Suggestion: Apple should make the iOS messages app icon blue

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by apb89, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. apb89 macrumors regular

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    Either use the OS X messages app icon for consistency or basically turn the green icon to blue. I think it would add more consistency with iMessage awesomeness. Gonna email Apple this suggestion shortly.
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    This is inevitable, just as the iTunes icon was changed to do away with the CD.

    Eventually iPhoto will be a victim of the same as phones slowly replace cameras as the primary means of capturing images.
     
  3. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    It would be pretty cool to see the ML Messages icon as an iOS icon. Even as a mockup.
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I agree.

    Plus the phone app is already green, change messages to match the artwork of the OS X version.
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    And while we're at it, the camera icon has a silver surround to match the first iPhone, and that's not silver anymore.
     
  6. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    It would certainly help me from accidentally hitting the damn Phone icon when I meant to hit the Messages icon. Or maybe that's a sign that I text way too much :p
     
  7. saving107, Aug 30, 2012
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    saving107 macrumors 603

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    I don't believe the icon will be changing because the new blue bubble is to indicate that the conversation is being done over iMessage (green bubble = standard text).

    Changing the icon from green to blue would make people believe that every message is now an iMessage. My personal favorite is this image above (neutral white), but I still don't see it happening.

    Edit:
    • Safari
    • Mail
    • Voice Memo
    • Stock
    • App Store
    • Video
    • Weather
    • Photos (blue sky)

    Are already blue, iOS has enough blue icons.
     
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  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I hope they change it to the above white/blue icon. Looks miles better!
     
  10. bartonlynch macrumors regular

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    I think this is a great idea. It should also be switched, because the blue message comes from the right, not the left
    It wouldn't make people think all messages are iMessages just like people don't think every message is SMS
     
  11. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt that because iPhoto is primarily used for editing, sorting and storing photos.
     
  12. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    I'll freaking flip if there is another blue icon.
     
  13. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    They need to change the Mail Icon on the Mac to match that of the iPhone.

    I'm sorry, but no one uses stamps anymore.
     
  14. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    Funny how they did away with the CD but kept the music note when 1/2 the store is movies/tv.

    Anyways. The beauty of iOS/OSX is the consistency and yes, the icon should be changed to reflect that.

    The learning curve for iOS->OSX or OSX->iOS is so so shallow.

    (On a side note, it would be sweat to have Messages send/receive texts on the desktop as well)
     

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