Appleâs iOS 7 operating system for mobile devices was unveiled in the middle of the year during Appleâs WWDC 2013 event. Â The new iOS turned out to be a complete reinvention with a new visual language, including a parallax background effect and whimsical, brighter colors for the home screen.
And while iPhone users would imagine Apple’s Senior VP of Design Jony Ive developed the operating system on state-of-art Apple technology, YouTuber Vaclav Krejci proves that the graphics and interface could be created on Microsoft Word.
In his book, 7 Best Text Effects in Microsoft Word, Krejci wants to teach even the most basic computer users how to design using software they are already familiar with.
The video begins with one simple question: âWas iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word?â While it is evident that the answer to that query is a resounding âno,â one Word whiz shows us it is most definitely possible.
In this YouTube video, he recreates dozens of Apple’s new iOS 7 icons using only the clunky word processing program that professional designers love to hate.
Of course, the likelihood of Apple, one of Microsoftâs biggest rivals, using Word for such an important update would seem slim to none, nevertheless itâs interesting to see how easily he managed to re-create some of the icons and such using just Word.
It would be rather funny if, in his life story some years from now, Ive revealed that actually, he was challenged to create a new look in Word and simply went with it, but even though it would be an audacious and ironic twist, itâs very, very unlikely to have been the case.
After all, Apple is always swift to point out where and when competitors may have borrowed some of its own ideas, so such a move â even in jest â would go against everything Apple stands for.
Krejci uses common Word symbols, colors, gradients and fonts to replicate several home screen app icons. The result is an extremely convincing copy of iOS 7 â a shocking conclusion, considering Apple and Microsoft’s fierce rivalry in the tech field, says Mashable.
One commenter said: “This is absolutely fantastic! You sir, do more amazing stuff in MS Word than almost everyday user in PS!” Another added: “I wish Apple will get you to their company.”
It seems Krejci has lofty ambitions, as he replied: “I wish for the same.”
If anything, this video lends credence to the detractors and criticsâ claims of iOS 7 being cheap and cartoony, and to a certain extent one canât help but agree after watching this video. In any case the video probably was just meant to be more informative and funny rather than a criticism, writes Ubergizmo.