New Messaging icon

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  1. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else hate the new Messaging icon on 3.0?
     
  2. benflick macrumors 68020

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    It's okay with me, but I don't like the diagonal lines in the green background of the phone icon and the messaging icon.
     
  3. compg318 macrumors regular

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    Ive had it for about a day now, you grow used to it pretty fast.
     
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  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yeah, those diagonal lines they put in the iPod icon, phone icon and messaging app are fugly. They should have just left it simple like the old icons.
     
  6. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I do not care for it. I know it's just an icon, but I just think it looks plain and dull.
     
  7. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I kind of like them. Not a huge change, but a slight refresh is good.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think it's a fine icon, but it will just look weird next to the third party icons, like beejive, that don't update soon enough. Also, the two store icons should be updated to match. I never liked that they were so similar yet had different background styles.

    I hope Spaz doesn't find this thread or we'll have to hear about how he's avoiding 3.0 until they change the icons back.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LOL you totally have the kid pegged.

    I don't give a **** really. It's an icon.
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I think they're just temp icons. Almost looks like the stripes indicate that these are the places where they need to do some work.
     
  11. Jhanson09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I sure hope so....
     
  12. cridiron macrumors member

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    It's ok. It doesn't look as slick as the old SMS icon...
     
  13. richg916 macrumors regular

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    I like it... not like they could have left it since it said SMS, since it is MMS/SMS
     
  14. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

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    I thought so too, but watching the Keynote, they were on the highlighted title slides... like "okay, now a look at the messaging app..." and you'd see the new icon with the lines... looks like it was meant to be that way.
     
  15. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I hate it, but then again I don't like change.
     
  16. milani macrumors 68000

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    Speaking of icons, did anyone notice how the new stocks icon's graph shows a bigger climb than the old one. I wonder if this was done on purpose, especially considering the current economic climate?
     
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  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Yes, I think the messages icon looks weird next to the phone icon because they used to have the same knock-out to white. ...But now the Messages icon has this gray bubble with a drop shadow? It looks weird to me.
     
  19. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

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    Should put a Hi! in the white bubble just to fill it in.
     
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think WTF would look nicer
     
  21. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoever designed the icons must've been on crack. Especially that drop shadow... aaackk!

    Thank gob for Winterboard. Can't wait to get Tenuis/Matte on 3.0
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    What? Who the heck are the people who LIKE the current one!?

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    Seriously? You think having "SMS" across there made it good? You don't think it's the worst icon on the iPhone?

    Well, ok. Here you go, I've improved the other icons to go with it!

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    Wow - so much better!
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Look at the icon again. It's not the SMS that people like. The new one has odd lines running across the background and a really deep drop shadow on the word bubble.
     

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