As noted by several 9to5 readers, Apple has just recently updated its Support pages through Apple.com to better reflect the redesign the rest of the site has been receiving in recent months. Today’s update provides a new design for the majority of support pages available through Apple.com/support, including: Videos, Manuals, Tech Specs, and Downloads.
Apple used to present these pages using a design that was a few generations behind the rest of the site and displayed links in a search result style list. Today’s update brings a flat grid style layout that allows users to select or search for a product in order to find related manuals, videos, tech specs, etc, but also displays search results by product in the grid layout.
Apple.com’s search result pages also get a cleaner look today to match the recent Apple online store design (pictured below).
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We’ve noticed that Jony Ive’s drastic revamped of iOS 7 isn’t the only place Apple has been putting its new flat design approach to use. Not only did it just recently redesign some of the iTunes marketing material it sends out via email and through the app, it also revamped the Apple.com online store homepage back in May with a design that is decidedly flat compared to the previous store.
- Jony Ive’s title flattened to ‘Senior VP, Design’ alongside iOS 7 revamp (9to5mac.com)
- From beta 1 to release: how each major iOS version has transformed (9to5mac.com)
- Apple continues new ‘Designed by Apple in California’ campaign with full two page print ads (9to5mac.com)
- iOS 7 has a built-in hammer flattening older apps (9to5mac.com)
- Steven Sinofsky on iOS 7 & flat vs skeuomorphic design (9to5mac.com)
- Tim Cook heralds sweeping iPhone sales push to Apple retail leadership (9to5mac.com)
- Full walk-through of Apple’s UI changes in iOS 7 (9to5mac.com)