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If you don't like iOS 7, you really won't like OS X 10.10

Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system, which is said to have received design direction from Jony Ive, has been met with a lot of criticism since sits release nearly a year ago. IOS 7 marked the biggest overhaul of iOS since its introduction in 2007 and did away with a lot of the skeuomorphism that users became accustomed to over the years (doing away with discernible “buttons” within core apps was enough to infuriate many users).
 
In an effort to further align its mobile and PC operating systems, Apple is set to give OS X an iOS 7-centric update this year according to 9to5 Mac. For those out there that love iOS 7, the change will no doubt be welcome. However, for iOS 7 detractors, it may be time to bring out the pitchforks.



OS X 10.10 will be previewed next month at WWDC 14
 
OS X 10.10 will reportedly be an “end-to-end redesign” and the most significant visual change to Apple’s flagship operating system since OS X was originally released over a decade ago:
 
The new look will have similar toggle designs to iOS 7, sharper window corners, more defined icons across the system, and more white space than the current version.
 
The overhaul is said to be so drastic and exhaustive that Apple is said to be pulling employees from iOS 8 development to finish OS X 10.10.
 
As for iOS 8, we’ve already learned that Apple will add Shazam functionality to Siri. There have also been frequent rumors that a new Healthbook app will be included to tackle health monitoring. But 9to5 Mac also indicates that Maps will be updated to include integrated public transit directions, iTunes Radio will get its own separate app (instead of being integrated into the Music app), and there will be support include for VoLTE.
 
IOS 8 will also likely continue Apple’s efforts to prod developers to optimize for 64-bit processors — Apple first introduced 64-bit into the mix via the A7 processor and the upcoming A8 will continue those efforts.

Source: 9to5 Mac



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lol
By Murloc on 5/2/2014 9:39:11 AM , Rating: 3
are they following microsoft's lead?
First the flat interface, now this?




RE: lol
By Tony Swash on 5/2/2014 9:56:53 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
are they following microsoft's lead? First the flat interface, now this?f


Relax, OSX 10.10 will be nothing like Windows 8.


RE: lol
By Samus on 5/2/2014 4:34:05 PM , Rating: 1
I actually like iOS 7, and Windows 8. I think people really aren't giving the new UI's a chance.

Although like everyone else, I agree that axing the Start Menu was ridiculous. They could have left it just as easily as they removed it.

But most of the changes they're making to Windows 8.1 via updates are mutilating the interface. For instance, running Metro apps in desktop mode I find really annoying, as it shows them in the taskbar and gives them a title bar. This makes it difficult to categorize them from non-Metro apps, which I liked being able to do via the sidebar. Desktop apps for the taskbar, Metro apps for the sidebar.

If they'd just implement the Start Menu in traditional form, they wouldn't have to screw up the concept.


RE: lol
By Brockway on 5/3/2014 11:33:46 AM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 is quite usable once you install start8 and modernmix to put the apps into windows and banish the start app menu. Of course by then it acts exactly like Windows 7. Just think, a $5 program fixes almost everything people hate about 8, and Microsoft continues to refuse to do it.


RE: lol
By inighthawki on 5/3/2014 6:47:53 PM , Rating: 2
Or install classicshell for free (which IMO is better than start8) and ignore modernmix altogether because metro apps kinda suck anyway.


RE: lol
By ctodd on 5/2/2014 10:09:05 AM , Rating: 3
I personally don't have a problem with flat. What I do have a problem with is when they remove color and detail from their icons! MS tried it with VS2010 and we revolted and they partially retreated. The end result wasn't perfect, but it was tolerable. I think Apple took the smart route and flattened the layout without removing too much detail. Not everyone is going to like it but I think it is better than what MS came up with and it is a lot cleaner now then it was. Heck, even Google wants to join the party.


RE: lol
By Nutzo on 5/2/2014 10:34:48 AM , Rating: 3
Apple invented flat, and I'm sure they have a patent for it. Apple will soon be suing Microsoft for copying thier flat look.


RE: lol
By m51 on 5/2/14, Rating: 0
RE: lol
By atechfan on 5/2/2014 10:59:08 AM , Rating: 5
The joke will probably be retired once Apple retires their practice of suing everyone.


RE: lol
By Belegost on 5/2/2014 11:25:54 AM , Rating: 2
Did you not know? Apple invented complaining about jokes being old.

Expect to be contacted by their legal department shortly to discuss the terms of the cease and desist agreement and reparations for damage to the Apple brand by your unlicensed use of their IP.


RE: lol
By Argon18 on 5/2/14, Rating: 0
RE: lol
By inighthawki on 5/2/2014 11:10:51 AM , Rating: 2
lol.


RE: lol
By themaster08 on 5/2/2014 11:43:32 AM , Rating: 3
Which of the 9 million distros?


RE: lol
By momorere on 5/2/2014 1:48:06 PM , Rating: 3
Still waiting on the "year of the Linux desktop" that I've heard about for 20 years. You Linux neckbeards are hilarious with your ub3r 1337 h4x0r $k1llz


RE: lol
By stm1185 on 5/2/2014 2:45:10 PM , Rating: 2
Hahahahhahaha.... like there is a single Linux distro with an aesthetically pleasing and functional UI.

They are all a crap shoot of poorly stolen features wrapped in ugly packaging.


RE: lol
By Samus on 5/2/2014 4:36:40 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, because Linux is a real economical solution for small businesses...


RE: lol
By TEAMSWITCHER on 5/5/2014 11:21:45 AM , Rating: 2
The article clearly states "design ques", not "functional ques." I'm guessing we'll see more transparency and 3D effects. I loved this eye candy on Windows 7, but Microsoft+Developers were never consistent with it's application and that severely limited the experience.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Apple's ecosystem can do. Apple has always been better at eye candy than Microsoft - OS X had consistent drop shadows in 2001! Jonny Ives did a great job with iOS 7 and OS X may be the best looking OS you can run on a large display and modern graphics hardware.

This is truly exciting!


Hypocrisy much ?
By momorere on 5/2/2014 1:46:29 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like the fruity cargo cult is back peddling and becoming even more hypocritical. Guess who was bashing MS over this very thing ? Hint: Not Lord Jobs but his Messiah.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/04/tim...




RE: Hypocrisy much ?
By Camikazi on 5/2/2014 2:16:28 PM , Rating: 1
Apple is full of this, it is nothing new and the fanatics will never admit it, remember 3.5 inch screens are perfect and anything bigger is a waste.


RE: Hypocrisy much ?
By tonyswash on 5/2/2014 3:15:42 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Looks like the fruity cargo cult is back peddling and becoming even more hypocritical. Guess who was bashing MS over this very thing ? Hint: Not Lord Jobs but his Messiah.


Do you often get so angry about unsubstantiated rumors, if so you need to be careful about your health.

I know this is going to be to difficult for you to grasp but you really will have to concentrate. There is a difference in operating systems between the structure of functionality and UI's graphic design. All PCs work pretty much the same nowadays when it comes to the structure of functionality, they are all mouse, windows,icons systems (WIMPS). That does not mean they all like alike or that they all work equally well.

What Microsoft did was make a weird hybrid OS that tried to combine the functionality of a touch based UI with the functionality of a desktop UI. The result was a mess that made using it as either a touch system or as a desktop system sub par. Microsoft did this as perhaps it's last (failed) attempt to use Windows and it's domination of the desktop PC market as a lever to try to get some traction in the mobile device markets.

Given all the statements on this very issue that have been made by the Apple leadership team I do not expect that Apple will make a similar mistake. I doubt that it will, What I do think might happen is that there will be a makeover of the Aqua design theme which may take design cues from iOS.

If at some point Apple works out a way to deliver a combined touch/desktop WIMP without it being a dogs dinner it may do so, if anyone could pull that off it would be Apple, but I am not holding my breath.


RE: Hypocrisy much ?
By momorere on 5/2/2014 4:22:06 PM , Rating: 3
Let me guess, this is taken out of context like the artist stealing thing huh ? Anything to make your precious look even prettier. Both are well documented yet the Macolytes can't seem to comprehend that their Lords have said such blasphemy.


Icons and animations...
By quiksilvr on 5/2/2014 9:23:47 AM , Rating: 2
I was under the impression that in Mac OSX, you can customize the icon designs and animations that occur in the operating system. Is that not true?




RE: Icons and animations...
By tonyswash on 5/2/2014 1:46:14 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
I was under the impression that in Mac OSX, you can customize the icon designs and animations that occur in the operating system. Is that not true?


It is sort of true, you can certainly customise icons, folders, desktops etc, and with third party utilities you can do a whole lot more, but the underlying design motif of the OS (slider bars, dialogue box buttons, radio buttons, etc) are still Aqua. It will be interesting if, as rumoured, a lot of the WWDC keynote focuses on OSX given that the Mac is only a smallish part of the Apple business now. I also wonder if Angela Ahrendts will play a role in the keynote.


Writing on the wall for hybrid device
By Lord 666 on 5/2/2014 10:20:58 AM , Rating: 2
Part tablet part laptop. With the combined look and feel of iOS 7, here it comes.

Thinking with the reduced price of the Mac Airs, there will be a 11" iPad/Mac Air and 13" iPad/Mac Air combo devices coming.




By TEAMSWITCHER on 5/5/2014 11:00:53 AM , Rating: 2
I'd buy that.


"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs














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