Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?

Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?

No matter what you think about the new iOS 7 interface and features, one thing is for certain - Sir Jony Ive, Apple's lead designer, really shook things up in the software department since he started coordinating the fusion with hardware last year. In Apple's own words about the new design:



The new iOS 7 looks modern, clean and elegant, with generous usage of white backgrounds which, naturally, make everything else pop. Well, we guess Apple is not using OLED screen tech any time soon with all this white in the interface.

Apple says that "ultimately, redesigning the way it works led us to redesign the way it looks" about iOS 7, as it also introduced all the features iPhone and iPad users have been longing for since the 2007 inception. Things like multitasking for all apps, sending files over the air, real command and notification centers, rich camera app - it's all arrived and then some, with new features like Air Drop or the iTunes Radio streaming service. 

That's why we wanted to ask you if iOS 7 was everything you hoped for, or you think that Apple is just playing catch up still. Tick the poll checkmark, and sound off in the comments with your arguments.

Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?

Yes, iOS 7 is like a bright new player now, yet with nearly a million apps from the box
48.55%
No, the interface seems off, and the new features are just catching up with the rest
51.45%

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70 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Can I like where Apple is headed, but also feel they're only catching up to Android and WP?

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I would say stealing not catching up :)

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Multitasking seems a pretty obvious additon to me, seeing how it's been available on PCs forever and ever. It's only news because the iPhone was missing that feature for so long. So what we're seeing is the convergence of Android, WP8, and iOS features... leveling the playing field.

13. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

they shouldn't call it "innovation" or something new if the face is just a copy cat since outer looks create first impression.

54. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Plus Apple has the nerve to smack talk against Android but then takes features from them.

26. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They wait and watch what other giants bring to the market. And then after couple of years they merge all those features together and say "Innovation". What a shame.....

38. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

@AnTuTu: Isn't that a description of what samsung did when it released its galaxy line? Apple had just "made the bed" when samsung decided to intrude the slumber party ...

43. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Samsung was sued mainly for the design of the phones Otherwise they would sue Google for Android Can you tell what samsung stole from apple ? Design ? b**** please

57. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Visual voicemail, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, fine scrubbing, S Voice, Android's web browsers are based on Apple's webkit (I believe), pinch zoom, rubber-band effect, clock application, calculator application, home button + power button to screen shot, etc etc...and yes design. Don't forget Samsung had a 130 page document comparing the iPhone to the Samsung phones and no other document was found for any other smartphone maker. Don't pretend that Samsung doesn't borrow from other companies. And in terms of developer options, Google is continuously releasing tools mimicking what Apple releases during its conferences like bluetooth pairing for games, in-app purchases, and just recently syncing options across multiple smartphones and tablets. Does this not constitute "catching-up?"

63. androidrocks

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

so you mean to say phones prior to iphone did not have any of these features?

59. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They've always done that. It's just about their sole modus operandi

33. huzle19

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

u mad bro u need an iphone.

46. maulgandhi unregistered

This is more like Android and Webos period. You can't called this innovation.

61. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Stealing LOl Android copy and steal the whole idea from IOS, Symbian and WP.

65. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Afta this update i am seeing Apple will Closely watch the Next release of Android 5.0 KLP ...& next year they will copy the features in iOS 8 & call it innovation & will sue samsung for having these features in 5.0...Makes me Laugh at Apple ....how low can they get !!!

19. Rager722

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

The messaging interface is like Blacberry's flow smh

20. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Yeaaah! And old UI and iconography of iOS was not very customizable and was already boring. And voila! iOS 7 just made it a lot more boring this time! Great. Just great! :/

23. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

More or less my thoughts. As much as I like to rag on them, they legitimately added some good features. Yes, none of them are groundbreaking (every other OS has an equivalent...), but iOS7 isn't missing nearly as much as iOS6 was. The UI is actually a big improvement. Not crazy about the icons, but everything else looks pretty. Still wouldn't buy an iPhone (I hate Apple's legal policies).

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It should head down south option ®

37. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I completely agree. They caught up a lot in one go though. Still have work to do, but definitely starting to move in the right direction again. It has me seriously considering staying with iOS instead of going back to Android this fall. On an aside note...did they just get rid of the down-voting on here? Hopefully that will temper some of the trolls.... I don't think it will...but yeah.

41. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

iOS 7 is just like iOS of old with "flat" icons that are larger & more colorful than before. It's HEAVILY influenced by Android & WP8. It's got some of the best features of each. It reminds me of the MIUI ROM for Android. Anyone who knows the root scene has been rocking the iOS 7 look for YEARS now on Android especially if they are using MIUI. To me iOS 7 is still inferior to MIUI because MIUI has beed there & done that. It's sad that Apple couldn't make their new iOS 7 be at least original some what. Android does iOS 7 better than Apple because MIUI LITERALLY has been there & done that before iOS 7 was a twinkle in Tim Cook's eye.

44. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

in fact MIUI rocks, it offers so many other features like themes. Locker, widgets and so on Just waiting 4.2 release to get it now

53. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Yep! I'm still a die-hard Android fanboy for several reasons, but I really like iOS 7. Windows Phone is the one that needs to play the most catch-up now.

55. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I do like iOS 7 but only because these features were already on Android, WebOS and WP. Features I have gotten use to. Now if only Apple can make a 5" phone and a phablet the copying will be complete. It's as if Apple cherry picked features from all the mobile operating systems. Hell, I would have done the same.

2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm just pleased by the fact that they actually changed it.

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

A red from me™

48. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Great. We can look forward to a whole slew of those from now on.

51. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i thumb you down!

3. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Pfft, this website has one of the most biased communities I've ever seen (not the writers, despite all the accusations thrown at them) Don't believe a word of the comments section. Not the one below me, above, or even mine. Just don't.

6. stealthd unregistered

This commenter is great, give him mad thumbs up!

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