Just rolled back to iOS 6 - feels old!

Risco

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Just rolled back to iOS 6 and it made me realise that while needing work, iOS7 is far superior. I will revisit when the next beta has been out a few days. Anyone else done the same and felt the same?
 

virginblue4

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As the iOS 7 beta is not yet available on the iPad, my iPad mini is still running iOS 6. Coming from using my iPhone on iOS 7 back to iOS 6 on my iPad, I agree, it feels very old.

I am happy with the direction that Apple are taking with iOS 7.
 

0000757

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I'm on iOS 6 mainly for stability issues (i'll probably jump back to iOS 7 once beta 2 comes out), but iOS 6 feels like a different world compared to iOS 7.
 

_Refurbished_

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iOS7 lacks contrast.

I like the direction Apple went, but I don't think it's implemented correctly (yet).
 

C DM

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Might feel "old", but at least more professional/premium looking, and certainly much snappier (in this case, not jokingly at all, but actually snappier). Makes a difference. Sure, iOS 7 is just in its initial beta, so hopefully all of those things will get addressed/improved.
 

zurichuk

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I enjoyed it, for the 2 days I used it, looking forward to trying the next betas etc. etc.

The reason I had to roll back, was that I have a complexity of iMessage / FaceTime emails, assigned to various devices, but under 1 apple ID i.e. wifes phone, my laptop, wifes desktop my phone, etc and each crash / respring seemed to mess this up (and I also like my podcasts for on the go)
 

jbenkelman

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Ditto. I went back down to iOS 6 for battery reasons, and some of my most important daily apps were having issues obviously. I find myself hating the lock screen, and it just isn't as pretty and smooth. The animations in iOS 7 (once they get all the kinks worked out and apps are updated to take advantage of these new features) it is going to be BEAUTIFUL!

Can't wait for the GM, and what the next betas have in store.
 

Brittany246

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After switching back to 6.1.4, iOS 6 looked even better. I couldn't deal with all of the white and neon colors.
 

thejadedmonkey

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...and certainly much snappier (in this case, not jokingly at all, but actually snappier)... hopefully all of those things will get addressed/improved.
It's probably a whole lot of debug code in the build, so they can get the maximum amount of feedback from crash reports and the like.
 

Nikhil72

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Same here. Rolled back to 6.1.4 for battery reasons; will use my ipad as my developer unit when they release that beta, but iOS 6 does feel so dated now. I happen to like what iOS 7 looked like and think people need to just get over the icons (face it, half those apps go into a folder..) but that's just my opinion.

Can't wait until GM release; this is the most exciting the iPhone has been. I think they did a fantastic job considering how big the change was.
 

C DM

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Are you referring to iOS 6's virtual faux leather? ;)
The other parts of it--like actually nicely designed icons, use of more than just a few overly saturated neon-like colors, less empty white space in apps, more actual useful buttons for touch rather than thin blue words or icons, more readable fonts, etc.
 

PNutts

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I went back to iOS 6 today. It feels luxurious. Really. I'm sure iOS 7 final will look and feel better than Beta 1 but the design is heading in the wrong direction.
 

Trius

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After switching back to 6.1.4, iOS 6 looked even better. I couldn't deal with all of the white and neon colors.
Can you explain what neon colors you're refering to? (serious question)

I see this complaint all over the place..

I see no neon colors on my phone.. The UI is semi-transparent so your background image is what sets the overall tone.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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Can you explain what neon colors you're refering to? (serious question)

I see this complaint all over the place..

I see no neon colors on my phone.. The UI is semi-transparent so your background image is what sets the overall tone.
The color scheme seems to stand out on all the black phones. Where it seems to blend better on the white phones. So when ppl complain about the color, more than likely they have the black phone. And cannot stand the way the UI looks so colorful on it, compared to someone carrying the white one. (In my opinion)
 

Rogifan

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Might feel "old", but at least more professional/premium looking, and certainly much snappier (in this case, not jokingly at all, but actually snappier). Makes a difference. Sure, iOS 7 is just in its initial beta, so hopefully all of those things will get addressed/improved.
In your opinion what makes iOS 6 more premium looking?
 

martinocando

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I rolled back a couple of days ago, and I'm really missing iOS7. During my time with it, I missed some apps not behaving, like Skype and PVZ, but I might get it back on my IP5. Can't stand the lock screen :(
 

rasputin1969

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Going back to iOS 6 was like being given a long cold drink of water after walking through the desert.

To me iOS 7 is unusable.

1) Awful, awful icons
2) The dock is a bland dull blob
3) The light colored folders are pig-ugly
4) Some animation transitions are too long
5) The font is too thin and difficult to read, compounded by
6) Gaussian blur everywhere, it really is the new corinthian leather. It makes no sense to me to blend content with chrome. The fact that Ive believes blurring content and blending it with chrome is "deferential"...

Regarding the design of the icons. I appreciate that grid-based design is a fantastic technique for print and web as it maximises the impact of white-space. How anyone can believe the same principles can be applied to an area less than one centimetre squared is beyond me.

Rather than look "Modern", the home screen looks like an amateur old Palm Treo theme.
 
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Brittany246

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Can you explain what neon colors you're refering to? (serious question)

I see this complaint all over the place..

I see no neon colors on my phone.. The UI is semi-transparent so your background image is what sets the overall tone.
The bright blue, purple, pink, and yellow of the icons and in some of the apps.
 

bbfc

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My friend just popped over and he is still using iOS 6 on his 4S, and it just looked dated, and not even premium-looking anymore. The lock screen notifications made me shudder, with those stupid bubbles and gloss. I've only been using iOS 7 since Tuesday, but really can't see me going back to iOS 6 now. Sure 7 maybe have issues, it's only the first beta, but I am loving the direction they are taking with it.
 

xcodeaddict

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Just rolled back to iOS 6 and it made me realise that while needing work, iOS7 is far superior. I will revisit when the next beta has been out a few days. Anyone else done the same and felt the same?
I was watching a WWDC UI video last night for iOS 7, and they showed side by side screenshots... it looked like Windows 98 compared to "Windows 2055"!!