First Impressions of IOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Hello..., Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Hello... macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Just wonder what everyone thinks who had
    Not used the Beta version...

    good and Bad...
  2. Hello... thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    I love the simple look and feel, very clean and straight forward
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The new folder layout sucks, especially on an iPad.

    Upgrading to iOS 7 turned on Messages and reset screen lock/passcode timers. All bad things in my opinion.

    And worst of all on my iPod touch, I can't play music. I'm going through a DFU mode restore on it right now to see if I can fix this issue.
  4. sodaftl macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    iOS 7 looks cleaner.

    a few changes need to be advertised like the swipe-to-the-left in list to delete/move (used to be a swipe-to-the-right in iOS 6).

    the panoramic wallpaper does not work. looked cool in beta versions...
  5. Doc Evils macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    I hate it, what a busy interface!

    Don't fix what isn't broken!!!
  6. Cutterschoice macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Looks childish i tried to keep an open mind, but i hate it, the block at the bottom looks daft, i've left it on my mini for now, reverted back to 6 on my iphone, i was going to line up for a 5s, going to skip it for now.
  7. Macalway, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

    Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Not going to happen.

    Just pray they don't fugup too badly.

    Did they? :D
  8. Munky macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2011
    Is it me you're looking for?
  9. 11bE5 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2012
    Spokane Wa
    I'm absolutely in love with it looks clean refreshing and just awesome the icons well they'll takes some getting used to but the over all experience is GREAT!! The whole slow down thing I'm not seeing but it seems a little less fluid than ios6 but why wouldn't it it's a brand new take and it will take some time for things ringer tweaked. Over all best iOS to date for me!
  10. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    You can go back???

    There's hope! :)
  11. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
  12. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    Probably only for a few more hours. Apple usually stops signing the old version of iOS a few hours after a new version is released.
  13. Cutterschoice macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Yeah it wasn't to bad, first time i've done it, although you lose everything, game progress contacts etc, luckly i had a back up, i wouldn't recommend doing it today, it took me about 30min to activate, was worried i broke it.
  14. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Oh great. Ya know, that really blows :D
  15. LWP777 Suspended

    Sep 20, 2010
    It takes less than a minute to fix the lock/passcode timers.


    I absolutely love it. Love the new wallpapers and ring tones. The control panel is great. I'm not seeing any lag (or at least I just don't notice it). This is a great IOS and it will just keep getting better and better.
  16. Cutterschoice macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Depending on what version of phone you have, i have the 4s, download the image:

    (I used a torrent it was faster).

    Put the phone in DFU mode:

    and follow this from

    To put your iPhone in DFU mode:

    Hold down the home and power button for 10 seconds.
    Release the power button while continuing to hold the home button for eight seconds.

    This process sets up your phone automatically for a restore. It is not technically required to downgrade to iOS 6. At the same time, using DFU mode will not have any negative effect on restoring to iOS 6. You can use it if it makes you comfortable.

    Once your iPhone is recognized by iTunes, simply hold the Alt/Option button on a Mac or the shift key on a Windows machine and click "Restore iPhone..." The option to choose the iOS6 .ipsw file will pop up, the same way it does when upgrading to iOS 7.

    (Sorry mods if this isn't allowed here).
  17. Impuls3101 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2013
    Just like any new toy it seems amazing at first but after a week of using it I am tired of it and miss iOS 6. I know it will take time to work out the bugs but it just doesn't feel like an OS that is up to apples design standards.
  18. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Well, I'll probably get used to it. The blinding white light will burn my retinas
    ( it IS a retina display) and I will

    Become HOLY..........and One new glasses.
  19. Markovich macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Central Ohio
    OK, bucking the trend here, my first impression on a 4S ( downloaded directly on phone-1hour)...YUCK. Where do I begin? First , the flat, candy icons look amateurish, or they were designed by Fisher Price. In all honesty, Apple has created the world's first chick reminds me of a cosmetics counter. My manager ( a 45yo woman) agreed and said the icons looked "cute". Sigh...

    The trend within their apps ( and in Mac OS X as well) to go greyscale or minimal design , in my eyes, reduces functionality and ease of use. At 50 years of age, I find greyscale icons/toolbars difficult to use and to discern which is greyed out or not.

    I also abhor the Search function popping up EVERY time I pull down the icons on the home screen too far. Wish there was a preference for that.

    Auto updating of apps, nice...but would rather have the ability to IGNORE an update on specific apps. The newest version isn't always the best...IOS 7 is a case in point.

    Overall too much emphasis on eye candy and less on function.

    Back to IOS 6 when I get home!
  20. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Ther you have it Markovich

    This thing is not handicapped friendly (handicapped by advanced years that is :D....sorry )

    They need a special version for humans. Not just for Angels and fairies

    ( no offense to fairies. I have fairy friends )
  21. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
  22. HussamRaed macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    I'm afraid you won't be able to do that since iOS 7 is currently signed as the newest iOS. Sorry?
  23. Cutterschoice macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    I did it without any issues, back on ios6 with my 4s.
  24. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    I agree. I love it too #
  25. Yptcn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012

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