“Apple has tweaked the phone button layout in iOS 7 beta 4, replacing the original, full-width ‘borderless buttons’ with more obviously defined targets for answering, dialing extensions or ending calls,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “The new icons reduce the use of text on button labels, and allow FaceTime to go full screen.”
iOS 7 “beta releases 3 and 4, present call end and extension dialing buttons slightly differently, using a heavier font on more distinct buttons with subtly rounded corners,” Dilger reports. “The new appearance dials back two of the hallmark design features of iOS 7: its use of Helvetica Neue Ultra Light and full width, rectangular button regions lacking a distinct border. Critics complained about both; Apple’s new design is clearer, simpler and less controversial but also appears less elegant, distinctive and sophisticated.”
Dilger reports, “For iOS 7, Apple has also enhanced the presentation of FaceTime’s Mute, End and Camera control (for switching between the front facing and rear cameras) buttons. Previously an amber translucent in iOS 6, the buttons are now presented in iOS 7 as solid, distinctively color coded buttons… A tap of the screen causes the buttons to disappear, taking FaceTime calls full screen similar to Safari and the new Maps.”
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