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iOS 7: The biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone

By Shawn Knight · 31 replies
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. Apple on Monday unveiled the latest iteration of their mobile operating system during the company’s keynote speech to kick off WWDC 2013. As anticipated, iOS 7 delivers a massive overhaul led by Jony Ive, senior vice president of industrial design...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Looks awesome. Too bad the iRadio service isnt ad free. I guess I will be subscribing to Spotify now instead. Also it stinks that they are cutting support for the 4th generation iPod touch while still maintaining iPhone 4 support. They both have the same specs.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 523   +15

    The interface reminds me of my WP7 phone interface and I'm really liking this iOS 7. I might change back to the iPhone camp
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Yeah, the flatness of WP8 is what I like, and it is finally on iPhone.
  5. Looks nice and clean. Can't wait to give it a try.
  6. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +22

    OR, you can just get a WP8. It's best to get the original and not a copy. ;)
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  7. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +22

    Man, Apple sure did do a good job of stealing yet again more interface designs from Windows Phone. And this time even Android. The iSheep will just eat this up!
    khha4113, p51d007 and m4a4 like this.
  8. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,458   +1,034

    Ugh. That notifications picture looks horrible. Something about the colors makes me want to barf.
    Otherwise It looks like MS got it right by going for the Flat look, as even apple is taking it...
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  9. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    If you pay $25 a year for iTunes Match you'll get an ad-free iTunes Radio. Cheaper than $5-10/month Spotify.
  10. That looks like android with a skin.
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  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Oh it is per year? Wow, I may look into that. But with Spotify, it isnt just Radio, it is basically a iTunes library in the cloud.
  12. I absolutely HATE it. I've always been a big fan of skeuomorphism and always will be. That trend to simplify design is ridiculous and ugly.
  13. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +1,230

    WOW!!! Background behind the icons! Swipe UP to access the menu controls!!!
    Such innovation LOL.
    Looks more and more like android every day.
    khha4113 likes this.

  14. Given the current dearth of app selection on WP8, It's best to go with the copy than an original. At least you don't have to worry about whether or not your favorite apps are available for WP8.
  15. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    "Activation Lock is a new security feature that prevents a thief from reactivating your phone, even if they turn off Find My iPhone or wipe the device. That?s because it requires them to know your Apple ID and password..."

    I wanna see how long it takes for this to get bypassed.
  16. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,466   +637

    Looks like a rip off of BB10 on the Z10 :p

    Surprised not really.
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  17. hwangsta

    hwangsta TS Rookie

    Pretty much took the look of WP8 and tweaks from Android/Cydia apps.
    I"m glad they are finally implementing some obvious tweaks but I hate how they pass it off as their own original ideas.
  18. Elian

    Elian TS Member

    Looks nice. I like it.
  19. Gentlemen, Let the lawsuits begin!

    Another example of Apple's ability to innovate.
  20. Looks like an improvement all round. Took the very best features of all the mobile os's ever made and Cydia and blended them elegantly into the core functionality the way only Apple can. Apple Phone fans should like the results. And as usual, Apple will make it simple and painless for all owners of semi-recent models to get the 'new iPhone' for free.
  21. Hmm, looks like Android meets Ubuntu. Maybe this will help Apple users be more comfortable switching to Android.
  22. Totally agree!
  23. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    That's called progress in the business world most of the time
  24. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    It looks like they took everything from Cydia and Android. They even took things from the App Store like a flashlight. They didn't innovate ANYTHING...they just put in features everyone already could add. Lazy lazy lazy!
  25. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 566   +323

    Looks like a WP interface to me.

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