Concept: Former Apple designer gives his take on iOS 7 icons

Mantia iOS 7 Icons

Louie Mantia is a former Apple designer who has also worked for other tech companies such as Square. He helped Scott Forstall design many of the iOS icons that were used before iOS 7′s redesign, including iBooks and Remote.

Although he designed many of the icons with the skeuomorphic app designs in mind, he is not opposed to designing more flat and simple icons. He has actually posted his own take on what many of the stock iOS icons SHOULD look like in iOS 7, and I have to say that his icons are pretty great. Many of his icons have a more subtle gradient to the colors, he has completely changed the Messages icon (and I like it a lot), and he simplified the already simplified Safari and made it beautiful. Hopefully Apple can take some cues from his design and rework some of the icons, since iOS 7 is still a work in progress and will likely change before the final release in the Fall.

What do you think of Mantia’s design? Do you like it more than the icons that Jony Ive has designed? Would you prefer these icons over the current iOS 7 icons? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section.

Source: Cult of Mac

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  • jabombardier

    Because I am technically new to iOS, I still find the current UI for me is still fresh.that said I do like Jony Ibe’s designs and lolling forward to ios7

  • http://www.suapps.blogspot.com/ SUAPP

    The only ones I prefer over the current iOS 7 icons is Mail and the iTunes/AppStore. Also, the Meesages icon makes more sense to be blue rather than green

  • rtthinkingmom

    The icons are too small and need a better way to organize than the current method of nesting a limited number together under an icon. What the icons look like is beside the point; the iOS would benefit from dumping them altogether.

  • jabombardier

    @rtthinkingmom iOS 7 now has folders that has unlimited grouping of apps. What are your ideas if a better app grouping system?