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Poll results: Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?

0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2013, 09:36 posted on

We asked you to comment recently if iOS 7 was everything you hoped for, or you thought Apple is just playing catch up still. Needless to say, there were a bunch of heated arguments for and against, and more than 3000 respondents chimed in...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:58

61. greathero1 (Posts: 566; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:28

37. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:33

39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Does I say something opposite? :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:42

42. roldefol (Posts: 4332; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 19:54

67. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Oh neat, I just realized what your picture is actually showing, PhoneArenaUser.
Awesome :D

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:55 7

11. roldefol (Posts: 4332; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:05

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....

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 20:02

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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:15 1

15. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Who cares for Apple ?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:26 3

18. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


You commented on the article, and 3000 people voted.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:37 1

22. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; 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

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:54 1

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So you like to have this features in your iPhone?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:02

28. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; 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

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:16 1

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Does these features are important to you?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:22

31. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


which?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:29

38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Which was added to iOS 7: Multitasking, Notification Center and Control Center?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:26

58. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


The only thing thats important to me is the control center. The rest is also welcomed

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:42 1

24. Slammer (Posts: 1515; 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.

John B.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:04 1

29. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:27 2

32. cdgoin (Posts: 543; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:52

60. greathero1 (Posts: 566; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 18:57

65. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; 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.

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