So.. why did they butcher the Music App?

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  1. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

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    Overall, I'm pleased with iOS 6. Aside from the Maps catastrophe I think its a solid update with some decent additions. However, one thing I cannot stand is the new Music App.

    Why change it Apple? Before, it was elegant and attractive and it was uniform with the rest of the OS design. It had the same theme and style. It was also easy to see text and the buttons along the bottom were smoothly transitioned and look sleek.

    Now, we have a hideous grey colour everywhere. When viewing an Album, the grey gradient around the cover art is absolutely foul. Not only that, it impedes text and makes it hard to read. When actually listening to a track, the design is also less subtle, its angular and seriously... what is up the orange buttons? It looks like some sort of halloween prank.

    The buttons along the bottom now also have solid lines separating them, making it look far less streamlined. Honestly, this does not look Apple designed. I'm starting to think that Apple are hiring people from outside to assist them, because this new look is awful.

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  2. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I actually like it (apart from the orange!), but what I don't like is the fact that they haven't changed the lock screen music controls to match the new Music app. Seems a bit inconsistent.
     
  3. tlink91 macrumors newbie

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    Completely agree, neither the locks screen controls or Video app controls have been updated for this. Seems they left a few things un finished with this.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch, Sep 21, 2012
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    T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Absoloutely loving the new look, and I hope this is the new direction for the UI. As with iTunes usually being the test case on the Mac, maybe they are giving the music app the treatment on iOS.
     
  5. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    I agree, it is much improved over before.
     
  6. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I just looked at the music app on my iPad2 with iOS6, I don't see any orange buttons?
     
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    Orange buttons? Can you give us a screenshot?
     
  8. jacobss, Sep 21, 2012
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    It's the replay and shuffle button
    btw did anyone notice if you have lock orientation enabled there's a new effect, the lines that move in the music app?
    IMG_0021[1].PNG
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I listen to tons of audio books.

    While there was always a "reverse" button, Apple finally added one for fast forward! Makes it much easier when you've lost your place.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    Is it like that for all artist/albums? Mine are an off white.
     
  11. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Just the indicator that shows the progress of the playback on my iPad 2.
     

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  12. jacobss macrumors 6502

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    They're only orange when enabled.
     
  13. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, now I see, it is only in this view:
     

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  14. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    I like the update its different, their is a few things that apple should left alone. I have updated my 4s but I have not done my iPod or the iPad. The passport app I thought that all the apps were going to be in one place like apple has it on their website?
     
  15. Phil A. Moderator

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    I really like the new music app and the orange buttons don't bother me at all (at least it's easy to tell when they're on!)
     
  16. Hephaestus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. I guess I'm in the minority then. I really think the original style looked far better.
     

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