With all the talk about the launch of iOS 7 and a modification to a flatter, less skeuomorphic design, we have been asking yourself how Apple would accomplish the step without losing quality. After all, a pretty user interface is not really any great to anyone if you can’t get it to do exactly what you desire.
Apple closed out their WWDC 2013 keynote with an introduction to iOS 7, and a big focus was on how it looks. We know Apple can make something look nice, but can a flatter design make iOS work better on your iPad?
A Move Away From Skeuomorphism
Skeuomorphism and flat design are terms thrown around a lot, and it’s a good concept to know what they imply. To break it down, skeuomorphic design, when utilized for computer systems and similar devices, lets you understand that a brand-new object is suggested to be utilized like an older item. The volume control looks like a speaker, it does not have to, however it makes a lot even more sense to the user if it does.
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Recently, Apple’s efforts at skeuomorphic design haven’t gone over well. Those of us who’ve actually never had a workdesk blotter, or in this new economy, a regular work desk, certainly recognized what Apple was choosing with the leather and paper iPad Calendar, but it’s not pertinent to how we take note of our day and looked dated to a lot of individuals.
Looking Toward iOS 7
Many have actually hoped that iOS 7 would save us from skeuomorphism, however those who were hoping for an entirely flat aim to the Home screen are going to be dissatisfied. It’s not all bad, though. Numerous of the default icons still have a slope background, however there’s no swoop of reflection implying 3D. Also gone are icon shadows, so that’s something to be happy about. The Home screen is not really completely 2D, however, as icons appear to drift above the wallpaper. There’s not an useful purpose to this as far as I can see, however it’s quite cool and reminds me of those 3D stickers I collected as a kid.
The brand-new Home display is better, with updated icons.
Taking an appearance at the brand-new House display in iOS, there’s a better palette for the default icons. For example, the Reminders app icon still suggests a list without really consisting of those awful checkmarks and lined paper from the old icon, and the Notes icon absolutely still evokes the concept of a legal pad but is now a basic white icon with a yellow strip at the top. Similar updates have been made to lots of icons, developing a cohesive look.
Apps That Look Better
I threw some shade in Calendar’s direction above, and rightly so. It’s been among the grosser looking apps on iOS, progressing past my distaste of brushed metal. The brand-new design of Calendar is kind of fantastic, gone is the ugly faux everything in favor of clean whites and brights. The same can be stated for Mail, Messages, and the other huge men.
Calendar looks miles better.
I might go on about the apps in iOS 7 all day, but the genuine rags to riches here is Game Center. I just disliked entering into Game Center and kind of pretended it was not there. That’s an ugly app, and I know they were trying for a card table aesthetic, but that’s just not exactly what I wish to look at when I am playing games with my buds. The make over is far more lively and bears no resemblance to the Game Center app of yore.
Game Center doesn’t look anything like it did in iOS 6.
One of the big brand-new functions is Control Center, and it’s where iOS 7 got the closest to exactly what I ‘d been hoping. The background has the effect of fogged glass, and there’s quick access to typically secondhand functions here. It makes much more of your iPad readily available with just a swipe.
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Coming to an iPad Near You
The design of an interface has to focus on clarity, which’s exactly what Apple was trying to do with all that leather and paper and green felt, however, let us just state it, they were doing it badly. With this brand-new variation of iOS, Apple goes a long means to making a simpler interface that works much better. Yes, there’s still a little skeuomorphism in that buttons and sliders appear like what they do, but this is the good kind of skeuomorphism.
Something to anticipate in iOS 7, simpleness and clarity.
iOS 7 is not really perfect, and there are those amongst us who’ll feel Apple did not go far enough in this update, but it’s a substantial visual change from exactly what we are utilized to. It might simply suffice to drag a few of us back from our third-party apps, however for that, Apple’s going to should follow up its enhanced form with matching feature. Apple’s guaranteed a Fall 2013 launch for iOS 7, so you can search for a more attractive UI quickly.