What do you think of iOS 7 four months later?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dannyyankou, Feb 1, 2014.


What do you think of iOS 7?

  1. It's great! Very few problems

    88 vote(s)
  2. It's good, but there's room for improvement

    148 vote(s)
  3. Not good. It needs a lot of work

    53 vote(s)
  4. It's terrible

    31 vote(s)
  1. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    When iOS 7 was launched, the majority of people loved it. As time went on, a few people have been vocal about their hate of the new operating system, while others don't have a problem with it. I know there's already a poll about this, but I wanted an updated poll to see how people felt about it today.
  2. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    The only thing iOS 7 did to me is learning to admire Android.
  3. P1otr, Feb 1, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014

    P1otr macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Shouldn't have been released so early.
    Altering so many "basic" things e.g. slider, dialer etc with each release is the proof I'm right.
    They should be working on stability and speed now. Not on constant changes to UI, which should have been agreed upon 95% before releasing it to the public.
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I think that for the first time since buying the original iPhone that I should look at the other options. I thought I was too deep into Apple's ecosystem but I could use the kid's iPod to do everything I need to do at home (Hue lights, iTunes remote control, AirPlay, etc.).

    I don't see what problem they were trying to solve with iOS 7. Maybe I'll understand when it is finished.
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have no issues with iOS 7
    It has been stable and responsive for me and the apps work well for my work flow
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    I get all betas! So it is awesome for me, but I wish they have implemented quick reply already! :rolleyes:
  7. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    Went from disliking it to enjoying it a lot. Still a lot of room for improvement though.
  8. P1otr macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2012
    I have written what I loathe about iOS7. Now it's time for what I miss and should definitely be implemented:
    1) quick reply
    2)facebook and twitter buttons in... hmmm... notification center? Nope. Since the're not notifications, they should rather be fitted into the control centre.
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I personally saw no need at all for the redesign of the UI. The incremental changes were fine for me. There WERE some nasty UI fails from the Forstall days (the podcasts app being one of them), but a simple backing away of that into something more usable, would've been just fine.

    Not to say that iOS 6 and some of the skeuemorphic crud that carried over into OS X were perfect (felt backgrounds? Ripped sheets in Calendar? That horrible font in the notes app?), but toning down or removing those would've made things great as they were. The iOS7 flat redesign was a massive overreaction, and Apple listened too hard to a few users with ADHD who kept bellyaching that they were "bored" with the look and feel.

    Even having said that though, I don't mind the new look. I'm annoyed that the changes were drastic enough that a learning curve was required to figure out the changes, even if it was a short curve. And I'm annoyed that so much effort was spent on the UI that bugs weren't addressed enough, and even so I still have to wonder what the team wasted so much time on for such a simple looking UI that can apparently be replicated in MS Word.

    But, even though I'm annoyed, I do still like iOS7, and wouldn't want to go back.
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Much better than 6. There are glitches but they will be fixed.
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    iOS 6 just looks weird now. Could never go back now.
  13. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I got used to the new UI in minutes, and ios 6 looks so ugly that I updated my work iPhone against policy (3 months later they told me I could).

    I really like Control Centre, I use it almost daily.

    I hate the way that Safari crashes several times a day (including my first attempt to reply to this thread). I hate the other bugs, like iMessage not working on my iPad.
  14. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I didn't like some of the icons at first (Safari) and it certainly doesn't look good in static pictures but in video and in using it it's much nicer, almost alive. The animations are a little too slow for my reaction speed but I hear 7.1 fixes that, and even then it's not that annoying to me. The one thing I would really like is a dark UI option for night time that many apps have implemented (ex. Tweetbot). The blinding translucent white at night is just that, blinding.

    However, almost every aspect of iOS 7 is more powerful than it's equivalent in iOS 6 and as a power user I take advantage of that. It would be detrimental for me to go back to iOS 6.
  16. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    I am and it is.
  17. ugcop macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    Never liked change for the sake of change. Just because it is that time of year doesn't mean you have to make a major change. If it isn't broken don't throw it out. Make little tweaks. Only come out with a major change when it needed and then ONLY after it has been tested. Having your customer base do your QC is never good.
  18. Zyiros macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2014
    Its the first of its kind. It needs some updates. I hate the gradients, whites, and blurs though. It was iOS 7, for the most part, that I just sold my iPad Mini. iOS 7 just doesn't feel Apple.
  19. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013

    Very well said. I don't mind the new UI, but I'm annoyed that these changes often made actions more tedious. For example, in iOS 6 you pressed the share option and the button for wallpapers was right there. In iOS 7 I now have to press the share button and then swipe over to wallpaper. Similar issues in iWork. I don't understand the point of redefining the UI and making things LESS productive.
  20. ugcop macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    Well, we know who was OCD about customer experience and he is no longer in charge....RIP
  21. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I liked it from the beginning and still do. iOS 7 doesn't crash or lag on my iPhone 5s, iPad 4, wife's iPhone 5, or my 2kids iPod 5th generations. None if us are "power users", but for all the normal uses it works great. My buddy still has iOS 6 and it just looks foreign to me at this point.
    iOS 7 did basically kill our iPhone 4 that we were using as an iPod, but that is only because the processor can't handle it well.
  22. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    The current dock needs to go and a few icons need to be worked on but otherwise that, it's ok. :apple:
  23. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    I think everyone needs to chillax. I love the new design and the new icons. Just because it's pretty doesn't mean it's for 4-year-olds...
  24. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012

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