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post #121 of 411

I watched the keynote on my big-screen (via Apple TV).  love, Love, LOVE the fact that Apple is finally simplifying and basically cleaning up the interface.  Really like 1) Control Center, 2) the fact that a group can have multiple "pages" to hold more than 12 apps, 3) auto-updating apps, and 4) the new left-to-right gesture and all that it will bring.  Just looks like a great update to me.  Anxiously waiting for fall.

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There will likely be features not shown for both the iPhone 5S and new iPads. I for one love the new design and functionality. It is not only beautiful, but looks to add more functionality without adding gimmicks or complexity. Apple has defiantly maintained its OS superiority with this.

 

I like a lot of it also, but it seems very much a mish-mash to me.  

 

Most of it is interesting, different, original and quite attractive but here and there there are stunning "uglies" (Safari icon for one), and parts of it look very cluttered and sort of "last minute" design.  

 

Even the beautiful parts are worrisome however in that it seems very strongly derivative of other operating systems particularly Windows Phone.  I know everyone copies everyone else, but for a company that has built it's reputation on the assertion that all Microsoft can do is copy Apple's original ideas, to take such a large helping of ideas for iOS 7 straight from Redmond is both surprising and a bit two-faced.  Other parts are clearly copies of WebOS or Android.  

 

It's also full of gimmicky things that you wouldn't expect Apple to do like the 3D background effect and the silly multi-tasking previews.  I would have bet money that they wouldn't "go there" as the feature adds no real utility while using up screen real estate.  

 

I know I will get pilloried for saying it, but IMO Apple really is (at least partially), losing it's touch it seems.  

 

I mean the only proof of that you need is the term ... "OS X Mavericks."  

post #123 of 411

Earlier this month I mentioned that I wasn't sold on whether or not Ive in charge of the user experience would be positive.  I think that has been answered now, and I think the answer is that it was a good move to make.  In contrast to what the press wanted to make of it, the design is simpler, not flatter.  No square icons, in contrast to the wonks predicting it, and no absolute banning of texture, just a very refined use of it.

 

Although I don't like some aspects (game center, in particular, is just a new kind of awful IMO), overall I like it and think it is promising.

post #124 of 411
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It is flat in plenty of ways.  It's certainly flatter than it used to be.  The design doesn't have to be completely flat in order to have elements of flat design.  I think you're hung up on some absurd idea that there is only one way to do things within any artistic style.  Contrary to that, there were many painters who used the realist style, the impressionist style, and the expressionist style but you can still easily tell two painters apart if you're familiar with art.

 

It is not "flat" (notice the quotes) in the sense that many people were predicting it to be. For instance, I think it's foolish to lump it in with Windows and Gmail's design cues.

 

Basically, what was removed was gloss and skeuomorphism and was replaced with an emphasis with being "clean". You'll notice the word "flat" was never uttered.

post #125 of 411

Love it, was a little nervous before it started. And seriously there is no windows 8 in this, where is that coming from?

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Waiting for some idiot to talk about multitasking as if iOS just added it - it's been there all along, all Apple had to do was "flip a switch" to activate it.

Apple withheld a valuable feature until now, in some rude form of planned obsolescence?

 

Please.  Give them a little more credit.

post #127 of 411
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Ooh can't wait to replay that.

 

Be sure to check out the camera when Phil Schiller said "Apple can't innovate, my ass."

 

Camera pans to Woz a few seconds later LMAO.

 

Epic

post #128 of 411
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It is not "flat" (notice the quotes) in the sense that many people were predicting it to be. For instance, I think it's foolish to lump it in with Windows and Gmail's design cues.

 

Basically, what was removed was gloss and skeuomorphism and was replaced with an emphasis with being "clean". You'll notice the word "flat" was never uttered.

 

I don't care what word they used to describe it on stage.  It's very much clean, non-glossy, lacking in skeuomorphism, and bright.  But it's also flat.

post #129 of 411
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I watched the keynote on my big-screen (via Apple TV).  love, Love, LOVE the fact that Apple is finally simplifying and basically cleaning up the interface.  Really like 1) Control Center, 2) the fact that a group can have multiple "pages" to hold more than 12 apps, 3) auto-updating apps, and 4) the new left-to-right gesture and all that it will bring.  Just looks like a great update to me.  Anxiously waiting for fall.

I watched on a very big screen via Apple TV too, perfect.

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post #130 of 411
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Well, you're a troll and whining about it on an Apple site. There's the outrage. Shut up and go away.

 

Outrage is bad for your health. Hopefully the troll brigade's frothing derangement will speed their release from their unhappy lives.

 

If they want to be among friends, they can wander over to CNET, where Apple and Apple owners are blamed for 9/11 and the holocaust.

post #131 of 411
It seems iOS 7 was tailored for the white iPhone.. Too much white in too many places..
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post #133 of 411
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Wow, lots of mixed opinions in my head. Some bits looks really nice, other bits looks awful. Sadly a lot of it also looks stolen from Win Phone and Android.

 

What was stolen? Be specific with images.

post #134 of 411
That might just sell a lot of white phones....
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Why pastel colors? As an adult, I was hoping for something more sophisticated and less like a ~$500 coloring book. I'll wait and see how this looks in person.

In the meantime...Kids will love it!

Because they used pastel backgrounds. It looks like the coloring basically draws from the wallpaper.
post #136 of 411
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I don't care what word they used to describe it on stage.  It's very much clean, non-glossy, lacking in skeuomorphism, and bright.  But it's also flat.

 

I respectfully disagree.  Windows 8 is flat.  IOS7 is refined, and clean, but it has depth.  It is subtle, but for example, icons do have a drop shadow.  There is very minimalistic use of texture.  There are still organic shapes.  There is depth in the layering of elements.  Personally, I think it is thoughtful and very well done.  I think there are some aspects that some people will really have to get used to.  But overall, I think it is an improvement.

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Be sure to check out the camera when Phil Schiller said "Apple can't innovate, my ass."

 

Camera pans to Woz a few seconds later LMAO.

 

Epic

Already in conversation with a pro user (cinematography) who wanted a bigger tower with more internal expansion. Claiming form over function. His need though, was for about 11 boards.

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post #138 of 411
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Well, it's nice to know we're not allowed to not like it.

 

You're allowed to not like it. But you've gone beyond that and have posted incorrect info, calling it a watered-down Windows Phone, when that's asinine as they look nothing alike.

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Already in conversation with a pro user (cinematography) who wanted a bigger tower with more internal expansion. Claiming form over function. His need though, was for about 11 boards.

 

I think the design choice for Apple was to rely on Thunderbolt for the kinds of stuff you are talking about.  We'll see if that flies.

post #140 of 411

Five days until my 10th anniversary on AI and now, 1000 posts. :) Apple is in good shape!

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post #141 of 411
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Still no customized home screen.  Still no widgets.  meh

Customizable in what way? I can rearange the homescreen to exactly fit my workflow style now, use a background graphic of my own choosing as well.

 

"widgets"? Couldn't care less. Every device I have that has that capability I never use it. What would (or do) you use widgets for?

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I disagree. I think much effort has been invested in unifying the look across the core apps, which is more important than what the new look is.

Couldn't agree more. The biggest problem before was the inconsistent UI. Ive alluded to that too.

As an aside, does Ive really exist? We only see him in videos and never on stage.
post #143 of 411

I have mixed feelings. It looks to me to suffer from some of the same problems as Windows Phone. Some of the screens look messy and visually ambiguous because they're too flat and not differentiated. If you look at Apple's website, make sure you look at it on a retina display. It looks absolutely awful on non-retina displays, but much better if you open it on a retina iPad. The icons look terrible regardless. Like clip art. Some stuff, like the weather app and the parallax, are beautiful. The transparency reminds me of Aero Glass, which I found ugly. I think this is something I'm going to really need to see in person to appreciate.

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Looks disgusting. Dayglo saturated colours and busy icons. Oh dear

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Not keen on this new design...

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Still no customized home screen.  Still no widgets.  meh

4 posts, 3 posts, 2 posts from the above 3 users...

Looks like the roller derby bus has arrived and unloaded a team of new trolls...

I can hardly wait for "Big Red" to "Jam the Pack"!

And get hit in the nuts by Ann Calvello.
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Already in conversation with a pro user (cinematography) who wanted a bigger tower with more internal expansion. Claiming form over function. His need though, was for about 11 boards.

 

It's a beauty, but way more computer than I'll ever need.  Interesting they went with a cylinder shape, though. 

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It's a beauty, but way more computer than I'll ever need.  Interesting they went with a cylinder shape, though. 
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post #147 of 411
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It wasn't full multitasking until iOS 7...  It's different now.  It sucked before.  Now it doesn't suck.

 

This is a logical fallacy.  

 

Just because it is "different" now (or even "better"), it doesn't actually follow that it "sucked" previously.  

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It seems iOS 7 was tailored for the white iPhone.. Too much white in too many places..

In a somewaht different way I had a similar reaction, curious at least how it will look with my slate 5. though come September that might be moot anyway eh?

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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post
I wonder if there can be a more modern representation of "phone" than the handset of an old Bakelite phone.

 

Sure, an iPhone, since it has superseded all other metaphors for what a "phone" is in the modern world.

 

Of course, the problem there is one of recursion. Apple will have to make the Retina-Within-A-Retina-Within-A-Retina display to show the icon properly, since it will just be iPhones all the way down.


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Come off it.


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Well, it's nice to know we're not allowed to not like it.

 

At least you're up to speed, troll.


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It's different now.  It sucked before.  Now it doesn't suck.

 

Nice to know that you just keep trolling. Also, the standard Seel O' Quabity:

 

 

Oh, and one more thing… the new UI function swipe from the left edge? SUCK IT, LARGE SCREENS. Apple specifically put this feature in the OS; they won't be making an iPhone you can't use with a single hand. BA HA HA HA HA!

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post #150 of 411
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Couldn't agree more. The biggest problem before was the inconsistent UI. Ive alluded to that too.

As an aside, does Ive really exist? We only see him in videos and never on stage.

 

 

Yes, he was there.  Sat 2 seats away from the guy who invented the internet.  Gore. 

post #151 of 411

This is a hit!

 

Android looks even cheaper now, and project butter is nothing compared to Apple already speeding up a fast OS.  

 

Also a lot of people still haven't gotten their head around the new changes yet and are being critical - like with the launch of iPad (Big iPod Touch/Feminine Product), iPod (Not a Nomad), MacBook AIR (Not a Cheap Netbook).  

 

I think that means iOS7 is going to be a success.  

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Love it, was a little nervous before it started. And seriously there is no windows 8 in this, where is that coming from?

Misery loves company.

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This is a logical fallacy.  

 

Just because it is "different" now (or even "better"), it doesn't actually follow that it "sucked" previously.  

 

There was no logical fallacy because I was stating my opinion of it before and after.

post #154 of 411
My God! iOS7 design/layout seems very bad!!! No!! >< This cant ve happening! Looks like the design was inspired by Android and especially Windows phone. That is NOT OK Apple *cries*.
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My God! iOS7 design/layout seems very bad!!! No!! >< This cant ve happening! Looks like the design was inspired by Android and especially Windows phone. That is NOT OK Apple *cries*.

 

lol. That's all you deserve.

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Enough, Tallest, enough. You think you are just a smartass who can yes-man anything Apple does and no one else can say otherwise! Very unbiased for an admin!
 


Is that so? How much can you say about anything on design then, while representing the "mainstream public"?! This is the mainstream public speaking up. The average guy who buys most of the iPhones and iPads for their simple, easy to use, beautiful UI. Unlike the self-defined 'critics', 'fans', 'experts' and other crappers out here. Respect the various opinions out there. To agree or not is a different matter.

No one needs a paper degree or portfolio to prove a sense of design. Any human being can.
 


Lol, racist. Cant say more. The Koreans say hi. Not.
 


And who cares more about that value anymore than you can.


Yes I am pissed at the UI. It's far from complete, and never what should be done in the first place. Not the entire UI, but most of it.

Icons, like Google Chrome? Way worse, who needs a retina display for seeing such crapple baby colored crayonish icons.

That shaky home screen? Wow all that showoff from Android finally made it here. Pure fancy and utterly useless in the end. Now we can get motion sickness anywhere we want too.

That bright red and maddening blue font in those apps? I am cracking my knuckles to beat the crap out of the guy who even thought this is 'clean' design and made it.

I am enraged, at the whole self decimation these guys can go to. All because they lost a dictator who could tell that crap is crap and only allow the best to come out.

RIP, Steve Jobs, again. Miss you.

(P.S. I became an iOS developer this February, and was connecting the dots looking backwards to see how that first hackintosh I used helped chart my course, to get an iMac and finally contributed to what I am. Damn, it was an awesome inspiration when I look back.

And then I saw these pieces of shit. Future's F***ing Crazy.)

 

You just became an iPhone dev this February and you're looking back to the good old days of when you had your first hackintosh?  Please continue inspiring us.

post #157 of 411

Looks all space-age...confirms to me that Ive had a hand in the design of Apples new campus, too ;-)
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My God! iOS7 design/layout seems very bad!!! No!! >< This cant ve happening! Looks like the design was inspired by Android and especially Windows phone. That is NOT OK Apple *cries*.

Yikes, don't get your unicorn sticker collection wet from all those tears. 

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Originally Posted by spacerays View Post
Enough, Tallest, enough. You think you are just a smartass who can yes-man anything Apple does and no one else can say otherwise! Very unbiased for an admin!

 

lol. I dislike quite a bit of what they did today. I liked more than that, though.


Lol, racist. Cant say more. The Koreans say hi. Not.

 

Okay, so you don't have a flipping clue where Samsung comes from. That's now clear. 


…crapple…

 

Shut up and get off this website. Thanks for invalidating your "opinions".

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iOS 7

As you move an iPhone in your hand, a new parallax feature will actually move the wallpaper in the background, allowing users to "see behind" the icons on their home screen.
 

Parallax-tschmarallax...

Is it just me, or the Clock app's icon becomes really-really-really capable of showing us the current local time by the 7th major release of the iOS?

Is this thrillingly innovative feature opened to little 3rd-party devs?

 

We'll see what all those translucencies look like on black iPhones...  

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