The blue status bar is really ugly...

manjaap

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Just wanted to see if others agree, and what people think of the overall inconsistency in the UI
 

gforce216

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They gotta pick a color. Just go all bright silver and black. The blue bar now just really throws things around. The UI consistency has got to get better. Case and point - the dialer in the Phone app.
 

absolutazn87

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They gotta pick a color. Just go all bright silver and black. The blue bar now just really throws things around. The UI consistency has got to get better. Case and point - the dialer in the Phone app.
Agreed. Right now it's not consistent at all. Safari uses the blue UI but doesn't have the blue status bar, while Mail, Messages, and Settings do.

I hate to say it, but the UI refresh just feels like a clusterf*ck.
 

manjaap

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Wow. Red looks even worse than blue. I would rather keep the status bar like it was in iOS 5 than change it like this. I think the silver/black scheme would look great of done right. As for the dialer, this again is one of those things that seemed better unchanged.
 

PurrBall

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Agreed. Right now it's not consistent at all. Safari uses the blue UI but doesn't have the blue status bar, while Mail, Messages, and Settings do.

I hate to say it, but the UI refresh just feels like a clusterf*ck.
I feel like the black status bar in Safari is an admittance that the blue one is not great.
 

Comeagain?

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Don't forget, this is still months away from a public release. I have a feeling they are trying some different things out, and will unify the UI later on.
 

absolutazn87

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Don't forget, this is still months away from a public release. I have a feeling they are trying some different things out, and will unify the UI later on.
Hope so. I just don't recall any prior iOS betas that had such glaring UI issues or any major UI changes between beta and GM releases.
 

manjaap

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Don't forget, this is still months away from a public release. I have a feeling they are trying some different things out, and will unify the UI later on.
Guess all of us need to give apple some active feedback so they understand just how bad this is...
 

tcpudp

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This is what happens without Steve.

Also check out the new Find My iPhone app, really bad fonts. Find My Friends is a lot better. Why don't they make things more consistent?! They are using different font where is not really necessary.
 

Zaft

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This is what happens without Steve.

Also check out the new Find My iPhone app, really bad fonts. Find My Friends is a lot better. Why don't they make things more consistent?! They are using different font where is not really necessary.
This is seriously getting annoying and overused. why are people acting like steve jobs never mad a mistake.. mobile me anyone? Ping?
 

AAPLinc

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The blue status bar doesn't really bother me, it's the color changing thing that does. That's just kind of odd. I guess change is always weird.
 

xAnthony

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Agreed.

What's worse....it's not just blue. It adapts to whatever color the app is. Saw this on Twitter.

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I find that giant red "Date selection" banner more of an eye sore than the status bar. The status bar just blends in with whatever colour the top header is... And that red looks atrocious, considering it doesn't go with anything on the page.

I personally like the coloured status bar. I guess that's a personal preference more than anything.
 

snerkler

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The new UI is not as nice as the old one imo. The phone keypad is awful and the different colour bars aren't to my liking either :(
 

rockman0

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Yeah, it's actually more of a transparent color. Think Windows Aero for iOS. Whatever the color at the top of the active app is will show through the task bar. It just so happens that for most of Apple's apps, it's blue.
 

iphonenub

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I don't understand why a different color is an eye sore. For wanting updates you people really hate change...
 

pullfocus

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I don't understand why a different color is an eye sore. For wanting updates you people really hate change...
Because there is no design singularity now. It's a mish-mash.

Not only the status bar, but the new dial pad screen, when the in call screen is the same as it's always been.

It doesn't have that simple, clean feel to it.
 
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