Subtle UI changes in iOS 6 Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 2:51 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Nice article from Chris Armstrong. Dave Some changes aren’t so subtle, like the dial pad for the phone. I for one really hate the new look. The font is bad – it’s not as bold as before so the numbers aren’t as readable – and the gradient grid of rectangular buttons just looks ugly. The iOS 5 white on black looked much more elegant and used a bold font that was more readable. What makes it even worse is that when you’re actually in a phone call and you bring up the dial pad it still uses the old, beautiful white on black UI. This makes the whole phone UI completely inconsistent and terribly not like what you’d expect from Apple. PS I’d rather not post as a guest but I can’t figure out how to login via twitter when using your site on an iPad. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458487413 John Barnes I have to disagree with you a bit. I think the color change gives the phone app a more cohesive feel. Look at all the other tabs in the app. They are all a light color theme with black text on a white background. The keypad now matches this theme. I do agree with you that the numbers should have a heavier weight to them so they are easier to read. I also do not think that the look of the UI is inconsistent when you are in a call. The look has not changed here and it was never consistent with the rest of the app. I see two main states of use for this app. One is inactive (no phone call), which has the light theme, and active, which uses a dark, translucent theme. I think this issue is largely one of preference and I think the update is an improvement overall. The old UI was too busy for me with too many different background colors. I prefer the more minimal look of the new UI. lucascott I don’t really care about the whole top bar. And some of the changes aren’t really UI so much as new features. The one I did notice and kind of hate is the keypad. The lines and font need to be bolder. That was my issue with the old one as well. Jerrykari I prefer the ios5 keypad anyday. It was really much readable & had a good feel to it. Apple shud’ve given options for keypad personalization. If you use Passcode lock, out pops a wonderful keypad, same as in ios5 & with the same great feel. I deeply wish Apple has been more thoughtful.