Concept for iOS 7 allows users to turn flat UI on or off
posted by Alan F. / May 16, 2013, 11:26 PM
Now, designer Ran Avni has come up with a concept that allows users to swap back and forth between the old skeumorphic ways of Forstall and Jobs, and the expected flat design said to be favored by Jony Ive. Avni's concept, which can be seen in the video below, allows the user to change the settings to turn on iFlat.
Don't expect this to show up on iOS 7. With the Samsung Galaxy S4 nipping at the Apple iPhone 5's heels, changing the UI is one of the things that Apple is doing to try to recapture the excitement that surrounded the introduction and launch of the original Apple iPhone back in 2007.
source: YouTube via RedmondPie
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wow, simple just got ugly. Look away, I'm hideous!
posted on May 16, 2013, 11:36 PM 32
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Apple is just trying to catch up with other platforms these days such as WP8 and Android. But Apple can't get there by any chance. Sorry
posted on May 16, 2013, 11:45 PM 17
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I mean just re read your comment AnTuTu. "Apple is just trying to catch up with other platforms these days such as WP8 and Android. But Apple can't get there by any chance. Sorry". It's more of a matter of what they won't do vs what they can't do. They're a giant tech company with literally billions, they can do whatever, but will they is the question. Your logic simply makes no sense at time, but I also understand that you really hate apple, and you're just trying as hard as you can to diss them, and get your green thumbs.
posted on May 17, 2013, 7:36 AM 6
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Actually darkkjedii is pretty on point with this. Apple can afford to do whatever it likes. It could make a 5" smartphone. It could add widgets. It could make multiple versions of the iPhone in a single year. What they don't do is of their choosing. Not sure why the guy is being down voted for stating what we all know. As for the concept iOS, I think this is another case of people misinterpreting what Jony means by "Flat." People are taking it as meaning non 3D imaging. That's not the case. He just isn't a fan of different portions of iOS looking so dramatically different than others. He wants to create a seemless iOS that doesn't have different levels. Think of it as having a house with different "themed" rooms. I agree, this concept is ugly and doesn't really do anything with iOS that isn't already there. Apple can't get away with that for another year and even Apple knows that. That's why we are hearing reports of a dramatically different (at least design wise) of iOS. The question is will it work or end up being Apple Maps on a far larger scale...
posted on May 17, 2013, 3:06 PM 1
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I doubt that Apple just go change all visual elements for flat versions of themselves. It makes no sense. I believe in a completely redesigned UI, with very few similarities with the current UI. Probably only the icons retain some similarity to the user instantly know what each one does.
posted on May 17, 2013, 9:23 AM 0
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Wow. Beside the function that allows users to switch the device on/off, now Apple expands their generosity so that we can get more access to the core of the device. That is called Innovation of Freedom. The question is: Will they allow us to switch on/off their CEO' s praise on their beloved brainchildren?
posted on May 16, 2013, 11:57 PM 0
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What's amazing is how many of you take the time to hate Apple. Did they beat you up as a kid and you just can move on or something? Tit for tat they make a better device, period. Their OS could use more options not unlike the drag down menu that Androids have, but their system works flawlessly in comparison to Android. They don't have malicious apps or apps that crash. Their OS is smooth and simple. Simply put, it works. Their build quality is second to none, and more stuff is available for iPhones. It's like Glock, so many shooters wanna bash Glock because they aren't as pretty or as cool looking as Sig or HK, but more people world wide choose them because like Apple, they simply work the best and you can get more s**t for them almost anywhere you go. Hate a child molester or something, quit taking the time to hate a successful American company (which hating America first seems to be all the rage).
posted on May 17, 2013, 12:33 AM 4
Sorry but stating there aren't any apps that crash on an iphone is stupid as hell. I have an iphone 4 and the phone itself and apps have crashed on numerous occasions. And you can't compare smartphones to guns. Guns have only one function, fire bullit. A smartphone has a lot more to offer than that and what model or OS you like depends on how you like to work with your smartphone. And why did you need to bring up that it is an american company? Google is american too. Like people wouldn't hate Apple if it were European or from other parts of the world
posted on May 19, 2013, 5:23 AM 0
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