Do babies prefer iOS 6 over iOS 7?

Do babies prefer iOS 6 over iOS 7?
Is iOS 7 so much different than iOS 6 that it confuses Could it be that babies are predisposed to understanding skeumorphic design? Are they attracted by the brighter colors of iOS 6 as opposed to the flatter, gloss-free pastels of iOS 7? Check out the video below of a baby who has no problem with iOS 6. The baby swipes the screen and then opens up an application. Since there is no bottle or baby food in front of her, we can conclude that it wasn't Instagram that she opened.

So iOS 6 is no challenge for the baby. But watch what happens when the iOS 7 beta is placed before her. Total confusion. Exasperation, even. Luckily for Apple, most Apple iPhone owners are older which means that they might be less bewildered by the changes made in the new build of Apple's mobile OS. Still, her reaction is absolutely priceless.

source: YouTube via RedmondPie



1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This should be the new way to test phones obviously

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

no it's not, Babies only prefer toys

50. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

This is by no means the most ridiculous non professional article i have ever read

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Having seen and used an iPhone with a beta version of iOS 7 (perhaps fake but exactly similar) on it I have to say only teen girls will like it. Way to much pinks and purples. Even some of my fellow staff who fond of iOS did not like it.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I played around with iOS 7 in person and it's not as bad as I thought it was. There is way too much color for me, but it's pretty smooth nonetheless on an iPhone 5. For Q3, its either the iPhone 5S or the Note III.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've decided on both Smurf. How's the wknd going so far?

43. SleepingOz unregistered

I wish I had the money to afford both at the same time.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not rich by any means Oz, but I'm in the position to do it due to a situation at work with a bonus. I simply set some aside for it.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Andro have you ever had anything to say about apple/iOS, that wasn't negative? Just asking.


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

darkjedi, have you ever had anything to say about a android fan, that wasn't negative? Just asking. "you are no sith bro" ..

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No I'm not a sith, it's just a screen name. I'm actually an adult male that lives in the real world, and enjoys PA also. And I'm an android fan, user, and owner. Thank you very much.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

jedii tells it like it is. People won't agree with him, but it's his opinion nonetheless.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you Smurf. I wasn't trying to offend andro, just trying to gain insight as to why he dislikes apple/iOS so much as a company, and platform. Also I've never ever read a post of his regarding apple/iOS, or it's users that wasn't negative. I'm just wondering. All that you're no sith crap, I'm aware of that lol. I'm a transit instructor/bus driver in Las Vegas...not in a galaxy far far away.

29. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Well, I have too agree on the made for teen girls new icons on ios 7. 100% uhg. @andro.

38. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

The new look and feel of iOS7 may make me want to switch. Ohhhhhhhhh, how I simply look forward to skipping along some lovely road one day soon whilst playing with the new interface and finally getting to coordinate my dress with my phone's iCons. rAiNbow here I come!!!!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You know it's as slow day at PA when they post this.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah! I personally think this article could've been done without. It's nonsense. And i hate PA on's such a drag!

5. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The baby is cute! Was that second model an IPod Touch 5th gen?

8. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Babies don't have to use phones at all...microwave hazard is much more effective on them and may disturb growth, even if it's non-ionizing.

9. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

That kid is funny!

10. wendygarett unregistered

I call it child abuse, kids with such age should not touch every single techy device... They should take a deep breath to the outside world...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hey Wend how become you don't post on NokiaWp8 articles...?®

11. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I just switched to a Galaxy s3 from a iPhone 5 and my 2 year old cousin can figure out Android just fine, babies and toddlers tend to be a littlesmarter smarter than you'd think.

14. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Trainers here complain about iOS7. now I won't say where I work but trust me, these are the top people with top knowledge of Apple and they are all Apple users, all complain about ios7. Sure they like the paralax wallpaper, which I enjoy on my n4, but all of them complain about how it hurts battery, which is no issue on n4.

15. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

This is very strange, I thought that iOs 7 was specifically targeting kids..

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, you didn't think that. You just posted that to get lol's, and green thumbs. Apple targets the mainstream consumer, not a particular demographic. Since you only got one green, I'll give you one just for trying...+1

39. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I hope you dont lose any sleep over my comment. I must have hit a really sweet spot.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No not at all lol, I just know why you left that comment. Your response proves it. It's all good though.

45. Rukus505

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Actually, Apple is at a point in their success where they need to target a specific market. Making one product that fits everyone's needs or wants, is self destructive, you can't please everybody. Apples "mainstream" market seems to be slowly evolving to early teens to young adults. Afterall, it's this age group that drives advertising and marketing in America for "mainstream" corporations. This age group has their parents money at their disposal. Smart move by Apple financially, but at the cost of losing some of their aging, loyal, die hard customers. This is the age group that drives Apple's sales, of late; this is the age group that Apple will cater to in the end. After all, what middle aged man gets excited over another phone, it's materialistic. Conversely, how many teens get excited over the next shiny new phone...all of them. Target the new crop of Apple loyalists, not the aging. iOS7 and 8 and 9 will continue to target kids, and you, jedi, no offense, are not the customer Apple is looking for.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

K thanx. I'll remember that when they sell me my next offense.

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