1. el_capitan10's Avatar
    Its a different animation, drops in from the top still but its a black rectangle now that drops down & pulls up
    Ok thanks. I was hoping that they didn't touch upon it at all because they wanted to show off a quick reply, but it wasn't ready. Unfortunately I don't think that's the case
    smileyboy likes this.
    06-11-2013 12:13 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    One more tip that I discovered... to close/quit apps, you have to slide the screen image up to quit an app in the app switcher. No more "wiggle" mode there. #trialanderror
    Last edited by Fausty82; 06-12-2013 at 01:00 PM.
    06-11-2013 12:25 PM
  3. ios4ever's Avatar
    One more tip that I discovered... to close/quit apps, you have to slide the screen image up to quit an app in the app switcher. No more "wiggle" mode there. #trialanderror
    I like this new look to quit apps.... Should make it better to not accidentally close apps
    06-11-2013 12:28 PM
  4. mjk5025's Avatar
    The keyboard does change a bit. I checked email and texting (lighter grey) and Facebook (darker grey).
    Keyboard looks right for me in all the stock apps, but in any downloaded app (facebook, twitter, etc), it still shows the old keyboard... anyone have thoughts on this?
    06-11-2013 12:28 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I was going to do a post about my thoughts after running beta one so far. So I guess I'll just put it here instead . I'm not going to bother going through what doesn't work, crashes, etc. that is all part of a beta and is to be pretty much expected. Instead I'm going to more go through my opinion on the new look and functionality of iOS 7 as an iOS user. I'm sure some will disagree and that's cool it's my opinion after all I'm not saying this is how it is I'm just saying this is how it is for me.
    Now to me an update to an OS should make things easier to do and more beneficial for the user. In that regard this update is really good, there are some features that make things easier to do like control center which has toggles, notification center from the lock screen, organization in the photos app, etc. The transparency that has been applied is also great, the music app on the lock screen doesn't completely cover the lock screen image completely. However some things in iOS 7 I personally think it has gone a bit backward. The look of the icons is the first thing I noticed, they seem so juvenile now it's like something my little brother made in photoshop. A lot of people thought that eventually Apple would have to make changes to iOS and I agree that this is definitely a change but the OS is supposed to be upgraded. I have no problem with the flatness but I find the actual look of the icons, the images on the icons, in some of the native icons were much better before. This is a personal thing since I have friends who agree with me and others who like the current look. I just think that the icons added a bit of polish and elegance before that they didn't have to remove to go flat. Why couldn't they keep the same icons but just make them flat? The fact that notifications on the lockscreen make the image below distorted with the transparent effect but there is no way to dismiss the notifications so they just stay there ruining the lock screen image and building up is another thing that irks me. The folders now, while they have pages and can hold more apps, each page only has 9 apps. So the more apps there are the more scrolling it will require to find them. The folder should use the full screen so it would be like home screens in a folder but it would cut down on the scrolling while allowing more space for apps.
    I mention these things becasue while other things like bugs, battery drain, keyboard shortcuts not working, etc. will be fixed. I don't think there will be any changes to the look of the icons, etc so I guess we'll see how other customers react to them when it's released.
    06-11-2013 12:33 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Keyboard looks right for me in all the stock apps, but in any downloaded app (facebook, twitter, etc), it still shows the old keyboard... anyone have thoughts on this?
    it's only day 1 of the beta I'm sure as devs update their apps it will all become streamlined.
    06-11-2013 12:34 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Funny how field test mode isn't a full screen app. Not that it matters, just an observation.
    06-11-2013 12:37 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    ...
    The folders now, while they have pages and can hold more apps, each page only has 9 apps. So the more apps there are the more scrolling it will require to find them. The folder should use the full screen so it would be like home screens in a folder but it would cut down on the scrolling while allowing more space for apps.
    ....
    I like your thoughts on the folder thing. Having the ability to put unlimited icons in a folder is great, but yeah, the excessive scrolling will get old quick.
    Ipheuria and swarlos like this.
    06-11-2013 12:37 PM
  9. kilcher's Avatar
    That's a plus. But I guess the background of the Messages app, for example, remains that bright white?

    Sorry for all the questions lol.
    No problem. Yeah, no way to customize the colors on the messages app.
    06-11-2013 12:39 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    I can't stop looking at my home screen. I love the way they've done the 3D effect. /gushing

    I've only installed on my 4S test device, and so far all my apps are working fine including the iCloud restore function. So that's already a step up from last year's update to iOS 6 which instantly broke DataVault.

    I can't stand the photo organization. Why couldn't they just do them alphabetically? That would make sense. The photos app has also crashed when trying to save to photostream, and it just doesn't "feel" like photostream integration is working right. That may change.

    ​Anyone else have the photo app crash?
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-11-2013 12:51 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just to update: The program I use on Windows to extract the DMG to IPSW
    is called DMG Extractor and is published by Reincubate Ltd.
    06-11-2013 01:31 PM
  12. Johnbibbs's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out how to download and store an entire playlist on the beta? I can only seem to do it one song at a time.
    06-11-2013 01:51 PM
  13. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Thanks kilcher...I was afraid of that. It also seems to not go well with a black iPhone (and in fact, on Apple's site it's all just on a white iPhone, oddly). I did see some screenshots where the keyboard was a grey color with white lettering...I wonder if that does change color depending on what you're doing?
    Yes, the keyboard has a layer effect and is semi transparent so the color really depends on what you have behind it in some cases. Messages it is the white light gray theme but you can see things ever so slightly behind it. I do hope for a darker theme. I like the clean white but at night it's like staring into the sun. So I just set up my triple click assess ability home click to invert the colors. I do hope Apple provides a dark theme option.
    stoneland likes this.
    06-11-2013 01:58 PM
  14. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Keyboard looks right for me in all the stock apps, but in any downloaded app (facebook, twitter, etc), it still shows the old keyboard... anyone have thoughts on this?
    I believe the FB app for example, needs to implement the new APIs for the keyboards to show up.
    06-11-2013 02:00 PM
  15. Vapor86's Avatar
    Anyone else having these issues and has anyone found a solution:

    1.) My Podcasts app are totally messed up and wont work
    2.) My bose headphones control doesnt work, the volume does but not start/stop/ff
    3.) Cant seem to use the emoji keyboard
    06-11-2013 02:01 PM
  16. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I do hope they will do a close all apps option at some point. Yes the card flicking is nice (reminds me a lot of AUXO and my old Palm Pre) but it isn't super fast to close several apps.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-11-2013 02:03 PM
  17. ghostface147's Avatar
    Anyone else having these issues and has anyone found a solution:

    1.) My Podcasts app are totally messed up and wont work
    2.) My bose headphones control doesnt work, the volume does but not start/stop/ff
    3.) Cant seem to use the emoji keyboard
    Please understand that this is a beta version and thing are expected to not work. Go ahead and submit your bug reports (minus the bose headphones issue) to Apple and work with the developer forums. I do have keyboard issues from time to time as well.
    06-11-2013 02:34 PM
  18. Vapor86's Avatar
    Is anyone elses' battery significantly worse since installing this, mine sure is.
    06-11-2013 02:40 PM
  19. stoneland's Avatar
    Yes, the keyboard has a layer effect and is semi transparent so the color really depends on what you have behind it in some cases. Messages it is the white light gray theme but you can see things ever so slightly behind it. I do hope for a darker theme. I like the clean white but at night it's like staring into the sun. So I just set up my triple click assess ability home click to invert the colors. I do hope Apple provides a dark theme option.
    Thanks...I hope so too!
    06-11-2013 02:42 PM
  20. iRy757's Avatar
    Anyone know how to add Cellular data switch to control center??
    06-11-2013 02:48 PM
  21. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Anyone else having these issues and has anyone found a solution:

    1.) My Podcasts app are totally messed up and wont work
    2.) My bose headphones control doesnt work, the volume does but not start/stop/ff
    3.) Cant seem to use the emoji keyboard
    I submitted a bug report about the mic control not working for music. It's not only your bose headphones it's probably and issue since I had the problem on both my Soul headphones and the stock Apple earbuds.
    06-11-2013 02:55 PM
  22. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Is anyone elses' battery significantly worse since installing this, mine sure is.
    to be expected from a beta especially the first one. I had the same thing on iOS 6 betas.
    06-11-2013 02:56 PM
  23. Alli's Avatar
    And my annual offering to those of you who have loaded iOS 7 without being or working with/for a developer:

    Please do not contact developers to tell us that our apps don't work on the beta. The beta is for us so that we can tweak our apps to work on it. It is not for you so that you can compile a list of what doesn't work. Remember that this is as new to us as it is to you, but while all you're doing is liking and disliking, we are working hard to make things work for you. For you. Got that?
    06-11-2013 03:02 PM
  24. ghostface147's Avatar
    And my annual offering to those of you who have loaded iOS 7 without being or working with/for a developer:

    Please do not contact developers to tell us that our apps don't work on the beta. The beta is for us so that we can tweak our apps to work on it. It is not for you so that you can compile a list of what doesn't work. Remember that this is as new to us as it is to you, but while all you're doing is liking and disliking, we are working hard to make things work for you. For you. Got that?

    You have two days to get the iMore app working or else! Even more so considering you aren't allowed to publish apps using the iOS 7 SDK. lol

    I also noticed that little circle has disappeared at the top signifying type of signal. It now says 1xRTT for me when toggling airplane mode. I wonder if my GSM counterparts notice it saying GPRS instead of the circle...
    06-11-2013 03:08 PM
  25. rj5570's Avatar
    ok, I just completed an hour and 45 minute bike ride. iPod thumping the whole time. Map My Ride tracking, receiving emails and text also fitbit app running. I started with 100% battery was down to 51% after the ride. then had 2 phone calls for a total of 45 min after, batter now at 48%.

    Not to shabby for a beta 1
    06-11-2013 03:33 PM
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