iOS 9 brings quite a bunch of changes, many of which we’ve been looking forward to for months. One of the biggest things that have stirred up Apple users, though is the new iOS 9 font, making the hearts of Helvetica lovers seize up.
The new font, named San Franciso, has elicited mixed reactions – as most changes do.
Personally, I am not that bothered. I think I actually do like it. For some, it may take some getting used to.
I went through Twitter to see what people think. Check out the reactions to the new iOS 9 font San Francisco.
— Imran Haider (@ImrnHdr) September 18, 2015
— Adrian Weckler (@adrianweckler) September 17, 2015
— Glen Sears (@glensears) September 16, 2015
Best thing about #iOS9 has to be the font. San Francisco is beautiful!
— _|Jay|_ (@xyIT) August 17, 2015
— ill.GATES (@illGatesMusic) September 17, 2015
— Jonas Hummelstrand (@hummelstrand) September 17, 2015
It looks like kerning is a main issue for people.
Then there’s “weird”.
I liked Helvetica more than San Francisco. What is this weird font? #iOS9
— Max S (@nyclamusician) September 17, 2015
— Anni (@annideleon) September 16, 2015
— Tuomo Tanskanen (@tuomotanskanen) September 2, 2015
I'm digging the San Francisco font on the #iOS9 update, but sad to see Helvetica Neue go. ?
— katherine r (@kat_rag) September 17, 2015
— Daniel Fallman (@dfallman) August 17, 2015
Can't decide if I like this "San Francisco" font on #iOS9, Helvetia Nue was like the ultimate for me. I guess it's alright, just a change
— Richard Mayne (@RicheyMayne) July 27, 2015
It's not that the "San Francisco" font change in #iOS9 is bad, it just isn't timeless. Like Android fonts, it's going to look dated in 2025.
— Eddie VanBogaert (@eddievb) July 12, 2015
What do you think about San Francisco? To which group do you belong?