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#106 OP Mohitster

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 14:26

I find them just right, they're about thumb size...which IMO is just right.

With all due respect to thumb argument, I have never ever pressed a wrong icon and really they are not that small. High resolution screens of Android phone have such icons all the time. So, although I understand your argument, I fail to see its practicality. And yes, it is in fact right but that doesn't make it optimal.




#107 mrmomoman

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 14:52

Stating the obvious is the bugs even at Beta 2. The final touches I am sure i will fix many of the current issues but the colors they have chosen for the flat icons is not impressive. The extra white space that they have now chosen to incorporate into their IOS7 theme along with a thin font makes some areas harder to read.

 

For Example the Notes. Uses a white background with a yellow highlight. The yellow highlight does not provide enough of a contrast to clearly see the text at first glance. 

 

The music player for Music is not a bad thing and I guess it will change in the future as how many songs it rotates through before it plays the same ones again. Maybe this is a current restriction on how many skips you can have but I am with iTunes Match so it should be as many as I would like or at least 10-20 per day.  Also not a fan of the magenta/reddish buy now text/box.

 

Although I understand its a Beta 2 the messages after a little use just is a mess for the name of the people you are texting. The text begins to overlap and it just becomes a garbled mess of text and you can't make out the name of the person you are texting. 

 

The recent calls history is too tall and the top of the history sits behind the all/missed calls box. I think this hasn't been adjusted for the iphone 4/4S vs the iPhone 5 screen sizes yet. 

 

The list of incompatible apps is much larger than i expected and the crashes are also abundant. It's expected so I that is why it cannot be my daily driver but a spare iPhone 5 helps the processing of testing. Still like my HTC ONE and can't wait for the HTC ONE WP8 variant. :) 

 

About to order the Lumia 925 but will wait to see what the US Variant will be like. Although most likely I won't use it on TMobile.

 

Using the Launcher 8 on the HTC ONE makes it realize that an 1080p WP8.1 phone would be great! Especially if they allow for a little customization like the Launcher 8 

 

So Apple too the ideas of some old PalmOS, Android, Cydia Apps and WP flat ideas and made a little better mix of the idea. They have a long way to go to marry those ideas into a more cohesive OS.

 

Beta 3 coming soon :) 



#108 0sit0

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:05

Stating the obvious is the bugs even at Beta 2. The final touches I am sure i will fix many of the current issues but the colors they have chosen for the flat icons is not impressive. The extra white space that they have now chosen to incorporate into their IOS7 theme along with a thin font makes some areas harder to read.

 

For Example the Notes. Uses a white background with a yellow highlight. The yellow highlight does not provide enough of a contrast to clearly see the text at first glance. 

 

 

I agree. The phone screen was already hard to see in the sunlight, now it's just impossible because of the poor contrast.



#109 goodbytes

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:19

Do Apple tend to listen to developers beyond bug reports? I'm not a dev so don't have access to their portal, but i'm assuming if enough people complain about the poor contrast, hard to read thin fonts and hard to use outside are they likely to listen to this and make some design changes?



#110 EvilDust

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:38

https://vine.co/v/blOUxUtaKzE
This I did not know, and is very cool!

There is an app that can do it in Android



#111 Brian Miller

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:40

My boss consults to the iPhone team regularly and he has already passed on my findings to them.

 

Since I have a direct ear at Apple's iOS dev team, are there a list of bugs you'd like me to have my boss discuss at Apple?  He has a meeting with them on Wednesday.



#112 SMELTN

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 19:12

when did beta3 get released?

bahh.. sorry complete typo ! Beta 2



#113 Kriz

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 00:23

What phone model? Beta 3 on iPhone 5 has been running great. Only have the occasional springboard crashes. Maybe once every 3 days or so

 Beta 2 on 4s



#114 .Markus

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 22:18

Good news, iOS 7 Beta 3 has just been released guys! :)



#115 philcruicks

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 23:10

Anyone know if GPS is fixed on the 4? couldn't see anything in the release notes?...



#116 The_Observer

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 00:00

Installed Beta 3 yesterday, OTA update. Working alot better now. Podcast are now working for me, but spofty will crash if i turn up or down the volume.



#117 +TruckWEB

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 00:08

iOS 7 on iPad?? Soon?



#118 SMELTN

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 00:13

iOS 7 on iPad?? Soon?

 

uhh "officially" iOS7 on iPad in September/October

 

You can get the beta now though. It was released for iPad 2 weeks ago now. We are on beta 3, but the first beta did not include iPad support



#119 The_Observer

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 00:29

iOS 7 on iPad?? Soon?

 

Running beta 3 on my iPad Mini, working alot better then beta2.



#120 Dinggus

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 00:37

Running beta 3 on my iPad Mini, working alot better then beta2.

 

I still have the same issue with multitasking, sometimes when I activate it, I just see a blank wallpaper.