Sounds - still skeuomorphic?

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  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    Does it bother anyone else that the sounds in iOS like keyboard taps, unlock etc still use the same effects as iOS 6 and below? They don't really match the new design language.
     
  2. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    One would image there would be new sounds and ringtones. You don't update your whole OS and forget about sound.
     
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    While they're at it they should change the phone icon. I mean what phone looks like that in 2013.

    /sarcasm. :rolleyes:
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And Mail too...who uses envelopes for emails?! ;-)
     
  6. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    Now we need the sound of my little pony hoofs walking on the ground for every letter we type... wait, wouldn't this still be skeuomorphic?

    Ah... It's incredible how iOS7 has made Apple users so divided about the new direction the company has taken... :(

    Going back to the topic. They should keep the old sounds, but add new default ones that "match" the new design language. However, I don't think sound is something that people have ever been bothered about, that's probably why it remains untouched.
     
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    I guess this skeuomorphic thing is really outta fashion now.
     
  9. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Am i the only one who still likes skeuomorphic design better than than ironed ios 7 ? I just downgraded my 4 to ios 5.0.1 and I actually love the design even more than 6.1.3.
     
  10. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    Yep. No unlock sound since beta 5, so, I'm guessing that's Apple's way of saying, they have some new sounds to surprise us with. iOS 6 had no new sounds, so, it's time anyway. You can assign a sound for AirDrop. But, I don't know that they'll open it all up, but, I'd like to be able to change/customize key click sounds, text send/receive bubble sounds, all of it.
     
  11. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    same here. I hope they update the ringtones, they are very outdated imo.
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Import your own. Problem solved.
     
  13. Markyyy macrumors regular

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    I don't see much purpose in ridding some of the old-themed icons, like the phone icon with the mid 1900s handset. It's part of history, it's iconic. There's currently absolutely no reason to recreate new iconic symbols. It just creates confusion and harms an ideal globally recognisable set of symbols. It's important to remember our roots, we all know lots of history, and that's because it's an important subject of our species. As a species, we've made so much progress, and until the objects we use that feature as symbols radically change, then there's no reason to alter them. The phone still has a speaker at the top, and a microphone at the bottom. The icon is still relevant and will remain so for the next 50 years.

    As for the keyboard-press sound, I see no problem with it. I do prefer the lower pitched Windows Phone keyboard-press sound though.
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    OK... they didn't change it, they haven't proposed changing it, this thread isn't about changing it.

    The phone icon is still green and depicts an old school handset.
     
  15. Markyyy macrumors regular

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    Are you saying it'd be more appropriate if it were something other than green?

    I've never associated the green color of the icon with an old phone, I didn't know that old phones were green. Instead, I associate the green of the icon with 'communication' because 'Messages' is green too.
     
  16. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    What kind of sounds would match the design language?

    I've already replaced many of the stock sounds with Portal 2 sounds... much more modern and sciencey.
     
  17. Menel macrumors 603

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    No, I'm saying Apple hasn't deviated from historical norms.

    The phone call button and icon has been a green handset since the earliest Nokia I can remember. And iOS7 didn't change even this.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Not skeuomorphic, they just need a few new collections of sounds to fit the new OS.
     
  19. Gogurt48 macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. Besides, what would you change it to? A modern phone looks like a rectangle with a large touch-screen. But that's also what your music player looks like. And your calendar. And your email device. And your camera.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    I think Apple did the right thing by leaving their signature sounds alone. Almost every one recognizes the Tri-tone text message sound, the vice grip unlock and lock sounds, the keyboard clicks and Marimba ring tone.
     
  21. AngerDanger, Sep 3, 2013
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    Wow, I just came up with the perfect idea for a new phone icon. It would be a little picture of an iPhone on your iPhone. It would have a phone icon on it too, so it would repeat infinitely! I've made a demo:

    [​IMG]
     
  22. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    The sign for a phone is pretty much universal everywhere in the world - certainly everywhere I've travelled.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But it's skeuomorphic! We can't have any of that! :rolleyes:
     
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  25. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    (ringtones) yes, we can import our own tones, I've even made my own from recording sounds, but not everything can be changed, so...

    •these Apple will likely change: unlock/lock sounds, maybe some new ring tones, but, others maybe not.

    Personally I would like to be able to be able to import my own/change all the sounds that we cannot:

    •Unlock
    •Lock
    •Key click sounds
    message bubble sounds: •send and •receive (while texting)
    •camera click
    video (and audio w/Voice Memos) recording •start/•stop sounds
     

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