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The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 11:13 AM
iOS 7 - Who's waiting and who can't wait?
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).

What say you?
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 11:26 AM
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.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 11:30 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 4248298)
I love iOS 7.
This was never in doubt.
 
starman Sep 18, 2013 11:41 AM
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.
 
andi*pandi Sep 18, 2013 11:41 AM
I will wait. I found the webmail update jarring enough.
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 11:53 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4248299)
This was never in doubt.
Thanks. :rolleyes:

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.
 
ort888 Sep 18, 2013 12:21 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.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:02 PM
Downloading now...
 
davidflas Sep 18, 2013 01:15 PM
Was downloading, download failed after a few minutes....can't get a connection anymore.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 01:17 PM
From what I read I may not even have the room if I wanted to after downloading the GTA iFruit app last night.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:20 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by davidflas (Post 4248322)
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.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:21 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4248323)
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.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 01:24 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by gradient (Post 4248328)
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.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 01:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by gradient (Post 4248329)
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.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:27 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4248331)
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.
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 01:28 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by gradient (Post 4248329)
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.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:31 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 4248334)
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.
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 01:35 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
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 01:47 PM
I almost never use iTunes. What's the new deal?
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 01:49 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 4248336)
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.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 01:51 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.
 
abbaZaba Sep 18, 2013 01:53 PM
I am pretty excited for it. Curmudgeons will get over UI changes like they always do.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 02:22 PM
I'm not waiting BTW. Updating right now.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 02:22 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4248299)
This was never in doubt.
I smirked.
 
andi*pandi Sep 18, 2013 02:34 PM
Oddly enough, guess which icon was broken before this update?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...os7Webmail.png

Larger font sizes are nice though.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 02:37 PM
Failed verification.

[shakes fist]
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 03:16 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4248352)
I smirked.
I'm an easy target. :)
 
Demonhood Sep 18, 2013 03:21 PM
6 hours remaining :(
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 03:28 PM
It worked, I'm in! Liking what changes I've gotten my fingers on so far.
 
ajprice Sep 18, 2013 03:29 PM
iPad mini, done.
iPhone 4, not yet. May wait to see how it runs for others first.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 03:50 PM
Candy Crush...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 03:53 PM
Things I immediately like:

1-flick to Bluetooth.
The new magnifying glass
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:09 PM
The battery indicator looks like a condom.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:10 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 4248371)
I'm an easy target. :)
And masterful at the setup in a way only Prussians can be.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 04:24 PM
Is there a good article somewhere that summarizes the key features in iOS 7. At the very least I'm curious.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:32 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...
 
Laminar Sep 18, 2013 04:33 PM
Airport wifi limits me to 500MB per session, it will be about 30 hours before I'm home and can upgrade.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:34 PM
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 04:39 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4248391)
Well, I've got the thing right here (so you don't have to).
You keep including those pics and I'm in.
 
gradient Sep 18, 2013 04:43 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.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:52 PM
Feature revocation (or bug): four taps to select an entire paragraph no longer works.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 04:54 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4248396)
You keep including those pics and I'm in.
Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...pse9365585.jpg
 
andi*pandi Sep 18, 2013 04:55 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4248390)
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
 
andi*pandi Sep 18, 2013 04:56 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4248406)
Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...pse9365585.jpg
excuse me while I adjust my sunglasses.
 
The Final Dakar Sep 18, 2013 05:00 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4248406)
Oh... you want pics? I'll give you pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...pse9365585.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/TkaCCB6.jpg
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 05:04 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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...pse827f5b0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...ps80b3e6b5.jpg

My other tabs are empty at the moment.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 05:06 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:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...ps151fb088.jpg

Assuming you have the eye bleeding setup I have here.
 
subego Sep 18, 2013 05:09 PM
If you post to MacNN on your iDevice, get used to this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...ps8dfb0018.jpg
 
Spheric Harlot Sep 18, 2013 05:17 PM
It's funny. I just displayed an iOS 6 screenshot on my iPhone, and it looked so…quaint.

Took a couple days, though.
 
andi*pandi Sep 18, 2013 05:23 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by andi*pandi (Post 4248361)
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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