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Old 19-09-2013, 7:30 PM
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Default ios7, any good?

Just wondered if anyone had installed ios7 on their ipad, and what they thought of it. Different layout, not so sure I would like it.
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http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09...ghly-reviewed/

Try that for size. Also:

http://lifehacker.com/ios-7s-biggest...hem-1334420963

http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphon...469641&olo=rss

MacWorld has a whole bunch of articles on other topics. Reading those is better than getting some random's opinion—IMO.
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Old 19-09-2013, 8:37 PM
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Yep, on my gen.3 iPad. It seems to hammer the battery. 7.1 needed to iron out the glitches.
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Old 20-09-2013, 3:16 PM
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Have it on my iPad3 and iPhone5

A few useful elements but really most were things that should have been there but were missing from the old versions (eg time each message was sent for iMessenger) and the control centre is useful

The phone is fine, iPad 3rd gen is a bit slow, can probably turn off some of the animations etc. Havent noticed any battery issues but dont use the iPad much these days.

New look generally is good but if you group apps it looks a bit messy
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Old 20-09-2013, 8:36 PM
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I love it but the UI is drastically different.

You'd do well to try out a device with iOS on it in store before you go ahead, if you're not sure.
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I love it but the UI is drastically different.

You'd do well to try out a device with iOS on it in store before you go ahead, if you're not sure.
Surely it's a simple matter to restore if you don't like it
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Surely it's a simple matter to restore if you don't like it
You can only downgrade to iOS 6 while Apple is still signing the software, which won't be for very long at all....once they stop, you can't downgrade.
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You can only downgrade to iOS 6 while Apple is still signing the software, which won't be for very long at all....once they stop, you can't downgrade.
Can I then no longer restore from iTunes backups on my PC? Sounds like the walled garden is crumbling if that's the case
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Surely it's a simple matter to restore if you don't like it
It's full of bugs apparently and many users aren't happy they've downloaded it.

Apple don't allow you to downgrade however you can if you're quick see half way down this article... Here

The Apple Support Forum also doesn't allow you to give any advice on how to downgrade to iOS6 they remove your posts very quickly.
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A friend was excited to tell me he could now block numbers, much as he could in his old Nokia a decade ago. Seeing as apple use words like magical and revolutionary in their sales blurb, iOS7 seems to be at best rather underwhelming for most users.

Apparently you can make it look less of a dogs dinner by making it grey scale, not sure how true that is, but some people have said it is less offensive that way.

Maybe hold off before upversioning ('upgrading' seems to be overstating the case)
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Installed it pretty much the minute it released and have not had one issue. I like the updated design, much cleaner and modern looking. Its quite a big step, certainly as big as any android made in the four years I used it.
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Like several of the new features, absolutely HATE the appearance.

In my eyes it has lost the classy appearance that it used to have and bowed to the "big, bright and brash must mean it is good" mentality.

Still contemplating going back to 6 as I dislike the appearance that much.

Edited to add: When I spoke to Apple support about downgrading they confirmed that they don't support it, but their own tech support guy advised me to Google it and find out how to do.

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It's certainly a culture shock - but as with most things you get to like it, as the clear lines and non-fussy artwork is becoming enjoyable. To other issues, battery use is identical as before.

Still finding new things, and the level of customisation were you select how you wish it to work/display is superb.
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It's full of bugs apparently

Can you provide a link to back this up?

(Oh, and I don't mean a headline in the Daily Mail)
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Old 21-09-2013, 8:33 AM
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Like several of the new features, absolutely HATE the appearance.
Young teenage daughter agrees with you.

Some good features but loathes the appearance, it's far too 'neon and in your face' apparently.

I have to say after looking at her ipod myself, I agree with her and you. Bright and brash is not always good.
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I think I'm the only one who really likes it! As with everything, it's all down to personal taste, they're never gonna please everyone!

I especially love the torch in the lock screen (the path to my house is very dark at night!), the fact that I can save a contact from the recent call list and the block numbers feature!
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I hate the look of it. It's too brash for me.
Works fine though.
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
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Like several of the new features, absolutely HATE the appearance.
Same here. It reminds me of Windows Mobile/Windows 8 except it doesn't make my user experience more cumbersome.
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Can you provide a link to back this up?
Here's one (of many) from a very disgruntled fanboy Here

Here's another Here..... not from the Daily Mail

Take your pick....Here

I could go on.

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I think I'm the only one who really likes it!
Nope, I'm with you.

Much better than before. You don't need your note application to look like a notepad. It isn't. You don't need your notification centre to look like it's fabric. It isn't. Absolutely 100% everything is as good or better than before IMO.

As for issues, I have had none on my 5, my wife has had none on her 5, my boss has had none on his 4S. I've been able to remove any favourite I don't want. Worked fine with iTunes on my Win 8 laptop.

As for battery life, turn off the features you don't like. I turned off the parallax effect as I didn't like it. I turned off airdrop as I don't use it. Battery life no worse than before.

TBH I think a bit like W8, people are scared of it cos it's different, and are looking for faults to justify their lack of want for the change.

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isn't good.

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