A lot has been said about the new design in iOS 7, and it seems that most either love it or hate with many judging by screenshots rather than running on their own iPhone. The one thing that is certain is that you definitely can’t ignore the new design with such a significant change over all of the previous six versions of iOS. Granted, not all of the new iOS 7 icons are the best, but you can identify a style, and see this as a new beginning. Also, this is just beta one of iOS 7, so nothing is set in stone, but it’s worth comparing the iOS 7 home screen, and stock apps icons with those of iOS 6.
The most interesting aspect I have noticed is how cartoonish and poor iOS 6 looks in comparison, when it looked great just a few of days ago. There’s a subdued pop to iOS 7, with a dull pop in iOS 6. I have found that unlocking my device has brought a smile to my face over the past two days with the developer beta on my iPhone. When it comes to design though, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with that in mind we just wanted to present you with images of the home screen of iOS 7 & iOS 6 side to side for you to decide for yourself.
One final note is how many people are analyzing each app icon individually, when the home screen is always taken as a whole, and taking a step back, everything in iOS 7 fits together, while iOS 6 looks like a hodgepodge on the home screen. Check out the images below like an eye exam asking yourself, “better or worse” when checking the before and after of iOS 7 vs. iOS 6.
*Click either image to see them full size.