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Why did it change?
The app itself is working fine but like others I don't like how it looks. It's not attractive looking at all. I much preferred the previous look of both the icon and the book shelves inside the app. Why did it have to change?
battynurse on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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This app is great I love it in fact but what happened to our bookshelf? The app looks so ugly now! Hate the new look.... Same with a lot of other apps all the icons look fake...
Rainy-matt on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Wow, the bookshelf is hideous. Lose the drop shadow, make it more attractive--something! Its just stark and amateurish. Glad I saved 3.1.3--I may upgrade to it. Why not have a theme where we chose the old/attractive look vs the new/ugly look? Is choice really that threatening to you? This, along with iTunes U, make me want to look for alternatives--the bookshelf on the Kindle app looks a LOT better.
esxmac on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Crashes on launch and terrible
The new UI is ugly. I prefer it when it was like a bookcase. I love everything that Apple has done with the flatness, but this is ugly. Plus, it crashes when the app launches. Ugh
Mju 2356789 on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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The new icon is hideous
The app is still good, but the new icon is just horrible.
32miami on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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Ugly Update
The main reason I got an iPad was to read books while I studied abroad, and the reason I have an iPad not a Kindle or Nook was because of the way the iBooks interface looked. I wanted to still have the look of having a bookshelf full of books, just like I've had my whole life. I resisted updating to iOS 7 for the same reason. The old look gave iBooks and iOS character. Now it's just flat and bland. I'm comforted by the fact that it still looks like turning a physical page and I can still use sepia tone, but the bookshelf itself looks simply terrible. "Beautiful" is the term I've seen Apple using to describe every single update for iOS 7 and Mavericks, and it couldn't be farther from how I would describe either OS.
Mollie Herlocker on Nov 14, 2013 for iBooks
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