8 posts tagged ui
See? Jony Ive loves black and white.
Don’t get too much excited over a complete and major new UI for iOS 7. Apple has its own definition of “major new release”. Think of iOS 7 as an evolution, not a revolution. And you’ll thank me later.
So Jony Ive is now responsible for everything that a user see… and touch. So rumors are saying that he now sit on iOS design meetings in order to offer and give advices.
Design is one example of the increased “collaboration across hardware, software and services” that Apple said it was aiming for when Cook pushed senior vice president and mobile software chief Scott Forstall out of the company last year.
So we could expect Apple to take a very global approach with how they design not only their hardware but the software that runs on it. I find it so much surprising for a company where integration is such a big mantra that they didn’t up to now really care to blend the hardware with software in order to perfect this notion of complete integration.
Left, old Podcasts app. Right updated version.
I do prefer the updated Podcasts app that Apple released yesterday. The Now Playing view is much more consistent with the rest of Apple apps (Music.app).
Is this a sign of things to come on iOS 7?
Jessica E. Lessin for WSJ:
Some suggested that in Apple’s next mobile operating system, Ive is pushing a more “flat design” that is starker and simpler, according to developers who have spoken to Apple employees but didn’t have further details. Overall, they expect any changes to be pretty conservative. For the past few years, Apple has unveiled versions of its mobile operating system in the summer.
This is all in-line with a couple of whispers I’ve heard. There will be some fairly significant changes to the design within some key apps and system-level elements, but overall, don’t expect a hugely different iOS.
Apple could be testing the water by sending a few updated apps and see people reactions…
Late last October, iOS VP Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive assumed the role of human interface manager across the entire company — including iOS, which some feel is in major need of a design refresh.
OK ladies and gentlemen, things are starting to move now! Hang on! I don’t expect a revolution but an evolution.
There is so many little and less little things that need to be fixed in iOS. Less than perfect on screen typing, iOS inter applications information sharing, iCloud file system (or lack of), iCloud desktop experience, discoverability in all online stores, Maps, Siri, etc. Follow the link for more on this subject.