iOS 7 Preview
0. phoneArena 17 Sep 2013, 08:24 posted on
Apple has announced that iOS 7 is coming this fall, but how can one just stand here and wait? We mean, boy it's painful! And knowing that there's actually a way of getting the iOS 7 beta 1 that is currently available to developers, we decided to go ahead and install the thing on an iPhone 5...
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6. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Airdrop only works with pics and Sbeam or Nfc works with everything on your phone...why was in every part in your presentation was talking about Android. ..will till cheesecake comes out
9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
It looks like some weird morph between Android and Windows Phone in a bad way.
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Additional functionality, animations and transition effects... Not bad. The neon colored icons... Lol! The fellas are really gonna love this update.
Hey, anyone else notice a significant lack of iOS fans on PA since iOS7 announcement? Will you all be updating your devices or waiting for ios 8, in hopes they'll go back to the old look? Me personally, I'd skip it!
42. darkkjedii (Posts: 21793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I can't wait for it this fall. I almost always go very early, and stand in line. This fall will be no different...ios7 nailed it.
44. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
IDK DJ. Those colors scare me, but who knows. I heard a few reviewers say that it's much better in person, that may be the case. Either way, I will be there on release day too.
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 21793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What're your overall thoughst so far WM?
52. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I really like the FEEL of it. The executions looks a step or two ahead of Android I have to admitt. The folder and opening app animations are soooo nice. The way the way the dialer kinda shows you a peek at the wallpaper when you press a number, genius! I just hate the look of the icons. I'm a "Dark Theme" kinda guy, and the bright colors just aren't working for me. Jailbreaking in search of a different theme would be my first step, but all things good and bad considered... Not bad.
And you sir? Inquiring minds want to know.
59. darkkjedii (Posts: 21793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Overall great update, I'm the opposite of you in that I prefer a bright theme. Definitely inspired by android, but hey who isn't these days, androids pushed the envelope so far. Glad to see apple taking chances, and swinging for the fence. I think they homered.
76. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Dark I like you bro you know that, but really? They nailed it? Maybe your not wearing your glasses? All joking aside bro, I seriously think the new os is a mix between the movie tron and Kirbys dreamland
98. darkkjedii (Posts: 21793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol that's a good one, I just like the new look. It's pretty cool.
12. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
IMO I think iOS copied too many designs and functions from other OS/apps which caused inconsistent design. If you look at a single app, they've done well with the change, but if you look at the whole picture, there isn't a consistent apple "design. Android has the holo design while Windows has the flat live tile design. You can't really say what Apple has. Just a mixture of every design on the market and all they really did was add a different color. None of the icons really matched the "feeling" of the app you are using. Even some of the stock apps they revamped didn't feel like it was from the same OS. It almost felt like Apple put in a skin to make the OS "feel" different. You can almost say that iOS 7 is confusing, which is ironic considering that Apple brags about their simple and easy experience.
The strangest thing I've seen in iOS7 is that they did not really change the App store. The design is almost identical to iOS 6 app store, except they added color to it. And I never really liked the app store experience in iOS 6 (especially compared to the google play store).
There's nothing bad about copying the competition but I feel that Apple did a bad job "copying".
15. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Because they are not meant to copy. I agree with you with inconsistencies, gradients ups, downs, flat icons, etc..
13. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Too many complaints blah blah! iOS can do what android cannot, SMOOTHNESS (UI, apps, games).. Now where's the red thumbs? LOL
20. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Now that iOS7 "multitasking" supports 3rd party apps, I don't think it'll be as smooth as it used to be with more than 5 third party apps paused in the background.
23. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Watch and learn from the COPYCAT my friend! You will surely eat your words! LOL
26. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Yeah, keep dreaming, bud!
34. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
Just try loading a web page and moving your finger on the screen at the same time on iOS and see, the page will stop loading until you take your fingers off the screen. NO way iOS can do 2 things at a time, it will bug down the system to a crawl, let it just be a basic phone.
22. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Android is just as smooth as iOS. Even if it wasn't, is that all iOS really has to offer to it's users? What about NFC, an unobstructed wallpaper, the ability to use the same charge the other 80% of the world uses, a screen you can see, making your device look like no one else's, function like no one else's, WIDGETS, etc, etc...
I can sacrifice all that for smoother UI. That's like passing up a Lexus for a Smart Car because it's cute.
24. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Where?? Even the QuadCores, the FRYING PAN OCTACORES, still lags, where's the smoothness there? No they are not offering anything, users got the privilege somehow to experience the simplicity and the sleekness of the phone :D
35. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
iOS 7 crashes and lags like hell just like any new OS, just check videos on youtube you'll see, new updates on the Octa-Core has quashed all those bugs you mentioned and its as smooth and cool as you like, plus S4 can be as simple and sleek with EASY mode, and the full monty with tons of features and customisation iOS can only dream of.
43. darkkjedii (Posts: 21793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It's beta 1 dude what do you expect. Stop hating, cuz you're wasting your time. Nobody really cares to the point where your commentary will stop them from upgrading.
37. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
No way I can change your belief about Android (noticed I said Android, not TouchWiz or Sense). I'm just saying my experience isn't the same as yours. My Note has been silky smooth since day one. If the iPhone a whole 3 frames per second smoother, yeah. But those 3 frames are hardly worth using an iPhone. It's too small, too limited, and smooth just ain't enough to ignore everything it lacks. Not to mention... It crashes waaaaaaaay to much.
85. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Well I find sense 5 to be lag fee, so it may be different now. But yeah, is definitely say Android CAN be lag free now. My GNexus barely lagged and my One hasn't at all since I got it.. but I guess it's only been a month or so.
88. taikucing (unregistered)
lol, I still hear "android lags bla bla bla...." you must be living in a cave. lag is so 2010. today is 2013. my android phone is still dual core but doesn't lag.
watch this video of cheap lenovo phone (under $250). It has a mediatek dual core cpu but doesn't lag when playing games.
121. bucky (Posts: 2619; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
My S4 lagged worse than any other phone i have used in years.....
30. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
You wanted to say that the iPhone is a Lexus,because it is faster/stable than any other smarthphone.
S4 lags/freezes even when you try to put some photos in Skydrive.
And I am laughing when I see some idiots who say that iOS doesn't have ,,true multitasking"...and what?As long as is more efficient/faster it's a better choice.
Look at Android,even with JB and with quad/octa cores,is lagging alot.
Your argument is invalid.
38. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Apparently you guys are all ignoring the HTC One. It's smoother, faster, more functional, and better looking than the iPhone. Why use the second best phone to make your point, go after the one that won the best phone award? I think the GS4 is a fantastic phone, but there is no GS4 with Octocore. Only the white hot Snapdragon 600, and love it or hate it, that chip makes the GS4 and One look like Maybachs if the iPhone is a Lexus.
40. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
With that said, when you really think about it you can't really go wrong with any of these devices. Yeah, we all have our preferences, but whether it's WP, iOS, Android or whatever, they are all top notch devices.
89. taikucing (unregistered)
it's just Samsung and some phones with many bloatwares that lag. The others don't lag
95. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Eonnadra you argument is invalid. UNless your an idiot who has no clue how to use a smart phone (which is propbally why you have an iphone) the androids do not lag. Now if you have a old android or you are cheap and want a free android that was not designed to do everything then you will never have these issues. And before you say anything about even older iphones not lagging you are dead wrong. My son has an ipod touch 4 and ever since the ios 6 update atleast 25% of the games on the market say they are not compitable and then another 15% that work jitter through the whole game then crash with out saving.