Here’s What All The New iOS 7 Icons Look Like Compared To iOS 6 Icons

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The new icons and user interface of iOS 7 has seemed to polarize a lot of Apple fans. Nearly every Apple app is getting a new icon when iOS 7 launches, and most of the icons are incredibly different that their iOS 6 counterparts.

Some designers have already set out to work on “fixing” Apple’s new icons, but to help you see how big the changes are, here’s a handy chart that compares all the new iOS 7 icons with their iOS 6 counterparts. Take a look:

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  • b2school

    Love all new icons , besides Game Center ; Photos and Compass … those are very ugly :)

  • Shane Bryson

    Every single one of these icons is hideous.

  • LTodd820

    The only one I don’t really care for is the Calculator icons. The others I can live with.

  • BrainGameMayhem

    Every single one of these icons is hideous.

    “I am just going to say it… You’re an idiot.”

  • DJR

    Literally every last one of those new icons is worse than the one it replaces. Clock and Compass are okay, I guess. Calendar and Game Center are the absolute worst of the lot. Not only are the new dayglo icons uglier and more amateurish looking, they also do a poorer job of conveying what the app is about. Photos? Reminders is a bunch of multicolored dots? Game center is multicolored blobs? Clearly, Apple/Ive were scarred by all the “skeumorphism” complaints and went screaming in the other direction. Unfortunately, while there is plenty of room for flatter icons to be good, they didn’t even get to “Not bad” here.

  • RyanTV

    None of them really bother me. They aren’t fantastic by any stretch, but it certainly isn’t worth all the fucking hoopla you guys are stirring up about them.

  • WolfgangLW

    I like most of them. Game Center is the only one I hate. I could take or leave safari and photos.

  • BrainGameMayhem

    How could Apple do this to me?!?!?! Look at how they changed Clock’s app icon! Hideous!!!!! I’m switching to Android, or Windows Phone, or even BLACKBERRY! Wow. Thanks a lot, Apple! What a crappy update!

  • wdowell

    these compressed images make them look even worse.. I have them on my phone and they don’t look at all that awful. the crispness of them is actually a huge benefit over the old ones made in the pre-retina era. (ok they were updated but still had to be backward compatible in aesthetic)

    I think we can safely assume that the iPad Mini ‘2’ will have to be retina given that the typography would have to be quite different otherwise..

  • C++

    Wow! What was all the hype about. While I could live with the icons either way, I actually prefer the original icons. Wish Safari’s icon was a little clearer. Looks like “compass” to me. Moreso than the new compass icon.

  • technochick

    I like most of them. Game Center is the only one I hate. I could take or leave safari and photos.

    Totally hideous. Just like the app it represents from what I have seen

  • kellawley

    All of the icons have changed since day one with different iOS upgrades, how about we see that comparison. I remember when messages actually had an ‘SMS’ in the middle?! Lets realize they all have evolved over time… I’d love to see that comparison. Relax people…

  • TNBRITT

    I like them all except for one and that’s the Safari icon. Its not that I hate it, just that it looks kinda off somewhat to me. Other than that I super stoked for iOS 7 and Mavericks.

  • demianything

    The thing that really bothers me is that the new icons look like something you’d see in Windows 8. I know the old Mac icons used a lot of Web2.0 aesthetic, but an update doesn’t mean that the trendsetter should copy its copycats. Microsoft is trying to ride the Mac and mobile usability wave and failing tremendously. Why would you want to copy that?

  • hipster_designer
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  • hipster_designer

    6 stages of change:

    http://www.womentowomen.com/images/articles/change.jpg

    “Change is a nonlinear process that sometimes requires you to take a step back before you move forward.”

  • elijahrlb

    this is where apple should be allowing some variation in preferences. let people choose icon styles. this is a divisive issue and while many are enthusiastic, there seems to be an equal number who do not like it at all. with every iOS update, most have been enthusiastic: this seems to be such a change that could be hard on the company overall. when you set up your phone, you should be able to optimize some of the settings: flat vs. textured, or even have an optimization for a black or white iPhone. I think that iOS 7 looks far more impressive on a white iPhone (as confirmed yesterday in wwdc), while the black iPhone will likely look too industrial texture against flat, more plastic icons on the iPhone itself.

  • JohnSpasm

    I only have a couple of complaints, The Itunes icon and Notes icone, Big fails!! Notes icon is ridiculously simple, so simple that it looks like they didnt even care what you thought of it and why the Itunes icon has to be so gay???

  • AskSUAPP

    The only icon I hate is the camera icon because I know it’s going to be on my homescreen. Other than that everything else is fine

  • RickL

    I only have a couple of complaints, The Itunes icon and Notes icone, Big fails!! Notes icon is ridiculously simple, so simple that it looks like they didnt even care what you thought of it and why the Itunes icon has to be so gay???

    Saying something is “gay” is insulting, get a clue moron.

  • jblyric

    The iOS 7 design changes add up to a more functional tool. The new app icons are an integral part of the design language enabling that increase in functionality; they’re not objects that float within an aesthetic vacuum. If you think that iOS 7 is a step backward in usability, then say so when voicing your gripes, otherwise your complaints lack context and relevance.

    I’m a longtime Apple user, but this is the first time in many years they’ve impressed me. Bravo, Apple.