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Mobile: So I Upgraded to iOS 7 Today … [pics]


Apple released its beta 2 for iOS 7 today for the iPhone and iPad and I just installed it so I thought I’d give it a little review.  iOS 7 is only available at this time for Apple developers (general release is schedule for fall), so if you want early access, I can add a few more UDID’s to my developer account and help you out.  This offer goes out to my regular readers/commenters (you know who you are!) – just let me know by responding to this post!

Here’s what my iPhone screen looks like in iOS 7 (spoiler alert, looks like a Samsung Galaxy now!):

Photo Jun 25, 9 49 10 PM

Now here’s what it looks like when I try to unlock my screen:

Photo Jun 25, 9 51 40 PM

And here’s what my home screen looks like:

Photo Jun 25, 9 51 15 PM

Most of the apps still look the same with the exception of the weather app, which got a gorgeous update:

Photo Jun 25, 9 51 20 PM

And here’s what it looks like when I doubleclick the home button to pull up the active apps:

Photo Jun 25, 9 52 12 PM

My iOS 7 review:  Well, this is definitely the biggest update iPhone/iPad has had to its look and feel since its release.  The new iOS 7 looks gorgeous.  But it is definitely a rip-off of Samsung Galaxy’s screen.  There is new functionality like radio and a bunch of photo options to play with, but overall, everything feels the same.

Likes:  The new home screen looks so vibrant now!  It’s also cool to be able to stream radio with the native music app now.

Dislikes:  The new photo system that categorizes your camera roll into “collections” and “moments” – doesn’t really make sense to me and feels unnecessary.  Also, there are so many social media sharing options associated with your camera roll now that I’m really worried I’ll send a NSFW picture straight to Facebook if you know what I mean ;)

So, basically, that’s the new iOS 7 in a nutshell!  Because of the strange formatting issues with it, many wallpapers that look good on the current iOS 6 will not look good on iOS 7.  Tomorrow, I’ll post the best iOS 7 wallpapers because I’ve been experimenting with that all day :)

Are you excited about the new iOS 7?  Do you want early access?  Let me know in comments!

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    • It seems about the same to me but my friend claims it’s draining her battery like crazy. I’ll have to give it another day to see :)

      • Yeah a friend of mine also installed iOS7 and he was like ‘OMG 3 hours usage!’ all day. But he says Beta 2 helped alot, not as much as the iOS7 though, multitasking might be the cultprint.
        People have mixed feelings about the UI, but I liked it very much, these colors!!! New UI artifacts are also great. Recently switched to an android phone but I will definitely use this on my iPad.

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