Apple iOS 7

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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...

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Version 7.0

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Version 7.0

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by Entree (Currently owns)

    As much as I love my iPhone, I've downgraded from iOS 7 GM back to 6.1.4. I don't intend to upgrade to iOS7 until they've changed a bit. I hate the animation durations -- they're ridiculously long. I dislike the gradients, the colour choices, and so on. It's really... well, the article says it all: It feels childish. I don't even really like the new messaging screens; something about the proportions just feels wrong. The font feels too light for the bubble. Most of all... I absolutely HATE the default icons. They're just awful.

    What I love and what I'm going to miss? Control centre and the notifications screen. Amazing -- finally! Too bad I won't enjoy that until they do a little bit more refining. I don't know if I'll be able to buy the new products from Apple containing iOS7 until maybe iOS8 comes out and kind of refines things where iOS7 feels like it fell short.

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  • 5.0
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    Reviewed by ralven2000 (Currently owns)

    Design draws a lot from windows phone but implements it horribly, it no longer looks professional instead, it now looks like its meant for a frat boy.
    Performance on the iPhone 5 is significantly slower than when running iOS6 and seems to be getting 1/3 less battery than it was before with no real advantages to weight out the loss of battery and sluggishness.
    Some nice features were added but for the most part nothing ground breaking.
    Ecosystem is as diverse as ever but when it comes to user interface it is now broken some apps still use skeuomorphism while others updated to the modern look.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by DearThey (Currently owns)

    Apple has to stop monkeying with their servers on update day. The only reason I can comment on this post is because my iPhone 4s has been running the GM for a week now. My iPad 2 has been through 70 something update attempts today with no joy in sight. There's two things obviously happening here: 1) Server access is being prioritized for newer iDevices (I'd be shocked if that's not the case) and 2) Apple likes the negative attention that all the update Tweets are giving it, because it means people are talking about Apple. So yeah, I think they choke the update servers on launch day on purpose. And they're dicks.

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  • 4.0
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    Reviewed by Jawad Ahsan (Currently owns)

    The Flat UI thing maybe is popular now but i hate that look, Going to a completely flat ui isnt the solution to having a new look, apple isnt known to follow industry trends rather they used to set new trends, the icons look ugly and the OS seems childish for such a sophisticated looking device, downgraded from GM to 6.1.4 and intend to stay there.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by KennySF (Currently owns)

    Whether or not you like the design, the futures and the way you use the product becomes better and better over time. The icons and speed of animations are the worst, but it's bareable. The features, improvements, and look of an individual app are the best. It is the beginning of an exciting future, but it also is the future. This isn't just laying groundwork, this is monumental.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by javierEQ (Currently owns)

    Once you use iOS 7, you discover that this major update is not just a visual one. With features hidden everywhere you can actually do more without having to learn a ton of new things. Yes, maybe there's some disorder within the home screen iconography design, but it's just a matter of time so you can get used to it and actually find the beauty in it. As any other OS in the world, it has some flaws, but none of them made the device unusable. Apple has never disappointed me with their software releases, and iOS 7 isn't an exception. It was time for Apple and Sir Jony Ive to really re-design and re-interpret Steve Job's initial vision.

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