Apple iOS 7

Verge Review

Apple may deserve more credit than anyone for the way our smartphones look and work, but six years after our first glimpse of the iPhone a lot has changed. Google continued to design and re-design Android; Windows Phone introduced a colorful, vibrant operating system; yet iOS stood mostly still. Until this June, that is, when CEO Tim Cook announced Apple had been working on “the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.” That change is iOS 7, a complete aesthetic overhaul...

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Version 7.0

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Software type Operating system
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Version 7.0

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8.4

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by danielfoe_ (Currently owns)

    iOS 7 is perhaps the most unstable iOS Version i've ever used.
    I'm using iOS since the 3th Version and never had such issues.

    My iPhone 5 and iPad Air are sometimes shutting down for no reason.
    Battery Life is worst. (Also no option to turn of 3G in cellular network) (I live in austria and I have no LTE) (But using Data while on 3G all the time really sucks my battery within 4 hours of usage; At lease wifi browsing times are better)
    Icons and Some UI Things are just ridiculous and incredible ugly.

    But iOS 7 has some good points as well. Finally it has Control Center that all iOS users have waited since years.
    And I don't know. But it just has some other nice features which had been missing in iOS since a long time.

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    Reviewed by dperetti (Currently owns)

    iOS7 deserves a 2/10 for the atrocious, gaudy design and the arrogance of Ive, who has discarded in a snap years of work by Steve Jobs.
    Text only buttons with out of the tube colors, over eye-straining pure white backgrounds. Sloppy layouts. Inconsistent controls.
    Nothing could be worse than that.
    My beloved device no longer looks like an Apple product.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by AndrewZ0725 (Currently owns)

    Some people might criticize the design, but I like the overall feeling of the new OS despite a couple ugly icons. I used to own an iPhone 4s and I have to admit iOS 7 is a little bit lag on that phone, but later I upgraded to 5S and everything is blazing fast now.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by zuhone (Currently owns)

    This was a needed update to the OS for many months now. The new design is crisp and clean, and the layers and effects truly enhance the feel of the touch-to-motion experience. The features are useful, but that being said, there wasn't a lot of truly new features, but the features have all been improved. Apps still need more control over the software and what it can do, and the transitions need to be faster between apps. Overall, this is still the most accessible OS on the market, and the ecosystem is still years ahead of Android.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by stephann (Currently owns)

    In two words: love it! It's simple, fresh and beautiful. I just wish they speed up the animations a little bit, but a lot of people seem to think the same and i'm sure they are listening ... It was a good call to put Ive in charge of the UX. Nice improvement over the iOS of the past.

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    Reviewed by JulianoRossi (Currently owns)

    iOS 7 is major in two big fronts: design and APIs. On design, it creates a whole new set of paradigms of use, like the parallax, excessive use of blurs everywhere, and a whole set of gestures. On the APIs, Apple has develop a whole new world of possibility to apps. The real power of iOS 7 will only be known once devs take advantage of those new frameworks.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Ilucide (Currently owns)

    While the UI is much more of a fresh coat of paint over the existing functionality, iOS 7 hits a lot of really successful points, while making just a few minor missteps.

    The most noticeable improvements come in the form of increased depth in folders, control center enhancements, camera app improvements, and iTunes radio, as well as the overall aesthetic of the UI. It's a clean, well-thought out update to iOS, but it does have some rough edges. The UI's removal of buttons in favor of text tends to mean that it's difficult to understand how to proceed in some instances, and some of the functionality has changed completely (swiping to the right in mail no longer brings up a delete box, now the user swipes to the left).

    Overall, though, it's a solid effort, and the underlying bones (64bit support, enhanced developer API calls, etc.) will continue to lead to a stronger app ecosystem.

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by BillMitchell (Currently owns)

    Let's be honest, iOS 7 looks great. People have been asking for something new for a while now and Apple has finally given it to them. Unfortunately, the design might be too fluid. The new animations, while looking great, just slow everything down. Before when I unlocked my device, I'd be able to jump right into an app, but now I have to wait for the little wave to settle. It might not seem like a big deal, but when you think about how many times you unlock your device a day, it really is.

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    Reviewed by cheeto0 (Currently owns)

    I installed ios 7 on my ipad yesterday. I really don't like the look or the animations, i find it all annoying. It seems like it would be for a specific audience that is not me. The features are nice but its nothing special. Nothing my android phone couldn't do a long time ago.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by sanshiro101 (Currently owns)

    The user interface changes breathe new life into iOS and makes it exciting again.

    There's a lot to be excited about in terms of new features, too. Things such as the revamped Safari app, Reminders, Game Center, the Camera app and Control Center panel will make life easier for many iPhone users, and have changed the way we use our iPhone thanks to its handy switches and music controls.

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