Samsung made it before Apple. They came out with a smartwatch before Apple. Did they succeed? For once they don’t copy Apple. They are in the front seat and they drive. Is this an innovative product? Will it become a game changer?
It seems that the tech press isn’t impressed. I’m not. John Gruber has this to say:
About the best you could expect from Samsung without having anything to copy from Apple: overpriced, ugly, laggy UI, terrible battery life, dubious utility.
So according to Andreas Goeldi of Pixability the frosting effect in iOS 7’s Control Center is a sign of the lack of innovation from Apple. Just like Windows Vista was a sign of fading innovation from Microsoft. What you do next? You switch to Samsung and Android because this is where you find innovations theses days.
This kind of reasoning is just blatantly stupid. If you do base the choice of your smartphone on what you think is innovation, then you better know what is called real innovation.
Be designing iOS 7’s Control Center, Apple doesn’t try to be innovative. It just try to make iOS 7 more coherent. As a whole, I call this good design or the intention of good design.
I’m afraid of those innovations on the Android camp which tend to clutter the user experience with a feature or two that I’ll use only to impress my friends.
Marketing people aren’t designers.
An iOS user.
Reading The Next Web article today, we get a better idea of what is going on @ Apple with iOS 7 design.
many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple’s marketing and communications department, not the app design teams
Now I understand why the homescreen is currently a visual mess.
It’s also clear from what we’ve seen and heard that what we’re seeing of iOS 7 right now is a ‘mid stride’ snapshot. The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’
This is encouraging to know. That was my expectation that we will in fact see a lot of refinements between iOS 7 beta releases.
What is more troubling is the fact that Jony Ive couldn’t trust the current visual designers to renew themselves and create something really new. This is a mistake. And this may explain why there is so few references to iOS 6 older design within iOS 7.