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July 10, 2012

What’s changed in iOS 6

Filed under: Apple,Interfaces,iOS,Mobile — admin @ 9:27 am

Jurajivan has put some slides together showing what’s changed in the iOS 6 user interface.

I haven’t yet interacted with the new OS so can only go on the screenshots in this deck (and from elsewhere around the interweb) but this feels like a Marmite update to me: there are aspects that I love (the revamped bottom tab bar treatment) and aspects that I hate (the top menu bar taking the colour of whatever app is open).

Something else that struck me as I browsed these slides is that iOS seems to be going away from the shiny style UI that’s been present since it’s inception and moving towards a more subtle gradient approach, just like Mac OS X did. Mac OS X 10.1 was uber shiny, whereas 10.8 has a much subtler look.

If this is the direction iOS is moving in, I wholeheartedly approve.

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