Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has unveiled the company’s new mobile operating system – the iOS 7 at the WWDC. The new OS is given a redesign by Apple and according to the company, this is the most significant update since the release of the original iPhone. As a user, we can immediately notice these changes in the new home screen icons, and just for the sake of comparison, a Twitter user @pawsupforu has put together a detailed comparison of iOS 6 vs. iOS 7’s icons.
Talking from design’s perspective, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has done a good job in giving those icons a completely new look. Every icon represents a new look and feel, which is ideal to get users started with the new operating system.
As we can see from the below image, each and every icon from iOS 6 has been placed alongside the corresponding icon from the iOS 7. The new image is much brighter and gives a new look to the OS. We can also see the lack of skeuomorphism in these icons to some extent, and rightly done so.
Comparison Of iOS 6 vs. iOS 7
Now what remains to be seen is how the new OS actually feels when using it, and how it performs in multitasking operation. It will be interesting to see how the new OS works on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iPhone 5S or 6 devices later this year.
What do you think of these new icons? Do you like them or hate them? Leave your comments below.