Originally Posted by cabassi
To quote Apple's recent "Designed by Apple in California" video (http://www.apple.com/designed-by-apple/
"The first thing we ask is, what do we want people to feel? ....then we begin to craft around our intention."
Well, I'm a longtime Apple fan. I love Apple products. I love their philosophy of minimalism, elegance, and delighting their customers.
And I think iOS 7 is damn ugly! What I feel when I look at it, and especially its icons, is BLECH!!
Do you have iOS 7 installed on any of your iDevices and are you using it on a daily basis?
The reason I ask is that my first impression on seeing it was similar to yours.
But after using it, I like the UI -- is is much more intuitive, more forgiving and more powerful -- in one stroke,
For example, take the "slide to unlock" control:
In iOS 6 and earlier, you have to position a thumb or finger on the control and slide it to the right, while pretty much dragging the finger on the control. This is kind of unwieldy -- especially for one-handed operation -- it may even force you to re-grip the device.
In iOS 7, there is no control -- rather the whole screen is the control. You merely flick [almost] anywhere on the screen in a general left-to-right direction. This is so much easier than iOS 6!
And, the " > slide to unlock " presentation subtly indicates that the whole screen is the control.
Now, that's an improvement!