Side by side - iOS6 v. iOS7 - icons

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alan Browne, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    See this link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nielsboey/9024109783/lightbox/

    I think most of the new icons are fine, and often better than the older
    ones.

    But the following new ones aren't all that representative of what
    they're supposed to represent (IMO).

    Photos. (Why is the "NBC"-like symbol supposed to be "photos"?)

    Safari: Safari has used this for a long time with no good reason.

    App Store: (It's always been a horribly awful icon - this v. is just
    a simpler v. of an awful icon)

    Game Center: The new one is useless. (Not that I use game center).
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 14, 2013
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  2. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    when safari came out, apple explained that to guide you through the
    wilderness that is the internet, you would need a compass, thus its
    icon.
     
    Guest, Jun 14, 2013
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  3. Why is a sunflower supposed to be photos? I guess that the new symbol is
    supposed to represent a color palette.
    If you're on a safari, you probably need a compass to let you know which
    way you're going. It's a bit of a stretch, but it is a play on the name of
    the app.
    The "A" is made up of a pen, brush, and ruler; three items used to create
    documents in the 3D world. They could have done worse. Note that they use
    the same icon embossed on the Applications folder in OS X.
    I don't understand it either.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 14, 2013
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  4. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    Why is a sunflower supposed to be photos? I guess that the new symbol is
    supposed to represent a color palette.[/QUOTE]

    the current photos icon is a flower, which never made any sense either,
    except maybe for those who take photos of flowers.
    that's actually apple's reason.
     
    Guest, Jun 14, 2013
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  5. the current photos icon is a flower, which never made any sense either,
    except maybe for those who take photos of flowers.[/QUOTE]

    That's what I said.
    That's what I said.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 14, 2013
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  6. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    The origins of the Safari compass lie in Netscape Navigator. That
    browser created the metaphor for navigating the web.
     
    Savageduck, Jun 14, 2013
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  7. Alan Browne

    Jon Guest

    I think the new look is appalling, it wasn't broke and certainly didn't
    need fixing!
     
    Jon, Jun 15, 2013
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  8. Alan Browne

    Bread Guest

    To each his own. I think it's almost uniformly very much better. I
    generally agree with Alan's caveats above. If Safari is going to have
    a compass as its icon, then the compass should have, well, crap, that
    doesn't make any sense.

    Otherwise, they are all easier to distinguish than before.

    If Apple's going to insist that we navigate by eyeballing a grid of
    icons (which, frankly, is rather absurdly stupid if you ask me), at
    least the icons should be as obvious and distinguishable as possible.

    Grids of icons are great when one has, say, 10 things. When one has
    100, though, it's preposterous. except for the front screen on my iOS
    device (where I carefully put only the things I use almost all the
    time), it's easier for me to find things by switching to find and
    typing a couple of characters. How freaking hard would it be to have
    an alternate view which is an alphabetical list?
     
    Bread, Jun 15, 2013
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  9. Alan Browne

    George Kerby Guest

    It is a graphic representation of a flower, not the peacock.
    ??? I guess the weatherapp icon is fine with you.
    I will have to agree with you there. That IS an AWFUL icon that represents
    absolutely nothing. And the 'Game Center' is useless as well.
     
    George Kerby, Jun 15, 2013
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  10. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    some of it did need fixing. the previous versions went overboard with
    the leather and felt.

    unfortunately, they went way too far in the other direction.
     
    Guest, Jun 15, 2013
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  11. Alan Browne

    George Kerby Guest

    If the new one is a compass icon, what the hell happened to the compass
    part? All that is there is a bar - no representation of giving a 'direction'
    at all...
     
    George Kerby, Jun 15, 2013
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  12. Alan Browne

    George Kerby Guest

    The world of pastels and flatness is becoming in vogue, I guess...
     
    George Kerby, Jun 15, 2013
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  13. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Photography is about capturing light and images, colour palettes apply
    to many other endeavours from fine arts to wallpaper. The icon does not
    indicate "photographs".

    I got it a long time ago. It's still the wrong icon for a browser - not
    that Chrome or Firefox' icons are better, so why try ...?
    I don't really need a code breaker.
    Not much.

    No shit? Like I missed that shitty icon too?
    Michelle, Michelle, Michelle - we've agreed twice on something in the
    same calendar month. I have a stable relationship with a beautiful,
    sensitive woman and I just don't have room in my life for another.
    Sorry, it's just the way things are. So I'd be much more comfortable if
    we could just hurl insults at each other even when in agreement.
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 15, 2013
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  14. Alan Browne

    hounslow3 Guest

    the current photos icon is a flower, which never made any sense either,
    except maybe for those who take photos of flowers.[/QUOTE]

    I do, on occasion.
     
    hounslow3, Jun 15, 2013
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  15. Alan Browne

    hounslow3 Guest

    Have to agree with you on that one.
    Wait and see?
     
    hounslow3, Jun 15, 2013
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  16. Don't forget that I'm a lesbian; any relationship would be purely platonic.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 15, 2013
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  17. Alan Browne

    JF Mezei Guest


    So, if Allan Browne were to become Alanis Browne, you would then be able
    to date her ? :)
     
    JF Mezei, Jun 15, 2013
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  18. Alan Browne

    Wes Groleau Guest

    It is the perfect icon: useless to represent useless.
     
    Wes Groleau, Jun 15, 2013
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  19. Alan Browne

    David Taylor Guest

    On 15/06/2013 00:43, George Kerby wrote:
    []
    Apple copying Microsoft (Windows-8)?
     
    David Taylor, Jun 15, 2013
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  20. Alan Browne

    badgolferman Guest

    It looks like somebody had to justify their job and come up with
    something new.
     
    badgolferman, Jun 15, 2013
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