iOS 7 after a few weeks

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Nalmond92, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Nalmond92 macrumors regular

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    After reading some threads there seems to be demographic of people who originally did not like ios 7 but has since grown on them. I was wondering such people could explain why after 2 weeks ios 7 is growing on them.
     
  2. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    Change. At first people saw iOS 7 and didnt like it...of course...since its something totally new and a new look. After a few weeks or days they got used to it and liked it.

    Honestly my first reaction was "Oh....ok..." then after a few hours messing with Beta 1 Im like "Oh this is actually pretty good."
     
  3. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    I liked it since the beginning and I moved from a jailbroken device to IOS 7 after checking it on a friend's i5.

    Even with all the bugs, I don't regret. I came to a point where everything on my jailbroken i5 was dispensable, I think. So far, so good.
     
  4. 22hand macrumors member

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    I like it and I will keep using it, start with beta 1 and beta 2 feels much better, except for some pitfalls on slide to unlock may not work 3-4 times a day. I like the new interface.
     
  5. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    When I saw it I actually really liked it...until I saw the icons :p Now I am used to them and they are normal.
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I didn't really like the icons at first and was a little skeptical after seeing it during WWDC. Then got my hands on the beta and found that it is quite enjoyable. Overall, it's definitely and upgrade over iOS 6. It's all the little things.
     
  7. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Don't really like the icons/ui. But I have learned to accept it. And have gotten used to it. Simply because I can like with the ugly icons etc. in exchange for the added functions it provides.
     
  8. bboucher790 macrumors 65816

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    Highly prefer iOS 6 over 7. Lots of apps that I use have received terrible UI design changes. iOS 7 could be great, if they make some tweaks.
     
  9. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    For the first hour or so, I hated it, thought it looked childish and tacky, and then after a few days, I liked it a lot more, and have completely gotten used to the new UI and really appreciate the new design.
     
  10. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't like it either at first... It's growing on me though!
     
  11. rasputin1969, Jun 28, 2013
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    I updated, reverted back to 6, then updated again. I've had it as my daily driver for two weeks now. I hate it.

    I do like a number of things about the new OS. Paged folders are great and once you get into the Apps I like the flatter look, although some of the mock ups I've seen out there do look better TBH. It is the home screen that bugs me.

    The over-use of transparency just feels so old and dated. It feels like Windows Aero has been transported to my phone. I just cannot understand how blurring content and blending it with chrome can be "deferential". Especially when on a modal sheet like control centre, where the actually controls are the content. The worst thing is we've seen this usability mistake many times in the past, from Microsoft with Aero (subsequently removed altogether in Windows 8), to the early Linux desktops, to the over-use of transparency in the earliest versions of OS X (which Apple have dialled back with each release). It just looks so 2004(ish). Blah.

    Aside from the childish icons, illogical design choices are rampant and ruin the OS. For instance when receiving a call a large green rectangle appears with some barely legible animated text. The text color fades to green every few seconds making it invisible. Sure - once you've used it you know its "Swipe To Answer" but it is still off-putting and makes me pause each time I answer.
     
  12. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    Have you filed a bug report?

    It's still a beta, plenty of time to fix it.
     
  13. rasputin1969 macrumors 6502

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    To me it is not a bug - it is a poor design choice and is therefore a change request. As I said the OS is littered with these types of issues. Another example is the lock screen which says "Swipe to unlock" along-side an arrow pointing up. Even though I have the muscle memory to swipe horizontally, this usability problem still makes me pause. I guess some people react to visual cues more than others. There are so many of these issues I would be filing radar's all day long.
     
  14. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    Same with me, i was quite shocked when i first saw it but its growing on me now.
     
  15. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    There are 3 things I don't like about iOS 7. Some icons are really ugly, it isn't fast enough (it should even be faster than iOS 6) and the new safari totally sucks
     
  16. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    That's why its in beta, when iOS 6 was in early beta stages it was also quite slow.
     
  17. Cgdoc519 macrumors newbie

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    I have always liked it, bugs aside. But after running it on an iPhone 4,4s and 5 I am loving it more every day. I know not everyone agrees but it was a very welcome and needed change for me.
     
  18. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

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    Running it on every day phone and iPad. Bugs aside, it's great and would consider going back to ios6 as a big backward step
     
  19. cosmic68 macrumors 6502

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    I prefer it on my iPhone then on my iPad. Seafaring in particular looks bad on my iPad IMO. The thine lined buttons are too weedy. They look like they were created with 'Etch-a-Sketch'!
     
  20. Xeyad macrumors 6502

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    well, I might be a minority, but the new design still hasn't grown on me. I've been using it since beta 1, and I honestly kinda miss the old skeuomorphic design.

    iOS 7 isn't bad, and in fact I do like some of the new design elements like parallax and gaussian blur in control center. The new clean lockscreen is very nice and has a modern look as well.

    However, as of right now, all the animations just take more time to open stuff, and to me they're only fun for about 20 minutes. The new UI is too white for my taste, and apps don't have uniqueness anymore. That could be a good thing, but for me, I liked how notes was a notepad, how GameCenter had casino green felt, how Newsstand had wood shelves, and how Siri had movie ticket cards or scoreboards for sports. Now, all apps are white and doesn't set apps apart. I hope to see a black theme soon, at least it would be less distracting.

    I know it's not the end of the world here, but I don't see myself liking iOS 7's design any time soon. And I'm not switching because I have invested in the App Store so much, and there is still some incredible stuff happening in the App Store that still isn't happening anywhere else.
     
  21. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    A few of the apps and screens are too stark (I hate the notes app especially), but overall I dont mind iOS7. There are a few annoying things, but since I am using it on my daily use iPhone 5 too, I can deal with them, or work around.

    Hey it's a Beta so it's not yet finished :)
     
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    Love it! I will never go back to iOS 6 again. Can't wait to the flood of apps updated to take advantage of and look like iOS 7.
     
  24. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I loaded Beta 2 and it's definitely growing on me. I like how iOS 7 flows when you navigate from one app to the other. Intuitive and smooth.

    Once the bugs are worked out, I really think people are going to like it.
     
  25. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    I agree I was optimistically skeptical but installed and was really surprised. I think apples choice for the default wallpaper on beta one was a big mistake. Once I out my own wallpaper and mixed up the default icons with a few of my favorites I've found I really love it. The transparency effects are amazing and I'm still surprised about how good everything looks. I find myself playing with notification center just to see the transparency and blur of the screen below it.
     

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