Jony Ive's iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacFly123, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    The other day Apple issued a new beta of iOS to devs.

    I am going to go on record and say that the new Passbook welcome screen (below) is the first sneak peek into iOS UI/UX designed by Jony Ive's oversight!

    What do you all think? Discuss :)

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  2. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Horrible colour choice for the text, it was an eye-torture trying to read that paragraph.
    Jony Ive doesn't always come up with great things, taking form over function is one of his flaws
  3. MacFly123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Like or dislike, do you think he had anything to do with that new welcome screen? I'd bet anything he did. The style and flatter simplicity sounds exactly like what he has expressed!
  4. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    *Keeps checking these threads for mockups, and is constantly disappointed.*
  5. dv8r macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2012
    It will be a process - and a long one. They need to find a "language" and they need to coordinate how to implement it into both OSX and IOS. I don't expect to see major changes on this side of IOS8. So I don't think the welcome screen is something Ive is involved in at all... The first sign You'll see is the shredder being killed...
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    I doubt Ive had any hand at this. It's got potential, but it's not great.
  7. MacFly123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Sorry! I actually am working on some but haven't had a lot of time to complete them lately :(

    Yes I agree, but I think you will see a lot of changes in iOS 7 because they need to! People are craving something fresh. I don't think it will be an earth shattering complete UI redesign, but a lot of refinements across the board!

    I think it has a noticeably different design style than the rest of iOS so I think it makes perfect sense he had oversight with it.
  8. Payton macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Agreed. I might have to give a go at some mockups, too.
  9. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Jony Ive probably hasn't unpacked yet from moving to his new office. No way he's had any influence on any OS look yet.
  10. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Agreed. I do wish Apple (and MS and others) would read the RNIB's Clear Text guidelines for making text easier to read for those with vision problems. What's the point of a retina display if some ass**** hobbles it by using low contrast for text?
  11. karter16 macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Agreed - I very much doubt he's had anything to do with this. If you ask me this is just a further progression along the "light-en-ing" of the UI that we've been seeing in iOS6. Music app, app store, etc.

    For what it's worth light-grey text on light background is not ideal for mobile devices in my opinion... Also the icons look rather metro-esque - I much prefer the icons in the old passbook welcome screen.
  12. Zach Vega macrumors regular

    Zach Vega

    Feb 22, 2012
    I love the new Passbook screen. Much cooler looking than the previous one.
  13. macleod644 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    I like the old one better I just checked them out side by side and the original one is better IMO. I hope Jony didn't have a say in this. He seems like he would make it much cooler than that plain looking thing
  14. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    OP's picture isn't the best quality...Apple's entire website uses the same color scheme, and has for a really long time. So now you are all going to tell us that Apple has no idea of what they are doing when it comes to fonts and font colors on screens?
  15. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
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    GravityEyes macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Well looks like the fan boys found their new demigod. Ive will be responsible for every pixel shift from here on out. Naw, forget the dozens of uber talented designers at Apple... Ive touches everything. He's in all places at one time. I bet he spent the time since his promotion doing nothing but a splash page for the Passbook app. I mean, what else would be a better use of his time?
  17. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
  18. DaffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    This is exactly how it feels around here nowadays. Personally, I am saddened that some of his focus will be removed from making great hardware, which is in my opinion what he does best.
  19. heyyoudvd macrumors regular

    May 13, 2011
    Have you seen Google Now? That's how I imagine an OS designed by Jony Ive will look. Google really nailed the design language there. It's simple, legible, and pretty without any excess kitsch.
  20. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I always thought Google's Now interface is too simplistic. I would do the same thing with CSS. Just make make the background colour an off white, add some corner radius and box shadow and... done. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they are using since they are just reformatting web search results.
  21. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    Haha. I always saying I've :DDDD on any post which includes's funny :D
  22. MattInOz macrumors 68030


    Jan 19, 2006
    Why would he move out of the secret lair?
    All the cool prototyping machines are there.
    Unless he's moving into Steve's old office it has the nice furniture and probably a hidden lift to the secret lair with the cool toys anyway.

    I think it'll be interesting to see what effects JI has on the system. I mean he seems to be a full canvas kind of designer. Hardware under his direction has favoured pushing the screen quality while the removing distraction from that screen (well with the exception of Glare). If the same gets applied to the OS then to me the push will be in giving developers more and more power to make beautiful and distinct things on the canvas.
  23. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    You forgot the other side of it: Any "bad" design decisions will somehow be attributed to Forstall, even 2 years down the road.

    Just like how any good decisions Apple makes now are still attributed to Steve, while any bad ones are blamed on Tim. :rolleyes:
  24. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I doubt Ive will be "designing" anything. He will just be giving his opinion on what's being designed and suggestions for improvements.

    I like that he will have the YES/NO on stuff making it to our iDevices :)
  25. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Ive has taste.

    Even if he just decision-makes with a "Yes/No/Try Harder" that will be better for iOS.

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