You've no doubt seen the preview. What does it look like to you?So far it doesn't look like Ive has made much of an impact on Mavericks. Do you think the mac GUI is going to get the Ive treatment before fall, or will we have to wait until 2014 for his design language to reach OSX?
The GUI on OSX is exceptional in its current state. No idea why you would want to add the elements of Aero (see through opaque glass) with Metro (minimalism) to the Mac. Hopefully there's some backlash and Apple goes back to the drawing boards on the iOS UI and icons, they need some serious work.So far it doesn't look like Ive has made much of an impact on Mavericks. Do you think the mac GUI is going to get the Ive treatment before fall, or will we have to wait until 2014 for his design language to reach OSX?
You've no doubt seen the preview. What does it look like to you?
Because appearance wise at least, it is unlikely to change much at all beyond that.
I agree, OSX is in great shape right now, but I wouldn't be too surprised if they change a few things, especially the iOS ported apps like notes. I like the idea of most of iOS7 but agree it needs some work. The icon designs and control center were a surprise though hopefully they'll be honed a bit before autumn.The GUI on OSX is exceptional in its current state... ...Hopefully there's some backlash and Apple goes back to the drawing boards on the iOS UI and icons, they need some serious work.
No beta copy here but they did remove all the stitching and crap from Calendar, Notes and Contacts. It's a start!
I wouldn't mind some graphical changes more in line with iOS 7. However I'm very happy with Mavericks so far.I actually registered to discuss this exact topic.
I LOVE the new iOS 7 design. It's not perfect. Such a large scale project rarely will be, although I imagine they'll fix a lot of those issues before full launch and even more with 7.1 and 7.2, etc. Those small issues aside, it is a tremendous step forward.
Apple's designers did a tremendous job moving to a simpler aesthetic that is no longer forced by pretending to be real things and instead allowing the information and content to breathe and take the focus. And while I've begrudgingly given Microsoft credit for moving this route with Metro before Apple did, Apple did not simply replicate Metro.
Apple kept a lot of the signature style of iOS (rounded edges for instances) and actually managed to apply more depth than not only Metro but the previous over-designed versions of iOS. The result is really fantastic, and I can't wait until it's fully ready and launched.
Before iOS 7 was unveiled but after OS X Mavericks was, I was pretty excited about 10.9. Sure it's not revolutionary stuff, but it's a lot of nice and useful stuff, and that's really what a decimal point upgrade should be. Especially since Apple has made it so easy and affordable to upgrade. So I'm a big fan of the new Mac OS features.
But once I saw iOS 7's GUI, I immediately thought about how OS X Mavericks GUI does not match. Apple has done so a great job building a visual and functional brand with so much overlap and connectivity in their products. So this break in visual design is a noticeable and unfortunate departure. And for the year or two or so while that's the case, I'll be bothered by that.
Fortunately, I'm beyond certain Apple is aware of this. And while in my ideal world both designs would match and would be perfect, I do respect reality.
The redesign of an entire OS is an amount of work that's probably beyond my comprehension. So what I'm asking for is that 2x. As I mentioned before, iOS 7 still needs refinements. I can't very reasonably expect them to have been able to perfect both systems in this amount of time.
I'm sure they'll try to just about perfect iOS and then moving on to redesigning Mac OS to match.
And at that point, we're probably not talking about OS X any more. We're onto OS XI or OS 11 or however they choose to brand it. I think we'll likely see the new GUI be a part of larger changes, because that's where Mac OS is right now. The next major set of innovations will likely truly be major. And so in that sense as well, it's understandable they'd wait for that to fully redesign the GUI.
In any case, it will be a bit of an annoyance for me, but I look forward to it happening. Apple has always put forth beautiful interfaces, but now they've taken that a gigantic leap forward. And I can't wait until Mac OS makes the same leap.
Some graphical changes would be fine, but I hope they don't start stripping OS X of its defining characteristics make it look more like Windows/Metro. I absolutely HATE how Windows looks and if they polluted OS X with that I don't know what I am going to do.
That was in a day when OS X was their ONLY major software project. Today it isn't just not the only one, it isn't even the biggest one. I think the 2014 version of OS X is the earliest we see UI changes.Don't forget that when OS X was first announced, it had the Platinum UI that was more or less the same as Mac OS 9. I recall the Aqua interface being quite a surprise when it was launched with the Developer Preview 3.
So perhaps Mavericks will also get a UI makeover sometime between now and the public release.
Yeah, quite possibly - there's also the fact that they will want to keep some continuity with iOS 7 changing so much. Once people are used to that, they can start transitioning changes into OS X.That was in a day when OS X was their ONLY major software project. Today it isn't just not the only one, it isn't even the biggest one. I think the 2014 version of OS X is the earliest we see UI changes.