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Anyone tried iOS7?

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    vesuvius

    Very clean interface, and the web browser is the simplest I have used, less really is more. Best thing is I have this on a 24 month year old tablet, so the money I paid extra, means I have another year or two so it is not as expensive as people always make Apple products to be.

     

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    Ion Todirel

    yes, not impressed, slower, and flat, don't like it

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    Ray7

    Another easy upgrade. Love the new look, but still a bit buggy in places (the unread email counter seems to be stuck for Yahoo mailboxes – or at least takes a while to clear). Not sure why it took so long for a 'mark all' option to appear in mail.

    It's going to look a little bit odd until the third-parties update all their icons.

    Haven't noticed any speed change and haven't had any battery problems. 

    After all the bruha in the press I was surprised to find it wasn't flat at all.

    Nice job, but awaiting the tidy ups in 7.01

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    PopeDai

    I'll be sticking with iOS 5 on both of my iProducts - mostly because I want to keep my jailbreak. The main thing holding me back is that my phone service provider doesn't support tethering at all, which makes jailbreaking a necessity for me.

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    magicalclick

    The blur effect is fugly. Thin ugly icons, after doing thick font, they are still ugly. And the Safari address bar doesn't appear/hide consistently.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    JoshRoss

    Going from Windows 7 to 8 to 8.1, I've noticed improvements across the board in terms of memory usage, boot times, application responsiveness, javascript performance, and other measurable improvements.

    On the iOS front apple has not been doing so well. iOS 7, from what I can tell, can only claim better javascript performance, and everything else seems noticeably worse. A similar story can be told from going from iOS 5 to iOS 6, etc. I suppose this helps them sell more iPhones, since they don't rake in money from direct sales of software upgrades. I'm not sure how much money the app store brings in, but I would guess the per capita amount would be a fraction of the profit of a new phone.

    This is something that really should be used by Microsoft in marketing their software. Please excuse the switching of voice here, but it helps with relaying this idea. The idea that we make our software more efficient because we want you to get the most out of the hardware you purchased.

    The only outstanding issues are Windows Phone, and Surface. Microsoft has done a terrible job at this from the perspective of people who, in years past, made a leap of faith and purchased a Windows Phone device. Theses devoted people should get something more than a cold shoulder.

    With Surface, at least customers get a relatively substantial free update in Windows 8.1. But, I cannot see the incentive to improve the software, if it is something given away with the hope of making a buck on hardware.

    -Josh

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    Bas

    I only checked out the visuals, but I was struck by how it was nowhere near as rainbowy/mother of pearly as all the press images made it appear. Anyway, it's a great improvement over iOS6, visually.

    The only thing I don't like is the parallax effect with the accelerometer. As expected, this looks awesome and 3D-ish in videos, because of the whole single lens/brain trickery thing, but like those Johnny Chung Lee Wii things it's nowhere near as impressive in real life - unless you keep one eye closed. Without that depth illusion the parallax effect isn't that strong; it just looks like the icons are awkwardly shifting around on the screen until you put the tablet down.

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    JoshRoss

    @Bas: Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion (On)

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    Ian2

    My 12 year old wet herself over the live photo effects on her touch.

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    exoteric

    Nice UX improvement. Probably slower but not noticing it on iPad Mini. Parallax-scrolling icons do not appear to have sub-pixel rendering (moves in discrete pixels without anti-aliasing).

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    jamie

    broke my bluetooth to jambox - apart from that its ok

     

    so glad i got my lumia - WAY BIGGER works better

     

    hey theres a slogan

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    Ian2

    Kids are reporting that their iPod touches will not charge using the replacement cables (that worked OK under iOS6). 

     

    Is this a tactic from Apple to sell their own charging cables and squeeze out third party ones?

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    Craig_​Matthews

    , Ian2 wrote

    Kids are reporting that their iPod touches will not charge using the replacement cables (that worked OK under iOS6). 

     

    Is this a tactic from Apple to sell their own charging cables and squeeze out third party ones?

    Probably not because all my third party cables still work.

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    Sven Groot

    I installed it on my iPhone 4 (which I don't really use much anymore since it's simlocked to Softbank in Japan), and it seems incredibly slow. Especially returning to the home screen from an app, it can take a good couple of seconds after pressing the button before something happens. And if I get impatient and press it again, I get a "task switcher" instead (which seems very similar to the task switching UI in Windows Phone, by the way).

    I'm indifferent about the UI. It doesn't strike me as an improvement, but I'm sure I'd get used to it soon enough if I actually still used the phone from day to day.

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    Craig_​Matthews

    ^^ I noticed the same behavior on my 4s. I'm not planning on upgrading my g/f's 4 any time soon for fear it will become very slow, but as jinx101 points out, her phone will eventually become a doorstop anyway, and it's less than 2 years old.

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