iOS 7: Everything is new, with good and bad

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When apple first showed the video , the first look of the lock screen looked like windows and android combined, just a little better.. Then into the home screen, the first look made me go "yuck".. The safari icon looks the worst .. None of the icons go along(if u look at individual icons they are brilliant but not together).. But as they showed the 3D effect(which I always wanted), wow just amazing !!!!

iOS 7 is a nifty upgrade... Some elements are good, some don't feel like they are made by apple ill be pointing out my view and you all can throw in your..

The good..
If anyone had noticed , apple has allowed moving wallpapers in iOS 7 , when they have us the demo video , the circles behind were moving .. So that's a good upgrade
The translucent effect is just amazing! It feels great, it looks great,control Center , notification Center looks awesome ...
The 3D effect on the home screen is damn good..
Maps also got a good upgrade
The new Siri is also good .. The old and the new look are good in their own ways.
iTunes radio is good
The weather app is the best out of all ..when the showed the lightning .. It was definately an "oooh" moment..
Animations of the safari tabs is awesome ...
Air drop is good (I've never used a Mac so I don't know about it.

The bad ..
Siri's voice is changed! the male voice is good and female is not good
They took away their slide to unlock bar! Now it's like android and windows , slide anywhere ...
The took away the mirror effect on the home screen!!
They took away COVER FLOW!!!!! That's the worst thing they could do!!!
The icons on the home screen don't go together
Message app has a little space when we chat.
The photos app is a little confusing .. There are buttons everywhere ..

The iOS 7 according to me , has been made on a white iPhone , they forgot that they had a black one also.. This look will only suit the white iPhone.. There is so much white colour in it , it looks bad on the black iPhone ..

Over all the iOS has a good look .. The translucent and and 3D effect have upgraded the way we use our phone ..
What are your views?
 

Simplicated

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Sep 20, 2008
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The bad ..
Siri's voice is changed! the male voice is good and female is not good
They took away their slide to unlock bar! Now it's like android and windows , slide anywhere ...
The took away the mirror effect on the home screen!!
They took away COVER FLOW!!!!! That's the worst thing they could do!!!
The icons on the home screen don't go together
Message app has a little space when we chat.
The photos app is a little confusing .. There are buttons everywhere ..
1. Have you tried out the new voices...?
2. The slide to unlock bar was nice to have, but not a must have.
3. How is the mirror effect important?
4. Cover Flow... I agree. It should have stayed.
5. Icons don't have to be consistent. Look at OS X. The one thing they kept consistent with the icons is that they adopted a grid system, which revolves around the idea of Golden Ratio. It takes a bit of getting used to, now it has grown on me and I think it looks better than iOS 6.
6. Don't even get what you mean...
7. It's just the same as the old Photos app...

The iOS 7 according to me , has been made on a white iPhone , they forgot that they had a black one also.. This look will only suit the white iPhone.. There is so much white colour in it , it looks bad on the black iPhone ..
Looks great on my black iPhone.

Over all the iOS has a good look .. The translucent and and 3D effect have upgraded the way we use our phone ..
What are your views?
I love the translucency. I love the parallax. They are not important, but they are indeed gorgeous.
 

adiazrael

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Feb 8, 2009
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I don't have airplay icon? Do I need to active it somehow or does it show up only when AppleTv is ON?
 

kmj2318

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Aug 22, 2007
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I for one really like the icons. I think they look good on they're own, and theyre more consistent now than ever. I don't get why people say they're so inconsistent. They're are consistent while still be distinctive, the best combination for icons.
 

sb22

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Aug 14, 2012
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I don't have airplay icon? Do I need to active it somehow or does it show up only when AppleTv is ON?
Im at work (no Apple TV) and checked my dock - the airplay option has gone. It appears when I am at home for sure.
 

adiazrael

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Feb 8, 2009
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Im at work (no Apple TV) and checked my dock - the airplay option has gone. It appears when I am at home for sure.
Ok thanks! I just tried at work couldn't activate it....I guess it senses that AppleTv is on wifi router access list?
 

ri0ku

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Mar 11, 2009
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No offense but op you sound like a kid. You give no explanation as to why things are "good"

You just list things off and say its good. Very detailed...:rolleyes:
 

Will2145

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Nov 8, 2012
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Siri is still in development beta... Should sound more human in final release. I personally liked having the cover flow. As for photos, it's just the same as before.. Just added more features.

I really enjoy it on my black iPhone but using private mode on Safari for a darker theme as white doesn't really fit the black