iOS 14 – Should iOS Get a Redesign in 2020?

iOS 14 – Should iOS Get a Redesign in 2020?


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech &
iOS 14 is a few months away in fact it’s about four months away at least from
first seeing it if Apple does what they do every year now every year they
generally have a worldwide developer conference where they show off the next
version and then they’ll have a bunch of beta updates for us to test it out and
then it will release to the public in September along with the next iPhone so
in this case it would be the iPhone 12 and so I thought I’d talk about the
overall design of iOS 14 and the reason I bring this up is the other day I
actually posted something on Twitter where I actually said please let us
fourteen look like this but before I talk about that let me talk about iOS 6
and prior iOS versions or iPhone OS versions and the reason I mention that
is this is what iOS originally looked like if you haven’t seen one of these
probably you have but if you haven’t it’s got a skeuomorphic design or
basically bringing world real world items into sort of a digital item so
what that means is settings has some gears and we still see some of this
carry over but everything has shadows like we see in real world scenarios
music for example if we went into music and then we rotate it to the side we
have cover flow which is something I miss quite a bit and it’s the album art
that we could go through and that was something Steve Jobs always showed in
videos and then photos and and calendar and notes for example if we go into
notes it looks like a notepad or a piece of paper with lines and then some
leather at the top things like that and the idea was to make you more
comfortable using a digital device but then from 2007 to 2013 we had this
design and then Apple showed off iOS 7 and iOS 7 has sort of transformed over
the past few years into what we have today with iOS 13 and it’s a flat design
originally it was much more sparse but we’ve lost things like cover flow so
even if you rotate you don’t get cover flow but everything’s flat there’s no
shadows there’s no drop shadows there’s no depth to it you do have movement when
you move the display where you can kind of see behind it and
have transparencies but we don’t have depth or what we see in real world
scenarios and since iOS 7 is from 2013 and it’s now 2020 we’ve actually gone
longer with this sort of design than we had with the original design and so I
thought it’s probably time for a redesign and I don’t necessarily mean an
entire redesign I just mean some icons and bringing back depth instead of going
to settings and just seeing everything flat I’d love to see a little bit more
depth and what I mean by that is let me show you what I meant by my post the
other day this was a post that was done in neo skeuomorphism so here you’ll see
it’s got a whole different look to it so it still brings that flat design but
also adds shadows and depth so you’ve got things such as a button or a input
or drop-down and add user and there’s some really interesting examples of this
in this medium article so this is a idea for a redesign of Spotify where you’ve
got a tape reel that sort of brings real world but also to flat design brings
depth back and it may not look exactly like this but this is sort of the idea
that you get with this so I’ll link this article in everything below but I
wondered what you thought does it need sort of a redesign like I’m
talking about now or do you think they should stick with this current design
and just focus on stability we already know that Apple is focusing on stability
and fixing bugs there’s way too many bugs with iOS 13 and it seems like there
is every other year but when the next iPhone comes out maybe iPhone 9 or
iPhone 12 or iPhone se 2 or whatever they’re going to call those phones those
should have a different version of iOS on them with maybe some new features but
with extra stability and so we will have more stability it seems Apple’s really
focusing on that but I would love to see a redesign because personally I was
never a fan of flat design now with skeuomorphic design with iOS 6
and older I wasn’t a fan of every little thing such as the green felt used in
Game Center so if we go in there you’ll see they have sort of this green felt
look to everything I’m not a huge fan of that but I do like some of the design
iOS 6 definitely needed some help with things like multitasking so if you
double click the home button it would pop up and then you can press and hold
and then you tap and delete so that’s how you dealt with multitasking so
certain things needed some refreshing just like the App Store today verse the
old one the old App Store well it takes a while to load but the old App Store
doesn’t look anywhere near as nice but you’ll see we do have some depth depth
with shadows and things like that in the App Store so there’s things in the new
App Store that I like a lot but in the old App Store it’s more flat and I think
it’s less appealing that’s just my personal opinion but I want to make this
video and see what you thought should Apple really focus on stability only or
they should they do some sort of a redesign make things a little bit more
understandable some people would argue that skeuomorphism is less
understandable I highly disagree with that
I think the share buttons and everything especially with iOS 7 were very
confusing because people didn’t know what it was so if you went into your
homepage or safari for example and then let’s see if we can get that to pop up
we have the little share button here that’s not real clear that that was a
share button so I sort of didn’t like when they did that it took some time to
learn those things but I think over time people have learned it so do you think
we need a full redesign or should we just have some subtle redesigns or
should Apple just leave it alone let me know your thoughts about it in the
comments below no I’ll link this wallpaper in the
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for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time