General What do you think a Jony Ive, anti-skeuomorphic OS will be like? [Merged]

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I'm kind of excited for this new turn, but I reckon it won't be as intuitive for the general consumer.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Forget about how it looks! What will the introduction video be like?!
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wanna hear his keynote!
     
  5. Heb 7:4 macrumors regular

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    Thankfully no.
     
  6. PedroDias macrumors member

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    osx and iOS will be merged into one only operating system maybe?
     
  7. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Att.: Apple

    Don't make the same mistake as Microsoft. It's awful.
     
  8. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    I'm not expecting it to be worked radically, it'll just be a subtle shift in direction.

    That said, if the Podcast App is killed and podcast functionality is just left in the music app, with improvements to syncing, then it'll be good news for everyone.
     
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    I agree

    Its coming, its quite obvious they are pulling them together, they keep saying post pc era, well how else better to do it than merge them into each other to smooth the transition
     
  11. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Knowing Joni, it (software look) will be so polished that it will scratch too easily. Just like his iPhone 5 bevel edges and old iPod backs. ;)
     
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    You know him huh? Sorry had to do it
     
  13. jordancrombie92 macrumors regular

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    Apple will be back to how it used to be, focusing on how to make things simple and elegant! and not unusable (Maps) and tacky (Calendar on Mac)
     
  14. Rockoar macrumors regular

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    Whats up with THAT. That's Ive major failure in my opinion. Yeah, they look quite beautiful when you get them out of the box but just 5 minute after it's all scratched up. I'm talking about the old iPod's back, NOT about the iPhone 5.
     
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    Now Jon Ive is in charge of iOS, what features would you like to see in iOS 7?

    I'm hoping that :
    - all that tacky skeuomorphism will be gone!
    - we will finally see 'active' icons
    - there will be a new lock screen
    - there will be an option for multiple app selection

    anything else you would like to see?
     
  16. skippymac macrumors 6502a

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    I'm doubtful as to whether any major changes to iOS will come in at least the next 2 versions. Still, I hope I'm wrong, would be nice to see something fresh! :apple:
     
  17. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    • Folders allowed in Folders.
    • User can remove default Apple apps. (Newsstand for example)
     
  18. karlwig macrumors 6502

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    A complete graphical overhaul and hopefully the dumping of stupid slow animations like when you click on folders and the screen "splits" (SO ugly).

    Theres a lot of work to be done though. Id like widges and more custom choices as well, but the main thing here is not the amount of new functions but some desperately needed fresh thinking about how it should all come together.

    Its about time. 2007 called, they want their software back. Im sure Sir Jony Ive will do amazing things like he has with hardware lately.
     
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    While i agree that iOS needs quite a lot of working done to it, stuff like widgets will never be on iOS.
    Johnny will only be in charge of design not features.
     
  20. jordancrombie92 macrumors regular

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    i agree that it needs a complete overhaul! id like to see widgets but not like android does em. Apple's special version of them. maybe that just means making the native apps 'active' and being able to change the size of them?

    EDIT: a bit like window's phone?
     
  21. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    man... poor bastard, this Jon Ive: I bet he hasn't realized the land mine he's stepped into. All the cry babies that take iOS too seriously and over analyze every single tiny bit of it. And in the end, there's no way to keep everybody happy. With hardware design there's always an end to any discussion. But with software design, everybody thinks they should have their own idea of how anything should look and work. Plus, the ability to further customize it. A real nightmare.

    For what it's worth, I doubt Jon Ive's involvement in iOS will be permanent...
     
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    Hopefully we will get a new homescreen. The icons jungle is really so last decade.
     
  23. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, much as I admire Ive's stripped-down look in hardware, I'm not sure that I want 101 apps on my phone with no easy, out-of-the-corner-of-my-eye, way of telling them apart. Quirky as the skeumorphisms are, they make each app distinctive. So I can flip between tasks easily while doing other things like running to catch a flight or getting cash from an ATM.

    So I hope that apps and different contexts keep their distinct identities - whether it's through skeumorphism or some other device. Imagine you went to a party where all your friends were wearing identical masks. It would certainly slow down your interactions with them.
     
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    I'd be happy if everything simply worked as they said it would... it's a shame that most doesn't.
     

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