10-09-2013 09:41 AM
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  1. LMZR's Avatar
    It's actually hard to believe that Jony Ive designed it!

    It's almost like what happened to The Beatles in 1966-67!
    09-19-2013 10:25 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    I feel it is just me, but I kind of like IOS 7. I mean, not as good as Android or WP, but I like it better than 6. I like it on my iPad.
    Nope Not just you. I upgraded my mini with it. I like MetroUI and it reminds me a lot of that. I also like the gestures where you can swipe apps closed, four finger task switching, and how IOS 7 ready apps look. I think they beat Windows Phone to the punch by innovating much of what I've seen in many Windows Phone "concept" videos.
    I like what they did with the notification center which looks far better than what happens in android. They are rolling this out to everything down to the Ipad2.

    Never mind what Cook said, it stings and will keep stinging at least till fall of 2014 or second quarter 2015. Still happy with 3rd place?
    09-20-2013 12:16 AM
  3. uselessrobot's Avatar
    I upgraded my iPad and have been playing with the OS for several hours. I've got to say, in many ways it feels like amateur hour. It's like Apple put a bunch of amateur designers on it and failed to test usability properly. Or worse, they outsourced the bulk of it. There are violations of basic UX principles here, which is crazy because some of it was established years ago by Apple themselves.

    I'd bore everyone with specifics, but suffice it to say, as a creative director I'd reject a good portion of what I saw. Not the core aesthetic, which isn't bad, but a lot of stuff related to usability and visual clarity. If you thought selecting and editing text was bad before, try it in iOS 7. Without a doubt, this release would have never seen the light of day under Jobs.

    I think Microsoft needs to educate Apple in how to design a minimalist, typography-based OS. But, hey, from a marketing perspective it made the desired impact. Apple will never really admit fault, so we'll suffer until they fix some of this crap.
    09-20-2013 12:37 AM
  4. montsa007's Avatar
    I updated my wife's iphone to ios 7 without my telling her I was going to do it. I handed her phone to her and she put it down for about 30 minutes. While doing some homework, she came up to me and said very angrily "the the fu#@ did you do to my iPhone"

    I said " I updated it to iOS 7",

    she said then "I don't like it",

    I said" Get a windows phone then ;P"

    I think that I will be sleeping on the couch tonight when it should be Apple sleeping on the couch. At least from my wife's perspective she thinks they "fu#@ed up".
    LOL...you should have said, I rooted it and installed a CFW.
    09-20-2013 12:53 AM
  5. WP8Expert's Avatar
    What I hope for the most is that after the change in CEOs, the new CEO would place an emphasis on WP updates. This has been a problem countless times and the new CEO should take action.

    Petition anyone?
    09-20-2013 04:20 AM
  6. Villain's Avatar
    yeah the pale pastel colors are very feminine and like everything else... people hate change.


    Except Windows Phone was actually well thought out. The flat UI in iOS 7 was horribly executed. It was flattened just for the sake of flattening.
    whoa whoa whoa lets not get crazy things like WP launched well thought out lol I still remember finding out I couldn't copy and paste in 2010 haha
    09-20-2013 06:26 AM
  7. montsa007's Avatar
    When was Ios launched and what can its bluetooth do today except turning on and off (yay thats innovative!), all these years after launch :/?
    How about sms delivery reports?
    How about the ability to drag and drop anything without needing eyetoons?

    The Ios 6 looked more professional with a little casual touch, the 7 looks like some spoilet **** drawing some weird things which was liked by the designer :/, seriously it looks extremely funky now. (Have an employee who has i5, upgraded to ios 7 last night, is praising it, saw a post on this forum where a guy updated his wife's phone and she hates it)

    I wish to ask the questions with this look towards anyone,
    Villain likes this.
    09-20-2013 06:35 AM
  8. spaulagain's Avatar
    yeah the pale pastel colors are very feminine and like everything else... people hate change.


    whoa whoa whoa lets not get crazy things like WP launched well thought out lol I still remember finding out I couldn't copy and paste in 2010 haha
    I'm talking about the overall design concept of the UI. Not the miscellaneous little features.

    For example, the iOS 7 calendar has been completely flattened. But as a result, there is no organization to the layout. Its just text placed randomly on the screen. There is no alignment, no clear color blocks to distinguish areas of interaction. And no visual hierarchy.

    Also, in a lot of other native apps, all the interactive button icons have been thinned out to the point you can barely see them. Then you have the horrible transparencies that clutter the UI and often make it hard to read.

    Its a mess, period. There are some nice aspects, but compared to iOS 6 and before, its horrible. Again, it wasn't thought out well. It was restyled just for the sake of restyling and attention was paid to serious usability issues.
    09-20-2013 08:45 AM
  9. montsa007's Avatar
    09-20-2013 08:47 AM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    I updated my iPhone 4S (I keep one around so that I can play with OS updates myself instead of relying on blogger pundits to get my iOS info) and I actually like iOS 7. I much prefer the flat look to the "classic" iOS look. And while they certainly took hints from WP on the appearance of app switching (but let's be serious, WP took hints from other OSs), I think they really hit it out of the park, again compared to "classic" iOS. "Double-click home and swipe up to end an app" is much better than both "double-click home, long-press an icon until it goes shaky and shows a red X in the upper corner, tap the red X" and "long-press back, select app, press back until the app closes".

    I haven't used too many of the built-in apps, yet. Like I said, I keep my iPhone around only to play with iOS from time to time, all my contacts and calendars and whatnot are on my 920. But I like the look of iOS 7 so far. For what it's worth, my girlfriend hates it and has threatened great bodily harm were I to upgrade her iPhone. :D
    09-20-2013 09:49 AM
  11. txkimmers's Avatar
    My daughter had a Win8 phone, but traded it for an iPhone a few months ago. Her take on iOS7 was that it was quick to get accustomed to because it was similar to Windows 8. I have never had an iPhone so she showed me what she meant and it basically boiled down to the scrolling large icons for open apps and I guess the flat icons. All her teen friends are pretty much freaking out (not in a good way) about it, but I don't think a lot of them read tech blogs--they just don't want to get used to anything new on their teentextinatorators.
    09-20-2013 10:19 AM
  12. Psyk00's Avatar
    The design dosen't bother me so much, but the performance issues do. My 3rd gen iPad is sluggish and laggy on iOS7. Safari is a nightmare.
    09-20-2013 10:25 AM
  13. dkediger's Avatar
    Heh - iOS7 getting top spot here:

    Sloppy UI Tumblr
    09-20-2013 10:53 AM
  14. erichunt's Avatar
    I updated my wife's iphone to ios 7 without my telling her I was going to do it. I handed her phone to her and she put it down for about 30 minutes. While doing some homework, she came up to me and said very angrily "the the fu#@ did you do to my iPhone"

    I said " I updated it to iOS 7",

    she said then "I don't like it",

    I said" Get a windows phone then ;P"



    I think that I will be sleeping on the couch tonight when it should be Apple sleeping on the couch. At least from my wife's perspective she thinks they "fu#@ed up".
    Word for word... and almost the same exact scenario (she updated on her own). This was my experience with iOS7.
    09-20-2013 11:38 AM
  15. Elephant2000's Avatar
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    09-20-2013 11:42 AM
  16. jleebiker's Avatar
    My daughter likes it. ;-)
    09-20-2013 12:00 PM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    I feel it is just me, but I kind of like IOS 7. I mean, not as good as Android or WP, but I like it better than 6. I like it on my iPad.
    I am also a fan, there are some things I like but it is good that Apple did a refresh. IT was about time.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    09-20-2013 01:33 PM
  18. dkediger's Avatar
    Bunch of 4/4s users around here are not amused. I told them to be careful and wait a bit to see what other's experience was like - but NO. It's Apple, it'll just work (ummmm, after it insists you delete your photos, texts, media).

    Now they're all sad.

    Phone lags and is slow.

    Oh hey - your battery's low again as well?!*&*^$KJEDJ
    09-20-2013 02:44 PM
  19. rdubmu's Avatar
    Bunch of 4/4s users around here are not amused. I told them to be careful and wait a bit to see what other's experience was like - but NO. It's Apple, it'll just work (ummmm, after it insists you delete your photos, texts, media).

    Now they're all sad.

    Phone lags and is slow.

    Oh hey - your battery's low again as well?!*&*^$KJEDJ
    I didn't have to delete anything on my wife's 4s.

    The phone actually is very responsive and works great. Battery life has improved.
    09-20-2013 03:10 PM
  20. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    iOS7 looks like my daughters fisher price phone. WTF is up with the pastel colors. It looks good if you're A) old or B) female. I will not be updating my iPad with it.
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-20-2013 03:20 PM
  21. dkediger's Avatar
    Lag isn't too bad with the 4s'. Definitely with the 4 though. These people have had lots of media on their phones, lots. Don't know if any have been 32GB 4s models though.

    The battery drain is a pretty common feature with iOS upgrades. It improves a lot over time - usually about two weeks. Meanwhile, I have people coming to me like I'm a freaking accessory store. Might have to consider that next iOS rev. Stock up on chargers and re-sell them, maybe exchange 'em for beer.
    rdubmu and FinancialP like this.
    09-20-2013 03:21 PM
  22. rdubmu's Avatar
    iOS7 looks like my daughters fisher price phone. WTF is up with the pastel colors. It looks good if you're A) old or B) female. I will not be updating my iPad with it.
    Made me LOL
    09-20-2013 03:51 PM
  23. rdubmu's Avatar
    Lag isn't too bad with the 4s'. Definitely with the 4 though. These people have had lots of media on their phones, lots. Don't know if any have been 32GB 4s models though.

    The battery drain is a pretty common feature with iOS upgrades. It improves a lot over time - usually about two weeks. Meanwhile, I have people coming to me like I'm a freaking accessory store. Might have to consider that next iOS rev. Stock up on chargers and re-sell them, maybe exchange 'em for beer.
    Exchanging for beer is a great idea.

    I was hoping that the 5s and the 5 could have the same case like the 3g and the 3gs.
    09-20-2013 03:52 PM
  24. boovish's Avatar
    They did. And they did it twice by forgetting to include stickers and glitter with the update
    09-20-2013 04:41 PM
  25. boovish's Avatar
    My iPhone 4 has actually been surprisingly faster than normal with iOS 7. And the battery life is actually better. I am actually very baffled about the battery part. And according to iTunes my launch day iPhone has 500MB left
    09-20-2013 04:44 PM
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