Highlighting Apple's Most Serious Problem
If you know me, you know I enjoy using Apple’s products. Whether it be the iPhone, iMac, iPad, iRefrigerator… I find the simplicity and elegance to be a breath of fresh air after exclusively working on PCs for the first 18 years of my life. I do have one major issue with all of my iDevices however.
First, let’s take a look at a sample of Apple app icons.
Do you see it? Look closer. Closer. That’s right. Every single one of them has that hokey highlight stretching across the top/middle. All of these icons look dated and cheesy, and a big reason for that is this awful highlight. But wait. It gets worse.
It’s spreading like a virus! Let this be a lesson to you, app developers. Highlights are okay, just don’t use this one anymore.