1. lanyc's Avatar
    I agree. I cannot figure out how to use this calendar at all. I rely heavily on it for work and it seems to have no functionality whatsoever. I entered many events, but they are not saved. This new version 7 is for the birds. Now I have to go back to paper and pen on my regular calendar. Some "smartphone". More like a "dumb phone". I don't know who thinks up these "upgrades". They are dreadful . Will never buy another Apple product. They seem to be getting less and less user friendly , which is why I bought them in the first place . Very poor oversight on the part of the CEO Tim Cook. What does he do all day? The engineers on the staff are obviously out to lunch. Maybe too much California home grown "fresh air". Sad to say the Apple company has gone down hill since Steve Jobs passed away. I was very happy with my 4s when I bought it 2 years ago. Now I feel like I own a piece of junk. Can barely read the skinny letters on the keyboard, calendar doesn't work, fonts smaller and pastel and grey writing is VERY hard to read.
    I am very unhappy with this "upgrade" and wish I had the old version back. What a poor turn the Apple brand is taking. Much as I like the operating system, I will be looking at a new brand when I buy my next phone. Any one else
    09-25-2013 02:37 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    I agree. I cannot figure out how to use this calendar at all. I rely heavily on it for work and it seems to have no functionality whatsoever. I entered many events, but they are not saved. This new version 7 is for the birds. Now I have to go back to paper and pen on my regular calendar. Some "smartphone". More like a "dumb phone". I don't know who thinks up these "upgrades". They are dreadful . Will never buy another Apple product. They seem to be getting less and less user friendly , which is why I bought them in the first place . Very poor oversight on the part of the CEO Tim Cook. What does he do all day? The engineers on the staff are obviously out to lunch. Maybe too much California home grown "fresh air". Sad to say the Apple company has gone down hill since Steve Jobs passed away. I was very happy with my 4s when I bought it 2 years ago. Now I feel like I own a piece of junk. Can barely read the skinny letters on the keyboard, calendar doesn't work, fonts smaller and pastel and grey writing is VERY hard to read.
    I am very unhappy with this "upgrade" and wish I had the old version back. What a poor turn the Apple brand is taking. Much as I like the operating system, I will be looking at a new brand when I buy my next phone. Any one else
    First of all, welcome to the iMore forums.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion... but you’re going to find a new platform over a few issues with the calendar app? That seems a bit drastic to me. Sure there are some serious issues with the calendar's month view, but why not spend a few bucks on a new calendar app and stay with the brand? There are many great apps from which to choose.

    And can you clarify your position on iOS 7? You say that you’re "very unhappy with this 'upgrade'" and want the old one back, but then say "I like the operating system".

    Finally, are you simply voicing your displeasure, which is certainly your prerogative or are you seeking answers/solution?
    Last edited by Fausty82; 09-25-2013 at 07:33 AM.
    09-25-2013 06:50 AM
  3. Paradocks's Avatar
    If you use a third party calendar app like Fantastical do appointments show up on the notification screen? Or is that strictly reserved for the built in calendar app?

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    09-25-2013 07:25 AM
  4. JsGrandma's Avatar
    I agree with missing the List view in the native Calendar app, but have found that Sunrise Calendar (free) is very close to the native Calendar we had in iOS6. You can have the full month view with dots and an hourly view of the current day by simply pulling down on the week view. The only downside to a 3rd party calendar app is that the current date doesn't show on the badge but otherwise Sunrise is a good alternative app.
    09-25-2013 01:28 PM
  5. mfm77's Avatar
    As much as I love iOS 7 (and I definitely am loving it), I'm not a big fan of the new calendar, either. Apple should have taken cues from Fantastical and Calendars by Readdle in designing the calendar. I may give Fantastical 2 a shot when it comes out next month - either that, or Readdle's Calendars 5.
    09-25-2013 07:46 PM
  6. lush242000's Avatar
    I still can't get over the removal of all the "month view" functionality. That was my most used view in iOS 6... you get to see the entire month, you know when you have events, and when you press a particular day, the list view of that day's event shows on the bottom in a great list. I've tried almost every 3rd party calendar app, and I kept going back to the stock app even thought it wasn't the most attractive.

    Now, Apple has decided to neuter the "month view" and the "week view" requires you to scroll through the entire day (24 hour day) even if you only have one event that day! WTF. At least provide an option to preview the week view with a list function instead of a full day function. Very disappointing.

    Although I like the look of the new calendar app, the usability and functionality are terrible compared to older stock app.
    I like he new calendar. No issues here.


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    09-25-2013 08:25 PM
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