iBooks: Not An Improvement!! Review

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Not An Improvement!!
What in the world is the new icon supposed to represent? It certainly doesn't look like a book! More importantly, I'm disappointed that (1) the app no longer has the unique look of a bookcase and (2) books that used to look like books, especially in landscape mode, now look like Word documents. I understand that Apple made the decision to move away from skeuomorphism and I like the new flat look in all of the apps except this one. I'll get used to it, but I doubt I'm never going to like it.
Catchafairy on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Dislike new update
I really liked the older iBook wood book case. New one is so bland. Like the way older version looks like a book in landscape. I ended up deleteing new icon/update and redownloading old one.
Kyhobbit on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Horrible update!
The new version looks like crap! It may work the same, but the look of the app icon to the bookshelves themselves, are simply ugly!! Fire the graphic artists! This is definitely a step backward, not forward!!
Father Ron on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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New icon is UGLY but the app itself if great!
CedaCash on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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I hate it.
It was very beautiful design before. And it is ugly now. I miss real book design.
Regsav on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Updated for iOS 7. Yay?
I know the new mantra for Apple is to kill off any sort of skeuomorphism but the aesthetics of iBooks always felt right. It never left me feeling like I was just reading some digital file off of a tablet. This update removes any vestige of the old look and feel leaving only that all too familiar 'frosted glass' feeling. It comes off feeling cheap and generic. Yes the app works just fine. I'm able to read my old books and PDFs just fine. Really, other than the cosmetic changes, I see nothing new. No new features or additions. The best part? iBooks STILL lacks the ability to auto sort by title, author, or any other order you'd like. But hey, skeuomorphism is dead right? Yay...
Cigaran on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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