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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Does it have a dark theme option? I could see it being difficult to read if it only has the light theme.
    06-11-2013 02:09 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    I read a couple of articles about iOS 7 yesterday. Really not feeling it at all, and I say this as a fan of both iOS and WP. I think when it's available, I'll probably stick with iOS 6 for my iPhone 4 and new iPod touch.
    06-11-2013 02:17 PM
  3. Guzzler3's Avatar
    due to cross licensing agreements i think MS will let it slide. (Surface has magnetic charging pin which is exclusive to Apple but because of that same agreement MS can use that technology.
    Actually Microsoft holds the patent(s) for the magnetic charging connector. Apple pays MS for it.

    Wow, looking across the internet the reviews are really mixed on iOS 7. From "Hate it", "Love it", to "Meh...". But the consensus has been "they borrowed/stole/lifted from (insert other mobile O/S here)."
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-11-2013 02:17 PM
  4. squire777's Avatar
    I don't think that's the right attitude. You don't find notification centre a necessary feature, which is totally fine, I don't need one either, however there have been a lot of other people asking for it, it has come up a lot of times on these boards and on this site; the competition has it as well, so I think it's a necessary feature to implement even if you don't find it important.

    The point of my post was not to say that we don't need a notification centre. What I was trying to say is that people who call Windows Phone a failure just because it doesn't have a notification centre are foolish.
    borasar and Kevin Rush like this.
    06-11-2013 02:59 PM
  5. borasar's Avatar
    fair enough, was hard to tell from the original post
    The point of my post was not to say that we don't need a notification centre. What I was trying to say is that people who call Windows Phone a failure just because it doesn't have a notification centre are foolish.
    06-11-2013 03:10 PM
  6. sinime's Avatar
    LOL this is rich. The Windows Phone multitasking screen is a direct rip-off of WebOS
    Not direct, I keep swiping up to close an app but it doesn't work :(
    06-11-2013 03:23 PM
  7. SnatchedIT's Avatar
    A notification center is not mandatory for me, but a quick menu for connections and stuff would be nice. Actually I am greatly satisfied of WP 8 except the storage problems, now that we have instance and many other wanted apps I'm happy.
    06-11-2013 03:28 PM
  8. fatpigeon's Avatar
    I read a couple of articles about iOS 7 yesterday. Really not feeling it at all, and I say this as a fan of both iOS and WP. I think when it's available, I'll probably stick with iOS 6 for my iPhone 4 and new iPod touch.
    Well - unless they've copied this from other companies as well, as usual for Apple I guess we can expect iOS 7 to run artificially slow on current handsets in order for people to upgrade to whatever junk they're selling next...
    06-11-2013 04:26 PM
  9. Storl's Avatar
    I'd say "femine" describes the UI design of iOS7 accurately, especially being presented on the white iPhone made the whole design very girlish, you can't really complain about the features iOS7 has, it's pretty good and this update brings far more features then.. 8.1 will for WP will ever bring, probably :(
    06-11-2013 05:50 PM
  10. fatpigeon's Avatar
    I'd say "femine" describes the UI design of iOS7 accurately, especially being presented on the white iPhone made the whole design very girlish, you can't really complain about the features iOS7 has, it's pretty good and this update brings far more features then.. 8.1 will for WP will ever bring, probably :(
    You can't really expect anything else from a company who makes housewife-grade computers and hasn't followed the trend in handsets getting bigger because they make phones for women's hands as a target. Which is why they made their phone longer to squeeze in moar pixels instead of wider.
    06-11-2013 05:54 PM
  11. TrustyCow Dog's Avatar
    I'm not sure about anyone else but I think the new design is disgusting. Like I want to vomit, and I actually feel bad for iOS users now. The washed out colors, the lack of contrast any where, its gross. A total turn off. This is something that would have been cool 3 years ago, not so much now.

    And I'm far from an apple hater. I actually enjoy their products and services, but I don't think I'll be making much use of them any more.
    squire777 likes this.
    06-11-2013 07:11 PM
  12. Eric4Smith's Avatar
    To me IOS 7 just looks like an impressive dreamboard theme, like its not complete and to me doesn't represent apple
    06-11-2013 07:42 PM
  13. stephen_az's Avatar
    I've seen design theft before, but never, EVER this blatant. Watching WWDC...its like this bizarre parallel world. MSFT's lawyers have got to be smelling blood.
    I don't know whether you have noticed but Apple and Microsoft have a reasonable relationship and that has been the case for years. You can be assured that Apple has already licensed any applicable technology and has a royalties agreement in place for any design elements. Apple's war is with Google and the litigation is mostly legitimate.. Why people seem to think that everyone is engaged in some juvenile male contest is beyond me. Do you really think they licensed Bing and then ripped off something else? They also telegraphed these design changes months ago. Google rips off its competitors and then hides behind its OEMs. Apple's and Microsoft's lawyers probably vetted everything months ago since that is how grown ups interact with each other. They also probably vetted the inevitable ads with Microsoft poking fun at the imitation.
    Rick2340 likes this.
    06-11-2013 09:03 PM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    It's all good.

    The closer it looks to WP, the easier it will be for Apple people to transition to WP in the future.

    06-11-2013 09:21 PM
  15. MDak280's Avatar
    I love the new features of iOS 7 but I hate the new look. The colors are too bright and playful and the icons don't look nice. Better than previous versions of iOS, but still ugly.

    However, the new features are really nice. I like the Control Center and how it's so easy to access (swipe up from the bottom of the screen). The notifications center was also improved, something that WP needs to improve upon. The ability to go back by swiping to the right is something so simple yet so useful. And not to mention Siri now uses Bing :)

    Microsoft really needs to bring it for the 8.1 update. There has to be new features. If they can catch up to iOS and Android in this update, then they can try to pass them up in the next. Hoping for the best...!
    Rick2340 likes this.
    06-11-2013 09:30 PM
  16. dgr_874's Avatar
    I don't understand why so many people are just hating on WP. If your that unhappy why are you here? If apple so superior why are you here? Get you iPhone join imore and be happy.
    Because we believe in the dream of what windows phone could be if Microsoft will get off their duff and fix the small things that are holding it back.
    raacut likes this.
    06-11-2013 11:35 PM
  17. crystal_planet's Avatar
    LOL! I love the irony of people getting up in arms about Apple copying Microsoft. The graphical user interface, icons on a desktop, mouse input, an app store, the whole concept of an app - who's been copying who?
    Yeah, Apple copied most of that stuff from Xerox. Look up "PARC" and get back to me.
    iboypx and Kevin Rush like this.
    06-12-2013 08:17 AM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    Does it have a dark theme option? I could see it being difficult to read if it only has the light theme.
    I don't think so, because Apple hasn't trumpeted the option as a new feature and the benefits such an option would provide. (i am quite serious)
    06-12-2013 02:20 PM
  19. iboypx's Avatar
    I dont want to live in this world anymore
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    06-14-2013 04:00 PM
  20. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Does it have a dark theme option? I could see it being difficult to read if it only has the light theme.
    I didnt have the time to see it. Just had a quick glance and left. Didn't really stop me in my tracks. :P
    06-17-2013 08:20 AM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    I dont want to live in this world anymore
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    She spelled "Palm" wrong (for the Pilot, mXXX, Tungsten lines...) or "Handspring" for creating the Treo
    (or even Apple (with the Newton) or Tandy (with the Zoomer)...)
    06-17-2013 10:21 AM
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