Amid Criticism, Apple Web Site Showing Off Alternate iOS 7 Icons

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"Most notably, the website shows a Weather app icon that says 73 degrees in thin letters. That's far different from the icon unveiled earlier, which shows a sun covered by a cloud. That icon has been one of the most criticized parts of the operating system, with many saying it's too cartoonish and poorly designed.

Others complain that the cloud icon isn't helpful and would prefer an icon that displays current information, like some other iOS 7 apps do. The new Clock app, for example, shows the current time in its icon, and many would like the weather app to show the current temperature."
 
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"Among the top complaints were the lack of consistency in some of the apps' designs and the heavy use of bright, neon colors."

Problem is neither of these things were changes in these "alternate" icons. most likely these were an older set they didn't use but posted by mistake. Note that they have corrected the image on their site earlier this week.

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/design/

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Does Apple have a mobile site? I didn't think they did. Anywho, the icons are growing on me, but having the weather icon change to temperature and conditions would be awesome. 'Cmon Apple, if you can make the clock icon move, certainly you can display the temp...
 

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Having the clock show the time is not using data , unless your traveling between time zones. The weather app would Constantly be using data.
 

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True, but with the new background multitasking in iOS7, that's already happening unless you turn it off for that app.
 

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I'm anxious to see the new hardware, iOS 7 seems to finally be trying to compete feature wise though it has a way to go before it rivals Android (feature wise)
 

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I'm anxious to see the new hardware, iOS 7 seems to finally be trying to compete feature wise though it has a way to go before it rivals Android (feature wise)
Yes, but Apple's not looking to sell phones with the most features and best specs, only the phone that caters to the masses (non-techy type people). In terms of simplicity, support, and functionality, they are head and shoulders above Android...
 

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Yes, but Apple's not looking to sell phones with the most features and best specs, only the phone that caters to the masses (non-techy type people). In terms of simplicity, support, and functionality, they are head and shoulders above Android...
I agree and those are the very reasons I own Apple devices. Nevertheless, my prior statement is true.
 

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I agree and those are the very reasons I own Apple devices. Nevertheless, my prior statement is true.
Absolutely. Just in the S4 alone there are bunches of advanced features that iPhones don't have.
 

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Absolutely. Just in the S4 alone there are bunches of advanced features that iPhones don't have.
True, some people find those features useful and important but for me, Apple has the right balance of functionality and simplicity.
 

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True, and my HTC One has a bunch of advanced features as well. However, it also lacks a few things I've come to take for granted on my iPhone 5.
Exactly. Even though I'm a "techie", I still enjoy Apple products. It's the refinement of iOS and support for me.
 
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Exactly. Even though I'm a "techie", I still enjoy Apple products. It's the refinement of iOS and support for me.
I had to research and look high and low for a music app for Android that would properly support gapless tracks for those albums that had them. That's not a big deal to many, but for me it's crucial.
 

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I had to research and look high and low for a music app for Android that would properly support gapless tracks for those albums that had them. That's not a big deal to many, but for me it's crucial.
It's the little things in iOS that people tend to take for granted.