- 06-10-2013, 02:45 PM #2
Not even close. Probably more of a copy of Android if anything. Impressed by the minimalism, but it's lacking feature wise. It'll be very difficult for Apple to re-engineer the iOS interface without requiring devs to rewrite their apps, and that's one thing they won't do.
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- 06-10-2013, 02:50 PM #3
Imho something that is made 80% of restyling is not enough to make the revolution apple needed. Then of course most of Apple customers, at least here in Italy, are people who can barely understand IT and hardware. But hey, it has an apple on it and it's overpriced: everyone loves it.
- 06-10-2013, 04:44 PM #11
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As per the multitasking demo they show in the video, the window quickly goes to the selected screen, instead of how it is done in WP--- like how the "windows" animate in the vertical fashion and then takes you to the screen in a second. IOS7 seems faster for me that way. and IOS7 is already able to close apps(not sure if it closes the apps or just makes the app window vanish from the mutlitasking screen like in Android) by swiping up/down. Something that WP lacks, and is said to introduce the "X" button in the next release(WP8.1) which is at least a solid 6-8 months away.
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- 06-10-2013, 05:14 PM #15
ios 7 looks good in my opinion. They copied things yes but they have in the last release as well. Copying is the best kind of flattery. I don't like the white backgrounds in all those apps but maybe they will have an option to invert it. The thing that I really don't like is that translucent menu which is cluttered, confusing and just looks ugly.
- 06-10-2013, 05:26 PM #16
Looks like a bad skin job to me. Not impressed. They could have at least improved the look of the icons and background by fully embracing the theme rather than halfa$$ it.
Oh well, there's always next year.
Have to see how Apple's stock makes out.
- 06-10-2013, 08:16 PM #19
Jerry put up some good thoughts about what Apple's done with iOS 7 over at AC: Apple's iOS 7 'copied' everyone - and that's a good thing | Android Central. To an extent, it definitely is a good thing. The changes and additions they've made to iOS bear resemblance to everything from HTC's 'Sense' Android overlay to webOS, MIUI Android icons, Windows Phone card-like multitasking, and more.
I'm glad that iOS users will get additional good UI/UX elements as well as additional functionality, but I'm more interested in the response by Google and Microsoft (whether directly or indirectly, such as through future hardware and software evolution).
- 06-10-2013, 08:44 PM #21
I'm thinking that their design overhaul is changing how some areas work (lockscreen, call screen, multitasking). But, I'm betting that most of this overhaul is akin to a theme change in Symbian.
Design-wise: Closer to Android than WP.
UI-wise: Far apart.
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- 06-10-2013, 08:46 PM #22
I love how the backgrounds and the variation of lively colours in the iOS7. I hope that this is the direction WP will go in the future releases. I agree, it's stunning. Now it will look more stunning with tiles in them instead of those static icons. ;)
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