iOS design poll shows users strongly favor iOS 7

iOS design poll shows users strongly favor iOS 7
When Apple first announced iOS 7 and showed off the new design, there was a pretty big backlash amongst designers and average users alike. But, either people are getting used to the new look, or the initial response was simply a mixture of Apple-hate and change-hate, because a new design poll is showing that users strongly favor the look of iOS 7.

The poll has been put together by users using Input Factory's Polar app, which has put together side-by-side questions of iOS 6 vs iOS 7 design elements and is asking which one users prefer. The poll goes through a number of elements from on-off switches to notifications to sliders, menu icons and more. In almost every head-to-head matchup iOS 7 isn't just beating iOS 6, but winning handily. Most of the polls have iOS 7 winning by at least a 3-to-1 margin

The site goes on to give basic yes-or-no polls for various iOS 7 design elements, and again most of the elements do get good marks from users. It's hard to say how much stock to put into these polls, but it is certainly an interesting turnaround from the early reactions.

source: Input Factory via BGR

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71 Comments

1. fanboylemonkiller

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

i think most of the apps and games for ios 7 that uses ios 6 icons wont fit in!

6. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Of course people will like it... they copied Android and Windows. Besides iOS is old and boring so any upgrade is better.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Stop and think about how much Android copied from iOS before you go throwing that around. Android was a BlackBerry ripoff before Google started ripping features from the iPhone and predecessors to the iPhone. Almost nothing Android does is new or original. WM, iOS, and MeeGo/Symbian provide the basis for modern Android.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17465; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And we've been hearing about what an awful thing that is for years now. Suddenly, when Apple releases an entirely new design that is 100% copied from other sources, and copying is OK. That's hypocrisy.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm not saying anyone is right for claiming so, but in the same way, nobody has any moral high ground to call "copycat." Yes, even Windows Phone has derivative features.

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

just say that everyone copied from everyone and there's nothing we the consumer can't do bout it when it comes too law suits

42. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The keyboardless form factor wasn't invented by apple either, but whatever. It isn't as if a palm lifedrive had that same form factor, and there was an android prototype form factor that was full screen.

58. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i think android was a complete copy of symbian remember

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Android was inspired by iOS, deny it all you want. Even project butter was instituted to smooth and polish in iOS fashion. That's not a bad thing either, all these OS's were inspired by iOS, after it set the mobile industry on its ear in 07'. Apple did get comfy, and cozy allowing others, namely android to catch up and pass it in some areas. Now apples back to work, and the best is yet to come.

28. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

And you are saying iOS is completely original?, wasn't inspired by anyone?, just popped out of thin air?, bravo blind iSh33p, you do realise there was smartphones with grid icons, touch gesture controls, app/game store, and whole other services before the iPhone right? Apple copied just about eveyone and put together a phone to call it the iPhone ...your kind of idiotic comments makes people hate Apple even more. The phone revolution was gonna happen inevitably with or without Apple, they just happen to come out at the right time to claim glory, nothing Apple does is original, get over it....

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was never under it, I'm not an idiot or sh€€p either. I never said iOS wasn't inspired, I clearly said android was iOS inspired. I also don't give a rats a$$ how much people hate apple, I love em. Good day to you

46. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

+ one Bootutu

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Truer words have never been spoken. People forget that android was inspired by iOS. They also forget that android is based on Linux.

53. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Yes, I'm pretty sure people forget Android was inspired by iOS because that is an absolute falsehood. Android was first designed in 2003, four years before Apple announced the iPhone and iOS. I'm pretty sure no one that is this involved in mobile industry to be on Phone Arena daily and commenting doesn't know Android is Linux based.I'm pretty sure some can even name the Linux kernel it's modeled after, Apache. You're precious company didn't inspire Andy Rubin and his team to create the OS, nor did Google create it to rival Apple. Google didn't even purchase the company until two years into design process.Mind you, two full years still before Apple had announced anything. What blind Apple followers seem to forget is that at its core, iOS is Unix based. A simple application launcher. Nothing more. Not a true operating system. A simple product for simple minded people.

44. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

The first Android version, i.e. Android 1.0 was even code-named Apple Pie!

66. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I dont get how you can say Project butter was iOS inspired...Because you want a smooth OS, means you want it to be like iOS....really? They just wanted to smooth some things out...You make it sound like nothing was smooth untill iOS. I stand by the only thing apple did was use a capacitive (spelling?) screen correctly. For that i respect them. But even the app store...is just linux software center remade, and same with googles. But google doesn't tout their crap around like their god for making it. Everything's (besides MS) made and based off Unix....EVERYONE respect and give Unix the appreciation is deserves.

33. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Fandroid :\

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

95% of app developers are working to update for iOS 7, so I'm sure the icons will be changed to fit.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Will-slow-iOS-updaters-face-app-compatibility-issues-52-of-devs-will-require-iOS-7_id46186

11. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

the blurry frosty glass transparency look is dizzying and the colors are straight out of a bad Android theme. I call BS on this, Apple had one thing going familiarity and ease of use, people don't like change, and this is the ugliest change I have ever seen. iOS7 will hurt apple, just like a plastic iPhone will and the fact that Apple has no identity without Jobs. At least under Jobs they stood for quality, now they stand for what, flashy, cheap and oh so mediocre?

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just change your name to "ihateapplesodamnmuchithurtsmypartsI'dliketoperson​allybreakeveryiPhonethatseverbeenmadeandkickTimCoo​ksbutt"

19. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

sure no sith, soon as you change yours to iamaaplleyesmaniloveappleandsupporteverythingtheyd​oeventhoughdeepdowniknowitsmediocreijustlovethemia​mnotsurewhy

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

K I'll go to the Las Vegas office of vital statistics, and do it tomorrow. Not a sith either

22. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

DarkJedi, you ever seen my Hitler rants parody?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvPlAyTG4ik you watch that and tell me that isn't a well thought out thrashing!!!

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll check it in a sec. Honestly.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At 00:56 everyone with android phones get out now hilarious. Only like 3-4 people left, very creative but over the top. You do have talent dude

27. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

thanks, lol, i always that that vid would of done better actually. I mean I took Jobs "Vow to destroy Android" quote and twisted it so beautifully in that parody. iThink my fav line was "Lost to Microsoft in WWi and losing to Google in WWii" lol

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I loved it, once again you're very talented. Are you a film student, or something? Your vid was flawless dude. Guys click his link fanboy or not, the vid is funny and well done.

38. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Nope, that all was inspired by Steve Job's ridiculous "vow to destroy Android if it costs me 40billion of Apples money" quote. I mean that guy was great and passionate but that quote rubbed me wrong. When I came up with it, the funniest Hitler rant at the time was Hitler banned from Xbox Live. I also did a less funny Steve you really didn't invent anything vid that is linked to that parody in the vid response section.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great work, I just watched again. "Target every f'ing nuke at google rite now" classic dude. I'm still not a sith either lol.

41. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Did you notice my Star Wars quotes? 2 of them, in fact, all my quotes are referenced in the description section of the video :)

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