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iOS 7 Review

0. phoneArena 18 Sep 2013, 11:54 posted on

We've waited patiently, and now the time has come for Apple to reward us with a brand new iOS experience. iOS 7 is here, and while the latest version of Apple's mobile platform has been met with mixed feelings by critics, Apple has made it clear that this is the way it's going to be - like it or now. So...

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:59 1

2. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


NEEDS WIFI?! I'M NOT NEAR WIFI! YOU SAID IT WAS OTA!!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:07 4

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


They lied. Of course, they could have meant OTAOWF....

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:10

12. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


For real! OTA and 'Connected to Wi-Fi' are most certainly two separate things!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:11

14. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Aahaha good one!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:11

45. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Not if you are Apple. Apple has restricted true OTA updates to small updates from the get-go. Why would they change? Look how long it took them to put a rudimentary notification center into iOS. Be glad they are releasing iOS 7.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 15:14

48. Chaseism (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Might have to do with your carrier. The file is about 700MB large...if you don't have an unlimited plan, I don't think your carrier will want you doing that OTA...

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 17:22

57. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Unlimited plan is definitely a plan the carrier doesn't want you downloading an O/S upgrade on. The only time a carrier wants you to download an O/S upgrade is when there is the potential for you to get billed for exceeding the bucket.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:01 6

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple did a great job with iOS 7 despite the negative feedback it got.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:32

27. stealthd (unregistered)


I don't think fanboy bickering really counts as negative feedback.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:50

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I forgot to mention websites. Should have clarified that a little more.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:14 2

70. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The UI is too damn white and the UI reminds me of Samsung in some ways. Seriously someone loves Technicolor with a mix of acid over in Cupertino.

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 03:57

90. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Most of it is from fandroids still running one of the many versions of gingerbread that will never see an update on their obsolete 6 month old phone. Droid X2 or Bionic anyone?.

I think its awesome my 2 year old iPhone 4S got an OS update and still runs like new. You'll never see that with a droid.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:01

4. Sakeem (Posts: 538; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Downloading it now.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:09

10. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


So jealous. I won't have Wi-Fi access for another 4 hours!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:26

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude me either, bummer.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:36 2

29. Sakeem (Posts: 538; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Luckily I am at work. Actually upgrading one of the office Ipads and leaving the other one on 6 to make my own comparisons. 1 hour remaining.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:59

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol lucky you +1

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:12 1

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15408; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's probably for the best. Only tmobile and sprint offer unlimited data while everyone else is capped. The amount of data used to download a super advanced OS is probably too much for a cellular connection to handle.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:35

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can't wait to get home Mxy

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:48

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15408; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Ditto, coffee shop wifi blows.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:13

46. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Especially when you aren't on VZW.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 15:14

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Too bad they didn't better equip the iPod Touch 4, or else I would be enjoying it, sad. Time for an upgrade maybe?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 16:36

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Whatcha thinking about upgrading to?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 16:40

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly too crowded

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:26

66. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Good time for a change! Love the attention to detail.

Guys! How about the battery life? Is it good?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:00

67. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Probably the 5th gen iPod Touch. Or maybe I'll retire my iPod and get the 5th gen iPad/2nd gen iPad mini.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 18:52

86. gentleman559 (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


Verizon is NOT even close to the fastest. I have T-Mobile and my internet speeds blow Verizon out of the water. Might want to rethink your comment. ;-)

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:04

7. Libra501 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Downloading , cant wait.........

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 17:00

55. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Be Warned.... Many of us 'download' the update well enough but everything fails once it gets to the 'verification' stage.

My iPhone 5 iOS7 update had FAILED at the exact same point over 20 times already and neither my iPad Mini nor iPad 4 even get that far.

I'd recommend trying again in a few days so as to avoid the hassle of trying to update on release day.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 17:26

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There was a similar verification problem with iOS 4. The verification server went on holiday and refused all verification requests. More than one iPhone and iPad got bricked in that iteration. I am surprised Apple didn't learn from that experience.

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