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View Poll Results: What's your first impression of iOS 7? (public poll)
Big improvement 7 25.93%
Small improvement 5 18.52%
Six of one... 9 33.33%
Step in the wrong direction 4 14.81%
Disaster 1 3.70%
Haven't used, or need more time to decide 1 3.70%
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Old September 20 2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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iOS 7

First impressions of the new iOS?

Personally I'm finding it less attractive and less intuitive than its predecessor. I miss Steve.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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I like it. Dumping skeuomorphic design was a good idea. Some interface designers were already leaning that way. For example, some video switcher software tries to look like a real control surface, with the shading and lighting effects of those plastic buttons. That compromises the legibility. Blackmagic Design's software interface, for example, is very clean and looks much like iOS 7.

The swipe upward control center is a plus—I like it better than the Home button double-tap. I'm still learning the new gestures and features. The "zooming" effects might be a bit too spectacular—zipping in an out of apps and folders. Wear a seatbelt.
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Old September 21 2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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Eh, aside from a few design aspects that I don't like (namely the color scheme for text messaging), it's fine. I don't really notice a huge difference in the way that it works.
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Old September 21 2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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Re: iOS 7

I like it, I've already got the hang of most of it on my iphone and ipod, looks and performs better than 6 to me.
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Old September 21 2013, 02:42 AM   #5
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Re: iOS 7

I voted Step in Right Direction. While I like a majority of it, there are several changes I genuinely hate. The biggest is the change in the calendar, which I use a lot.
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Old September 21 2013, 03:16 AM   #6
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I like iOS7 a lot. Love the no-frills design.
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Old September 21 2013, 03:28 AM   #7
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Re: iOS 7

The app icons are mostly terrible, and the control center/quick settings menu feels like they never quite got around to polishing it up. It is overall a massive improvement visually though. Some of the transition animations could do with being about 30-50% faster. They look nice, but they add a slightly frustrating delay when you're hopping back and forth between various apps and screens quickly.

My iPhone isn't a daily driver though, just a hand-me down I mostly just use in my music dock.
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Old September 21 2013, 09:20 PM   #8
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I keep bringing up the Control Center accidentally. I'm used to being able to scroll with that motion.
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Old September 21 2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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I keep bringing up the Control Center accidentally. I'm used to being able to scroll with that motion.
That keeps happening on my iPad and it's annoying.
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Old September 21 2013, 11:39 PM   #10
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Overall pretty meh. Its slow (on my iPhone4 and even on my iPad 3), I liked the double tap of the home button to bring up multi-tasking, plus a number of other things annoy me about it.
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Old September 22 2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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I keep bringing up the Control Center accidentally. I'm used to being able to scroll with that motion.
That keeps happening on my iPad and it's annoying.
Fortunately, I expect that problem to go away with experience. I just have to get used to starting the scrolling motion from the middle of the screen and not the bottom.

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I liked the double tap of the home button to bring up multi-tasking
That still works, doesn't it? It looks different, but the app-switching functionality is still there.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:07 AM   #12
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^ Yes, it is. The difference is, when you do that double-tap, the apps appear as windows on the screen itself, rather than as icons at the bottom of it. You can swipe among different apps (or swipe UP to quit).
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Old September 25 2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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Looks better. Sometimes seems a little less responsive. I think it's alright. iOS6 was one of the things that prevented me buying an iPhone (I have an iPod and an iPad).
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Old September 25 2013, 10:36 PM   #14
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Re: iOS 7

This doesn't affect me (Android user), but I was wondering what you guys thought of this (received in an email from NASA):

Subject: Apple iOS 7 Lockscreen Bypass Vulnerability

What is Happening: A vulnerability in Apple's recently released iOS 7 has been discovered allowing an unauthorized user to bypass the "lockscreen" security feature and gain limited access to a mobile device (iPhones and iPads) and their camera, photo gallery, and other applications which may be accessible from the iOS multitasking menu.

By default, iOS 7 allows its "Control Center" feature to be accessible from the lockscreen. By exploiting this feature's functions, an unauthorized user with physical access to the mobile device may be able to gain access to the device. Additional reports of similar vulnerabilities utilizing the "Siri" and "Emergency Call" features have also been found.

What Should You Do?
ACES has not yet deployed iOS 7 to agency iPhones and iPads. If any ACES or Non-ACES end-users have self-installed iOS7 on their mobile devices, they need to be aware of this vulnerability. At this time, there is not a “fix” ACES is able to push remotely.
All Users are reminded to exercise caution and maintain physical control over their devices at all times.

The following steps can be taken if end-users, with a device running iOS 7, wish to disable some of the affected settings:

Control Center:
1. Open ‘Settings’
2. Tap ‘Control Center’
3. Set ‘Access on Lock Screen’ to Off

Siri (when utilizing a passcode)
1. Open ‘Settings’
2. Tap ‘General’
3. Tap ‘Passcode Lock’
4. Set ‘Siri’ under ‘Allow Access When Locked’ to Off
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Old September 26 2013, 04:56 AM   #15
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Re: iOS 7

I only have an iPhone 4 so I'm sticking with iOS 6 because of the performance issues. For the most part, I've already been enjoying many of the new benefits thanks to jailbreak tweaks.
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