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iOS 7 - Who's waiting and who can't wait?
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Sep 18, 2013, 12:13 PM
 
Seeing as this is a mac forum I figure relatively few people, but over the years I've cared less about jumping on new releases, learned the value of waiting for kinks to get ironed out, and in this case, find the it kind of horrific to look at (Never mind usability issues that may pop-up or reduced performance on an older model).

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Sep 18, 2013, 12:26 PM
 
I love iOS 7.

Initially, battery life took a pretty big hit, but disabling location services for weather helped, and I assume the app updates that have been sweeping in will optimize those for battery life when multitasking.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I love iOS 7.
This was never in doubt.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 12:41 PM
 
iOS 7 looks like it was designed by Spencer Gifts in the 70's.

Seriously, what do you get out of it? An obnoxious-looking OS, and not much else. Oh, you can use Flashlight from Command Center now.

I've been testing iOS 7 for work and I'm NOT impressed. Not upgrading.

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Sep 18, 2013, 12:41 PM
 
I will wait. I found the webmail update jarring enough.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 12:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
This was never in doubt.
Thanks.

Let me put it this way: this was the first time I installed an OS-anything before official launch date (well, since DP4 of OS X).

For every thing that was jarring initially, there are two things much improved.

Things I'm noticing every day, in a big way:

Audiobooks in music player show track titles rather than file names. This is huge for me.

I like the artist view with auto-generated images - nice in the car.

Siri is WAY improved.

Maps can now pronounce street names with umlauts.

Calendars are now freely scrolling in month view.

Tabs in Safari.

Pull from side to go back.

Individual sub-mailboxes shown at the top level in Mail.app, including sent, unread, and any IMAP folder. This is really big, too, as I'm constantly dealing with project folders.

Single-tap HDR switch in camera.

I like the new notification center a lot - upcoming calendar events, weather, etc. I've been wanting the calendar thing since it was introduced on Android.

APP AUTO-UPDATES!

The new Photos overview. Massive improvement.

And probably dozens more.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 01:21 PM
 
I don't mind the look. Some of the icons look pretty bad, but overall I think it's a move in the right direction.

I plan on updating today.

My sig is 1 pixel too big.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:02 PM
 
Downloading now...
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:15 PM
 
Was downloading, download failed after a few minutes....can't get a connection anymore.
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:17 PM
 
From what I read I may not even have the room if I wanted to after downloading the GTA iFruit app last night.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by davidflas View Post
Was downloading, download failed after a few minutes....can't get a connection anymore.
Same thing just happened to me. Rebooted the phone thinking it might help but no dice. Fail. You'd think that they'd be prepared for this by now.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
From what I read I may not even have the room if I wanted to after downloading the GTA iFruit app last night.
Ya, it asks for a whopping 3.1GB of free space even though the download is only 752MB.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Same thing just happened to me. Rebooted the phone thinking it might help but no dice. Fail. You'd think that they'd be prepared for this by now.
It shouldn't be a surprise Apple ****s up a cloud download.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Ya, it asks for a whopping 3.1GB of free space even though the download is only 752MB.
I would guess that extra space is redundancy incase it shits the bed during install.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It shouldn't be a surprise Apple ****s up a cloud download.
You're right, sadly, it's not a surprise. I still expect better, though.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Ya, it asks for a whopping 3.1GB of free space even though the download is only 752MB.
The download is verified, then extracted, and then installed.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The download is verified, then extracted, and then installed.
Makes sense. I don't remember iOS 6 having the same space requirement, but it's likely that I just had the free space at the time so didn't get a warning.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:35 PM
 
The only thing I really have a problem with is having to use iTunes 11 for iOS7.

God I hate that shit.

It's more responsive, but fuuuuuuuuuuuck
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:47 PM
 
I almost never use iTunes. What's the new deal?
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The only thing I really have a problem with is having to use iTunes 11 for iOS7.

God I hate that shit.

It's more responsive, but fuuuuuuuuuuuck
I'm still madly in love with 11. The windows version, especially, is a million times more usable than previous versions.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:51 PM
 
All I know is I stayed on 9 forever because they screwed up how the artwork behaves. Had to upgrade for the damn iPhone finally.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 02:53 PM
 
I am pretty excited for it. Curmudgeons will get over UI changes like they always do.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 03:22 PM
 
I'm not waiting BTW. Updating right now.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 03:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
This was never in doubt.
I smirked.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 03:34 PM
 
Oddly enough, guess which icon was broken before this update?



Larger font sizes are nice though.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 03:37 PM
 
Failed verification.

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Sep 18, 2013, 04:16 PM
 
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I smirked.
I'm an easy target.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:28 PM
 
It worked, I'm in! Liking what changes I've gotten my fingers on so far.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:29 PM
 
iPad mini, done.
iPhone 4, not yet. May wait to see how it runs for others first.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:50 PM
 
Candy Crush...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:53 PM
 
Things I immediately like:

1-flick to Bluetooth.
The new magnifying glass
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:09 PM
 
The battery indicator looks like a condom.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:24 PM
 
Is there a good article somewhere that summarizes the key features in iOS 7. At the very least I'm curious.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:32 PM
 
Well, I've got the thing right here (so you don't have to).

First big feature: swipe from the bottom.

Swiping up from the bottom gives you easy access to basic functions. Airplane mode, wifi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, rotate lock, brightness, playback control, volume, AirDrop, AirPlay, flashlight, timer, calculator, and camera.

More to come...
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:33 PM
 
Airport wifi limits me to 500MB per session, it will be about 30 hours before I'm home and can upgrade.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Well, I've got the thing right here (so you don't have to).
You keep including those pics and I'm in.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:43 PM
 
First gripe: The new folder view. I like multiple pages within a folder, but why can I only see 9 app icons per page? Needless swiping.

Also, not a fan of the animations when unlocking the phone and opening/closing folders. Looks slick at first but it does slow down the navigation experience.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:52 PM
 
Feature revocation (or bug): four taps to select an entire paragraph no longer works.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
You keep including those pics and I'm in.
Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Is there a good article somewhere that summarizes the key features in iOS 7. At the very least I'm curious.
this was useful:
Take a Tour of the Huge Visual Contrasts Between iOS 6 and iOS 7 | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

excuse me while I adjust my sunglasses.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:04 PM
 
In the "swipe-down" department, notifications now have three tabs.

The first is your calendar, which shows skeuomorphism has been abandoned for "natural language". Weather and tomorrow's schedule are sentences.





My other tabs are empty at the moment.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:06 PM
 
Also note, my swipe screens are grey because I took the caps while here in Safari. On your home page you get something like this:



Assuming you have the eye bleeding setup I have here.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:09 PM
 
If you post to MacNN on your iDevice, get used to this:

     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:17 PM
 
It's funny. I just displayed an iOS 6 screenshot on my iPhone, and it looked so…quaint.

Took a couple days, though.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
The invisible man there on the app formerly known as address book is creeping me out.

Maybe I just need to not check my email so often.
     
 
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