Feeds

Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover

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

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

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. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.