Apple previewed its new iOS! Leaving a lot of design nerds talking.
The word "flat" has come up a lot.
It seems that your shiny new Apple products are going to start looking less like this...
And more like this...
Because Apple pioneered the tech skeuomorph...
In order to teach people unfamiliar with computers how to use them.
And it continued to evolve the concept.
But now, people know how to use computers.
And user interfaces don't need to reference physical objects for us to understand them.
In some cases, skeuomorphs interfere with utility.
So digital design trends are moving toward a flatter, simplistic look.
And the future of skeuomorphs is hotly contested.
Because some are ridiculous.
But they're everywhere!
Pretend store racks...
Wood and stitching details...
And intentional clutter.
Yet the old design mantra remains: form should follow function.
What do you think?
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