Poll results: Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?
Really, the only thing I liked was what they did with the calendar and activation lock, because I live off of my calendar. And even their calendar looks to be shortlived since Any.Do has their calendar that looks just as nice coming out. But, in the end, it's the same OS with some features they've needed for years now anyway and with a theme. I don't consider a theme a "redesigned" UI, but that's a personal opinion.
I was hoping Apple was going to be more competitive and they weren't. I do not regret one bit buying my GS4, as Apple didn't do anything today that would make me want to switch.
- Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?
1478 votes (1478 votes) Yes, iOS 7 is like a bright new player now, yet with nearly a million apps from the box
1566 votes (1566 votes) No, the interface seems off, and the new features are just catching up with the rest
1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5166; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
And here it is. 51% says that Apple is trying too hard too catch up with others. Transparent is already on LG devices.
7. msa1988 (Posts: 391; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I originally thought Apple was playing catch-up as well, but i've noticed a trend with everyones statements. Everyone has said "Ha, LG has this already, Samsung has this already, BlackBerry has that already, Windows phone has that, etc.". Name one device that has everything?? Android is as close as it gets, but none of them have everything. Apple has closely monitored what works for every other OS and implimented it on their own. Innoative thinking? Not exactly, but that know how to supple a device that has every feature it's customers want. It's actually pretty smart if you ask me.
20. LAKAME_MAN (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
Apple doesn't have everything either. There are still plenty of Android features iOS doesn't have. No device has all the features.
57. TechWorld_Observer (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Actually, you're correct. Remember the first iPhone? No really innovation as there were many features already on contemporary phones at the time, but Apple was able to put the top features from each phone into the iPhone, not real innovation, right? simple, any company COULD do it, but never did.
A TV screen, an existing circuit board, a few other existing components, they just put them all together into one product... the PC. All easy, no true innovation at this. What's the lesson?
66. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Symbian has them all. It's not as modern, but it can do all (and more) of what the others can, excepting that involving higher-resolution screens or huge processing power (although the 808 PureView can do some pretty sweet stuff with its relatively "outdated" silicon)
12. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
You have to admit, 49% positive vote on this (or any other) tech forum is VERY impressive.
19. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
See my comment #11 below. They framed the question so that a 50/50 vote was the obvious conclusion. There was no neutral option.
64. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
iPhonearena for iphone user...
33. selena1000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
40% of of 51% are the ones who have never even used an iphone before and just like to dislike everything apple does
everyone knows thats ios 7 is going to be a huge hit and will be downloaded on more than 90% of ios devices compared to hardly 20% who have latest version of android on there devices
45. iushnt (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
If you know then 2 yrs old android is better than ios7 in terms of features..and there are many cheap crap android products that can never run latest updates..even though 20% android of total android devices runs jellybean those 20% will account more than that 90% of ios devices that run latest iosnas you know android has really huge market share..
2. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Lol...the new ios looks like a mix between tron and Kirbys dreamlamd
3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Putting aside the cartoonish icons, It is an improvement, but NOT enough. Nothing new to me when compared to other OS.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4138; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iOS 7 is basically iOS 4, 5, and 6 with a colorful theme. The refresh is nice, but the fragmentation in the ecosystem is there but of course Apple covers it up.
8. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
"People please stop with all the iOS is playing catch up and iPhones suck stuff. The reveal for iOS7 was not about stealing looks and features from WP or Android because for the die hard iOS fans they don't care"
You were the loudest when the court case with Apple and Samsung was going on, Apple patented every single bit of movement on iOS which they stole from others, so now you can STFU! and see what your beloved company is all about, they steal on a major level.
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5166; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
We know that already. Apple still can't get throught heir THICK PATENTED head. They are running out of ideas so they think they can make it look cooler than everyone else. which isn't true. I know we CAN'T stop them from everything they PATENT cause it already exist.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 7714; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Another stupid comment, that made no sense.
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 7714; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nope I think I'll stay rite here. That stuff doesn't work on me.
54. TechWorld_Observer (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Actually shouldn't YOU be the one who should go away and leave "the sheep" behind since this (iOS) is something that would concern them and not you. Or what? I think there's a sheep under that big wolf mask for every single iOS critic here or else they wouldn't be here. Fact: the sheep know who they belong to!
62. darkkjedii (Posts: 7714; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Post of the day honors go to.......................TechWorld_Observer!!!
He's on an iOS article telling iOS users to go somewhere else lol...wowwwwww +1 TW_O
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?"
I don't like where Apple is heading since I think that Apple is heading to copy features which other Mobile Operating Systems already have for many years. Also I think that apart Multitasking, Notification Center and Control Center, Apple did nothing significant. Talking about new iOS 7 User Interface, I think that it is fail.
10. gallitoking (Posts: 4571; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well real iOS users are happy the only ones not happy of course are the haters.. but we all know they'll hate regardlesss, and is ok to defend your OS, just as we defend ours
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"well real iOS users are happy the only ones not happy of course are the haters.. "
It seems that you are short-minded person if you think that there is only two options, love or hate.
"but we all know they'll hate regardlesss, and is ok to defend your OS, just as we defend ours"
Do you realize that you just have admitted that you defend it just because it is as you say "your" OS? Of course it is your choice, but in my opinion it is silly to deny the reality just because it is "your" OS even if it was total flop.
16. gallitoking (Posts: 4571; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wel first of all. hi, is been a while since U responded to me,..
for me yes love or hate. it's copmplicated is not an option for me as I know what I want...
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Hello, gallitoking! Yes, It was long time. :)
17. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
"Do you realize that you just have admitted that you defend it just because it is as you say "your" OS?"
You seem to think he would defend iOS even if it were a complete flop. But since that's not likely to happen, that isn't how I read his comment. He said it's ok to defend your chosen platform, and it's ok for him to defend his. That sounds pretty fair to me.
Fanboys will be fanboys, haters will hate, and trolls will troll. Some of us are trying to see the whole picture, not just the love/hate.
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"He said it's ok to defend your chosen platform, and it's ok for him to defend his."
Yes, he has said that, but you have skipped the first part of his sentence, he also has used word REGARDLESS!
Do you think it is adequate behavior to defend "your" OS no matter what even if it is REGARDLESS to reality?
61. greathero1 (Posts: 398; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
I think you might have misunderstood Gallo dude. He seems to be speaking in terms of iOS7 and not this overly broad generalization that you are making it out to be.
37. Hallucinator (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 May 2010)
What people like you fail to realize is that some of us actually very much enjoy IOS. I have used every platform extensively and I just happen to prefer IOS. I know it's hard to believe but there are people out there. Quite a few to be honest, that just do not like Android. It doesn't make me right or wrong.
42. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I know what you're getting at - WHAT IF iOS/iPhone design went completely to crap and got horrible reviews? Would Apple fanboys still defend it? And you ask if Gallito and others would. But that's a BIG "what if". I don't think they would, but based on past history, Apple isn't going to let that happen in the first place.
67. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Oh neat, I just realized what your picture is actually showing, PhoneArenaUser.
11. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
PhoneArena essentially rigged the results by how they framed the responses. If there were three choices:
1. I love it! This will make the iPhone #1 again!
2. I hate it. They made iOS look like a cartoon.
3. The design is OK, and I'm glad they added new features, but it's nothing Android hasn't had for years.
I would bet (1) gets no more than 20% of the votes. The majority of us are pretty indifferent on iOS 7.
13. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Apple just seems lost without jobs. He may not have been the actual innovator, but the products put out under Jobs' watch were innovative and impeccable.
Under cook many of their projects seem rushed an unfinished: maps, radio, iOS 7....
68. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
I wouldn't say they were innovative or impeccable, but definitely more competitive than the recent fluff coming from cupertino.
18. feres13 (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
You commented on the article, and 3000 people voted.
22. Quezdagreat (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
First of all iPhone users don't care if those features were already on android devices, if we did we would have made the switch to android a long time ago. With apple adding those features to iPhone, it just give us another reason to stay with our iPhones
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So you like to have this features in your iPhone?
28. Quezdagreat (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
yeah I would not complain if they're added. i'm glad they're finally adding the quick toggle for settings
30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Does these features are important to you?
38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Which was added to iOS 7: Multitasking, Notification Center and Control Center?
58. Quezdagreat (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
The only thing thats important to me is the control center. The rest is also welcomed
24. Slammer (Posts: 672; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I don't think Apple is doing anything different than what they have always done. Everyone talks about how concise the OS is. This has been the strong point since day one. For 30 years, Apple has always maintained a level of accuracy when supporting their direction and operation of their OS while making little tweaks here and there. In the end, it didn't matter. Society eventually discovered other choices. Apple has retained so much control over their current users that history does indeed repeat itself. Apple is in a far better position than years ago(Thanks to the overwhelming success of the iPhone), but I don't feel this change in the aesthetics of the UI is enough to keep Apple in high regards for a lengthy time.
Apple's most prolific moments were when Steve Jobs held the top positions during Apple's tenure. He had the persona and sales techniques to pitch the products he envisioned. Any person to keep Apple in the same element of surprise and inertia of momentum, would have to not only believe in Apple, but also be Apple. Sadly, only Steve was able to live the Apple status. He was Apple. It was built around him as he built it.
29. ahhxd717 (Posts: 282; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I kind of like the redesign... It's definitely a breath of fresh air, but I think it looks kind of inconsistent. Looking at Ray S' preview of iOS 7, iI agree with what he has to say about the looks. Either way, iPhone owners should be happy to get a refresh. However, someone like my mom who has an iPhone might get confused by some of the UI changes, but time will tell if users have troubles with the new UI or not.
32. cdgoin (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Love that they are basically ripping off pieces of WP and Droid.. so they will have no foot to stand on when they go to court. Everyone gives MS crap for making a huge change, at least they were inventive. Apple has proven they have gotten stale fast.
60. greathero1 (Posts: 398; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
The refresh looks very nice and is very welcolmed. The added functionality is also great as well. They did a great job with refining an already great operating system. Can't wait to get my hands on it this fall.
65. roscuthiii (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Looks like an almost even split... guess the guy who called out the redesign as polarizing was on the money.