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Apple Watch iOS app

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 12th, 2015. Artwork published in
March 2015
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    The Apple Watch app that comes bundled with iOS 8.2 (besides being annoyingly impossible to delete) gives us the first preview of how San Francisco might look as an iOS system font. Works for me.

    There are still traces of Neue Helvetica in the app — strangely it is used for the small stuff, for which San Francisco is much better suited. But it does offer a comparison of the two families on one screen where it’s easy to see San Francisco’s simplified, more compact forms and looser spacing.

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    • San Francisco Compact
    • Neue Helvetica

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    1 Comment on “Apple Watch iOS app”

    1. Kees says:
      Mar 15th, 2015  10:13 am

      I love this type. It looks a bit like DIN, but a bit more streamlined. I hope Apple incorporates it into iOS 9.

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