To those that dislike iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Tar Sniffer, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Tar Sniffer, Dec 11, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013

    Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Like a lot of people that dislike iOS 7, I find the stock apps lack structure, style and most importantly, colour. For fun I've been playing around with iOS 7's apps hoping to make them look more lively and incorporating some of the better layouts of iOS 6, while still remaining sympathetic to the new style.

    For best results, please save image to Photos. So what do you think? Better? Worse? Too distracting? If you don't like it then please provide constructive feedback.

    UPDATE: Version 2 is up. A thank you to Why?????? for the feedback.



  2. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    Your concepts look far better than current iOS 7, but I think that deglossified and evolutionised classic iOS would look even better.
  3. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Hm, I don't like the big colorful bars on top..
  4. Oz. macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2011
    Your concept sucks from my point of view, the original one is way much better!
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  6. Why?????? macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2013
    I think that the colours of the navigation bars are way too much "in-your-face" and provide a distraction. That's why the current bars are white or black– so the distractions are minimised.

    I think that you should try using less flashy and loud colours. Try using slightly more muted colours, but make sure that they aren't too dull, because you want character in the UI. From experience in developing an app for iOS 7, don't leave the main colours as an afterthought: it takes time to find the right one.
  7. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I agree current iOS7 is very bland and boring, also seem to have more apps quit often on my IP5 then they did with iOS6 even setting up as a new iPhone.
  8. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
  9. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
  10. Tar Sniffer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Thanks for the constructive feedback. I originally played around with muted colours, but I thought it felt inconsistent with iOS 7's colour palette. In the end I only wanted to gauge peoples opinion on what they thought of the addition of colour, since the apps are often criticised for being too white. I felt people would judge the mockup simply on aesthetics rather than practicality, which was my reason for using the gradients found on the Notes, Phone and Photo Booth icons. Like you said, the colours are quite loud and flashy, which in hindsight was a bad move and could be partly why it's so poorly received.
  11. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    lololololo thx for the laugh
  12. Why?????? macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2013
    So I'd say that you should change the tint colours of the buttons to be the same as the nav bar colours, which makes it consistent. It can add a degree of beauty because of the consistency.

    Attached is a screenshot of my app which is a work in progress, but I'm more or less set on the colour. The coloured navigation bar is of a more muted colour, but I still think that it retains the character of the UI. The shade of red looks a lot like what you'd expect in a boiled sweet, which would keep the same character that made the original iMacs famous, where you'd want to "lick" it.

    But that's my interpretation. I'd change the tint colour of the buttons to match the navigation bar tint if I were you.

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  13. Tar Sniffer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback and support. I have uploaded a second version using more muted colours and have reworked the Calendar App so it's inconsistent with the changes of iOS 7.1.

    I'm not a fan of the colour I chose in Contacts, since it's hard to find a muted green that doesn't look 'heritage'. I like your idea about the original iMacs though. I'll keep refining the mockup based on your advice. Thanks again!
  14. Why?????? macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2013
    You're welcome! The refined version looks a lot better, but as said, could still use some work.
  15. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2010
    North-east, Indiana
    I would say they're better. iOS 7 is horrible so that's still not saying much, though. With yours, I'm really distracted by the color in the nav/status bar. I think Apple trying to make the two bars into one in iOS 6 was a bad move and it's only gotten worse with iOS 7.
  16. Why?????? macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2013
    For more feedback on your contacts app, try and match the colour of the UI buttons to the one of the navigation bar. It looks inconsistent.

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