Written by Nick Heer.

Requiem for a Back Button

Khoi Vihn doesn’t like the back “button” in iOS 7:

The pre-iOS 7 back button consolidated these things into a single button shape that tapers into an arrowhead on the left side, and it housed a text description of where the button would lead you. It basically did three jobs with a single element.

The old back button really is a clever piece of design.