The days of consistency are over 10 Sep 2005
41 comments Latest by Shawn Oster
With the introduction of iTunes 5, Apple removed all and any doubts. The days of consistency for user interfaces in the look and feel department are over. The rise of the web killed it and Apple is riding this new wave with no regards for the old HIC guard.
Sure, you’re not in doubt that iTunes is still distinctively Apple. Just as all our 37signals applications have a distinct flavor. But the devil sure had a play with the details. Apple is injecting the expectations from the widely inconsistent web in the desktop.
Personally, I’m digging it. It’s enough familiarity to make you comfy and enough fresh tones to make it interesting. Not only that, but it shows that Apple haven’t lost the will to tinker with the formular. Changing the chrome rims on their star application (and discontinuing their best-selling iPod).
Consistency is overrated. Change is good.