iOS 7 vs iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Cyborg21, Oct 26, 2013.


iOS 7 vs iOS 6

  1. iOS 7

    244 vote(s)
  2. iOS 6

    76 vote(s)
  3. iOS 5 or earlier

    10 vote(s)
  1. Cyborg21 macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2013
    Which one is better in your opinion? Please vote.
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    I'm gonna say iOS 7 because I never liked the look of iOS 6, even though iOS 7 is the bastard child of Android and Windows Phone. And because it obviously has more features.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I like iOS7, it offers more features, has an updated look and does everything I want it too. iOS6 wasn't bad but I find iOS7 has more to offer (as it should)
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    iOS6 is much better chiefly because I managed almost twice as much usage time from each battery cycle.

    Safari on iOS7 is much nicer though...
  5. TheRainKing, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    TheRainKing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    iOS 5.

    It had the classic look that made iOS so popular, and it had all the important features like iCloud and Notification Centre. And it's better than iOS 6 because it still had Google Maps and the old YouTube app. It also had a better looking music app as well. In my opinion iOS 5 was the most complete and refined version of iOS ever released.
    iOS 6 felt rushed, and iOS 7 is just crap.
  6. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I totally agree. iOS5 was fast, stable and had all the necessary features. Since then we've gained unnecessary additional features, bloat, lost speed, increased bugs, lost battery life and ended up with a boring flat, bright aesthetic.
  7. esapedrift macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    iOS7. iOS6 was boring and ugly. Safari was ugly and outdated with separate address and search bars, and terrible tab design. Icons were inconsistent and the default half circle glare added to most icons was very outdated. Multitasking was a chore too.

    I get the same battery life, so no problems there.
  8. RAPTORSKI macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2013
    British Columbia
    iOS 7 is far superior to iOS 6 in most aspect if you ask me.
  9. brilliant macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2010
    never knew ios 6- was dull til i updated to ios 7. seriously, ios 7 is a major eye candy.
  10. ellie2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    iOS 7. Its better , more beautiful and smoother. The new icons has grown on me over time. At first I hated them.
  11. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    iOS 7 is the best, by far ....
    iOS 6 was just fine, but it was an aging o.s.

    The only, unfortunately vey big issue with iOS 7 is battery life.
    Something's wrong with the way iOS 7 is managing battery and network.
    I'm looking forward for a quick fix from Apple.
  12. me7 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2013
    I prefer iOS6 because iOS7 just lacks too many that I used every day, features that were the reason why I bought my iPod in the first place.

    I don't care about the visual differences. For me, the new look is just a matter of getting used to.
  13. nemesis379 macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2012
    iOS 7 seems to have brought lag to my iPhone 5...
  14. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    iOS 7 is the best OS so far. iOS 6 and earlier are for those who always like to be a few steps behind. You know, like android. :D
  15. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    The majority shows: the amount of complaining and whining on this forum is from the vocal minority.
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    You are aware it is possible for people to like something but still have some criticisms for it. It is also possible for updates, three to be precise, to fix issues that people had with iOS 7.
  17. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    iOS 7, for 2 reasons:

    1) It patched the WiFi bug in iOS 6 on iPhone 5. My iPhone on iOS 6 felt like it was on EDGE or even dial up when I was using it on home WiFi. Now the bandwidth is what it should be.

    2) Control Center. It's a feature that should have been in iOS years ago. The convenience is something I wouldn't want to lose.

    iOS 6 still has things going for it though.

    I think the iOS 6 interface had more unique character. The fonts and controls were also easier to read.
  18. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I can't really say. I like some parts of iOS 7 like the lock screen, notification center, and control center, but I like the overall look of iOS 6 better. I like iOS 7 for the functionality and iOS 6 for the looks.
  19. j4zb4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    iOS 7 hands down... A good step forward in the correct direction for the future... iOS 6 was brilliant too... But, all good things must come to an end, for better things to come...


    That is always the case...
  20. GlenK macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    iOS7 by a mile. The more I use it the more I like it. Glad to see I'm not alone and it's kicking butt in the poll!!
  21. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2010
    North-east, Indiana
    iOS 6. iOS 7 offers a few nice features (that I don't need) but it looks hideous.
  22. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Yes, this is pretty much how I feel. I generally like the new features but I do not care for any aspect of the new design aesthetic; e.g. transparency: no. thin fonts: no. lots of white: no. pastel colors: no. I'd rather have marker felt back in Notes than the current app.

    I would not argue that the old reel-to-reel tape recorder in the Podcasts app was over the top, but it was fun and made me smile. That is what iOS and OS X usually did - made me smile. I am not smiling at iOS 7 very much.

  23. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I love all the changes and new features of iOS 7, all the little improvements. But I just cannot get comfortable with the new look. There are so many things about it which I think are poorly designed and barely thought through. iOS 6 needed a bit of a refresh, but I never expected to see such a radical design change. iOS is, or was, beautiful.

    Not to beat a dead horse again, but I would really like to know whether Steve Jobs would have liked it. I have never opposed an update before, but I still refuse to go back to iOS 7 (I updated to Mavericks right away).
  24. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    I knew that. But if someone is okay with it, they won't create threads like "I hate ios 7 so much that I wish ios 6 was back"
  25. brendu, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    I love the look and feel of iOS7. I hated some of the design aspects in iOS 6 and prior. I hated the blue safari style on iPhone, loved the gray on iPad. Overall I am very happy with ios7 (especially safari) but there are many bugs to worked out. I expect ios 8 will bring performance and battery life enhancements to really refine the new ios.

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