All Devices What happened to this design philosophy from iOS 7 through 10?

Dj64Mk7

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In particular I am referring to the color matching of navigation UI to the app icon color. For example, communication apps (such as Phone, Messages, and Mail) have blue highlights, while Music has pink highlights, Home has yellow highlights, News has red highlights, Podcasts has purple highlights, and TV has blue highlights. But the various apps that were redesigned in iOS 13 (Find My, Reminders, and Health in particular) all have the default blue highlights instead of color-matched highlights, which is particularly odd in the case of the Health app, given that the previous version had pink highlights that were color-matched to the app icon. It just seems like a lack of the attention to detail that Apple used to be know for. So, my question is, what happened to the design philosophy of color-matching the navigation UI to the app icon's colors?
 
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sammy2066

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Fair point.

Their lack of attention to detail (which really separated them from the pack) has been lacking for years.

Try out this fun experiment. Open the App Store, and cycle through all tabs in order (Today through Search) and see how the position of the page title and user account icon changes.

It’s quite sad to see the situation deteriorate to this extent. Such instances would have been a near impossibility back in the day, when they actually cared about their software, UI, usability and overall design aesthetic.
 

Dj64Mk7

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Try out this fun experiment. Open the App Store, and cycle through all tabs in order (Today through Search) and see how the position of the page title and user account icon changes.
I can never unsee this now that I've seen it. Sad that this is the level of quality that people on these forums will fawn and drool over.
 

johaen8

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Try out this fun experiment. Open the App Store, and cycle through all tabs in order (Today through Search) and see how the position of the page title and user account icon changes.
I don't know what you're seeing, but on my iPhone 11 Pro, the page title and user account icon don't move at all as I cycle through the tabs (ignoring the Arcade tab, since I don't have Arcade).
 

aristobrat

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I don't know what you're seeing, but on my iPhone 11 Pro, the page title and user account icon don't move at all as I cycle through the tabs (ignoring the Arcade tab, since I don't have Arcade).
Same here. Page title and user account are in the same spot on all tabs except for Arcade, which I also don't subscribe to. The Today tab has the date above the the page title, but that's the only other difference I see.
 

maxjohnson2

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The current Appstore design is a disaster. It seems to say Apple thinks all of their users are drooling idiots who are addicted to video games and tv shows. Even Google Playstore design is better at this point.
 
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kamikazeeMC

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For me (X) using the today tab as a reference point, arcade user pic is slighter lower, then games/apps/search (level with each other) noticeably lower with some nice dead space above.
 

jonnyb098

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The current Appstore design is a disaster. It seems to say Apple thinks all of their users are drooling idiots who are addicted to video games and tv shows. Even Google Playstore design is better at this point.
Apple knows its audience. And yes most of them either play games or watch shows on their devices...or both. What do you want them to feature, Calculator apps?

Creative apps are consistently featured on iPad too because the pencil is a popular product.
 
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Apple knows its audience. And yes most of them either play games or watch shows on their devices...or both. What do you want them to feature, Calculator apps?

Creative apps are consistently featured on iPad too because the pencil is a popular product.
Bring on the calculators with $3.99/mo subs!