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iOS 7 and the little changes you might have not noticed

0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2013, 10:29 posted on

As you've surely learned by now, the new iOS 7 is official and it is coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. It brings lots and lots of improvements, most of which we've covered in a previous post already. However, while we've discussed thoroughly all the major changes in iOS 7, the minor ones have yet to be given any attention. Well, the time has come. Here's a handful of minor, yet notable changes that we discovered while checking out the platform's latest version on our iPhone 5...

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posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:33 22

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4831; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I have been waiting for iOS to be more like Android. DREAMS FINALLY came true.

Looks like I am FINALLY going to get an Apple iPhone.

Uhhh...... NO. lol

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:59 2

51. Seymur (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Also Calendar icon shows the current date.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 16:02 9

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's always been the case

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 16:03 4

58. aphillips226 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

it always changed you never noticed

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 18:55 3

61. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I themed my android phone like this.. will apple sue me? :p

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:08

70. quakan (Posts: 1373; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Currently contacting lawyers now...

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 02:10 1

69. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

most of these feature used to be on iPhone if u jailbreak it.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 23:08

72. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

No jailbreak please.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:34 12

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

Just a few more little things to love about iOS7.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:37 4

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3749; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I don't hate it, but it looks very cramped.
The icons could be smaller...more in sync with the size of the screen.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 15:11

55. TechDork (Posts: 292; Member since: 10 May 2010)

They look the same size....=/

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:38

4. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

I'm really looking forward to iOS7... My only issue with the iPhone is that it needs a larger screen! I really believe if the next iPhone (5s) is nothing more then an incremental hardware upgrade that it will flop. There is no incentive, especially for iPhone 5 users, to purchase the new model.

I guess only time will tell!

Jersey Strong! RIP James G.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:05

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Dave what did you like in iOS 7?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:37 1

35. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I'm especially looking forward to the new Rainbow Brite™ theme; this is definitely a game changer. I can't wait to gather up my friends, including Dora, Hannah and Barbie so that we can all get to use iOS 7 while in the comfort of my dream home. Heck, I may even take the girls for a ride in my corvette.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:47 2

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Your becoming wendygarret-2

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:50

40. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

I really like the control panel and how it has access to toggle on and off settings. I also like how I can modify, in more detail, the notification area. Also worth mentioning is the active wallpaper lager folders and flat design!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:26 1

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Agreed Dave. I'm impressed

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:49 8

7. sabretigger (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

I'm no hater, just couldn't help but notice the author's comment on the clock icon...

"Here's what attention to detail means – the clock icon on your home screen actually displays a working, accurate clock."

I think most would just call that a widget?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:03

15. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

The icon of the app changes. That does not happen on Android. Its done though widgets on Android.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:19 1

18. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

it happens on some ROMs... My Sony Xperia with stock version display number of messages in SMS icon... just like on the iPhone... so it is possible on Android... and it is not a widget... but yeah Widgets are much better than just a moving icon with no resizeability, no scrollability, no customization and no extended purposes...

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:34

23. cfprelude (Posts: 137; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

i have a huge problem with this... it clearly means these square icons/space holders CAN act as widgets but for some reason dont (now by choice!!). Why would you not make the weather the same, and maybe even figure something out for the calendar... and if really dont want them to be resizable, fine but would that be the end of the world? no, thatd be taking something that Android does infinitely better than iOS and actually adapting to 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 :P

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:54 3

8. mottykels (Posts: 383; Member since: 15 May 2013)

All features of ios7 is just for latest model bye bye to the oldy apple icrap

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:34

33. bucky (Posts: 2563; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

It covers up to 2 years of products almost fully. Where as your 2 month old htc one is already behind.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:15

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)

XDA says otherwise.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:25

46. bucky (Posts: 2563; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

you mean fixing your update problems yourself? Sounds like a good deal.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 21:25

68. tedkord (Posts: 11607; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Another way of saying almost fully is not fully.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:03 3

14. underwood2012 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)

Does anybody else not like how they chose to change the way iOS displays signal strength? I prefer the bars, not these circles.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:22

20. rishabh_2795 (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

Its cool and awesome if apple changes the iOS making it more colorful, but when samsung did that to TW everyone looses their minds!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:22 2

21. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

ohhhhhhhhhhh so innovative (sarcasm)

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:25 2

22. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

An infant's fantasy!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:53

50. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

I'm confused about the last slide, did the clock icon not work before?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 15:08

54. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

I can see how apple users would get really excited about iOS7, but coming from android.. not the least impressed.

and just like the other user here, I can't stand the circle dots replacing the signal bars, but nice that they're trying.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 12:08

73. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)

Ios 7 itself is the minor change, it looks so cartooney like it was designed for kids and yet people still call it a revolution lol.

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