Feeds

Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover

Hey Ive, Ive... add more unicorns, willya?

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Peak Apple What do we know today that we didn't know on Monday? Don't let Sir Jony Ive anywhere near your icons. Ive may be the world's most famous industrial designer, but his first attempt at creating a new look for iOS 7 has attracted confusion and mirth in equal quantities.

Here's some of the brilliance that inspired the sniggering designers:

And here's but a few of the visual gags drawn from a Tumblr blog which collects the best of the Redesign Ribbing:

Credit Simone Biagini

And one that may explain everything:

Credit: Sasha Agapov

These Ive-tastic reimaginings have been collected on the Tumblr blog Jony Ive Redesigns Things.

by http://twitter.com/Thomas_Glaser

Jony Ive redesigns Windows 8 and Android (at the same time).

Credit: @Thomas_Glaser

Is there any reason a hardware designer, even a brilliant hardware designer, should be given a free hand re-designing icons? As one fanboi at the Cult of the Mac site puts it: "Sir Jony is a genius when it comes to industrial design though the new Mac Pro design leaves me a bit skeptical. However, Sir Jony is a zero in UI design and the IOS 7 concept is the proof."

Nobody would think the reverse: that an icon designer would be able to design great consumer electronics hardware. Although you never know.

What is beyond doubt, as I wrote yesterday, is that Apple now wants you to think about the design all the time - which many self-effacing designers would argue is not the point at all. ®

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.