Apple unveiled a completely redesigned look and feel for iOS at the WWDC keynote yesterday. What are your thoughts on the new iOS 7 design? Is it a winner or a disaster? Let us know!
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What do you think about iOS 7’s new look? [Poll]

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Now that you’ve had a chance to sleep on it, how do you feel about the new look coming to iOS?  From the numerous rumors, we knew some sort of design changes were coming, but could anyone have predicted the complete redesign that was unveiled yesterday afternoon?

From new icons for Apple’s built in apps, to opaque menus, to a new color scheme, to the loss of of all that faux leather, stitches, and felt, you’d be forgiven if you mistook iOS 7 for a completely new operating system.  Turning on your iPhone for the first time after you update will likely be a shock to the system.

Whenever something that people have gotten used to for many years is changed drastically, there will always be strong emotions one way or another when that change is made.  One doesn’t have to look any further than the regular changes to Facebook to see that people often have a negative reaction to sudden changes, even if the changes turn out to be very positive ones in the end.  I can’t count the number of times I have seen someone upset about some sudden change made to Facebook, only to be upset again when another set of changes were made because they learned to like the new changes that were made before.

The new iOS7 is set up to have very distinct, and even sometimes translucent layers.

The new iOS7 is set up to have very distinct and translucent layers.

While there have been a lot of positive first impressions posted about the new look of iOS 7, there have also been quite a few posts done by people who are upset with the new look.  They cite what they feel are mismatching icons, the opinion that the new color scheme gives the operating system the look of a child’s toy, or that the whole operating system now looks too simple.

I happen to like the new changes.  The look of iOS had grown very stale and boring for me to the point where I actually wandered over to an Android phone for awhile just for the sake of working with something new.  While there are still some features that I feel iOS needs to add in order to be as customizable as I would like it to be, iOS 7 has me excited for the future of the iPhone once again.

What are your thoughts?  Is the new design genius or an utter failure?  Please feel free to share your musings by taking part in the poll and by posting your comments below.  As always, please be respectful of the other posters and the opinions of others.

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