I’m currently without a phone while I wait, like many frustrated others, for my new iPhone to be delivered. So I’m using my iPad as a temporary substitute and, whilst sending a photo to my girlfriend this morning, I noticed a flaw in Apple’s new iOS 7 software design, from a front end perspective, when using iMessage.
Does anything in particular stand out (or not stand out) in the below screen shot?
What about now?
Those greys are far too similar a shade aren’t they? They must be, because I had to pause for around 30 seconds, even tapping on the image itself a few times, before I noticed the ‘Use’ option disguised and hidden amongst the surrounding greys. In fact, just look at how many similar shades of grey they are in that whole image. The whole screen is grey.
This might not seem like a big deal, but for the Kings of intuitive design to have someone that’s owned nigh on every version of the iPhone since its release stumped for half a minute over something as (apparently) simple as sending a photo, surely that’s a significant step back for intuitive usability in iOS 7?
They could have easily made the most important part of that interaction stand out a little more while keeping with the grey theme:
So why didn’t they?
I’m actually a huge fan of iOS 7, but surely the geeks at Apple could have made this particular thing a little more straightforward?
Am I right or am I wrong?
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