I think it’s accidental - there’s a few places where the old font was being used that have quietly swapped to the new font. Mostly things on the Help tab (on a closer look, Help articles have the title in new font and the article body in old font ).
The list of scheduled subscriptions/DDs on the Payments tab is a weird mix of both fonts.
And now that I’ve just looked at the bottom tab bar, that’s in the old font too.
Now that I’ve seen some other people’s thoughts I realise it could be the fact that there is pages that has both fonts at the same time that causes me to dislike it so much, although I still don’t like the way the new numbers look, so we’ll see as time goes on. Interesting to see im not alone in disliking it but also that quite a few of you actually like it.
You don’t have to be an expert to know if you like something or not, or if it helps or hinders your reading speed
Plus, many designers in many app-based projects and organisations are no ‘experts’ either; design is an opinion-based matter, you can claim you conform to all modern standards or whatever all you want, but unless you have actually run scientific trials to show that design A is more usable than design B in some measurable way, it’s all opinion-based, as you can see by the amount of people liking/disliking any design in any app in online fora around the world.
I like it, mainly from an accessibility point of view, I’m dyslexic, so very alert to fonts and how readable they are, and this san serif is right in my wheelhouse, letter with a bit more curve to them are easier for me to read, along with the spacing. It’s very Verdana in it’s look, which again is a preferred font for me and find it easier than Helvetica.