iCloud.com Beta Gets iOS 7-Inspired Makeover

The iCloud.com beta page has received a makeover with new icons from iOS 7.

The site is using new icons for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find My iPhone; while iWork for iCloud is still using the older-style iWork for iOS icons.

Apple has been sending iWork for iCloud beta invites to a number of users recently, as it expands its beta testing ahead of a fall launch for the product.

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85 months ago
Please don't let that theme spread to OS X :(
Rating: 72 Votes
85 months ago
Excuse me while I barf
Rating: 66 Votes
85 months ago
Horrible and inconsistent. I used to look up to Apple's design quality and consistency, sad to see this mess going on. I seriously hope they don't go down this road in future versions of OSX, but at least that's customisable.
Rating: 37 Votes
85 months ago
I'm sorry but that looks so bad. I love Apple's products/designs and all, but that looks like a mess.
Rating: 33 Votes
85 months ago
It looks egregious just like iOS7!!!
Apple are destined for disaster!
Rating: 27 Votes
85 months ago
Me likes.
Rating: 24 Votes
85 months ago

Out of curiosity.....what exactly is inconsistent about it if they are moving everything in the same direction?

Firstly, Apple never used to be this lax with stuff. The fact they haven't got round to getting their 'marketing team' to update the iWork apps is one glaring inconstancy.

Secondly, the icons may look like like they're moving in the right direction to some, I can understand that line of thought, however there are subtle inconstancies with all the new iOS7 icons. Gradients appear on some, yet others are fully flat. The sizing and placement of elements also varies beyond consistency. These things create a disharmonies overall feeling. It's a mess.

Sure, I am being macro critical but I am a designer – who has always liked the sheer attention to detail Apple are famous for. Something just doesn't hang right with much the iOS7 look.
Rating: 21 Votes
85 months ago
Yippie - boring icons all around! ;)
Rating: 20 Votes
85 months ago

Am I the only one? Ive always hated the Pages, Keynote, Numbers icons. Especially now they don't fit the style at all of iOS7.

Don't worry, soon they'll be changed to match the horrible iOS 7 icons.

Rating: 19 Votes
85 months ago

I recall someone at Apple saying that the upcoming changes would be polarizing, and I have to say, that ever since the announcement of iOS7, it's been interesting to see how truly polarizing the new interface has proven to be.

I personally am not a fan of the new "flatter" design. I recall when OSX was first presented by Steve, he showed us Aqua, and proclaimed that the interface would be so beautiful that we would want to lick it.

This new turn in design at Apple doesn't have that effect on me, rather, it makes me feel like the interface is less personal/personable. It seems trendy, and to be change-for-the-sake-of-change. I'm not sure it offers me anything beneficial as a user. In fact, I find the new trend of minimalism and flatness to be more boring and annoying to use.

I was certainly no fan of skeuomorphism. I've been using Mavericks for the past while, and am so happy to see the calendar app back to normal! But life isn't flat. Things have shades and depth, and then I go to use my iPhone with iOS7, and am presented with flat colors and boxes. I still find it usable (and many improvements have been made), but I don't feel like anything of value has been added by these visual changes... I really am dreading the day when my entire desktop OS looks like that. :(
Rating: 18 Votes

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