“My first impression on seeing iOS 7 on my iPhone was: What is this, a My Little Pony theme?” Mike Elgan writes for Cult of Mac. “But after scrutinizing, analyzing, deconstructing and living with the new version, I’m ready to declare iOS 7 an unambiguous masterpiece, a stroke of genius, really.”
“The old interface had a lot of arbitrariness, and the new one has very little,” Elgan writes. “In addition to being aesthetically compatible, the new OS contrasts colorwise. The hardware is: mimimum color (black or white and metal all over). The software is: maximum color. The overall effect of this contrast is striking and appealing.”
Elgan writes, “Almost every user interaction with iOS 7 triggers an instant and smooth reaction by the interface, and a high-performance one that makes sense rather than being a cheap gimmick… Apple has taken the best aspect of the iOS interface — the reactive physics — and has taken it to a whole new thrilling level… the overall design is a masterpiece of style, function and market differentiation. It’s a great thing for Apple, and a great thing for users. The future for Apple’s mobile interface looks very bright indeed.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]