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    Default iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever | iMore.com

    iOS is now an object inside and out, one that exists to drive focus to the content, media or app, or both, but still and always delight to the user. It's just taken it all to a much more visceral level. It's scary, but it's the future.


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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    I'm living all the subtle animations and flips.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Yes, it is, and it's refreshing and I can't wait for the finished product to appear this coming fall.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Can i post here as well or is this thread only for moderators who want to stroke Rene's ego.
    A bit over the top and fluffy on the article don't you think? It is a mobile OS it did not provide a solution to world hunger.

    I am running it and it is great don't get me wrong. But I can't help but feel like it is just apple's take on android. The more I use it the more it feels like ICS, which is a good thing I think.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by End_User View Post
    Can i post here as well or is thread only for moderators who want to stroke Rene's ego. A bit over the top and fluffy on the article don't you think? It is a mobile OS it did not provide a solution to world hunger. I am running and it is great don't get me wrong. But I can't help but feel like it is just apple's take on android. The more I use it the more it feels like ICS, which is a good thing I think.
    Yes, this thread is open to all members of the community. As for the article, none of the people who responded wrote it and speaking of those of us who responded, is it unreasonable to think that moderators and ambassadors here at iMore cannot help promote a blog that we enjoy reading? As for ICS, I've seen it in action but I can't say whether or not iOS 7 feels the same. Anyway, thanks for the reply and enjoy the rest of your day...
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    That was quite possibly the best Moderator response I have seen on a forum. I appreciate it.

    Really not trying to troll here just read the article and some of the comments under it and couldn't help but think it had the God bringing the blog post down from the mountain feel to it.

    Thanks JustMe'D have a good day as well.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    I think Renee is pretty spot on with most of that article. The most important thing to note is that this is the biggest change ever for iOS between versions. This beta is more like an Alpha. Expect to see a lot of changes yet, more than in any other iOS beta.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    I think Renee is pretty spot on with most of that article. The most important thing to note is that this is the biggest change ever for iOS between versions. This beta is more like an Alpha. Expect to see a lot of changes yet, more than in any other iOS beta.
    Agreed. Besides, various members of this forum and others, as well as a large section of the tech blog community and media publicly pushed for big changes to iOS. Well, they got their wish as well as the growing pains that comes with it.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by End_User View Post
    Can i post here as well or is this thread only for moderators who want to stroke Rene's ego.
    A bit over the top and fluffy on the article don't you think? It is a mobile OS it did not provide a solution to world hunger.

    I am running it and it is great don't get me wrong. But I can't help but feel like it is just apple's take on android. The more I use it the more it feels like ICS, which is a good thing I think.
    If its truely like Android does this mean that we will finally be able to use keyboards other then apples?

    The different choices of keyboards is the biggest thing I miss from android. If we could get swype or swiftkey I would do back flips.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    I think Renee is pretty spot on with most of that article. The most important thing to note is that this is the biggest change ever for iOS between versions. This beta is more like an Alpha. Expect to see a lot of changes yet, more than in any other iOS beta.
    Man, I don't think even iOS 7 Beta 1 can be considered an Alpha if
    compared to iOS 5 Beta 1. That was really an Alpha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayers View Post
    If its truely like Android does this mean that we will finally be able to use keyboards other then apples?

    The different choices of keyboards is the biggest thing I miss from android. If we could get swype or swiftkey I would do back flips.
    I highly doubt it.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by End_User View Post
    Can i post here as well or is this thread only for moderators who want to stroke Rene's ego.
    Well played, sir.
    No one cares what phones/computers/tablets you are using, or in which order you got them.... so stop listing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayers View Post
    If its truely like Android does this mean that we will finally be able to use keyboards other then apples?

    The different choices of keyboards is the biggest thing I miss from android. If we could get swype or swiftkey I would do back flips.
    How about some alternate "core" apps? A different SMS/iMessage app (if apple would ever allow someone else to touch their iMessage), setting something else as the default browser (safari doesn't save passwords like chrome, which is much needed for some people).... Or some real customizations of notifications, downloading and installing you own sounds right from the device, or maybe just having a notification icon on the lock screen... Not the contact name for everyone to see.

    Nows the time to address these things, and maybe include them....
    Last edited by saynt j; 06-15-2013 at 10:06 AM.
    No one cares what phones/computers/tablets you are using, or in which order you got them.... so stop listing.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by saynt j View Post
    How about some alternate "core" apps? A different SMS/iMessage app (if apple would ever allow someone else to touch their iMessage), setting something else as the default browser (safari doesn't save passwords like chrome, which is much needed for some people).... Or some real customizations of notifications, downloading and installing you own sounds right from the device, or maybe just having a notification icon on the lock screen... Not the contact name for everyone to see.

    Mows the time to address these things, and maybe include them....
    Apple will never allow much of this. It’s the very essence of a "walled garden".

    However, the new OS X and iOS will do Apple Keychain sharing... that was announced in the WWDC Keynote on Monday.
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    Agreed. Don't disagree it would be nice. But it will never happen.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by saynt j View Post
    How about some alternate "core" apps? A different SMS/iMessage app (if apple would ever allow someone else to touch their iMessage), setting something else as the default browser (safari doesn't save passwords like chrome, which is much needed for some people).... Or some real customizations of notifications, downloading and installing you own sounds right from the device, or maybe just having a notification icon on the lock screen... Not the contact name for everyone to see.

    Mows the time to address these things, and maybe include them....
    I could see Apple allowing people to choose a default browser or mail client. I don't see them ever opening up iMessage. The reason why the browser or mail client makes sense is that they seem to be taking notice that the user is getting smarter, more comfortable with smartphone technology and using another browser or mail client will not deviate from the overall experience on iOS. Just think of it as them allowing you to build a gazebo in the walled garden.
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    Is it possible for a non dev to get access to beta 7? I'm just an iPhone geek who's very anxious :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    Is it possible for a non dev to get access to beta 7? I'm just an iPhone geek who's very anxious :-)
    Yes, but you're better off not doing it given things you've posted previously about issues you've experienced.
    Last edited by kch50428; 06-14-2013 at 09:35 PM.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by saynt j View Post
    How about some alternate "core" apps? A different SMS/iMessage app (if apple would ever allow someone else to touch their iMessage), setting something else as the default browser (safari doesn't save passwords like chrome, which is much needed for some people).... Or some real customizations of notifications, downloading and installing you own sounds right from the device, or maybe just having a notification icon on the lock screen... Not the contact name for everyone to see.

    Mows the time to address these things, and maybe include them....
    Regarding iMessage: I don't see the benefit of opening that up to other platforms.
    I felt the same about BBM. It's a selling point because it's exclusive to the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Yes, but you're better off not doing it given things you've posted previously about issues you'e experienced.
    Point taken although anything I've done in the past has always been remedied with a restore. I'm just an ambitious, self taught techie with a hunger for the new IOS like everyone else. If your advice is to wait for the public release I can respect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    Point taken although anything I've done in the past has always been remedied with a restore. I'm just an ambitious, self taught techie with a hunger for the new IOS like everyone else. If your advice is to wait for the public release I can respect that.
    That's just an advise but if you really want it go ahead, but remember:

    1) do not come here looking for answers we dont have about beta issues, if you have a crappy experience, you own it.
    2) do not whine if you have apps not working or general problems with the beta, that's part of the process.
    3) do not leave feedback while using betas.
    4) if you experience a really bad and buggy beta, be ready to go back to 6.1.4 and be cool about it.

    Good Luck
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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    That's just an advise but if you really want it go ahead, but remember:

    1) do not come here looking for answers we dont have about beta issues, if you have a crappy experience, you own it.
    2) do not whine if you have apps not working or general problems with the beta, that's part of the process.
    3) do not leave feedback while using betas.

    Good Luck
    Well put!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Yes, it is, and it's refreshing and I can't wait for the finished product to appear this coming fall.
    This.

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    Default Re: iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever -- iMore Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    That's just an advise but if you really want it go ahead, but remember:

    1) do not come here looking for answers we dont have about beta issues, if you have a crappy experience, you own it.
    2) do not whine if you have apps not working or general problems with the beta, that's part of the process.
    3) do not leave feedback while using betas.

    Good Luck
    I don't have access to it at this point. Just seen other threads with mention of non devs who have installed it and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    I don't have access to it at this point. Just seen other threads with mention of non devs who have installed it and love it.
    Yeah, ios7 is a big change in terms of software so we should expect a bunch of bugs and issues, I still test a map app for a developer friend but this year I'm waiting a couple of more betas before trying it.
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