Today has been a very good day for me – drive an Audi r8 in the early afternoon, have a Chinese and find out about the all new iOS 7 update from Apple. The wait is finally over for the details at least, we still have to be patient for its actual release later this year. For that I am very anticipatory after reading everything about it.
So what’s new?
An all new design is the first and foremost promise that appears to have been upheld by Apple. The pictures and video on their website shows a whole new feel and appearance to every menu, slide and unlock feature available. It looks neater, crisper and clearer when simply unlocking the device running it. It appears as a brand new look but yet retains that Apple simplicity which has made its reputation.
Up until now Apples ‘new’ iOS releases have always kept to the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ rule which to many has become tedious and off putting. Therefore it is really about time that Tim Cooke and his team have decided to be new and exciting – alongside Ivy of course. The genius’ may have done themselves a favour here. Still will remain the Samsung-Apple argument but let’s face facts; if you don’t like it, no one forces you to go for it. Everyone has their own preferences and personally mine is the attraction of an Apple device and it’s systems. Enough of that for now.
Let’s get to the details
The control centre looks like it could become useful for anyone and everyone, making it easy to do whatever is needed quick, simply and efficiently. The notification centre has had a face life, making it more attractive to look at and to use. The multitasking seems sleeker and shiny in appearance, making changing apps quick and cool. The messages app has seen some change too making it less of the old and in with the very new. Easier to read and a fresh new look make the messages appear less bleak and boring. New colours too! Photos has been freshened up, airdrop has seemingly been added, the camera, safari and Siri features have become one to the other. Each feels and looks sleek, simple and expensive. Mail and weather haven’t escaped unscathed either – both taking on a new simpler look too.
What’s the verdict?
It would seem Apple really has lived up to their promise of a brand new operating system. A system which gives Apples somewhat dated appearance a whole new lease of life, one which fits well with the expense and appearance of the device it runs on. Hand in hand, a device capable of many things and a system capable of so much more. Perfect harmony would seem to be Apples keyword in the design briefing – one which arguably it always has been and always will be. Hopefully this new iOS will revive the falling reputation, alter critique and change many views of the products sold. I’m glad I’ve stuck with Apple so far, and will be even more so when this is released, I’m sure. Of course there will be a more detailed post when I get all hands on with it. Until then I’m afraid it’s just a waiting game.
The website link is given here:
– Apple iOS 7.
More coming soon
The release date simply states ‘this fall’ – until then I will only be posting on the reported features and details of the brand new look. Until I play around with it many things may be vague and seem as an overview. All I say is Hurry up Apple. Here’s a quote from Apple themselves in regards to the latest direction for their iOS system:
“Nothing we’ve ever created has been designed just to look beautiful. That’s approaching the opportunity from the wrong end. Instead, as we reconsidered iOS, our purpose was to create an experience that was simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable — while building on the things people love about iOS. Ultimately, redesigning the way it works led us to redesign the way it looks. Because good design is design that’s in service of the experience.”
What do you think so far?
Bye for now.