Got iOS 7 installed...

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    Sep 18, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    ...on my iPhone 5. Still getting used to it, much is the same, other stuff changed. Not sure I like how Photos works, I'm stuck in a "Years" view. I'll hafta explore the settings. The iTunes Radio plays well, but here again I'm struggling to learn how to navigate. The "square view" option in camera may have some online use, but I always edit my photos on the computer, anyway. I don't think I like the Calendar view.

    Well, have to spend some time with it, interested to hear what others think.
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    I didn't realize how important the Activation Lock feature was:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/activation-lock-may-be-most-important-ios-7-feature-4B11187477
  • Timbales

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    Sep 19, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    I am not upgrading to this for three reasons:

    it's ugly

    I have a 4 and most of it won't work

    it will slow my phone down
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
    Yep, it's an ugly mess. I really hate the big ugly bar that the bottom icons sit in; it was so elegant before.
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI am not upgrading to this for three reasons:

    it's ugly

    I have a 4 and most of it won't work

    it will slow my phone down

    It does lack the visual metaphors of the previous iOS, where the Notebook looks like a paper notebook, Calendar looks like a paper calendar, etc. Presumably the simplicity leads to faster operation and less memory requirements, and is the latest trend, which Apple has always been very good at sensing.

    I think most of it can run on the 4, but things like Siri never could. I'm getting a 5S shortly, which will have iOS 7 pre-installed, and I wanted my 5, which stays in service, to be identical. Along with the next iPad I get that'll be released before Christmas.
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI am not upgrading to this for three reasons:

    it's ugly

    I have a 4 and most of it won't work

    it will slow my phone down



    From a design perspective iOS 7 is much better looking than the previous iOS that was packed with unnecessary gloss, shadows, gradients and textures. There are also way too many new features in iOS 7 that you might probably want to have access to. Every app is currently being optimized and designed following iOS7 design guidelines.
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    iOS 7 and Android comparison
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    Sep 19, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    I wonder what Apple users will say when the flat design makes its way to Mac OS11. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 19, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI wonder what Apple users will say when the flat design makes its way to Mac OS11. icon_lol.gif

    I don't see that happening. The desktop screens have enough real estate, and memory & processing power behind them that they can keep the 3-D illusion. But I do see more functional integration with the mobile iOS ahead, just as Microsoft is doing with Windows.
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidiOS 7 and Android comparison


    And Android 5 will be out shortly. And I think they're wrong on the camera. As much as I couldn't stand the Galaxy S3 in many ways, it's very hard to beat the camera, especially the video

    This is pretty damn good for a phone camera and it's the older S3

  • cavecanem10

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    Sep 19, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    I don't mind it... it'll take some getting used to and a lot of the features are revolutionary in the grand scheme of things. I think it's a step in the right direction. I do wish you could personalize a couple of things like you can on the Mac, for instance how you call up the Command Center is kind of annoying because you have to be pretty close to the very very bottom of the screen to call it up. I'm worried about all the white requiring more battery power to support. I don't have a great battery life as it is, so this would be bad (although maybe it'd be exactly what they wanted to happen... bastards).
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidiOS 7 and Android comparison


    And Android 5 will be out shortly. And I think they're wrong on the camera. As much as I couldn't stand the Galaxy S3 in many ways, it's very hard to beat the camera, especially the video

    This is pretty damn good for a phone camera and it's the older S3

    < width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RYtTzfajwIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
    I don't think most people know that both Apple and Samsung get their camera sensors from Sony.
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    Sep 19, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidiOS 7 and Android comparison


    And Android 5 will be out shortly. And I think they're wrong on the camera. As much as I couldn't stand the Galaxy S3 in many ways, it's very hard to beat the camera, especially the video

    This is pretty damn good for a phone camera and it's the older S3

    < width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RYtTzfajwIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
    I don't think most people know that both Apple and Samsung get their camera sensors from Sony.


    I sure didn't. The Samsung is worth it just for the camera, but for everyday business use the Droid Razr HD is fine plus its far more durable than the S3.
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidiOS 7 and Android comparison

    And Android 5 will be out shortly. And I think they're wrong on the camera. As much as I couldn't stand the Galaxy S3 in many ways, it's very hard to beat the camera, especially the video

    This is pretty damn good for a phone camera and it's the older S3

    < width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RYtTzfajwIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
    I don't think most people know that both Apple and Samsung get their camera sensors from Sony.

    Of course that doesn't mean Sony is supplying the SAME sensors. And naturally other issues are the software, the lens and flash, and build quality. All controlling such image factors as sharpness, color saturation, color temperature, contrast, black levels, light sensitivity, and noise. As well as image handling. The article I linked above still gives a slight advantage to iPhone among the leading smartphones.
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    xrichx said
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidiOS 7 and Android comparison

    And Android 5 will be out shortly. And I think they're wrong on the camera. As much as I couldn't stand the Galaxy S3 in many ways, it's very hard to beat the camera, especially the video

    This is pretty damn good for a phone camera and it's the older S3

    < width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RYtTzfajwIo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
    I don't think most people know that both Apple and Samsung get their camera sensors from Sony.

    Of course that doesn't mean they're the SAME sensors. And naturally other issues are the software, the lens and flash, and build quality. All controlling such image factors as sharpness, color saturation, contrast, black levels, light sensitivity, and noise. The article I linked above still gives a slight advantage to iPhone among the leading smartphones.


    I will say that the camera is the weak point in the current Moto Razr HD that I carry. I don't like carrying two phones and after the second screen broke on the S3 I gave up on it, but I'm still stuck with paying the two year contract. Everything else about it (S3), especially the predictive autocorrect, was maddening.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 20, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    Timbales saidI am not upgrading to this for three reasons:

    it's ugly

    I have a 4 and most of it won't work

    it will slow my phone down



    From a design perspective iOS 7 is much better looking than the previous iOS that was packed with unnecessary gloss, shadows, gradients and textures. There are also way too many new features in iOS 7 that you might probably want to have access to. Every app is currently being optimized and designed following iOS7 design guidelines.


    New versions of apps I already have that won't work without 7 won't update and conflict with 6.1.3.

    "Better looking" is subjective. I think 7 looks flat, boring and something an unimaginative 7 year old girl came up with.

    I've also seen the reports of bugs and mistakes that need fixing in the UI.

    If Apples OS still looks like this when I need a new phone, I'll go with something else.
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    Sep 20, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    I love the way iOS 7 looks.