Apple recently revealed it’s newest iteration of its mobile software for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 7. While there’s some minor changes, the biggest one has been an all new design.
The new design has garnered a lot of discussion, and I have noticed a bit of a trend. The longer a person has had an iPhone, the more likely they will enjoy the new design. Those who just got one from Santa recently tend to dislike it, while those, like me, who’ve had an iPhone since before Instagram and Twitter were things tend to like it. I’ve personally been a part of every new iOS, each more exciting then the last. I still remember when they introduced copy and pasting for the first time! What a groundbreaking feature. Or when they allowed you to use your own wallpapers! Everyone loves customization!
But as time went on, it seemed to be the same thing re-packaged into the same box. What did we get for Christmas this year? Oh boy, more socks! Just like last year! Thanks Grandpa! With that in mind, it’s easy to see why I’m a bit excited about iOS 7. Change is good. The iPhone was just getting a bit too stale, it needed a facelift.
But there was a problem. It wouldn’t come out until the Fall, and I was too damn excited already. I needed it now. Like now, now. So I did what any sane and reasonable person would do. I downloaded the beta version and put it on my phone. It wasn’t even hard to do. Damn do I love the internet. What a time we live in.
I’ve been playing with iOS 7 for a few days now, here’s what I love and hate so far, and some features that are still missing.