As part of the major aesthetic changes wrapped into iOS 7, Apple introduced Helvetica Neue Ultra Light as a default font for apps, menus, and labels. It lasted all of two beta versions. Citing poor rendering on non-Retina displays, the design team has decided to beef things up, going from the Light version of the typeface to its regular weight in beta 3.
The change almost goes unnoticed, but still shifts away from the core visual blueprint of iOS 7 as it was introduced. Text goes from light and airy to something a bit heavier. It’s a necessary tradeoff. Folks rocking older iOS devices sans Retina display resolutions were having difficulty reading smaller text. Warranted or not, how do you think the change looks?
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