iPad wow, ios7 really looks bad on the ipad air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rowspaxe, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    Went to the apple store to check out the new ipad. Before I could form an opinion of the ipad air--my attention was diverted by how cheap looking ios7 looked on the ipad. Everything is so big and clunky. I also noted that some screen animations skipped frames--even with the A7. Overall, the new ipad is impressively light and the new mini like bezel proportions are a huge improvement.

    But I didn't buy it. I just felt the look of the os was "yech"--not touch-wiz "yech", but equally offputting in its own way. C'mon apple--your better than this.
  2. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Thanks, this really adds to the discussion that's been going on since June. Not sure what we'd do without your input.
  3. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    I don't understand. What was so big and clunky? Have you owned a previous iPad before? What wallpaper was defaulted on there? Do you use ios7 already on an apple device?
  4. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    Really? Personally I think it looks fine and in many areas it's a dramatic improvement over iOS6. Yes. sometimes it might skip a frame or two with the animations, but it's a brand new OS and I will give Apple the Benefit of the Doubt and hope that they smooth out the small glitches.

    I do have a few problems with it though...

    1. Too much white space on notes, calendar and imessage.
    2. Less gradients on some of the stock app icons
    3. Stonger looking icons in safari
    4. Names of videos in the video app and a list view.

    I love the whole layers aspect to the OS and think they've done a lot of really neat things with the OS in general.
  5. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    Totally agree, iOS 7 looks like it was a beta release on the ipad, unlike on my iphone 5 where I don't have any of the jittery animations. Seems like competition forced apple to rush things out of the door!
  6. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    It looks really fine and modern and the parallax effect is much smoother than the iPad 3/4 probably due to the included M7 coprocessor. The only thing about iOS 7 is that it sometimes crashes. Otherwise it's quite fine.
  7. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I've had an Air since Monday. I'm really loving it. It is incredibly fast, light and easy to use. Note taking with a stylus is faster and more precise than it was on my iPad 3.

    iOS 7 is fine. I like the calendar better than the on in iOS 6. Everything is cleaner than before.
  8. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    Thank you for not buying wouldn't be able to stand the winging:rolleyes:
  9. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    It seems your issue is with iOS 7 and not the iPad. You might want to share your views in the iOS forum. iOS 7 is here to stay for quiet some time,
  10. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    iOS 7 is by far the ugliest OS in the history of Apple and android. #Fact

    Nothing else even comes close.
  11. NuggetSauce macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2012
    I don't know what you're talking about, but iOS 7 looks fine to me on my iPad Air.:confused:

    But it's just a matter of taste and opinion anyways.
  12. drxcm macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    I love iOS7 on my iPhone 5s - it is MUCH better than any other OS before it. I didn't like its looks at first, but wouldn't go back now...
  13. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    iOS 7 is by far the most beautiful OS in the history of Apple and android. #Fact

    Nothing else even comes close.

    See what I did there?
  14. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    I think it looks great. More professional and it absolutely flies on the Air. It was a clunky as hell on my iPad 4
  15. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    The majority thinks it is just fine . . so Apple is doing a good job!
  16. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    I read these forums and get more disappointed every day - they most definitely do *not* reflect the rest of the world because if you were to judge Apple by all the negative nellies, whinging wallies, moaning myrtles and general trolls (all in increasing numbers) you'd never assume Apple is as successful and sells as many products as it does.
  17. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    The iPad needs its own OS apart from the iPhone. Apart from inter-app audio and support for game controllers, iOS7 is a colorful TURD :):D:p:eek::( with prehistoric multitasking and file management.
  18. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    I was expecting to hate it based on some of the comments here and elsewhere but after using it I don't see what the big deal is and why all the hate?


    "prehistoric multitasking and file management" existed on all previous versions of iOS that were approved by Jobs and Forstall.
  19. Achilles75 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Troll much?
  20. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    Fanboy remark?
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Well this is an original topic here @ MR. Did you just wake up from a months long snooze? Even the astronauts on the International Space Station are aware of iOS 7. /sarc

    Don't worry you'll get use to the iOS7 look & thankfully you can turn off animations. The bonus is it has a lot of great new features. I didn't care for it at first but got over it and moved on. Didn't stop me from buying an Air for sure.
  22. Yester5 macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Opinions are like a*******, everyone has one.
    Here is mine...I think iOS7 looks beautiful on my new iPad Air.
    But how well it looks is far overshadowed by how well it performs. Very fast and so far, flawlessly.
    I'm very pleased :)
  23. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Yeah, let's take away the greatest advantage of Apple products! What a great idea! I'm surprised they haven't asked you to take over as CEO!
  24. eggersj macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2008
    The looks are great and the speed is great. :)

    However, the crashes in safari are not great. :(
  25. rei101 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2011
    Personally, I won't upgrade to 7. It is the ugliest OS ever, looks mediocre.

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