The fonts in the Messages app look much better in iOS5 than in iOS4, and wanted to confirm it. I couldn't find any discussion or note about this online. I don't have a phone running iOS4 around to compare myself.

Has it really changed? Any sources?


Same font, but Apple added a very subtle text-shadow and tweaked the bubble reflection. That's the difference.

iOS 4 iOS 4

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  • Yep, the text shadow was indeed what was causing the text to stand out. Thanks for the screen shots! – ak86 Oct 14 '11 at 4:12
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    What a horrible message on iOS 5... – Kalamane Oct 20 '11 at 22:35

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