Should Apple update Finder icon?

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Isn't this about over-due... ?

    Sure its a "landmark" *I guess from Apple's standpoint* of a OS X, but so was iOS 6 GUI....

    However. Apple realized this got old and needed an update... I'm sure soon enough we will see a GUI update to Apple TV too... although there are more regular, Finder icon "face" in the dock as bee round since year dot...

    Any chance for then to update this at all in the any ones future ?
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    You really can't compare an icon with an entire GUI. One that I wouldn't call iconic in any way. About the only reason to change the icon would be out of accuracy which isn't the case nowadays.

    Honestly, why would they need to do this?
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No, no, no, no, the finder guy stays. Do NOT touch him. :eek:
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm old school, I'd be very disappointed to see them drop or change it.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Never really thought about it. It wouldn't bother me if they changed it or left it as is.
     
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  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'll only be happy if they change it to this:
    me_gusta_face_finder_icon_by_blaskkaffe-d4gohcu.png
     
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    I'll take this for a change. Oh wait, already have!
     

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  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Mac customer: I would like to buy that super professional computer over there for work
    Apple Store employee: witch one?
    Mac customer: the one with that guys creepy face down in the left hand corner.
    Lol i like that finder icon.
     
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  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Then it would be called iOS. :D
     
  12. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    Why replace an iconic icon when there are plenty of ways to improve OS X without touching the UI?

    I want fixed and refined Apple Maps, Siri, Finder, iCloud, iWork '13 and some actually cool stuff, not yet another stupid pointless arbitrary flat reskin.
     
  13. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Yes Apple should.
    This this is something that should be left for OS 11 or whatever comes after OS X.
     
  14. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    The big problem is - what do you change it to? If you're going to change it, it should either be to something "iconic", or something "descriptive".

    The Finder icon is pretty "iconic" already, so replacing it with another "iconic" icon would be odd. (What would they replace it with? An Apple logo? That would be VERY confusing.) While Apple could come up with something new, the Finder logo is already their near-universal "Mac" identifier.

    If you're going to replace it with something "descriptive", what do you do? A 'desktop' metaphor? A file folder? While I'm sure Apple could come up with something, it would likely be hard to have it be unambiguously the Finder. (Note also that if they were going to do that, they might as well go ahead and rename it, since it isn't really the "finding app" any more, either.)
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]

    So the OP was kind of right - they did update the icon. And isn't he just adorable? :p

    What do you all think of the change? I don't really mind it, although he is smiling just a tad *too* much...
     
  16. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Nice. They still can't bring themselves to make him *quite* square, can they?
     
  17. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Funny how you said that but now your profile pic is the new updated Finder Icon :D.
     
  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    They didn't really update him though. They just sent him back to Mac OS 7.

    And oh my gosh, it's annoying that like 50 people all decided to change their avatar to some form of the Finder after the new look was announced.
     
  19. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    This is a folder icon from system 7, it looks more like the older one.
     

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