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#1 ACTIONpack

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 23:48

I really like the look of iOS 7 when they show it off Macworld but when you see it in person, I had a different thought about it. It looks like a toy phone now. Anyone had that same thought?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 23:53

It grows on you.  First reaction might not be that good but once you start to use the new multitasking and notifications you realise that it's actually quite smooth.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 23:54

It's alright. Reminds me of Metro/ModernUI. I basically like it. I think it's an improvement. Just not a whole lot to it on the surface other than flatness and more minimalist which is the trend.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 23:56

I really like the look of iOS 7 when they show it off Macworld but when you see it in person, I had a different thought about it. It looks like a toy phone now. Anyone had that same thought?

 

Yeah buddy, exactly my thoughts after playing around with it. I mean overall i've had a great experience with iOS 7, but it definitely looks like a toy



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 23:59

At least it's waterproof, that's pretty awesome.

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:05

Yeah buddy, exactly my thoughts after playing around with it. I mean overall i've had a great experience with iOS 7, but it definitely looks like a toy

It's the flatness.

 

If you merely rely on appearances in Xcode (as I did before today), iOS 7 on non-Retina displays looks so flat that it's nearly lifeless; the flatness is actually MORE obvious in person (I saw an iPhone 4 running iOS 7 GM today in person - the iPhone 4 does NOT have a Retina display by default).  Does the iPhone 5c have a Retina display, even as an option?  What is the standard display of the 5s?  That's going to be the REAL measure of iOS 7 acceptance on new iDevices - sales on the less-expensive non-Retina hardware.  And I mention the nearly-lifeless aspect  is compared to previous versions of iOS, and specifically iOS 6.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:12

It's the flatness.

 

If you merely rely on appearances in Xcode (as I did before today), iOS 7 on non-Retina displays looks so flat that it's nearly lifeless; the flatness is actually MORE obvious in person (I saw an iPhone 4 running iOS 7 GM today in person - the iPhone 4 does NOT have a Retina display by default).  Does the iPhone 5c have a Retina display, even as an option?  What is the standard display of the 5s?  That's going to be the REAL measure of iOS 7 acceptance on new iDevices - sales on the less-expensive non-Retina hardware.  And I mention the nearly-lifeless aspect  is compared to previous versions of iOS, and specifically iOS 6.

 

Fairly sure the iPhone 4 has a retina display.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:11

It's the flatness.

 

If you merely rely on appearances in Xcode (as I did before today), iOS 7 on non-Retina displays looks so flat that it's nearly lifeless; the flatness is actually MORE obvious in person (I saw an iPhone 4 running iOS 7 GM today in person - the iPhone 4 does NOT have a Retina display by default).  Does the iPhone 5c have a Retina display, even as an option?  What is the standard display of the 5s?  That's going to be the REAL measure of iOS 7 acceptance on new iDevices - sales on the less-expensive non-Retina hardware.  And I mention the nearly-lifeless aspect  is compared to previous versions of iOS, and specifically iOS 6.

What? Every iPhone since the 4 has had a Retina Display. The only non retina devices to support iOS 7 are ipad 2 and mini.....



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:16

Can someone show me a pic of what's so different? The pic I saw looked very similar to the 5.1.1 version i'm using now. How is using it so different, don't you still just swipe and click on icons?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:17

Can someone show me a pic of what's so different? The pic I saw looked very similar to the 5.1.1 version i'm using now. How is using it so different, don't you still just swipe and click on icons?

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#11 NightScreams

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:22

chAos972, on 25 Sept 2013 - 20:17, said:

I'm not seeing the difference. I see some icons that are shaped like before. click n play. They added some features. Everyone else is acting like this is the difference between the Vista start menu and the Metro full screen UI. That's what i'm asking about...whats the complaint? Does it not feel right, does the UI flip upside down and come at you in 3d or what?



#12 Tony.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:26

We still seriously throwing the word 'Retina' around?



#13 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:45

We still seriously throwing the word 'Retina' around?

 

Actually, yes, as a designer, there's a difference in how icons are designed to suit @2x.



#14 Gaara sama

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:56

can't stand io7 look for girls 



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:01

I thought it looked like a toy before. I like most of the UI changes, but I hate the new icons.





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