Hate those icons! The only thing I love is the Weather forecast! They look supercool. Mailbox reminds me of Gmail App. Multitasking view doesnt seems to be promising, but have to wait and use it. Control panel looks too crowded! Windows 8 got better view than this Definitely will miss the old user interface! The one and only one time that the apple followed others: “Everybody going flat and we are too!!!” But that was toooo flat! Lost the originality and identity I guess.
I will definitely go for the black background!!! Bye bye Wallpapers!!! ?
Another one from Dribbble
Seems like there is a fanboy rage going on in the world, interested to see how Apple reacts.
Probably they went full vector with those. Leaving behind raster pictures. Anyway, artistic wise I think they are really bad.
Keep in mind, iOS 7 is far from done… which is why they don’t have a release date yet like they usually do. They are probably going to redo a lot of the icons/graphics… using iOS7 it feels like they ran out of time for the keynote and just put everything together in a hurry. Even Al Gore seemed surprised that they unveiled iOS 7 yesterday with it not being done and he sits on the board of directors.
Having been using iOS 7, overall there’s some cool features:
- Can search iPhone anywhere, just pull down the screen and the search bar pops out.
- Although it looks like crap, the control panel is very useful, love the flashlight button
- The multitasking bar is awesome.
- Improved Photos app, it’ll sort them correctly even if you have geo-tagging turned off.
- A new feature (at least haven’t seen it before) that sends you both Amber & Government Emergency alerts
- Near me feature in App store… shows you the most popular apps used by people near your current location
- Siri shows you a list of things you can ask for quick reference
- Like the new mail app, although looks very similar to the Mailbox App… (http://www.mailboxapp.com/)
Some issues with iOS7:
- Extremely slow at times
- iPhone overheats (using iPhone 4s)
- Annoyingly prompts you to enter all your mail/social media passwords at the same time
- Contacts app is completely messed upped
- Siri is a bit slow and is hard to find… have to hold down the home button for a few seconds for it to pop upp
Although I like iOS 7 overall, I disklike the fact that many of Apple’s new “innovative” apps & features have features stolen from other apps. Some articles pointing that out:
If I were CEO of Apple I would even say to Apple designers: “Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with current quality levels of popular items on GR before you’ll offer new design for iOS.”
If they are not going to redesign those icons I am gonna kill myself by swallowing my iphone.