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Apple may have chosen the wrong new font

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pple is about to change the font in its desktop operating system for the first time, dropping the familiar Lucida Grande in favor of the Helvetica Neue that debuted on the iPhone and iPad last year. Font designer Tobias Frere-Jones isn't so sure about the change, however, because Helvetica Neue fonts become difficult to read at small sizes. "I had really hoped it would be the other way around, with the iPhone taking a lesson from the desktop, and adopt Lucida Grande," Frere-Jones tells Fast Co Design. "Despite its grand reputation, Helvetica can’t do everything."

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  • #2
    09-08-2014 01:33 PM Abed :
    Dayum, sun! I’m stuck with two cheapo 4.2.2 devices, so there’s no update for me, so how would I know it is out already? I thought all those articles about the "myriad of changes" were just announcements, meaning it will release in a few days :P
  • #3
    09-08-2014 02:09 PM Matt :
    The South Korean company said Samsung devices “demonstrated compliance with over one hundred unique requirements, ranging from encryption to intrusion detection to key exchange to support for secure networking standards.”

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