iOS 7 walkthrough: the new, the old, and the colorful

iOS 7 walkthrough: the new, the old, and the colorful
iOS 7 has finally landed. Like it or not, the new, redesigned version of Apple's operating system is flatter, more colorful, and seemingly different from what we're used to, but familiar at the same time to anyone who has ever used it before. And even though the appearance of iOS 7 has been met with mixed feelings by many, it gives us a clear indication as to where Apple is headed in terms of UI design and functionality.

But a picture tells a thousand words, so if you'd like to familiarize yourself with the new iOS 7 better, then we've got something for you. In the video embedded below, we take a closer look at iOS 7, going through its new features, while taking a peek at the old ones as well just to see if anything has been tweaked. What are your thoughts on Apple's approach? Let us know down in the comments!

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56 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Doesn't suit iphone 5S.

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Its good, works like a charm....there are so many examples of attention to detail that can't list em all here. Loved the translucency and especially the new way the gallery is organised. Right from the dialer menu to the way the music player is organised in landscape and portrait modes. :D

4. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

I am a sucker for translucency too, like the flat design when matched with a simple wallpaper.

9. Sauce unregistered

Exactly. It is so gorgeous and there is incredible amounts of detail. Something someone has to notice by engaging and using the device, and not just by looking at reviews or seeing it online. You are spot on with your comment. +1. Everything, in my eyes, is flawless. I don't regret for a second about switching from my GS4 to this 5s. Here's my home screen to show just how simple I like things to be haha. Looks a lot better also imo without all rows taken up. http://tinypic.com/r/2zgwzn9/5

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Android had this 5 years ago ™

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Is it possible to have 2 bars of signal with Verizon? o:

40. Sauce unregistered

Lol dude, the area I live in (Stamford, CT) is in like cahoots with AT&T. This is one of the only places around here that I get less than 4 :,(

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T blanket Chicago with full bars. Sprint? Good luck getting three.

52. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Where I live I'm lucky to get more than 2 bars of 3G. I often get set back to 1X. But hey, at least I get a signal; it's a complete dead zone for T-Mobile (which I switched from), AT&T, and Sprint.

54. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Curious, what city do you live in?

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I live just outside of Live Oak, FL, pretty close to the Georgia border.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Copycat's ™ Xerox from Android+ Wp I thought Nick T was American! He has a foreign language! So Michael H and Alan F is American® Nice review Nick T® ®

33. stealthd unregistered

Purplic service announcement: don't feed the troll people. Move along.

41. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The truth really hurts! We understand your pain, rage, discrepancy, insults, not accepted in public prestige, humor, sense, smartness, tolerance, respect, anger, ... Android users don't go through all this, like Apple, iPhone users do! "Why Compromise" "Like no others" Android™®©

5. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

I think apple is within the competition right now, competing with androids lag, haha! app developers aren't gaining anymore with apple coz only apple have optimize app around, that's why developers told apple to cope up with slower oses, that's the true story about ios7, haha!

6. Sauce unregistered

Overall I am happily enjoying iOS7. You have to use it every day to truly appreciate the detail they put into it, not just read a few reviews and pictures.

7. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

true words +1

29. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

So you're saying it grows on you?

27. LAKAME_MAN

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Weird glitch on status bar at 1:00.

34. jamesedward318 unregistered

Just like politics and anything else people are going to differ one what phone they are using and always will. It's getting kind of corny and juvenile to see folks come in here and force Android down Apple users throats and seeing Apple users fight to defend their use of iOS. There is a reason we all have options...it allows us to be individuals. If you don't like either then don't use either. I respect the fact that this is indeed a platform for folks to air or profess their God given right to opinions but sometimes I wish some people were not allowed to have one as bad as that sounds.

37. kgulati3

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

This os is f***king slow for ipod5g..its laggy..hope there will be an update soon

43. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

omg ios7 is everything I want in an OS no other OS has any of this!!! (said by people on my facehook by people who've only had iphones)

47. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Tried to watch. But unavailable. Not to troll, but to learn other camps and watch for improvements that I deem worthy for my usage. I knock them all, but more so other camps as they are farther away from what I want. However, after reading these forums it's easy to get jaded and buried in BS. Usually by the lowered IQ of wild an wide eyed fanboys just crapping for sake of crapping on others choice. I use Android, and congrat iPhone camp on new phone an os, an almost joyous time. I still can't stand iphone but enjoy your excitement with you in a weird way. Now after reading today's posts I feel I need a shower.

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just tried playing the video. It played perfectly on my S3 and Mac at 720p.

50. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

May be just my phone, tried carrier and WiFi, same result. Not available.

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