The votes are still inconclusive on Twitter, but over 46,000 users on Polar’s polling app have made a clear decision: the new Apple icons are preferable. As reported by Techcrunch, users are likely to prefer the new logos by a factor of two to one:
Those numbers represent the cumulative totals for all votes gathered on individual iOS 7 icons by the service since their unveiling at WWDC, and the data reveals that not only do people tend to prefer the iOS 7 versions overall, but they strongly prefer them in most cases. The redesigned Phone icon, for instance, garnered 80 percent pro-votes, with just 20 percent preferring the older design, and the Messages app icon was preferred by 84 percent of respondents, vs. just 16 percent for the older edition.
Since the poll is only available to users of Polar, it’s hardly scientific. However, the numbers are not misleading, the new icons are more likable for most. What do you think?