Sort of wish iOS 7/8 looked more like Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dagdagdag234, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. dagdagdag234 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else feel this way? Yosemite has a bit less stark whiteness, a little more texture but maintains the flatness nicely.

    And whatever font they chose for Yosemite is really nice, I think.

    Overall, it's less harsh to me than iOS. And the icons are nice to look at, not as child-like as IOS.

    Any chance of iOS 9 adopting some of those visual cues?
     
  2. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Since iOS is a simpler version of OS X, I think it's only fitting the interface reflects that. Both operating systems use Helvetica Neue.
     
  3. leman macrumors G3

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    iOS 8 looks exactly like Yosemite, icons notwithstanding (although many icons are identical). So I am not really sure what you are trying to say here...
     
  4. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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    Like iOS, it’s an in–house (modified) version of Helvetica Neue and very obviously geared towards retina displays.
     
  5. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    OS X Yosemite's icons have more depth and details compared to iOS. From what I've read that's what some people want on iOS as well. Not sure if it translates well to smaller screens though.
     
  6. dagdagdag234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is not an accurate statement. By any stretch, it does not look "exactly the same."
     
  7. leman macrumors G3

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    They use exactly the same font, exactly the same translucency effects, the same shading, the same colors. Many of the control icons (e.g. brightness, volume) are the same. The only real differences are the standard controls that require user interaction, which is a good thing, because touch and mouse need to be handled differently. So sure, 'exactly the same' is a hyperbole, but overall, the core elements are the same.
     
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    I think it's a shame Apple kept the rounded corners and window gradients. In that regard I wish they went the iOS 7 way. There was a bug where the Finder copy window was without rounded corners and it looked a lot nicer IMO.
     
  9. dagdagdag234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Look at the shadings and other nuances in Yosemite version of Safari, Messages, Maps, just to name a few that come to mind. And most of the key icons also have a different look: Contacts, iMessage, FaceTime, Maps (do I need to name them all?) It's all pretty different looking -- more subtle, less stark white, more depth and texture. (And I don't even have a retina Macbook, this is on a 11" Air)

    It's one thing to argue that iOS looks better, or to say its different but just as nice, it's another to say its "the same," or "almost exactly the same."

    The point of arguing THAT, I guess, is just to undercut having a discussion about this in the first place, or general need on your part for contrarianism, I guess.

     
  10. leman macrumors G3

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    Haha, I understand why you would accuse me of being contrarian — it does seem as if I like to automatically disagree with every new post. But I only disagree if I actually disagree, you won't find many post of me agreeing ;)

    I have looked at all the apps you have named, and the shading looks the same across the platforms to me (its often inverted, but that is because of screen space and platform particularities). I obviously must agree about the icons, but I was also never claiming that all icons were the same — I have merely said that 'many of the control icons are the same'.

    I also find it interesting that you didn't contest my post about the font, translucency effects and the color scheme. Which is in direct contradiction to your original post. So you do agree that iOS 8 and Yosemite are not that different after all?
     
  11. dagdagdag234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Leman, it's cool by me. But I never said Yosemite was "very different", I said I liked a lot of the little touches better than what they did with iOS8.

    I guess "different" or "very different" is relative.
     

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