Former Apple Designer Posts Redesign of the Icons in iOS 7 [Images]

Posted June 18, 2013 at 11:43pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28163 views

Louie Mantia, a former designer at Apple and Square, has posted a redesign concept for the icons in iOS 7.

One of the most disliked features in the iOS 7 has been the new SpringBoard icons. Complaints about the style and colors have led to numerous redesigns already. Mantia keeps the same style in mind but tweaks the colors and spacing to create a more balanced result.

Almost a year ago, I took a day or two to redraw the iOS icons. Since then, Apple's introduced iOS 7, with a visual style that is fascinating and new. The talented people at Apple have worked really hard to create something pretty cool for us.

Today, I revisited that original task and took about a day to understand the new style. Simpler, smoother, subtler. While I don't employ the grid they created (and while I instead use the colors I chose), these feel interesting and balanced. Vibrant and bold, but not overbearing.

Take a look at his design below. You can also check out a comparison of the old iOS icons and the new ones here. Which do you like best?

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Luis - June 20, 2013 at 2:49pm
I hate both
Emad Shaabani - June 20, 2013 at 12:44pm
The upper icons is much better because the design of the icons is consistent. Apples icons is not. It look like Apple have designed each icon individually. The Mail App icon seems to be pressed because the gradient color is going from dark to light. I hope Apple will correct some of the icons.
walter9219 - June 20, 2013 at 12:18pm
Apple is great in design icons. Love it! People should not complain but appreciate their works.
WaterFalls2013 - June 20, 2013 at 3:14am
I prefer the sensitivity that Louie has reached. He is better over all. However the thick and thin lines in Mail are not seen elsewhere. Still too much detail in Settings. And gears are not the best digital representation for controls. iTunes and App Store "circle on a square" never made any sense pertaining to purchasing or store. Icons should be universal and clearly understood. Flat remains to be unappealing and dull. Not a good move at all for Apple.
J0ILBREAK3R - June 19, 2013 at 7:27pm
UDID Activation Giveaway! Get iOS 7 early!
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