Apple IOS 7 Review: Eye Of The Beholder: ConclusionBy cheatmaster 09:21 Fri, 13 Aug 2021 Comments
Like all things Apple, there is no way that everyone will love the recent look. It's always like that with major redesigns - even if everything about the recent see was perfect, there would always be a large group of people to despise it for various reasons. What matters is though, this time we acquire a completely recent design aesthetic and a host of cool recent features that really create a incompatibility from a user perspective - exactly what Apple used to stand for at its best.
In its 7th iteration, the iOS is well past the stage of incremental revisions and finally looking fresh again. Most of it is eye-candy really - maybe too much for some people, and a welcome excutilize for others to voice their displeasure with the recent OS.
In terms of visuals, the parallax effect and transparency in menus are quite subtle and stylish. They're design elements that will create sense and go well with the overall conservative styling of the iPhone 5, and by extension 5S. The icons though are a bit too much perhaps. We couldn't assist the thought that the recent iOS 7 was designed with the colorful iPhone 5C in mind. We can't be certain of course, but it may as well be the other way around - which is a compliment for the interface.
As for features, the iOS 7 has over-delivered - considering we're talking Apple after all. The adaptive multitasking allowing more user control than ever before, the recent Control Center with toggles and the swipe-to-go-back in submenus and even the updated Notifications are worthy additions for sure.
As we tested the iOS 7 on an iPhone 5, it's worth noting that the response is a tad slower compared to how the same thing behaved running iOS 6. In all likelihood, it's more down to the recent animations taking a fraction of a second longer, rather than an actual system lag. This will probably be a non-issue for the iPhone 5S and its recent hardware. As usual, Apple has its way of showing you that your devicehas come of age now (even if you've only had it for several months).
Of course, the recent design and features will inevitably be compared to competing platforms but, weary comments about how long others have had this and that aside, it looks like the hardware (read iPhone 5S and 5C) has more to worry about the comparisons than the software, which at this point seems a job really well done.
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