When will Apple restore the iOS 6 look?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BearsFan4Life88, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. BearsFan4Life88 macrumors member

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    Anyone think they will restore the (classic) iOS 6 look? Using iOS 7 and 8 after so long is really making me miss it. I really hope they loose the flat look by iOS 9 or 10 and go back to what made the platform so awesome to use... the look. :D
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Never... gonna... happen...
     
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  4. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why not? Many people want it back.
     
  5. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    I'm afraid I think this is the new design, tbf that is where every design is going; flatter and more minimalist. Look at W8 and Android L, they are following and I don't think iOS 6 will ever come back...
     
  6. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    What "many people?" You've done some market research we can look at?
     
  7. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I read on here how badly some want it back. I've read that some even refuse to upgrade to 7.
     
  8. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Because Apple is ****ing stubborn as a mule ;)

    There's a reason you can't downgrade your iOS version on hardware that you paid for...

    You either put up with what they give you, or you hit the bricks!
     
  9. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose. I just find it so much easier on the eyes versus iOS 7/8.
     
  10. Sweeperdk macrumors regular

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    "Many" != >50%

    Not that Apple would care, really. Apple is first and foremost a design company, and like it or not, they do know what works, and what doesn't.

    iOS6 UI was nice. I'm not arguing that it wasn't. But I sincerely doubt it will be something we will see again.
     
  11. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    That's called "anecdote" and it isn't much to hang an opinion on.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    We are a minority on ONE internet forum. And Apple is not in the habit of reviewing our posts.

    We do not the entirety of Apple's customer base make. Most Apple customers could care less about iOS 6 and want the latest.

    As much as I'd like to get iOS 6 back on my iPhone 5 it's never going to happen.
     
  13. DARKiLLUSiON macrumors 6502

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    Only thing I really missed is the ability to post on Facebook/Tweets in iOS via notification
     
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    Perhaps someday they will have "themes" you can apply (think Windows)

    otherwise I highly doubt they will revert back to an old look
     
  15. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    So if you like 6 so much, like me, how do we evolve and move to newer devices like the 6/6+? Why did you upgrade to 7 if you wish you had 6 back?
     
  16. dopeman macrumors regular

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    it will happen...in 2011.
     
  17. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't like attempted sarcasm.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, I for one am not moving to the 6/6+. Don't like any of the color options and I don't care for iOS 8. My iPhone 5 suits me just fine and continues to work very well.

    iOS 7.1.2 was forced on me. It wasn't a deliberate choice. My old iPhone 5 had a battery that was swelling. It was pushing up on the bottom of the screen and you could actually see the sides of the LCD by the time I was forced to replace it under AC+.

    The replacement came with iOS 7.1.2. :(
     
  19. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Any idea eyongren why Apple doesn't allow people who are out of warranty to downgrade their OS besides being stubborn?

    I mean you used to be able to (if you had the IPSW file) until Apple implemented the system where they need to still be signing it.

    I think HTC has a program that allows you to unlock your bootloader on your Android device as long as you void your warranty.

    I mean it's not like most customers even know what an IPSW file is, so it would simply help those die-hard techie customers that want the old experience.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    :D

    They do. Right now. You just have to be jailbroken on iOS 7 or less. :D
     
  21. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    The iOS 6 look is gone and not coming back.

    Apple sold record numbers of 5S and 6/6+ on launch day. Most consumers clearly don't view the new look badly, or they would buy something else.
     
  22. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    OP: iOS 6 is the best looking mobile OS. That's a FACT. iOS 7 looks like something a child designed. I'm serious. I use it on my iPad 3 and love it. I wish the 5S had shipped with it. I will use 6 for as long as my iPad turns on.
     
  23. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    So you went from "many want it back" to "I read some on here want it back"?
    Sorry, iOS6 is in the past. Apple is not going to bring that look back, at least any time soon, just because a vocal minority on the internet wants it back.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Because Apple is a consumer product company that makes money based on change. Forcing you to update makes them money.

    And Apple has been doing this for a long, long time. Even before the iPhone. The original iMac came without a floppy drive. Users were angry.

    Apple cut off support and security updates for OS X 10.5.8, despite the fact that there is a small but very much alive community of PowerPC enthusiasts (of which I am part). Apple continues to slowly dismantle protocols and products and services that we use. All in an effort to force us, finally, to upgrade to Intel Macs.

    It shouldn't matter what we do with old devices or what systems we want to run on them, but Apple wants to control the experience and it wants to keep everyone together at roughly the same level. Again, forcing people to move forward means more sales for Apple.
     
  25. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    I certainly don't care for it to come back. I'm willing to bet you're in the minority. Don't bother counting the amount of people here. This is a tech-enthusiasts site. People here will always be in the minority. Most people don't really care. The typical person gets a new iPhone and notices the OS looks different from the older one and just say, "Oh, it looks a little different, okay". Then go about their lives.
     

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