Apple wil dat gebruikers opgroeien

I just updated my iPhone to iOs 7. I have to admit I was pretty late to the party, but I wanted to make sure most apps had updated their design to match iOs 7 before I would give my 50 cents on the new version of the operating system.

One thing that stood out the most is how things don’t feel natural and obvious anymore. I was looking for elements, but couldn’t find them because they weren’t there where I’d expect them to be shown. For instance, I spend ages finding the option to activate the battery percentage. Turns out it was at the exact same place as in previous versions, but I wasn’t able to find it.

Another example is the delete option at the passcode lock. Due to the flat design style, there are a lot less visual indicators, and you have to read more text. If you wanted to delete a character in iOs 6, there would be a back facing arrow with an X in it. Way more obvious then in iOs 7, where there’s only the text ‘Delete’.

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iOs 7 on the right and 6 on the left.

These little changes are everywhere in iOs 7. Apple’s iPhone used to have the easiest UI, but things have changed. I think Apple sees us now as grown up smartphone users who don’t need a lot of guidance anymore, and I’m not sure if that’s a very smart move of Apple.

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