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‘Jony Ive Redesigns Things’ mocks Apple’s design chief efforts in iOS 7

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‘Jony Ive Redesigns Things’ mocks Apple’s design chief efforts in iOS 7
Apple’s iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone launched nearly 6 years ago and it introduces a nearly complete overhaul to the whole design of the platform. Some things look good, but others like the icons have raised a lot of eyebrows.

We are all in for simplicity, but this seems to be taking it a bit too far, and the end results looks more childish, unfinished rather than modern. And looking at the mix of new icons one trend seems to materialize - Jony Ive just loves gradients.

How much? Should we say enough to redesign his own passport photo? Some people had fun imagining what would different things look like if Jony Ive redesigned them as he did with iOS 7. Hit the source link below to see how crazy things can get.


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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:07 22

1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I do agree the UI, especially the icons. look a bit cartoonish.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:45 1

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5719; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Gradients have replaced skeuomorphism (or however it is spelled). I really hope we aren't in for 6 years of gradients. :-(

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 11:26 3

33. SleepingOz (unregistered)


But I think ifans like the new Android/MIUI wannabe on acid.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 11:53 2

34. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


MIUI !!!!!!!! thats right ..... i knew i had seen it somewhere!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:00

35. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


altuough most of ios7 has been "innovated" from somewhere

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:58 6

20. Seymur (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Now I can agree that iPhone is toy. Tim Cook is stupid.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:02 2

30. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


At least the iPad is synonymous with kids toy to me. I have seen a lot of occasions where a kid is bugging his parent to let him play with the iPad.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 17:01 3

36. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


It looks Gayish.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 20:35

39. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6373; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


not too mention the picture with Nicki Minaj in there

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:08 5

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Hippy" days are back!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:16 1

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Not necessarily a bad thing if done right... Japanese girls' hippy-like and unique fashion is nice to me.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:27 1

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2700; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It's nice but suits only for Japanese.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:41 1

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


But this is American stuff for American minds for American hands.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:15 17

3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Photo of Nicki Minaj is freaking me out.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:20 6

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


They should have put a photo of Psy, not Nicki Minaj.

Apple have a bad taste!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:42

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


PSY still bad...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:44 3

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


PSY isn't bad, PSY is awesome! He's a mother father Gentleman! :D

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:13 1

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Gangnam Sh*t is over-rated!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:56 2

29. Randz (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 May 2013)


i cant help but notice Nicki Minaj hahaha the only thing nice to her is her ass, nothing else....lol

Btw i kinda like IOS 7, its simple, elegant and flawless xcept for some icons.....

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 20:35

40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6373; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I prefer LIL KIM over Nicki Minaj

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:17

5. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


and here i thought they would face less criticism if they finally changed the look of iOS. I personally like the new look. but LOL anyway. nicki minaj as the inspiration seems legit.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:19

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


well sure,but the chick looks better then home screen ui.and the monitor looks flavorful too,.ahaah()_()

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:19 4

7. SIGPRO (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


It looks like symbian os........ios7 is behind the market!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:26 2

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Apple claim that they put a lot of effort into iOS 7, but apart multitasking they have done nothing significant. Apart multitasking they have changed only "skin" of iOS 6 and I think that the new "skin" is totally fail, I think that iOS 6 user interface was better than new one. I think that Android OS is still better.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:35 4

12. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


After the preview of ios 7, British government might be thinking of taking the 'knighthood' away from Sir Johny Ive...........

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:52 5

18. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The settings icon looks like an oven burner...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:00 2

21. Sondae (Posts: 187; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


LOL Nicki Minaj not so good to compare.The design looks soft flat and girlish. Guys wont like it though.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:12 5

22. sennarose88 (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)


iOS 7: Designed for Nicki Minaj.

Gross. I'd pick the "designed for human" one.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:19

24. mottykels (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Is jony I've gay?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:23 2

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


How dare yo!!!???
It's Ma'am John Ive!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:06

31. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


At least the Maps icon doesn't have people driving off an overpass any longer.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 17:10 1

37. willard12 (Posts: 764; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Jong loves his pastel colors.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:49

38. roscuthiii (Posts: 1788; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I think Jony's played R.U.A. a little too much.

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