The iOS 7 icons were released by Apple in September 2013, also known as the day Apple achieved to kick itself from the throne of icon design. There are certain guidelines for designers in every field, and while icons may be small and thus seemingly insignificant, a lot of thought actually goes into developing them.
Icons are quick visual descriptions of what they lead to when clicked or tapped on. Therefore it is important that people are able to quickly identify what an icon is supposed to represent. Apple attempted to go from a fancy glossy look to a minimalistic one, while trying to integrate the saying ‘less is more’ into its look. However, the icons were immediately heavily criticized due to various amateuristic mistakes, and here are the reasons why: (more…)