Icon comparison: iOS 6 vs iOS 7

iOS 6 vs iOS 7 icons (teaser)

Apple’s new look and feel in iOS 7 is certainly polarizing, that much is clear. While approximately half of those who took part in our informal iOS 7 makeover poll said they loved the new design, nearly a third think the new interface will take some time getting used to. While the vast majority seem to support the facelift, a lot of people have taken issue with the new iOS 7 icons.

Complaints range from the icons being too colourful and out of place to being completely different from each other to resembling a terrible Photoshop job by a 14-yer-old. We’ll let you be the judge: here’s a side-by-side comparison of iOS 6 vs iOS 7 icons…

Hat tip to @pawsupforu for passing along the handy graphics.

Here’s the full infographic.

iOS 6 vs iOS 7 icons

Having installed iOS 7 on my iPhone 5, I must say that I’m in support of the redesign.

This includes the icons which I obviously don’t think are ugly, quite the contrary.

What I have noticed, however, is that the icons in iOS 7 use really vivid colors, almost as if Apple designed them for an AMOLED display.

Who knows, maybe the oversaturated nature of iOS 7 icons is in preparation for the next iPhone and iPad?

After all, the rumor mill has been saying for quite some time that future iDevices will adopt Sharp’s IGZO panels and those provide more vivid colors and deeper blacks

Anyway, which do you prefer, the iOS 6 icons or the revamped iOS 7 ones?