With the conference release of iOS 7 yesterday, there is much talk about it’s “flat design”. What is flat design? Designmodo has a nice article explaining the basics.


While I generally love flat design concepts, Apple really choked on some of the implementation – particularly the icon designs. Check out photos, newstand, game center, and settings below. Barf. They are the way too cluttered busy and abstract – the exact opposite of what they should be.


1 Response to Flat Design


Will Reinhardt

June 11th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I’ll admit to being an Apple fan boy, but I agree with your assessment about a couple of these. Settings looks too complex for an icon, and I don’t like that Photos and Game Center are essentially the same concept of a myriad of rainbow colors on a white background.

If I can’t distinguish them from each other when I squint, then something isn’t right.

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