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

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Rafagon

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First World Problems:

"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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acosmichippo

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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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jmp316

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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...
 

acosmichippo

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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.
 

liberated

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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.