iOS 7 from an Android users perspective.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Southernboyj, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Southernboyj, Jun 10, 2013
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    Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    I was a longtime iPhone user, I've owned every single one that's been released.
    However, last year I started getting bored with iOS and felt extremely underwhelmed with iOS 6.

    I switched to Android. I did however, keep my iPad and I use several Macs. I've used multiple Android devices but I'm currently using an HTC One. It is running Cyanogenmod 10.1 which is essentially a stock version of Android 4.2.2. I thought Android 4.2 was miles ahead of iOS 6.

    When I saw iOS 7, one of the first things I noticed about it, apart from the new UI was that most of it's features are basically features Android already had. Such as the quick controls. That being said, as a consumer.. I don't care. I like it. I think Jony Ive did an exceptional job on the new UI.

    To me, the new UI looks a lot more Android-like. Whether you guys want to admit it or not. It's like Jelly Bean and iOS had a baby. I love that though. It almost feels like the best of both worlds. It's truly making me want to carry an iPhone again.

    I still wish Apple would release an iPhone with a bigger display, but they're optimizing their screen real estate to kind of make up for that.

    To wrap up, I really like the new interface and it's making me heavily consider switching back to iOS. Apple did a spectacular job. The only thing apart from screen size I'd miss is the stock JB keyboard and it's swyping ability.
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the balanced perspective. It is always good to hear.

    I think it is time for everyone to move on from thinking that it is a zero sum game. I am willing to admit that features have been borrowed or lifted completely, nor does it bother me when Android or Windows Phone gain a hot new feature.

    I prefer iOS and am glad it is moving forward. I don't really care if someone prefers something different than I do. It is their money.

    *tip of the hat to Ive and the gang*
     
  3. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    I have to totally agree with you.

    I'm seriously thinking about the next iphone.

    I know I'll get it if

    A. Screen is bigger
    B. It's jailbroken

    Get those 2 together and I'll own my first iphone I've had in a long time


    Ios is finally catching up
     
  4. sully54 macrumors regular

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    I read a good write up about this on mashable. They said that companies borrowing features from each other is a sign that the industry has matured and that consumers now know what they want their phones to do.

    http://mashable.com/2013/06/10/ios-7-perfecting-mobile-os/
     
  5. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    This update has made me extremely excited. I don't understand why users get so angry when companies borrow features from each other. When they do they, we win.

    If Google takes a feature from iOS and improves it, then Apple could also implement similar improvements. The result is many people having great experiences.

    When Ice Cream Sandwich released, it was a major step forward that Jelly Bean polished. Android had improved a lot. With iOS 7, I have the same feeling for iPhones.

    For the past year, when one of my friends are using an iPhone, I've felt like they're missing out on a ton of features. That bridge narrowed today.

    The only 2 things I hope for in the future from Apple are:

    1. A bigger display
    2. Opening up API's (Which Tim Cook said will happen)
     
  6. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    The opening up is what I had hoped for, but I'm not seeing it happening anytime soon. Apple really needs to let people pick a default browser, and share things between other apps, if they want to beat Android. I switched to Android briefly after having owned every iPhone, and I liked those features. I left Android because the battery life was horrible at the time, but at the rate they are changing, Apple is getting further behind. By the time iOS 7 is actually released, there will be so many new Android phones it will look outdated.
     

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