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Apple reveals iOS7, 'biggest change' since 1st iPhone

Apple reveals iOS7, 'biggest change' since 1st iPhone

iOS7 has a new flat design, devoid of the skeuomorphic style of previous versions.

Apple has unveiled iOS7, the latest version of its iPhone and iPad operating system.

- New MacBook Air's also revealed
- New tiny cylindrical Mac Pro announced

The new software uses a completely new 'flat' design that eschews the skeuomorphic styling of all previous versions of the software. All built-in apps have also had a facelift to tie in with the new design.

New features have also been added to the OS, including a new thumbnail view for multi-tasking, a new much more integrated version of Maps and a new Weather app!

Apple also confirmed that now all apps will have multi-tasking available to them, rather than the previous arrangement where only certain functions such as music playback would be available for multi-tasking. The company also claims battery life will improve.

Perhaps the most welcome new feature for many users is a new quick settings panel that provides quick access to media playback controls, quick settings toggles, brightness control, AirPlay controls and app switching. The new interface is available with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Apple reveals iOS7, 'biggest change' since 1st iPhone

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proxess 10th June 2013, 21:07 Quote
Ghastly.
sixfootsideburns 10th June 2013, 21:19 Quote
really? I'm an Android user and don't care for Apple's products or Apple as a company and I certainly wouldn't choose ghastly as an adjective.
Snips 10th June 2013, 21:20 Quote
Is it too little too late? Even Nokia WP8 Lumia's have seen massive take up this past quarter and the S4 hasn't lit any touch paper either with $7Billion wiped off Samsung shares last week after news of very slow take up.
faugusztin 10th June 2013, 21:23 Quote
All they did was redo all their apps with cheap knockoff of the Android Holo skin, plus they added something similar to the android quick settings. In other words, iOS is still behind other platforms.
RedFlames 10th June 2013, 21:24 Quote
Really... That was the best Ive could manage?
Stanley Tweedle 10th June 2013, 21:24 Quote
I currently have a 3GS and iPad 4th gen. Love the ipad but the 3GS is too vintage now. Heard so many negatives about the iPhone 5 even when they reviewed it on the gadget show. I think any new iPhone would have to be pretty amazing for me to consider getting one. As things stand now if I did upgrade the phone it will probably be an android. Apparently Sony just might have something that surprises everyone around the corner.

New look for IOS is welcome though if it brings more than a few minor changes. I'm guessing there still won't be animated backdrops because that stuff is way beyond the scope of apple engineers.
do_it_anyway 10th June 2013, 21:36 Quote
Can someone confirm for me, that 2nd picture... what hardware is that running on?
It might be a heavily cropped iphone 5, but the buttons on the side don't look like an iphone, and the bezel looks thinner.
I don't know the iphone well enough to tell, but this isn't the iphone 6 is it?
oasked 10th June 2013, 22:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
I don't know the iphone well enough to tell, but this isn't the iphone 6 is it?

No, I don't think so - I think it's just a mock-up to show what the OS will look like.

Hard to tell whether iOS7 will be any good from these pictures. It looks like it will be a minor evolution though, rather than any revolution.
fdbh96 10th June 2013, 22:04 Quote
Nexxo 10th June 2013, 22:15 Quote
iOS 7 is very nice, but it looks a bit like someone put Android and WP8 into a blender and hit the purée button. :p

Some useful improvements, and largely a beautifully slick GUI, with some original touches but nothing kitch or overdone. But it feels like in terms of functionality it is catching up rather than blazing trails.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanley Tweedle
New look for IOS is welcome though if it brings more than a few minor changes. I'm guessing there still won't be animated backdrops because that stuff is way beyond the scope of apple engineers.

Actually if you look at the video presentation carefully, it does have animated backdrops. It also has a neat fake 3D parallax effect invoked by using the phone's accelerometers.

The Mac Pro however is the sort of cheesecake that we came to expect from Apple. An obsidian thing of beauty.
AverageNinja 10th June 2013, 22:20 Quote
*sigh*. No iPod Touch 4 support. That kills it for me :(
RedFlames 10th June 2013, 22:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
The Mac Pro however is the sort of cheesecake that we came to expect from Apple. An obsidian thing of beauty.

it looks like R2D2 ****ed a toaster or one of those pedal bins...

it's an impressive technical achievement... but I preferred the old one...
dipzy 10th June 2013, 22:23 Quote
Although there are bits that still look like the current IOS, i do like it.
Not a major redesign but meh.. its something.

Loving the mac pro though, that thing is crazy but awesome
Sloth 10th June 2013, 22:29 Quote
Would it be petty of me to say that the "skeuomorphic design" was by far my biggest complaint about iOS? Particularly the bumped out and glossy look of the app buttons, made them look they got placed there by some free smiley toolbar you accidently installed. The new flat look is a huge improvement.
fdbh96 10th June 2013, 22:31 Quote
It kind of reminds me of googles apps on ios, which is no bad thing really as google+ is probably one of the best designed apps I've ever used.

Not really heard of the hardware in the mac pro before, but it sure sounds powerful for the size (1/8 the volume of the original).

Also, all day battery life on a macbook air is nothing to be sniffed at.

If the iPhone 6/5s is a big enough improvement, I think it could definitely win a few fans back off android and WP.
dancingbear84 10th June 2013, 23:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
iOS 7 is very nice, but it looks a bit like someone put Android and WP8 into a blender and hit the purée button.

In other similarly related news the android gmail app seems to have had the windows blender treatment as well. Personally I'm not a fan. Although it is a well known fact that they all rob style ideas off each other. Apple had folders, android added folders. Android had pull down notifications apple add pull down notifications. Windows phone has ugly big tiles android adds ugly big tiles. Android has holo apple adds similar.

For me I'll stick to android, I'll not knock apple users or designs or iOS7 that much, but since Mr Job's untimely end I do worry about about the future of apple. There were a couple of things they did well, marketing and continuity/conformity. Both are changing with lighting ports over the dock port, changes to the UI etc.
yodasarmpit 10th June 2013, 23:10 Quote
I'm liking the flat, less glossy, UI. Very much a mix of WP8 and Android styling bringing I more up to date with the current trend.
Nexxo 10th June 2013, 23:44 Quote
I agree. It looks much more congruent with the hardware.
Lenderz 10th June 2013, 23:44 Quote
Had an original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 4S so far, I always liked my Apple products but lately I've been enjoying my Lumia WP8 phone a lot more than my iPhones.

I really like what Apple have done with the look of ios 7 here, looks like getting rid of Scott Forstall and putting the genius of Ive in charge was a good idea.
GeorgeStorm 10th June 2013, 23:48 Quote
Looks like they've taken bits and pieces from other companies, the first image I saw was this:
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68094000/png/_68094937_ios7.png

I had to ask if that was the old or the new style since I couldn't tell.
The images in the article make it clearer, the main screen does look better, although not a massive fan of that pull-up, just looks a little out of place? Not sure if it's the colour or style that's not working for me (or both :P).
Combatus 10th June 2013, 23:55 Quote
Finally, toggles!!! Jesus, I've been using them on jailbroken iPhones for about 4 years. Way, way overdue Apple.
fdbh96 10th June 2013, 23:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
Looks like they've taken bits and pieces from other companies, the first image I saw was this:
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68094000/png/_68094937_ios7.png

I had to ask if that was the old or the new style since I couldn't tell.
The images in the article make it clearer, the main screen does look better, although not a massive fan of that pull-up, just looks a little out of place? Not sure if it's the colour or style that's not working for me (or both :P).

I think it all looks a bit weird because its not on real phone (a new phone aswell would have made me explode :) )

Some better screens:
http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/#videos
GeorgeStorm 11th June 2013, 00:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fdbh96
I think it all looks a bit weird because its not on real phone (a new phone aswell would have made me explode :) )

In a good way?
Based on the last couple of models, even if it had been on a new phone it would have looked the same so meh.
Guinevere 11th June 2013, 00:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
Can someone confirm for me, that 2nd picture... what hardware is that running on

It's a white iPhone 5. Bootleg photo from the keynote taken by someone sitting to the left. It's badly cropped and hasn't been keystone corrected.
ResCyn 11th June 2013, 00:15 Quote
Can't believe how long it's taken them to copy SBSetttings, Zephyr and the like. Kinda feel sorry for the guys behind some of my favourite tweaks when Apple do eventually include similar in iOS.
fdbh96 11th June 2013, 00:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResCyn
Can't believe how long it's taken them to copy SBSetttings, Zephyr and the like. Kinda feel sorry for the guys behind some of my favourite tweaks when Apple do eventually include similar in iOS.

While I do agree with you, apple does add a bit of polish to it don't you agree. People make the jailbreak tweaks in order to get the phone how they want. If apple do it for them then its problem solved and they get an ego boost out of it too.

If anything it'll reassure them that Apple is (kind of) listening and will make the JB tweaks better.

I think this comes under the definition of google fanboy :D
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/06/10/ios7-vs-android-a-quick-comparison-after-the-wwdc-keynote/
andrew8200m 11th June 2013, 01:54 Quote
This looks like Android and has alot of features that HTC are pushing currently with Zoe.

So with Apple taking everyone to court over patent breaching I think its about time other companies did the same and put apple firmly in their place. Number 1 as a brand but number 2 behind the collective brands that is Android.

Ive had every apply IOS device to date and have happily migrated over to the HTC One and wouldnt look back. Apple hardware is great but the HTC is up there with its unibody design and the software is leagues ahead.

Too little too late for me apple. A lost customer to add to the plenty you have already accumulated.
Mighty Yoshimi 11th June 2013, 02:13 Quote
Looks heavily based on droid 4.2. Apple will no doubt claim they didn't copy google as the overview menu sweeps from the bottom rather than the top.
Harlequin 11th June 2013, 08:29 Quote
animated wallpapers? really? - been using them for how long on my galaxy s1....
Stanley Tweedle 11th June 2013, 10:26 Quote
You know what has turned me off buying an android phone? It's not that I don't think the platform is good but every single news feature on the internet about apple attracts android users who post the most banal hate towards the iphone and apple. It's like they're trying really hard to convince iphone users that they've made the worst choice ever and that they should change immediately. I had it on Google+ last night. News feature about IOS7 and immediately an android user posts his hate.

I came to realise that there must be something sorely lacking with their android phones if their days are spent posting about iphone and apple.

It's like a guy going around telling people each day how much he hates gays. Say it often enough and it becomes clear you're in denial.

I've got a 3GS. Old now and I wooden mind a new phone and would probably go for an android over iphone 5. Let's put it this way... if the bald guy on Gadget show says he doesn't like the iphone 5 then it must be bad. What puts me off is the clumsy attempts android users make to convince everyone they should be using android.

I have an iphone and ipad... I don't paste hate about google phones or tablets. I realise that each platform has good points and bad.
Guinevere 11th June 2013, 10:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
Some useful improvements, and largely a beautifully slick GUI, with some original touches but nothing kitch or overdone.

The new 'overlapping' scrolling effects in the reminders app are terrible. The app (On my 4S with my data) now takes a good seven seconds or so to start up if it's fully shut down and scrolling is pig awful. Looks like <20fps at best and usually much slower. They had better fix this in later betas.

Performance is about the same as on iOS 6. Seems identical in app but the springboard can have a bit of lag at times. Not much and it disappears again but I have seen it. This is normal in a first beta though.

Battery life has also been hit, but that's normal for a first beta. It took less than an hour (with no gaming) to drop my battery from 100% to 73%.

Contrast system wide is taking some getting used to. The super thin fonts and pale backgrounds makes for a hard viewing experience with sleepy eyes. Turning on the 'increase background contrast' accessibility option doesn't have an effect right now.

Love:
New features. Basic stuff such as an easy access wi-fi switch and torch feature should have been added years ago. New siri capabilities are nice but again this is just catching up with the minimum of where things should be in mid 2013.
Siri can adjust phone features at last!
A lot of the new SDK Features (If they turn out to be bug-free)
MFi Controllers! At last we will be getting decent external controllers. A PS, Xbox controller adaptor anyone?

Don't like:

The pale blue-grey folder colour. It's not as contrasty with the icons as a darker shade.
They keyboard colour. Again the contrast is not nice.
New new super skinny font. Well I do 'like' it I just don't like to use it across a whole OS. I think it hurts legibility.

Hate:

The scrolling effects in the reminders app. Bring back a basic table view for table based data. I don't care about rows sliding under other rows during scrolling. I don't care if it does add depth to the UI it also adds lag.

That this jump wasn't as big as I would have liked. iOS 7 has some much needed additions and a nice new 'Jony Ive' coat of paint but there's not a great deal that hasn't been seen before on different platforms or jailbreak hacks.

Where's the siri SDK for developers? Why can't I use system wide voice control to ask intelligent questions of my installed apps? The clock app icon now shows the real time! But why can't I give my own apps a dynamic icon?
phuzz 11th June 2013, 11:42 Quote
Is it just my monitor, or in that second shot is there a weird rainbow colour thing going on? It looks redish on the camera icon on the right, and green on the flashlight(?) on the left.
It just looks like some weird disco lighting all over the place.

Nice to see the big companies catching up with features that jailbreakers and modders have had for years on both iOS and android.
Stanley Tweedle 11th June 2013, 11:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by phuzz
Is it just my monitor, or in that second shot is there a weird rainbow colour thing going on? It looks redish on the camera icon on the right, and green on the flashlight(?) on the left.
It just looks like some weird disco lighting all over the place.

Nice to see the big companies catching up with features that jailbreakers and modders have had for years on both iOS and android.

As mentioned on the video... the interface is translucent so the rainbow colours come from whatever is behind. It's like Aero glass.
Phil Rhodes 11th June 2013, 12:56 Quote
Do not care.

Ithings hopelessly overhyped.

"Phone gets new graphics for UI" is not news.
GeorgeK 11th June 2013, 13:07 Quote
I found myself looking at it thinking "looks good, just like the OS on my Galaxy S4..."
Stanley Tweedle 11th June 2013, 13:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Do not care.

Ithings hopelessly overhyped.

"Phone gets new graphics for UI" is not news.

All phones get hyped. That's how it is. And not just phones... have you read some of the hype bollocks for egg box 1?

" Living Games. Dynamic, living worlds evolve and improve the more you play, and advanced artificial intelligence can learn to play like you, so friends can play against your shadow."

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrFeJebKLH8eTEUCslQWX6-8RtJ6V2ev3KeNJaFgSv_oG3BNiw1g

And to be perfectly frank... who gives a flying **** if the new UI is trying to be android. There was a time when all UI's were trying to be apple. Things shift and change. It's no big deal.
longweight 11th June 2013, 13:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Do not care.

Ithings hopelessly overhyped.

"Phone gets new graphics for UI" is not news.

What the **** are you talking about?

Of course it is news.
Stanley Tweedle 11th June 2013, 13:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by longweight
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Do not care.

Ithings hopelessly overhyped.

"Phone gets new graphics for UI" is not news.

What the **** are you talking about?

Of course it is news.

Longweight... you're typing Shift-8's again aren't you.
longweight 11th June 2013, 13:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanley Tweedle
Longweight... you're typing Shift-8's again aren't you.

Nope.
Harlequin 11th June 2013, 14:51 Quote
iOS7 is iphone 4 and upwards ONLY and ipad2 and upwards ONLY
wuyanxu 11th June 2013, 14:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlequin
iOS7 is iphone 4 and upwards ONLY and ipad2 and upwards ONLY
yep, iPhone 4 is somehow supported but iPod touch gen 4 isn't. :( EXACTLY same A4 processor.

iPad 2 is supported, so should iPad 3, but it only lists iPad 2 and iPad retina display (iPad 4's current name) on apple.com.


My view on iOShinny 7: If I have to change the way my phone screen looks, I might as well look at other options on the market. Been iPhone user since 2007 and haven't changed only because I like familiarity.
longweight 11th June 2013, 15:07 Quote
I really like the look of this.
Shirty 11th June 2013, 15:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanley Tweedle
You know what has turned me off buying an android phone? It's not that I don't think the platform is good but every single news feature on the internet about apple attracts android users who post the most banal hate towards the iphone and apple. It's like they're trying really hard to convince iphone users that they've made the worst choice ever and that they should change immediately. I had it on Google+ last night. News feature about IOS7 and immediately an android user posts his hate.

I came to realise that there must be something sorely lacking with their android phones if their days are spent posting about iphone and apple.

It's like a guy going around telling people each day how much he hates gays. Say it often enough and it becomes clear you're in denial.

I've got a 3GS. Old now and I wooden mind a new phone and would probably go for an android over iphone 5. Let's put it this way... if the bald guy on Gadget show says he doesn't like the iphone 5 then it must be bad. What puts me off is the clumsy attempts android users make to convince everyone they should be using android.

I have an iphone and ipad... I don't paste hate about google phones or tablets. I realise that each platform has good points and bad.

If you take a good look around, you'll see that it's not just Android users - I think fan groups are all as bad as one another. I take a different approach. I respect the fact that all three major smartphone operating systems are expertly constructed and highly usable. I look at each option in detail when it comes to buying a new phone, and make my choice based on what I believe will be the most suitable device for my needs.

I don't:

1) Bash others for having made a different choice
2) Claim to know how much better or worse an operating system is having never actually used it
3) Suggest that someone makes the same choice as me, unless they have followed the process I outlined above

I owned a 3G when they came out and it was the only logical option at the time. A clean, polished experience which just worked. At the time Windows mobile was gimped and Android was still quirky.

I made the switch to FroYo because I could see that there was more potential for me to tinker, and moving away from Apple gave me access to hardware choices. Apple was a contender for my money at that point - and potentially still is (they need to reduce the reliance on iTunes for me to move back though). From what I've read about WinMo it too needs a good look before I make my next upgrade.

No one OS or skin is objectively better than another, and ultimately for the vast majority of users who just want to get on with using their smartphone any OS will do the job admirably. I'm pleased to see that Apple are finally addressing the look of their software because I think they were in danger of getting left behind. All of this competition is a seriously good thing and people bitching, whining and just generally making the internet look untidy should be taken outside, shot and fed to the dogs.
Stanley Tweedle 11th June 2013, 15:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shirty
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanley Tweedle
You know what has turned me off buying an android phone? It's not that I don't think the platform is good but every single news feature on the internet about apple attracts android users who post the most banal hate towards the iphone and apple. It's like they're trying really hard to convince iphone users that they've made the worst choice ever and that they should change immediately. I had it on Google+ last night. News feature about IOS7 and immediately an android user posts his hate.

I came to realise that there must be something sorely lacking with their android phones if their days are spent posting about iphone and apple.

It's like a guy going around telling people each day how much he hates gays. Say it often enough and it becomes clear you're in denial.

I've got a 3GS. Old now and I wooden mind a new phone and would probably go for an android over iphone 5. Let's put it this way... if the bald guy on Gadget show says he doesn't like the iphone 5 then it must be bad. What puts me off is the clumsy attempts android users make to convince everyone they should be using android.

I have an iphone and ipad... I don't paste hate about google phones or tablets. I realise that each platform has good points and bad.

If you take a good look around, you'll see that it's not just Android users - I think fan groups are all as bad as one another. I take a different approach. I respect the fact that all three major smartphone operating systems are expertly constructed and highly usable. I look at each option in detail when it comes to buying a new phone, and make my choice based on what I believe will be the most suitable device for my needs.

I don't:

1) Bash others for having made a different choice
2) Claim to know how much better or worse an operating system is having never actually used it
3) Suggest that someone makes the same choice as me, unless they have followed the process I outlined above

I owned a 3G when they came out and it was the only logical option at the time. A clean, polished experience which just worked. At the time Windows mobile was gimped and Android was still quirky.

I made the switch to FroYo because I could see that there was more potential for me to tinker, and moving away from Apple gave me access to hardware choices. Apple was a contender for my money at that point - and potentially still is (they need to reduce the reliance on iTunes for me to move back though). From what I've read about WinMo it too needs a good look before I make my next upgrade.

No one OS or skin is objectively better than another, and ultimately for the vast majority of users who just want to get on with using their smartphone any OS will do the job admirably. I'm pleased to see that Apple are finally addressing the look of their software because I think they were in danger of getting left behind. All of this competition is a seriously good thing and people bitching, whining and just generally making the internet look untidy should be taken outside, shot and fed to the dogs.

LOL. Agree. I've never owned android but I'm certainly open to the idea. Also taken a little look at sony over the past few days so I keep an open mind.

I got angry last night on google+ reading yet more trolling hate for IOS7 and I lost it. Fortunately I tend to regain it pretty quickly. I was gonna joke with the guy in question that when if and when I do switch to Android I will throw my 3GS at his head, but he dint come back after I ranted at him.

It seems that for many they use even mobile tech as an excuse to wage war. That's effectively what we're talking about isn't it. Guys going to war over tech in the same way we do over breakfast cereal or religion. I've done it countless times over consoles and that is equally stupid cos ultimately it comes down to choice.
Nexxo 11th June 2013, 16:04 Quote
It's tribalism. People kick each others' heads in over which football team they support. So I guess that the thing about smartphones is, it's not just about smartphones. :p

Personally I'm going WP8 for my next phone. The more I've played with it, the more impressed I am with it.
longweight 11th June 2013, 16:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
It's tribalism. People kick each others' heads in over which football team they support. So I guess that the thing about smartphones is, it's not just about smartphones. :p

Personally I'm going WP8 for my next phone. The more I've played with it, the more impressed I am with it.

It really is a great OS, just such a shame that the Nokia hardware is failing on me! That said I would wait for the next iteration of the WP8 software as there are still lots of bugs.
Nexxo 11th June 2013, 16:35 Quote
I was thinking of a Lumia 920, but gather that you have had mixed experiences with it. What problems have you spotted with yours?
IamJudd 11th June 2013, 16:46 Quote
The only issues I've found with the lumia range is battery life. July is looking interesting though with the release of the 41mp sensor Lumia EOS (Elvis/9**)... Going head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (bulky bricks ftw).

Personally, I enjoy the free stuff that Nokia bundle and will be sticking with them for my next upgrade (from the 800). If they do affect the price drastically enough, I MIT just go for the 920. A little information though... Vodafone have exclusivity on the new Lumia 925 in 32GB flavour...
notmeagain 11th June 2013, 16:46 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
iOS 7 is very nice, but it looks a bit like someone put Android and WP8 into a blender and hit the purée button. :p

I've installed this this afternoon (developer) and that was my exact reaction.

So far though, I'm finding it very fresh and simplistic in a way that feels "Sophisticated".

Like walking into a newly decorated swanky italian restaurant - that was just yesterday a second rate pizzariea. indeed.

The multi tasking with the peek feature is definitely a boon here, as that was the most lacking feature pre-jailbreak.

Impressions so far:

Very useable.
The tweaks to the overall look and feel are bang on for a "modern" feel, the parallax effect of the homescreen is pretty cool, as well as dynamic wallpapers.
The new control pad thingamajig is usefull and replaces my need for SBSettings.
Maps seems to have improved somewhat.
The new camera app is brilliant and (pardon the pun) snappy.
App transitions - just great to see, overall it feels much more integrated and seemless.
Unlock animations and lock screen - meh, i miss my slide to unlock bar, now it mushes the entire screen over.
Reboot time (on a 4s) has vastly improved, starts much quicker in my opinion, but this is subjective.

Features such as DND and the flashlight have made their way in - finally - in a useable easy to locate way.
There seems less of an overall emphasis on "Social Interaction" in this release, i've not been bugged about twitter or anything like that since it's been installed.

The sad thing is though, I'm part way developing my first major app and am going to have to completely redesign the UI to accommodate the stylization of iOS7.
legoman 11th June 2013, 17:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
I was thinking of a Lumia 920, but gather that you have had mixed experiences with it. What problems have you spotted with yours?

Main gripes ive had are battery and software.

Ive a Lumia 800 batteries steadily got worse from its original 1450 mA to its current 771 mA over the past 17 months.
Software is still a growing market but saying that most of what you need unless you like playing games is actually included isnt bad. Office is a lovely addition, Outlook as standard as youd expect. Zune is actually very nice I was skeptical at first but now really like it plus they use it as sync software which again isnt bad. I now use it as my default media player.

Overall the WM8 experience is very slick and simple but i feel Microsoft are being a tad to strict with their limitations on hardware.
GreatOldOne 12th June 2013, 13:48 Quote
My first reaction was - Eh?

A 'shock of the new' thing. Then, after watching the keynote and seeing it in action, it all looks great - and makes sense. On a purely asthetic and nerdy point, I especially like the parallax effect going on with the wallpaper and the app icons. :)

But the Safari icon? - it really jars down there on the dock... Yes, it's a 'flat' version of the original app icon, but I don't think it fits in with the others.

My mate has an ADC license and has the beta on his 5 - I'll get to play with it in the flesh at the weekend. More thoughts then.
Tyinsar 13th June 2013, 07:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere
... iOS 7 has some much needed additions ... but there's not a great deal that hasn't been seen before on different platforms or jailbreak hacks...
(added emphasis mine)

And that to me is the most damning part of this update.




I have an iPad and I'm fairly pleased with it but every time I look at my wife's iPad (supplied by and for her work and thus not jailbroken) I think that the lack of jailbreak add-ons (SBSettings, Activator, SwipeSelection, ShowCase, f.lux, FolderCloser, AlwaysClose, Browser Changer ...) would drive me to hate this thing fairly quickly.

P.S. Thanks for the extra info / preview
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