‘Been There, Done That’ ➝

Craig Hockenberry on the new iOS 7 user interface:

Some designers are saying that the new look is “over the top.” The same thing was said about Aqua over a decade ago. And in succeeding years, that original UI has continuously been refined to what we see today.

I too think that iOS 7 may be a little more out there than I was expecting. But, as Craig explains that’s typically what Apple does with user interface changes — “it’s much easier to take away elements from a design than it is to add them.”

However, as we begin to get some distance between us and the keynote I’m warming up to the changes they’ve made. Even the icons are less annoying then they were the day of the keynote.