San francisco typeface

Will0827

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Aug 11, 2008
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I really like the typeface, haven't seen an apple watch yet in person so its the first time actually seeing it in the beta in both iOS9 and el capitan and although it is subtle it just looks really nice. Probably my favorite feature of both the updates.
 
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sanke1

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Nov 9, 2010
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Has it been applied systemwide in iOS 9 beta 1?

It's very obvious on keyboard but elsewhere? Everything feels the same.
 

VSMacOne

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Oct 18, 2008
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It's very interesting indeed. I think it makes smaller size type a lot easier to read. It's taking a little getting used to, especially in apps like Tweetbot that use the system font throughout the app. But I think it's pretty great overall.
 

EthanLMT

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Jan 22, 2015
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Why can't everything just be [FONT='Comic Sans"] Comic Sans [/FONT]

I kid, I kid.
 

LordQ

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Sep 22, 2012
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I'm loving it but I can't help to notice some inconsistencies here and there, for example here you have the scores with SF but the weather (and the calendar date and the lockscreen clock) still use Helvetica Neue.
 

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R Kenny

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Jun 2, 2015
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Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere - will text editing be improved? For example will we be able to more easily move the cursor? I find the current long hold method very hit and miss.
Thanks.
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere - will text editing be improved? For example will we be able to more easily move the cursor? I find the current long hold method very hit and miss.
Thanks.
Yep, there's a two-finger gesture which you use on the keyboard itself to move the cursor and select text
 

iOSUser7

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Jun 23, 2014
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Personally I hate this font. It look like font from a fake iPhone running on Android. :(
 
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Paddle1

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I'm loving it but I can't help to notice some inconsistencies here and there, for example here you have the scores with SF but the weather (and the calendar date and the lockscreen clock) still use Helvetica Neue.
The lockscreen clock isn't in Helvetica for me, everything is in San Francisco. Are you sure you still have Helvetica?
 

bobbydaz

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Jan 24, 2009
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the new font is horrible, really ugly. It's no improvement over Helvetica so no idea why they changed it. I work with typefaces everyday and this is the type of font I would avoid. Terrible choice.
 

April Knight

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Honestly, from the screenshots of people running it on OS X and iOS before the "official" versions were put out, I thought it was awful. After using it myself in El Capitan and iOS 9, I have to say that I quite like it. If you haven't tried it yet on your own devices / Macs, I would hold your judgment until you do.
 
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