Old Icon/New Icon Toggle please

Ottoman1

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Sep 21, 2012
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Someone needs to petition Apple to give users the option to toggle between the old and new icons.

I like everything we saw today, mostly, except for the look of the icons.

Barbie Phone. Barbie Phone. Barbie Phone.

Being that this is the one object I look at probably more than anything else, I hope it will continue to be something I like to look at.
 

unobtainium

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Mar 27, 2011
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Someone needs to petition Apple to give users the option to toggle between the old and new icons.

I like everything we saw today, mostly, except for the look of the icons.

Barbie Phone. Barbie Phone. Barbie Phone.

Being that this is the one object I look at probably more than anything else I hope it will be something I like to look at.
You'll like the new icons when you're holding the phone in your hand and seeing the design as a whole. The old-fashioned icons with their gloss and shiny swirls and fake depth will look gaudy and stupid if they're paired with Ive's new look. Just wait and see.
 

sixteen12

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Nov 14, 2011
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I doesn't help that the screen shot is 240424 pixels...of course thats going to make your screen look a little rough.
 

Ottoman1

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Sep 21, 2012
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I doesn't help that the screen shot is 240424 pixels...of course thats going to make your screen look a little rough.
Agreed, but look at that Game Center icon. Colored bubbles? That looks like a bad free app that would be full of bugs and pop-up ads.
 

prulifson

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Jun 10, 2013
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colored bubbles. exactly!

The games, photos and Safari icons: they are not intuitive. The designs give no hints to the function.

too bad. maybe apple will fix them later. How do I explain to my father that bubbles means games, sort of the old NBC bird is photos and the icon of a compass is the web browser? :)
 

Frankied22

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Nov 24, 2010
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You can't get around it. Those icons look hideous. I don't really care for the bright colors in the music app and iTunes app either.