Mark Webster at NZ Herald writes:
I don’t. But I put iOS 7 on my old iPhone this morning. My iPhone 5 immediately looks radically different as soon as it’s awake, and since you interface so visually with your iDevice (I upgraded an iPad 4 as well) it feels like you have a new product. The whole look of the interface is changed, and some will find it jarring, but it’s surprising how soon you get used to it, and how quickly the old interface looks all clunky and wrong (like on my iPad 1).
The home screen can now have a moving background, and the all-new Apple apps often show clever little touches. For example, the clock icon now tells the correct time with a sweeping seconds hand.
Largely, the whole redesign is effective and elegant. The Compass app has been redrawn to be neatly clearer – and swipe it to the left to get a level. …
Generally speaking, apart from the excellent new Control Center (sic) that appears when you swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen, giving you instant access to settings you access often including a flashlight.
There’s quite a lot about Control Center on TUAW.
Folders now have greater capacity. Up to iOS 6, you could place 16 apps in a folder. OS 7 lets you have nine apps per page, and 14 pages per folder for 126 apps total.
A little blue dot next to an app name means an app has never been opened, as a handy reminder you have yet to try an app you have downloaded.
I downloaded iOS7 overnight and like what I have seen so far. The larger folders, the control panel, the ability to restrict certain apps to wireless use, the automatic app updates. How have others found it?Tags: iPhone