iOS 7 is a bold, radical departure from Apple’s previous design aesthetic, and as such, there’s a lot of controversy right now as people struggle to figure out what they think of the new look. It’s only natural that we’re in such flux to come to terms with what we think about iOS 7: what could be more personal than the interface of the one gadget with which we have our most personal connection?
One person who has no such reservations about the design of iOS 7, though, is Susan Kare, the woman who designed many of the original Macintosh operating system’s timeless and most beloved icon.
Asked about iOS 7’s new look by Networkworld, Kare responded:
Generally a good direction–am a fan of simple, meaningful symbols that fill a space, such as Music and Weather. It’s better — more iconic, less illustrative.
Kare’s comments seem to imply that she thinks there’s room for some improvement, but that spiritually, the new design is sound. Of course, we’re still months away from iOS 7 going gold: anything can change.
Thanks: Yoni H!