New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

iCloud Website Gets iOS 7-Inspired Makeover

ICloud has received a makeover with new icons and design inspired by iOS 7, after previously rolling out to beta customers back in August. The background wallpaper mirrors the dynamic, slowly changing wallpaper offered in iOS 7 as well.

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.

The apps -- with the exception of iWork -- have all received extensive redesigns as well, using lighter pastel colors and slimmer fonts.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

45 months ago
I must be on my own, but I still find the design style of iOS7 to be off putting and unrefined. Not that I preferred the look in iOS6, I didn't - a change was most definitely necessary - I just think Apple missed the mark on this.
Rating: 18 Votes
45 months ago
Yellow on White: do Apple designers have any common sense?
Rating: 14 Votes
45 months ago
The Pages etc icons really jar don't they?
Rating: 13 Votes
45 months ago
Seriously, I can't wait for Apple bringing back shadows and gradients, followed by usability and taste. Let's give them about 5 years.... If that's the future of OS X, I need to go look for something else in the meantime…

C'mon, using some pseudo-fancy style of Helvetica and random icons doesn't make a user interface as expected from Apple...
Rating: 13 Votes
45 months ago
amazing how much apple is starting to resemble microsoft in the aesthetics area.
Rating: 12 Votes
45 months ago
Never thought I'd miss linen in my life, but this is just tragic. I'm glad to see that many agree. I like the overall look of iOS 7, but this looks like Microsoft trying to copy it…

For those looking around… Elementary/Ubuntu ( is looking pretty good these days.
What it lacks is… what we're looking at here - Apple's ecosystem, which sadly, requires OS X.

I don't like the way OS X is heading, either - iOS is deliberately limited because the processors can't handle a full OS, and that just happens to be good for beginners, but that's no reason to dumb down OS X.

Sadly OS X was never as user friendly as the Mac OS, and I'm almost glad they took the Mac off Mac OS X, because it never came close to Mac intelligence. If you came from Windows you wouldn't know, but fiddlying text files is 1960s technology (as is unix, yes I know Elementary is Unix). Mac had a gui for everything but machine code.

It's the little things, like opening an app and putting into the background because it's going to take a while to start up, and having the ****** app stay there until I ask for it again. Only OS X could give us backgrounded apps jumping to the front on a Mac.

Or how about actually calculating folder sizes in a list view (I have a thunderbolt drive that does that, but nothing Apple ships does it).

And the disturbing trend - opening multiple Tabs in the background in Safari, and finding they don't actually load until you switch to each tab - iOS comes to OS X in the worst possible way.

Disturbing as yellow on white is (and it truly is Microsoft-level clueless), Mac owners have much more to worry about.
Rating: 12 Votes
45 months ago

The Pages etc icons really jar don't they?

Yes. Can't wait until those apps get an overhaul.
Rating: 10 Votes
45 months ago
I will downgrade to Windows 7 if thats the future of OSX-10! or OSXI
or just stick to Mavericks forEVaaa
Rating: 9 Votes
45 months ago
No Way!

Is there a way to go back to the previous ICloud design?
I really hate this tacky new one... Something's off about it.
Please, if it is possible, could someone lead the way?
Rating: 8 Votes
45 months ago
Wow. Those iWork icons feel really out of place.
Rating: 7 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]