The Brushed Metal Diaries: Beyond Software 

In the Brushed Metal Diaries, we take a look at one of Apple’s most unique — and most hated — user interface paradigms.


I’ve written about the awful Brushed Metal user interface theme a bunch over the years, but OS X isn’t the only place this scourge on design has left its mark.

Here are some other places where Brushed Metal (or one of its cousins) have popped up over the years:

Original iCloud Marketing Material

iCloud with a Chance of Brushed Metal

iCloud in OS X 10.8

Poor OS X

Original Siri Button

Siri on the iPhone 4S

iPhone OS Dock

iPhone OS Dock

Apple Stores

Beijing Apple Store