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

Shawn Knight

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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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Jad Chaar

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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.
 

KG363

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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
 

m4a4

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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...
 

mario

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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.

If you pay $25 a year for iTunes Match you'll get an ad-free iTunes Radio. Cheaper than $5-10/month Spotify.
 

Jad Chaar

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If you pay $25 a year for iTunes Match you'll get an ad-free iTunes Radio. Cheaper than $5-10/month Spotify.

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.
 
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Guest

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.
 

p51d007

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WOW!!! Background behind the icons! Swipe UP to access the menu controls!!!
Such innovation LOL.
Looks more and more like android every day.
 
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OR, you can just get a WP8. It's best to get the original and not a copy. ;)
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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.
 

hahahanoobs

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"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.
 
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.
 
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Hasbean

Gentlemen, Let the lawsuits begin!

Another example of Apple's ability to innovate.
 
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Guest

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.
 
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Guest

Hmm, looks like Android meets Ubuntu. Maybe this will help Apple users be more comfortable switching to Android.
 

NTAPRO

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

ghasmanjr

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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!