Messages for Mac looks so dated now.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by SunshineFires, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. SunshineFires macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2011
    When compared to iMessage in iOS 7.

    I understand that the whole flat concept might not work well on a Mac, but after using the new Messages interface in iOS 7, I can't stand the textured look of Messages on Mac anymore.

    Anyone else feel the same way?
  2. drew627 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Same here. i was expecting an updated messages UI during the first few releases but it looks like we'll have to wait till 10.10 or even longer (if they decide flat isn't for OS X) for an update
  3. rayhigh macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    OMFG. Jeez.
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Just put iOS7 messages in all it's white glory on a big-assed 27" monitor. Your corneas will burn out! :eek:

    No thanks.
  5. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    It can't be any worse than looking at this white-ass forum.

    In general, I agree with the OP. I use messages for mac allot(it's so convenient) and man after updating the iphone and ipad to iOS7, Messages for mac looks absolutely terrible.
  6. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    I was thinking this same exact thing the other day. I went from using the "bubble" view to using the "boxes" view. For me it helped Messages looking so dated.
  7. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Yea, I hope that in OS X 10.10 we'll finally get iOS 7 Messages as well as the rest of the apps.
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    They could easily update it for the Mavericks GM.
  9. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sadly I've pretty much given up on Messages in OS X. I honestly never know if a message is going to go to my phone, my computer, both, or (every once in awhile) neither.

    I feel like they took something that worked so smoothly in the iChat days and just bungled the hell out of it.

    Am I alone in this experience?
  10. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    No, you're not. iMessage has never worked for me as it should. Messages appear out order all the time, and they randomly appear (or don't) across all my devices.
  11. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    For me, iMessages work perfectly. If I am using my MacBook, the message will appear as a notification in the upper right hand corner, as well as going to my iPhone.
  12. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    I wish Apple had kept a Leopard beta feature in iChat called "Answering Machine". Users could record a video (or simply an audio) away message, and friends can post one in return. Developers/beta testers loved it, yet it didn't make the GM.

    Video messages would be great for the deaf as well. God, this goes back to 2006! Where does the time go?!

    Leopard iChat Answering Machine
  13. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    Yeah, I'm kind of surprised that they didn't update it to go along with iOS 7 all things considered. You have to believe at some point, they will, but I doubt it will be for Mavericks this close to the GM release.
  14. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    They could be changing Messages, Reminders, and Game Center UIs in internal builds for Mavericks. Maybe they will show up in GM.
  15. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    The app's layout is fine. I just hate the gloss on the message bubbles (especially ridiculous on bubbles that are displaying a picture/video).

    Then again I've been hating on "iOS gloss" for years (anyone remember this back in iPhone OS 2? So pretty)
  16. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2013
    I don't mind the look of the current messages and would be pretty indifferent if they changed it to the way the messages look in iOS 7

    I use messages on both my computers and my phone and while it doesn't work perfect.......messages out of order, disappearing, if computer was in sleep they load funny if at all.......I still find it very convenient for myself and love it.

    The only issue I wish they could fix is sometimes people get 2 chat conversations with me, 1 from my phone and 1 from my email. Its not for everyone though, just certain people it does that to. I've tried to fiddle with my settings and make sure the other person has my email and phone # in 1 contact, etc, etc but it still does this from time to time. I wish they'd fix that and I could easily live with the rest.
  17. palebluedot macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    I want them to make a more robust option for those of us who still use IM too. With Google handicapping XMPP/Google Talk in favor of Hangouts, Mac users could use an actual IM service... but none really exist. Maybe Apple could roll out iMessages into a more robust system? It would require platform independence though, which wont happen.
  18. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Exactly. I remember in 2010 when FaceTime was announced, Steve said it would be an open standard...then, nothing.
  19. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2012
    Mine works great! I get messages on both my phone and computer, and if I check it on my phone, the notification goes away on my computer and visa versa.
  20. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    You probably have a better chance at seeing new iWork and iLife suites than you do at seeing updated UI for Messages, Reminders and Game Center.
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    They already said they're updating iWork. -_-
  22. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    I can't wait to see it. I hope it's ready for Mavericks release.
  23. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I think that's when they're going to release it. It would make sense, considering they showed off an update iWork for iOS but it hasn't come out yet. Same with iCloud Keychain.

    They're holding off for a reason, and that reason is likely Mavericks.
  24. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    That's already explained in one of the news article a while ago, there are legal reasons that prevent them from getting standardized. So, I wouldn't expect anything for another 2-3 years while they go through this.

    One of the article here:
  25. lmddawson macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
    Just as long as it actually starts syncing up with the right messages from my iPhone like its supposed to :rolleyes:

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