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Spotlight? just swipe down in the middle of any screen like an 'update' gesture

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I'm no fanboy on either side, but if you want people to be honest.. that's what you're going to hear. Remember Web OS that got bought out by stupid HP and went belly up? Yeah, back in 2009, they created web cards.. guess what that looks exactly like in iOS 7?

Every single feature in iOS 7, I've had forever with my Android phone. The least they could have done is to integrate widgets on the home screens. At least then we could start getting away from icons/folders. Kind of over those.

iOS 7 does look beautiful though *IMO and aside from dull folders/icons* from every other aspect. And to their credit, for a derivative OS, it's very slick and intuitive.

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+1 on the widget thing.

While I'm happy to see finally some movement on iOS, I've wanted to see something past this icon based screen stuff. I've resisted the urge to get an S4 mainly because I prefer the apple app eco system, but why is apple so steadfastly opposed to losing their obsession with the icon thing?

I have a dev acct, but I've never put a beta on my phone mainly because I use the hell out of it. But I'm tempted tis time. But there's no going back. Is it stable?
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I do NOT like it so far. Just have one pic but with that I am sorry, no like. I know MANY here will love it, but not me.

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You are not alone. I hate the new look. Not that I didn't think the current look needed some tweaking, but this is so ugly.


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I watched Keynote last night. I'm quite impressed. This was a long time coming, and I think Apple really nailed it - at least from what I saw. I think the tiles/icons are such a stark contrast to what we see right now that it's overwhelming to some people. It's very flat compared to the current "clunky" look. But that doesn't mean it's too flat.

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I actually like it. Looks much freshened up, and I was one who got bored with the iPhone/iOS and ditched it. Looking forward to the next gen.

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I actually like it. Looks much freshened up, and I was one who got bored with the iPhone/iOS and ditched it. Looking forward to the next gen.
I wouldn't say that I was actually bored with iOS. It was just limited compared to what a jail broken IOS, and Android devices could do. Now that the new iO7 I'm content with most of the new features and improvements. Of course there is always room for more improvement.

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Watch the Android fan boys say that Google should sue Apple for ripping off their UI. >_>"
Because they did. If they claim that they didn't get inspiration from Google on the general aesthetic, they're lying. The card UI for multitasking is a rip off of WP8's multitasking functionality (it so blatant it's almost free from contestation) which itself is ripped off from webOS (as lifeisabeach pointed out). The "pull up" tray with the advanced functionality is almost a direct copy of Android's advanced notifications. The icon "flatness" copies Google's new web and app aesthetics (at least in iOS applications) and the transparency and semi-transparent icons copy Sailfish's aesthetic. The rest of it is flat which, although I think it looks nice, isn't all that revolutionary. Do I think the new UI is nice? Absolutely. Do I think it's original? No unless you count copying from a collection of other operating systems as "unique."

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Overall though, it's pretty clear that Apple took a lot - a lot - of inspiration from Metro and Google's Holo, and mashed them together on top of iOS, without actually changing the underlying workings of the UI. In that sense, it feels more like a flat theme than an actual redesign of the UI. Let me also note that, unlike some others, I have no issues with companies copying each other. In fact, I like the trend towards simplistic, digital design, so Apple following the trend that especially Microsoft has been championing for a few years is a good thing in my view.
Yes, you read that right and it's so obvious it hurts - Microsoft has become the aesthetic lead in the mobile space, inspiring the giants (Apple and Google) to go minimal. The company no one ever associates with aesthetic dominance has now become the trend setter for mobile (and for Google, their web products as well) design.

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Van, I agree on W8. It's probably the nicest Mobile OS out there at least what I see of it.

And now that it's mentioned I do see Web OS all over IOS7. Interesting. It's all coming back to me now. I missed Web OS and loved it when it first came out.
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I'm okay with Apple adapting works from other designs - everyone does it anyway and really, pushing developers to improve their own work in light of competition is an okay thing. Hopefully though, this will quell a rather one sided discussion in which people (rather obliviously) generally argue that innovation and copying were one way (Apple outwards). The adaptation here is blatant and couldn't be more obvious unless Apple actually acknowledged it. Is this a problem? Like I said, not really. However, I think this speaks to Ive's lack of experience with iOS. He can design innovative hardware with (seemingly) relative ease but it appears that he struggled to truly innovate aesthetically and in terms of basic functionality with iOS 7. I still think this will be an awesome upgrade but I struggle to say that this is groundbreaking (despite the lofty rhetoric that floats out of Apple's marketing department).

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My issue is Apple always accusing others of stealing from them! Remember Jobs, Microsoft, Turn on the Photo Copiers!
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Here's an interesting article on The Verge about some of the more subtle changes. Although highly critical (he does point out some things that might be jarring for novice and possibly some seasoned users), he does seem to suggest that this might be workable for the future if Apple makes a few tweaks. Although I don't agree with all that he's said, it's an interesting read.

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ROFL. We all know how that turned out Dennis. But I can hardly wait until I read the reply to Van's post above from a certain person living in Vancouver, BC.
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I actually like it. Looks much freshened up, and I was one who got bored with the iPhone/iOS and ditched it. Looking forward to the next gen.
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I wouldn't say that I was actually bored with iOS. It was just limited compared to what a jail broken IOS, and Android devices could do. Now that the new iO7 I'm content with most of the new features and improvements. Of course there is always room for more improvement.
Agreed with both here. I wasn't really bored with iOS6, but i wasn't excited to dive in and use it, and now that i have my iPad Mini, i find my phone is taking the back seat. Over the last 2 days now, iP5 is back in action, and i suppose i can drop that down to be trying out all the features.
Now what I'm a little concerned about is AirDrop. They mentioned Airdrop on the Phone for the Phone :-/ That how i saw it, because Schiller danced around the stage and said "at least you don't have to go around bumbling phones together" a dig at Samsung and i laughed, and in Photos it says, AirDrop ~
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Agreed with both here. I wasn't really bored with iOS6, but i wasn't excited to dive in and use it, and now that i have my iPad Mini, i find my phone is taking the back seat. Over the last 2 days now, iP5 is back in action, and i suppose i can drop that down to be trying out all the features.
Now what I'm a little concerned about is AirDrop. They mentioned Airdrop on the Phone for the Phone :-/ That how i saw it, because Schiller danced around the stage and said "at least you don't have to go around bumbling phones together" a dig at Samsung and i laughed, and in Photos it says, AirDrop ~
Now I'm wondering why they haven't let that be to Macs Airdrop ?? Its not that hard is it ??
Wished they would enable Airdrop to work with all Mac products instead of just iPhones and iOS.

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