Apple’s faux-leather grimness

Dear Apple, please can you stop designing your interfaces with these faux-leather effects? They’re horrible.

Find My Friends (top) is Apple’s new stalker app on iOS 5, and its first iteration seems really clumsy – which is peculiar, given that companies like Loopt have already shown how you can do the same thing properly.

iCal is the native calendar app on Macs and other Apple devices – it used to be clean and functional, but they’ve messed with it for iOS 5 and Mac OS Lion, so that it now works less well.

And that faux-leather menu bar nonsense… eurghh.

Apple – please stop it.