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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:31

Some people feel Apple changed the design of iOS with iOS 7 for the sake of it.

How would you respond?


#2 Neu B

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:34

Well, it was looking stale.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:35

Well, it was looking stale.

I'm not sure most users cared, only those on tech blogs and forums.

#4 Neu B

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:38

I'm not sure most users cared, only those on tech blogs and forums.

In my opinion, I believe a lot of people hate change.



#5 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:40

In my opinion, I believe a lot of people hate change.

Exactly my point :) And many people feel that, design-wise, iOS 7 didn't offer a better experience. The older iOS design could have implemented Control Center etc.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:42

After using iOS 7, iOS 6 does look very dated and definitely needed updating.

 

You always get people who hate change. Why should we care what they think?



#7 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:42

I love iOS 7 but find it annoying that they've removed some features. For example, when adding songs to a playlist you used to be able to select songs from other playlists. You can no longer do this. This means there's no easy to add just-purchased music.

 

Annoying. 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:43

Sounds like Windows 8  :laugh: 



#9 DrCheese

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:45

After using iOS 7, iOS 6 does look very dated and definitely needed updating.

 

You always get people who hate change. Why should we care what they think?

Pretty much. If I listened to the whiners at work who hate change we'd still be on NT4 with Office 1997.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:47

Exactly my point :) And many people feel that, design-wise, iOS 7 didn't offer a better experience. The older iOS design could have implemented Control Center etc.

Some changes where nice but just changing for the sake of changing is dumb IMO. Some good changes are things like having the contact info in a text message always there so you no longer have to scroll to the top to call the person. Giving the folders tabs was also a nice change since I had 3 folders with games and now I only have 1 folder. The overall change to the looks I could do without. Seems dated to me. Something I would expect to see back in 2000. Doesn't have any depth to it. Again, all personal opinions and preference.



#11 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:48

Pretty much. If I listened to the whiners at work who hate change we'd still be on NT4 with Office 1997.

No we wouldn't. There is a difference between changing for the sake of changing and changing to improve. There are changes in iOS7 that were added just for the sake of changing and that is dumb IMO.



#12 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:56

The iPad version needs to be optimised for the iPad interface. Only being able to see 9 apps per folder on that massive screen is daft. 

 

And control centre should not only be customisable, but should include more options on the iPad as there's more space. 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:57

I've already had several family members ask me to downgrade their ipads. Also saw the mentions of discontent on a local news segment. The wildfire of word of mouth spreads quickly and I wouldn't quickly dismiss it simply as people hating change.

 

I was reminded of Windows 8 when I saw iOS 7. What a deja vu this is.



#14 vetneufuse

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 16:57

what ever happened to the old days where we had "themes" where you could pick the UI you liked...... not here you HAVE to use this UI... now days a "theme" is two accent colors and some sounds and there you go....



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 17:15

I love iOS 7 but find it annoying that they've removed some features. For example, when adding songs to a playlist you used to be able to select songs from other playlists. You can no longer do this. This means there's no easy to add just-purchased music.

Annoying.


Good catch. That is annoying but the only use I had for that was to duplicate an existing playlist but remove a few songs.