1. END's Avatar
    I really thought we would see actionable notifications, but alas, not yet.
    Overall though, I was happy with what I saw, and feel it will be a nice improvement from 6 in many ways.

    Last edited by END; 06-12-2013 at 01:40 AM.
    06-12-2013 01:29 AM
  2. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    I really thought we would see actionable notifications, but alas, not yet.
    Overall though, I was happy with what I saw, and feel it will be a nice improvement from 6 in many ways.

    It's a very nice improvement from iOS 6 in terms of functionality and look within the apps but I've gone back to 6.1.4 because I couldn't stand the god awful icons (not just the colours but their shape) and that horrendous dock. I really tried to like them but i can't.

    That dynamic wallpaper gets on my nerves too. They should at least have an option to turn it off.
    06-12-2013 06:19 AM
  3. jyoung's Avatar
    The new white theme background is disappointing. I frequently use my phone while in bed, checking news, etc and am afraid that the white background will be like a beacon in the night lighting up the room. I really like some of the options that have been added and/or refined but am not real excited about the background.
    stoneland likes this.
    06-12-2013 06:27 AM
  4. abazigal's Avatar
    It's a very nice improvement from iOS 6 in terms of functionality and look within the apps but I've gone back to 6.1.4 because I couldn't stand the god awful icons (not just the colours but their shape) and that horrendous dock. I really tried to like them but i can't.

    That dynamic wallpaper gets on my nerves too. They should at least have an option to turn it off.
    It's called 'choosing a non-dynamic wallpaper'. :P
    06-12-2013 06:32 AM
  5. JobSteves's Avatar
    Regardless of how the icons look, which I actually love (I know I'm in the minority big time) the use ability of ios7 is WAAAAY better than ios6
    06-12-2013 06:44 AM
  6. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    It's called 'choosing a non-dynamic wallpaper'. :P
    The stills move around as well. Don't get me wrong iOS 7 is great I just feel that Ive took it a step to far with the icons and dock.

    I will load up the gold master when it's available to give it another go.
    06-12-2013 06:45 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    the mods should really close these types of threads. maybe people will get the hint
    I hear ya, however, we have to respect the opinions of everyone within the boundaries of the Community Rules & Guidelines. 😉
    Dryland likes this.
    06-12-2013 08:37 AM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I like the way it looks, very refreshing.
    Dryland likes this.
    06-12-2013 11:34 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    I like the way it looks, very refreshing.
    You're not supposed to bring any sunshine to the gloom...
    06-12-2013 11:37 AM
  10. CDG's Avatar
    I like the way it looks, very refreshing.
    I am with you 100%.


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    06-12-2013 12:20 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It's growing on me with the exception of the Settings and Sadari icons.
    06-12-2013 12:23 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    Like how Siri and Maps were 'just in beta', right?

    Then what the heck was Craig demoing on his iphone5 during the IOS7 keynote on Monday? How come they get one version and developers get another? At this point (~2 months before they start manufacturing the next iphone and installing IOS7 on them), IOS7 should be more or less ready for prime-time.
    No. Like this is not available for public consumption. You have to be a developer to legally get it on your device, or go way out of your way to install it and risk bricking your phone when beta 2 drops.

    ​You know that's a possibility for you now, right?
    carrickfergus and Jaguarr40 like this.
    06-12-2013 12:58 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    No. Like this is not available for public consumption. You have to be a developer to legally get it on your device, or go way out of your way to install it and risk bricking your phone when beta 2 drops.

    You know that's a possibility for you now, right?
    They do now.
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    06-12-2013 01:04 PM
  14. glitched2020's Avatar
    I am a student and I loaded iOS 7 on my main phone (iPhone 5). I knew this would happen and I was prepared, everyone at school wanted to try it out. Everyone hated the design, everyone, this isn't an exaggeration. They said the UI looked "fake," and "girly," and they thought it was just a jailbreak theme.
    I also experienced many problems (well it is a beta!)
    -iMessage wouldn't activate, nor Facetime
    -eBay is completely broken and freezes the whole phone
    -No notifications AT ALL from third-party apps
    -Reminders didn't work (very annoying, so I downgraded within 12 hours!)

    I did test the Activation Lock method (because I am so scared of getting my iPhone stolen) and it worked! Impressive, Apple!
    06-12-2013 03:16 PM
  15. CrackedBarry's Avatar
    You're a brave man. I won't Install it unless I see significant changes for the better, because there's likely no way back once you upgrade.

    Unless ios7 gets jailbroken, which it might not be for awhile if ever.
    06-12-2013 03:26 PM
  16. revtech's Avatar
    It's growing on me with the exception of the Settings and Sadari icons.
    I'd have to agree; the safari icon (imo) needs to not look like a compass, and the settings icon looks like the heating element coil on my stove ;-) . . . I think its growing on me too, but its been good to hear some people who know more than I do say that things could change a fair bit yet, I knew it was beta but since they went public with it (in the presentation) I figured it was pretty well set except for bug fixes and functionality.
    06-12-2013 03:56 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The whole UI is refreshing. I don't care how kindergarten it may look. It's a tad bit
    hard on the eyes (for me, at times), but I'll take it. TouchWiz on meth? Hell yeah
    it's TouchWiz on meth. I love it. Just watch and see when Samsung starts copying
    UI visuals from this. And the new functions do NOT have a difficult learning curve.
    The OS is still easy as heck to use and access things. You can give this phone
    to the stupidest person on the planet and they'll figure out where to download apps
    from on it 1,000 times quicker than they would if you handed them a Galaxy s4.
    kch50428 likes this.
    06-12-2013 04:48 PM
  18. JobSteves's Avatar
    -No notifications AT ALL from third-party apps
    I literally just got a Facebook notification.
    06-12-2013 05:03 PM
  19. SithLord's Avatar
    Like how Siri and Maps were 'just in beta', right?

    Then what the heck was Craig demoing on his iphone5 during the IOS7 keynote on Monday? How come they get one version and developers get another? At this point (~2 months before they start manufacturing the next iphone and installing IOS7 on them), IOS7 should be more or less ready for prime-time.
    I think Craig may have been using a 5S or whatever the next next phone is called. It might explain why beta 1 doesn't have the Siri improvements. Seems like a lot of the features are going to be tied to Siri, so I can see Apple announcing Siri 2.0, but only making it available on the next model.

    just a thought
    06-12-2013 10:42 PM
  20. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    I like a lot of the features. I quite dislike the look of ios7.
    redbeard and stoneland like this.
    06-13-2013 04:40 AM
  21. CrackedBarry's Avatar
    Its not just that a couple of the icons are a little ugly.

    The problems are deeper than that, there are many places where the new UI is just fundamentally badly designed.

    It's not just users that are unhappy with the new look (though in all polls I've seen, there's a solid 20-33% minority who don't like it, which is troubling enough by itself.)

    Many of the people opposed to the new UI are designers, who are really baffled by Apple going against, what is objectively speaking, good design. Designers and people who know quite the art and science of design is a group that you would expect to praise the new UI, and that they're so many in that camp don't like ios7 is a fact that I find deeply troubling.
    stoneland and redbeard like this.
    06-13-2013 08:05 AM
  22. sting7k's Avatar
    I would not describe it as awful. But I share your concerns. They have a good many months here to clean and polish everything.
    06-13-2013 08:40 AM
  23. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I like the design and screen flow. It seems so fast and slick. A couple if the icons bother me like Safari and Settings but overall I'm liking it a lot and I really had my doubts that I would because I'm one of those that was never bothered by the skeumorphism in the previous icons or apps. I really like the transparency effects to give a sense of depth.
    06-13-2013 09:06 AM
  24. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    The problems are deeper than that, there are many places where the new UI is just fundamentally badly designed. .
    Like?

    I think you can make an argument for certain visuals like the icons and the overly blurred opaque dock and control centre but those are nuances that can worked out as the OS matures prior to public release.

    What iOS 7 isn't though is fundamentally badly designed... A lot of thought has gone into it and it renders Vanilla Android and BlackBerry 10 (Which I find quite refreshing) relatively primitive.

    Like I said, once all the visual nuances are worked out this has the potential to leave the others scrambling once again.
    Les74 and Alli like this.
    06-13-2013 09:20 AM
  25. cardfan's Avatar
    No. Like this is not available for public consumption. You have to be a developer to legally get it on your device, or go way out of your way to install it and risk bricking your phone when beta 2 drops.

    ​You know that's a possibility for you now, right?
    EDIT: This isn't directed at anyone specifically, even the post I quoted, so I hope no one takes offense.

    Let's be honest:

    You have to pay Apple 99 dollars to be legal so to speak and to use betas. You don't have to be developer. Heck, it appears we got so many "developers" in the forums that iMore should be doing a spotlight each week on your all's apps or something.

    If this issue really tears at people, I can only imagine what the jailbreak section is doing to you as it's not Apple's intention for anyone to be jailbreaking. We certainly don't tell people who screw up their phones by jailbreaking what idiots they are or that they shouldn't have been jailbreaking.

    If someone wants to install the beta, then by all means, more power to them. I couldn't care less how they install it. Paying that 99 wouldn't empower me to think I'm something that I'm not or to run around admonishing other users on what Apple's intent is. Personally, I don't pay the 99 but I don't fool with iOS betas either (because it's too much of a hassle as opposed to other kinds of betas). But I like reading about people's experience with them.
    Last edited by cardfan; 06-13-2013 at 09:38 AM.
    06-13-2013 09:27 AM
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