iOS 8 will be what iOS 7 should've been. Any one agree?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by sero323, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. sero323 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    The reason I say that is because at some point pulled engineers from OSX to help with iOS 7. So I believe iOS 7 never fully got done so they decided to make the apps just work and build features later on. I really think iOS 8 will be what apple planned for iOS 7.
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    I hope so. Apple worked and released iOS7 in less than a year. And I think it is far from perfect. The main reason Ive loved Apple is because they didnt really care what the competition had, they released features, products, and software when it was 100% stable and performed flawlessly. Ever since iOS6, they have just been messing it up. The whole Apple Maps fiasco being rushed out, now a whole new OS from the ground up in the same timeframe where they used to make minor changes? Its ridiculous...
  3. ethanlee macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    If Apple had decided to release iOS 7 as "not fully done," they wouldn't have pulled engineers out in the first place...? :confused:
  4. Jakimo macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    Oh oh! Here's a deep one: iOS 12 will be what iOS 11 should have been.
  5. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    At the end of the iOS 7 promo video, Jony says a line I think is quite important.

    "iOS 7 represents in many ways a beginning".

    iOS 7 is step one on a whole new journey for iOS, it's the current generation of iDevice's "iPhone OS 1" ... from this point we go again. Who knows what comes next, but iOS 7 is the foundation of what's to come.
  6. ethanlee macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    There are admittedly many things wrong with iOS 7, and it is definitely not as refined as some of the other GM's we've seen. But I think it's an important step for Apple because it proves that they can still "self-cannabalize" their current direction or paradigm to take off in a completely different direction, something that Apple was known for under Steve Jobs.
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Apple pulled off writing a 32-bit version of iOS 7 (that everyone tested this summer), and a 64-bit version of iOS 7 (and the major apps) that nobody knew about until last week. If anything, that last part was why the OS X engineers got pulled.

    I think it's fair to say that iOS 7 is the new starting point (like how iOS 3 was), and to your point, yeah, they will be adding stuff on from there.

    But no, I wouldn't say iOS 7 "never got fully done".
  8. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    iOS 7 is actually quite good. If you are able to look past the design flaws (not the design itself) and try out the new API's, you will see that Apple has indeed worked on iOS quite a lot.

    The look can be improved, features will come over time with updates.

    Regardless of what most people are saying, it's still fun to work with.

    PS: Sorry, can't resist. If you ever tried to program a half decent App for Android on 3 different devices, you would pray to all gods of the known universe to thank them for iOS.
  9. sero323 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    I agree. iOS is the BEST platform for developers and I personally love developing for it. And I actually don't have any problems on how iOS 7 works but I don't think it ever got fully complete so they make it work with out bugs until later to add more to it. One good example is the Calendar app...the iPad version is a joke with all the extra white spaces with the blown up iPhone version and so little information. I understand it suppose to be simple but simple doesn't mean less information.
  10. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    Of course it will continue to evolve and grow. iOS 7 set a new foundation for the future.
  11. jtfolden macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2002
    Springfield, Ohio
    No, I think iOS 7 is exactly what they wanted just as much as iOS 6 was, etc... iOS 7 changed very little over it's beta period. They already had a very firm idea of what they wanted to release.
  12. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    I think from iOS 1 - 6 they perfected iOS so that's why they couldn't do anymore cool stuff. But know its a whole redesign they can keep changing stuff because its not perfect yet.
  13. Jakimo macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    Agreed. Looking forward to improvements to an incredible beginning. :)
  14. flux73 macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2009
  15. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    iOS 2 Will Be What iOS 1 Should of Been

    iOS 3 Will Be What iOS 2 Should of Been

    iOS 4 Will Be What iOS 3 Should of Been

    iOS 5 Will Be What iOS 4 Should of Been

    iOS 6 Will Be What iOS 5 Should of Been

    iOS 7 Will Be What iOS 6 Should of Been

    ....etc etc. This is said every year..
  16. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005





  17. iAmirul macrumors regular


    May 8, 2013
    Hopefully the next iteration of iOS brings Quick Reply for messages..
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    5G cellular is so gonna be what 4G was supposed to be!
  19. GreyOS, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

    GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Let me save you some time ;)

    iOS n+1 Will Be What iOS n Should of [sic] Been
  20. fark macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2013
    And iOS9 will be what iOS8 should have been, iOS10 will be what iOS9 should have been. It'd be nice if the complainers would find something new to complain about.
  21. sero323 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Well i think apple pulled the engineers because iOS 7 needed to be in stable condition. I don't think apple would've used OSX engineers to develop features for iOS.


    Clearly...i believe they wanted to stay with what they could do to have iOS 7 stable for now...usually we do not see any big features in the betas anyway
  22. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    They've just released the biggest update so far...I'm happy.

    iOS 8 can be whatever it likes. :)
  23. alice04 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2013
    Is the iOS 7 GM a good update? I'm wondering if it's also a beta or not
  24. Chumkiu macrumors member


    May 23, 2008
    It blows my mind that people can constantly write, argue and speculate about things that have been discussed time and time again..

    You can bet one thing... the power users of iOS 7 and the ones getting the most out of it aren't sitting on forums all day talking about what could have been and what will be... just USE it and keep it moving..

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