And after 24 hours, what I think of iOS 7
I know there are like a billions of these out there, but I am still going to post.
I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 7 after downloading it for 3 hours (-.-), and my first reaction was AWESOME! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING APPLE HAS DONE.. OMG. But then I played around with it for couple of hours and started to realize some of the flaws.
This OS is not perfect, they put this together really quickly, and you can see it in certain places. The notifications of the system are kind of not done. Even when the whole idea of the OS is to make it as subtle as possible, the notification banner is anything but subtle. When you get a notification, the banner just drops, and takes up a lot of space. It is clear and good looking, but still take up a lot of space on my 4inch phone. The nice thing about the notification though, dismissing the notification is easier in iOS 7 then iOS 6. It tells you how to dismiss the notification now, where as in the iOS 6, it was a MESS, if you tried to dismiss it, most of the time you touched it wrong or had to open the notification center partially. Another thing which annoys me, is the game center notification when you enter a game. The game center notification is white and TAKES UP SOO MUCH SPACE. While in iOS 6, it was clear and non-intrusive. There is very little lag, and sometimeit will think before it responds to something, but I can live with that. These are the only thing that I find as glaring issues, of course the colours are they way they are, I got used to it though.
Now, there are many things I do like about this OS. The translucency is beautiful, and the messaging app is amazing. I like the small things, like how the imessage colour gets lighter as you get to older messages, or how you can see the message being sent from the bottom of the screen, behind the keyboard. Also, things like trying to see the timestamp, its pretty simple and elegant. I also feel like the keyboard is faster to type on, I have been having less mistakes and much faster typing. The multitasking, I mean the whole thing has been around since palm, and it works like it is intended to. Parallax is amazing, and on my iPhone 5, it feels a bit slower, but maybe those are just the animations. SIRI is amazing, its quick, fast, and very natural. It actually understand me pretty well while dictating (I have an indian accent). Also learned to say my name right. I am impressed by siri. Overall, I feel like it is a great update…
That is all from me, how do you guys like it?