iOS 7 and the little changes you might have not noticed

iOS 7 and the little changes you might have not noticed
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. Check them out below and let us know what you think about them!

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73 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

51. Seymur

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Also Calendar icon shows the current date.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's always been the case

58. aphillips226

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

it always changed you never noticed

61. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

70. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Currently contacting lawyers now...

69. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

72. ihatesmartphone unregistered

No jailbreak please.

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Just a few more little things to love about iOS7.

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

55. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

They look the same size....=/

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dave what did you like in iOS 7?

35. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your becoming wendygarret-2

40. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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!

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed Dave. I'm impressed

7. sabretigger

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 15, 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?

15. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

18. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

23. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 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

8. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

33. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

XDA says otherwise.

46. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

68. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Another way of saying almost fully is not fully.

14. underwood2012

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

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

20. rishabh_2795

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 22, 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!

21. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

ohhhhhhhhhhh so innovative (sarcasm)

22. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

An infant's fantasy!

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