The Apple Watch App icon is hideous

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Surfheart, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Surfheart macrumors regular

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    Not a fan of it at all, seems uninspired and doesn't really suit the theme of iOS 8.

    Not a big deal obviously just surprised Apple couldn't have been more creative with it.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think its fine, but since I don't have the watch, I moved the app into my delivered folder where other inactive apps live.
     
  3. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    I think its fine, but since I don't have the watch nor a compatible iPhone, I don't have to worry :p
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It's fine but I moved the icon into a folder on the last page.
     
  5. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's hideous, but not what I would have expected.
     
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    I concur, it is ugly and not quite consistent.

    the only other thought would be to have a front view of the square-ish/rectangle display and some strap...but then it might have a clock face and then people would want it to be in sync with the time but they already have that in the normal clock app so it seems the profile was the way to go...

    And this will have to be another Apple-default Hidden App tucked away in a folder. just adding more kb/mb to my used space.
     
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    Yeah for me it's the black background, seems like the app logo is not finished.
    The whole app is pointless tho anyway, syncing should be done in settings and the App Store should be in the , oh I don't know, App Store. Duh
    It's a weird design decision but also brilliant advertisement.
     
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    My Plus will not see this hideous icon for quite some time.
     
  12. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Needless complication for the sake of advertising. I agree.
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I quite like the icon, but it seems more suited to iOS6 than iOS8.
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Agreed.

    Hey, here's a real world thing on your screen!

    [​IMG]

    Makes me feel like it should have the green felt background.
     
  15. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Don't like it, and it doesn't really fit with rest of the iOS 8 design.
    Will hide it in the "other" folder :D
     
  16. bushido Suspended

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    it looks like it was slapped together last minute, it almost looks like one of those websites you add to your homescreen as a "web app". doesnt go hand in hand with the style of the rest of the default app icons. imagine if the phone app had an iphone on a black background on it for example
     
  17. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps anyone has a better idea? I tried to think of alternatives but they each have worse problems.
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Really though, who cares? Plenty of stock icons are rubbish. How about Photos and Safari for starters...
     
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I keep thinking the icon is an app that's stuck downloading.
     
  20. sp392845 macrumors newbie

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    I would've liked something that represents Apple Watch's circular home screen, maybe in an abstract way. Like a black background with multicolored multi-sized circles, like the apple watch background?
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds better, but most typical users won't get it and will confuse it with something else or something like that. It's that lowest common denominator type of thing.
     
  22. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    It's probably tough to make an icon for the watch app that doesn't look like another clock app.
     
  23. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I didn't even realize we got the app until this morning it was on my last page of apps.
     
  24. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I hid it in a folder but I do agree that it looks bad. Obviously we hold Apple to a pretty high standard if this is even something we're talking about, but it just doesn't seem to be an Apple-like thing. It feels lazy. I remember Craig Federighi joking last year about the time they spent on the Trash icon for Yosemite. It doesn't feel like that attention to detail went into this. But hey, keep making great products and I can get over the occasional ugly icon.
     
  25. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I think the watch itself is very non-Apple, let alone the app icon.
    It looks kinda cheap.
     

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