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    Default How is the thickened font?

    I haven't seen anyone mention this, if they did and I missed it sorry. But I saw on Business Insider of all places that beta 3 changes the font on iOS 7 to a thicker version.

    What do you iOS 7 beta 3 users think of it?

    JONY IVE CHANGES HIS MIND: Apple Makes One Of The Biggest Changes Ever To Beta iPhone Software - Business Insider
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I like it in Settings, but I don't like it in Messages. I kinda thinks it's a "meh" font choice for the most part.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    I haven't seen anyone mention this, if they did and I missed it sorry. But I saw on Business Insider of all places that beta 3 changes the font on iOS 7 to a thicker version.

    What do you iOS 7 beta 3 users think of it?

    JONY IVE CHANGES HIS MIND: Apple Makes One Of The Biggest Changes Ever To Beta iPhone Software - Business Insider

    Yes... the font is the same (Helvetica Neue), but beta 3 uses the "normal" weight, vs the "light" weight of the font, as seen in beta 1 & 2. It does help readability significantly, IMHO.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    It is sublte but it makes a difference in my opinion, better contrast and more readable..
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I'm glad they changed this (just going off what I've seen and read since I don't have iOS 7)...the light version was just too thin! I still dislike the font and think the readability is poor, but it's a step in the right direction.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I thought the previous beta font was too thin. I haven't seen the new thicker font. But I'll probably like it more.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    It is sublte but it makes a difference in my opinion, better contrast and more readable..
    Dittos... I'm used to it.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr1nce View Post
    I thought the previous beta font was too thin. I haven't seen the new thicker font. But I'll probably like it more.
    Here's the difference:
    http://f.cl.ly/items/243j3m152Z3J0o3c1z36/Beta3.gif

    I tried to embed the image, but it didn’t show the animation showing both before/after beta 3 changes.

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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I preferred the thinner weight font... now it's looking a bit less "different and new"... more like the old OS...

    we should have a choice in settings on font weight...
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I preferred the thinner weight font... now it's looking a bit less "different and new"... more like the old OS...

    we should have a choice in settings on font weight...
    I’m still on the fence with with which font I like better ... but yeah, I could support the choice being a configuration option.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    to me it's a no brainer, love the change
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I like the new font ... It is much easier to read.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I like the new font. It's so much easier to read in texts.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I'm liking it a lot more than the original iOS 7 font. Like others have said it improves readability. I also happen to think it looks nicer, too.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Either font works for me. I'd love to have a toggle for the lighter font. I'm assuming apple is listening to its customers as many have griped about the readability with the lighter font. Was never an issue for me.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    It's something that had to be done. Guacho is spot on with his assessment. It's
    very much so more readable. Especially on a non-retina display on something
    like the iPad Mini.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    For me its not a big issue, but I did like the thinner font in beta 1 & 2. It just added to the new look of the OS. To me the thicker font reminds me too much of the older OS versions. But like a couple of people have said, an option to change the font weight would be nice.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I prefered the thin font for the sexy look. I personally don't notice a difference in readability as I had no problems what so ever with that but I totally understand why they changed it and agree with it. Design must not come before usability. Specially not on iOS.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I prefer the thinner font as well, perhaps the op can setup a poll?
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    I haven't seen anyone mention this, if they did and I missed it sorry. But I saw on Business Insider of all places that beta 3 changes the font on iOS 7 to a thicker version.

    What do you iOS 7 beta 3 users think of it?


    JONY IVE CHANGES HIS MIND: Apple Makes One Of The Biggest Changes Ever To Beta iPhone Software - Business Insider
    It’s, um, well, it’s THICKER.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    I like the thicker font personally. I think it improves the readability of a lot of things. I did however change the size from the default down a couple of notches and it fits more info on the screen this way. So in this instance the bolder text is especially great.
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    Default Re: How is the thickened font?

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I preferred the thinner weight font... now it's looking a bit less "different and new"... more like the old OS...

    we should have a choice in settings on font weight...
    I'll take 'able to read without straining my eyes' over 'different and new' for newness sake any day.

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