshots that I took from the betas.

    Picture 1 BETA 4
    Picture 2 BETA 5

    From beta 1 to beta 4 it looks clearly how it's ok (10px right, 10px left), and then it changed in beta 5 and all the way to the GM and 7.0.2 (14px right, 10pxleft)

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  21. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Is this on an iphone 5s? If it is, it probably because of compassgate and everything is off by 3 degrees. :D
  22. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
  23. Beefburga macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2009
    If it bothers you, do this...

    I run a strip of black masking tape down the right hand side of my iPhone screen before I use Notification Centre and simply remove it when I come out of it.

    The tape is available from most Apple stores but you need to ask for it, its called "iBlacktapetocentralizenotificationcentre"

    To be serious for a second tho.......

    It is off centre but only by a Gnats chuff but like others have mentioned "I'm gonna notice this every time now!!"

    Reminds me of the time my wife pointed out 1 dead pixel on our plasma TV, ruined my TV viewing until the set was replaced.

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