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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Instagram Updated for iOS 7 With Larger, Higher Resolution Images




Instagram today updated its iOS app to version 4.2, redesigning the look of the app for iOS 7 with a "focus on clarity." In addition to a revamp, Instagram has also gained higher resolution photos and videos that now stretch to the edges of the screen.

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We put the community--and the photos and videos you share--first. To bring you the best experience possible, we have always valued beauty and simplicity in our app. With the introduction of iOS 7 and its emphasis on clarity, we were excited to rebuild the look and feel of Instagram in a way that would bring these principles together and let the moments this community captures and shares shine.

In this update you will find that we've increased the size of photos and videos in your feed so that they expand to the edges of your screen. We're also happy to say that increased size means increased resolution, so photos and videos will be clearer and more vibrant than ever.
Along with edge-to-edge photos and videos, Instagram's grid view has been streamlined, incorporating larger thumbnails. The app also has circular profile pictures to better fit into the iOS 7 ecosystem. Aside from a changed look, the app's functionality remains the same.

Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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The app icon has not been redesigned, contrary to what the article states.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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Are notifications finally fixed now? Whenever I opened notifications they'd never get dismissed, I had to manually dismiss them from the NC.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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I understand that their icon is, well, iconic, but I was hoping they'd redesign it. That thing's got to go.

I do like the new design of the app, though I wish they'd have done something a little different with the bottom bar.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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Awesome! I can now see more detail in the food.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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Loving the new look, although still needs to be worked with.
The black icons at the bottom look very out of place.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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The app icon has not been redesigned, contrary to what the article states.
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I guess it's not technically a redesign, but it is a slight refresh. Slightly different header animation, the text looks like it lost a little bit of weight, the settings icon is different, the profile picture is now a circle, and now there is more white everywhere.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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Wish it looked more like this..
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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Wish it looked more like this..
Right?
So many big named apps are really missing the mark on iOS 7 design. I don't think many people 'get' iOS 7 design. :sigh:
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Wish it looked more like this..
Minus the refresh button, that looks great!
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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I guess it's not technically a redesign, but it is a slight refresh. Slightly different header animation, the text looks like it lost a little bit of weight, the settings icon is different, the profile picture is now a circle, and now there is more white everywhere.
Oh, I was referring to the app home page icon, which looks extremely out of place in iOS 7
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Oh, I was referring to the app home page icon, which looks extremely out of place in iOS 7
Everyone apart from that dude knew you were referring to the app icon, as the article falsely claims the app icon has been redesigned.
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looks pretty good... but i'd rather have a whatsapp redesign instead... whats taking them so long...?

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Oh, I was referring to the app home page icon, which looks extremely out of place in iOS 7
Whoops, just sped-read right over the word icon.
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looks pretty good... but i'd rather have a whatsapp redesign instead... whats taking them so long...?
Agreed, but if I remember correctly whatsapp took a a long time to update the app for iPhone 5
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looks pretty good... but i'd rather have a whatsapp redesign instead... whats taking them so long...?
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Agreed, but if I remember correctly whatsapp took a a long time to update the app for iPhone 5
Cause they're effing lazy..
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The app icon has not been redesigned, contrary to what the article states.
Fixed, apologies for that.
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Refresh looks good, but Instagram seems oblivious to the fact people would like to use the service on an iPad.
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Refresh looks good, but Instagram seems oblivious to the fact people would like to use the service on an iPad.
they shouldnt be able to.. i want to punch people who pull out their big ass ipads at the zoo and ruin my shot.
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they shouldnt be able to.. i want to punch people who pull out their big ass ipads at the zoo and ruin my shot.
Maybe we just want to browse photos on the app that's designed for the iPad?
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they shouldnt be able to.. i want to punch people who pull out their big ass ipads at the zoo and ruin my shot.
Some folks still use digital cameras that aren't built into their phones for better quality/ability, and would like to view, edit and upload photos on their iPads.

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Maybe we just want to browse photos on the app that's designed for the iPad?
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Maybe we just want to browse photos on the app that's designed for the iPad?
ihonda sez you should not be able to browse your photos at the zoo either
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ihonda sez you should not be able to browse your photos at the zoo either
If Instagram release an iPad version I promise to never use it at the zoo.
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Functionality did change as I can no longer swipe left to right to move back a screen.
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