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Sep 18, 2013, 06:24 PM
 
So all these people that spent time making 3D icons have to toss them?

ugh. Not a fan of the iOS 7 look. I'm letting my kids upgrade their phone and then I'll take a look at it on a 5.

BTW: It's dog slow on a 4.

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Sep 18, 2013, 06:26 PM
 
How do we get back the 3G, 4G, LTE indicators?

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Sep 18, 2013, 06:27 PM
 
There unfortunately seems to be a direct correlation with how eye searing your background is and how well your app icons contrast with it.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:33 PM
 
Here's a semi-tolerable background. I also banished apps with janky icons which aren't mission critical.



The worst offenders of what remains are Apple apps.
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:34 PM
 
If anyone can't work out how to get the search panel, swipe down but not from the top of the screen. Swipe down from top is notifications, swipe down from the middle, search.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
How do we get back the 3G, 4G, LTE indicators?
They're still there. I have a Micro-Cell.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 06:46 PM
 
Or, maybe you're on wifi?
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 07:18 PM
 
Different.

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Sep 18, 2013, 07:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Feature revocation (or bug): four taps to select an entire paragraph no longer works.
I guess it still works, but it's tricky to implement, and I haven't really found the trick yet.
     
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I like the springy shit, but it's jarring in messages.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 07:45 PM
 
I have iOS 7 now. Loving it so far. Much better than 6, which I did not install on my 3rd gen iPad until more than a year later after its initial release.
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Sep 18, 2013, 07:47 PM
 
While I guess the sliver of extra room at the bottom in Safari, I find the pop-up navigation bar to be a dubious UI choice. The benefit isn't worth the counter-intuitiveness.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 07:51 PM
 
OTOH, swipe from the right or left edges in Safari for "forward" and "back" is very nice.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 07:54 PM
 
I feel there are weird choices which will make things harder for n00bs. Like, "<" and ">" for "Previous" and "Next".
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 08:48 PM
 
With the somewhat unusual usage pattern I've had over the last three hours, I'm at 25%. Starting from full.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 08:56 PM
 
Podcasts app is borked under 7. Buttons wouldn't respond. Crashed phone. Started, then audio couldn't be paused. Buttons wouldn't start. It's freaking out.
Just FYI, in case anyone else uses that app.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 09:00 PM
 
LOVE the calculator from the lock screen via control centre.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 09:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
With the somewhat unusual usage pattern I've had over the last three hours, I'm at 25%. Starting from full.
Gets better after a day.
     
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Podcasts app is borked under 7. Buttons wouldn't respond. Crashed phone. Started, then audio couldn't be paused. Buttons wouldn't start. It's freaking out.
Just FYI, in case anyone else uses that app.
It still has the old look, too. Hasn't been updated yet.
     
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Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
Podcasts app is borked under 7. Buttons wouldn't respond. Crashed phone. Started, then audio couldn't be paused. Buttons wouldn't start. It's freaking out.
Just FYI, in case anyone else uses that app.
I firmly believe Apple wants to kill-off their responsibility as the repository for podcasts.

That used to move hardware, but it doesn't anymore. It's a money pit.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
While I guess the sliver of extra room at the bottom in Safari, I find the pop-up navigation bar to be a dubious UI choice. The benefit isn't worth the counter-intuitiveness.
Curious response.

I'm already starting to find the bottom bar make pages feel cramped.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 09:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
It's funny. I just displayed an iOS 6 screenshot on my iPhone, and it looked so…quaint.
Agreed. Not too long from now we'll look back on the previous iOS interface like we look back on Aqua.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 10:04 PM
 
I am definitely noticing a drastic increase in battery drain.

I wonder if anything in this article actually makes a difference: iOS 7 battery life

I think I may only try the last one to disable the parallax. Not sure if that is worth keeping around if it affects battery life this much.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 10:18 PM
 

link to pic

here is a wood-grain background. still looks pretty good in iOS 7
( Last edited by andi*pandi; Sep 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM. Reason: your image won't show so I added a link...)
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location services were off after updating and wouldn't turn on. I had to turn off restrictions altogether, then enable location services, configure as desired, then turn on restrictions. No issues since. After updating scrolling and typing were jerky, but it got fine after a reboot.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 PM
 
Weird that the Remote app didn't get a new flat icon for launch day.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 01:20 AM
 
Not all their apps are done yet (Podcasts isn't either).
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 07:29 AM
 
A thread over there in the iOS forum is now the designated "tips and tricks" thread (well, designated by me, at any rate):
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...04134/ios-7-a/

That way, this thread here can safely devolve into flamefest/bug complaints/luddite bitching, without anybody needing to fear missing salient information by avoiding it.

     
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Sep 19, 2013, 07:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Agreed. Not too long from now we'll look back on the previous iOS interface like we look back on Aqua.
"Not too long" being about three weeks.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 07:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
I am definitely noticing a drastic increase in battery drain.

I wonder if anything in this article actually makes a difference: iOS 7 battery life

I think I may only try the last one to disable the parallax. Not sure if that is worth keeping around if it affects battery life this much.
Anecdotal, but it seems like switching off location services for the Weather app restored normal battery life for me for the past few days, and re-enabling Weather's access this morning has resulted in fast depletion again.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 08:06 AM
 
I must confess I find the new UI a bit garish. The assault of color is a little much. I'm sure I'll get used to it but for now my eyes are bleeding.

As far as the new minimalism, my biggest complaint is that it's not always obvious what part of the screen represents a touchable element. There's very little delineation. For me it has the unintended effect of making the screen seem busy.

I do like some of the new app icons but you have to admit Game Center is just horrid.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 08:32 AM
 
The iPhone is just a 4 and probably won't be updated to iOS 7 ever (about time for an upgrade anyway, as soon as they actually release the new models over here). The iPad mini will likely be updated rather soon, though. It's much less critical to my regular life if that one is not 100% perfect in every respect.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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I do like some of the new app icons but you have to admit Game Center is just horrid.
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Sep 19, 2013, 09:40 AM
 
I installed iOS 7 on both and iPhone 5 and iPad 4 and noticed that initially the parallax effect was very jittery; the icons were adjusting themselves even with the device flat on a table. And no, I do not live in an earthquake area. I toggled it on/off in Settings->General->Accessibility->Reduce Motion and it seemed to calm it down.

I also Really, Really dislike that when you tap a folder, you now only see 9 icons at a time. I understand that the 9 icons are representing what you see before you tap the folder, but c'mon on, there is so much wasted space.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 10:01 AM
 
Since the only iPhone in the house is my wife's 4S, I'll probably wait awhile before updating it for her. It's her work phone, so I'll wait and see what others in her office have to say about 7. There are a couple of her co-workers that like to jump on the latest things, so I shouldn't have to wait too long to get their feedback. My gut says it's a 50/50 chance that I'll ever do the update. For what she uses the phone for, I can't see much of a reason to update to 7.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 10:53 AM
 
...and there's already a bug!
The music controls in control center do not work! They do nothing!
After a restart of iOS7 the problem disappeared ...and returned after a while...
...restart...

Anyone else seen this?
(iPhone 5 32GB)
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Sep 19, 2013, 12:01 PM
 
I have had no problems using the music control on a 5/64GB
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Sep 19, 2013, 12:20 PM
 
Scrolling through some comparison pics on a break I think I realized something: The lack of delineation between certain parts of the interface irk me, but they do have a specific effect I do not think is unintentional – they're making the screens look bigger without making the physical screens bigger.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Scrolling through some comparison pics on a break I think I realized something: The lack of delineation between certain parts of the interface irk me, but they do have a specific effect I do not think is unintentional – they're making the screens look bigger without making the physical screens bigger.
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Sep 19, 2013, 02:53 PM
 
so this seems to be a pretty big security gaff:

accessing Control Center from the Lock Screen enables a thief to turn on Airplane Mode and effectively disable Find My iPhone.

Even if you disable Control Center, Siri still has access to Control Center functions, so the thief then tells Siri to turn it on.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 05:37 PM
 
How are people acclimating to the disappearing Safari nav bar?

I'm liking the extra space, but it's really bad UI design to have part of the page look like it will accept user input, but won't.

Conversely, it's irritating when that small strip is filled with links, and you just have to go with the idea touching those links won't accidentally take you there.

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Sep 19, 2013, 05:41 PM
 
For example, if this is the webpage I'm looking at:



Everywhere I need to tap to get the nav bar has a link in it. It feels weird to have to tap a link to do something other than follow a link.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
For example, if this is the webpage I'm looking at:



Everywhere I need to tap to get the nav bar has a link in it. It feels weird to have to tap a link to do something other than follow a link.
You can get the navi bar back by doing a short upward swipe (essentially scrolling up just a little bit). It's still odd , but better than accidentally taping on a link.
     
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What sucks about this whole thing is I'd call that a downward swipe.
     
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More natural language. It recognized "until tomorrow" in a text and underlined it for appointment creation.
     
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The particle engine, along with things like the fade in of the lock screen, make the whole OS feel a little sluggish.

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Originally Posted by badidea View Post
...and there's already a bug!
The music controls in control center do not work! They do nothing!
After a restart of iOS7 the problem disappeared ...and returned after a while...
...restart...

Anyone else seen this?
(iPhone 5 32GB)
I got it on my iphone 5. It went away after a reboot and hasn't returned.
     
 
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