Bye Bye Affordance
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If that 4th one comes to fruition (spotlight), Alfred could be in for a rough ride.
I'd say Alfred strength lies in the extensibility rather than just screen position, but yeah...first thing that came to my mind as well.
Very true, I'd just hate for Apple to destroy all of the work Alfred has put into the launcher world.
I don't think having a centered spotlight would destroy Alfred - I mean you've always been able to launch apps from spotlight, just cmd space type enter. Putting it in the center of the screen isn't that huge of a functionality difference that it would make Alfred obsolete.
Exactly, I'd say this increased visibility of Spotlight will have about as much effect on Alfred as TextEdit does on Sublime Text.
I'm actually liking this design so far. Little things here and there make me think it's a little odd but overall I think it's a nice change.
I actually think it's going to make better sense on desktops.
This looks legit. And I kinda like it. Good thing they didn't go full iOS7 style.
Making Notification Center look more like IOS makes sense. I like the left music sidebar thing. I also like the idea of giving the dock a fixed height. Not so sure about the position of spotlight.
That finder icon though :(
Conclusion: THIS IS REAL.
Edit: The OSX 10.10 interface redesign unveiled at WWDC was a lot more polished than these blurry leaks would have indicated. I'm quietly optimistic overall, not as stark or divisive as the iOS 7 redesign was, in my opinion
Before Apple unveiled iOS 7, there seemed to be a fair amount of demand and even expectation for a redesigned iOS from consumers and the industry. I never fully understood why — perhaps the everyday person just gets bored with a smartphone that looks the same for a long period of time? Coupled with the inherently narrower ability to customise iOS, the only way the everyday person was going to get a visually refreshed iPhone was for Apple to prescribe the visual refresh for all users.
Whatever the case, I cannot say that I've observed the same demand for Apple to redesign OS X. Based on rumours and leaks, we were expecting Apple to launch a new version of OS X which took aesthetic cues from iOS 7, but I haven't seen people clamouring for a redesigned OS X the way some people were with iOS.
People care less about OS X in general. You can already do just about anything with it, so it's hard to continually build hype around new features. Tags? Smoother scrolling? Better multi-display support? They're all great, but they're not going to set Twitter ablaze. Most people aren't even aware there was a free update last year.
I don't know, it has a Maverick wallpaper and the app icons haven't changed. Maybe that will be the case but I'm skeptical.
The date is March 24, though, so might not be final build.
Finder icon is changed.
Only time will tell...
Really not liking the new dock if that's the one they're going with
Color me skeptical. The calendar icon in Notification Center matches the iOS version, but the one on the dock is the same old OS X one we have now.
This sucks so bad. The mix of flat and skeumorphic assets makes it so inconsistent.
I hope it will look a way better than this...
Apple menu becomes the Control Center. I'm not sure how good this will work with Dock positioned on left side of the screen.
iOS 7 design is becoming ubiquitous and that's a good thing.
ok, rather blurry spy pics but still look like the real deal