My first impression of iOS 7 (I had it a while back since I’m a developer but it was under NDA) was not the best – it was change and some things worked differently though I mostly liked the look (still don’t like the Safari icon).
But I quickly grew to like most things… mostly the look. I like the way folders organize now and the parallaxing background is cool.
I don’t like the way the screen fades in when unlocking – too slow when I just want to check the time. Same for when you unlock the phone, the icons flying in is delay I don’t want or need.
Opening an app is cool the way it opens visually from the icon and retreats back the same way.
The Control Center (see image left) opens from a swipe up from off screen at the bottom. It is great: quick access to key features. Try to swipe a bit to the right when the screen is locked or you’ll get the camera.
The Notification Center is a bit different – the weather is a bit chatty, but I like the calendar part (and if you have an upcoming event in the calendar w/ a location, it will estimate the drive time). Also the All and Missed parts are good. Notice the AirDrop section in there – see below.
To access Spot Light, (see image right) instead of double tapping the home button or swiping left past the first home screen, just swipe down on a home screen from anywhere NOT at the edge. I like that more.
To delete items in a table/list like email, swipe right-to-left.
For Multi-Tasking, (see image left) it’s still double-tap the Home button, but it will look very different. The main thing to learn is you swipe an app up to remove it from execution/memory.
In Safari, there’s just one bar for URLs and searching. Also, for Back and Forward you can just swipe right and left (respectively) from off the left/right side of the screen. That took me a while to get used to.
I’m very excited about AirDrop – being able to share/send things to people around me
Apps automatically update (if configured) so no more AppStore icon with a badge number of “32” to update.
I haven’t messed w/ iTunes Radio so I can’t say about that.
Using the Settings app you can set/configure things as before so I always recommend going thru that and seeing what’s new/different to set.
Like many things, at first I was leery but then liked it. I’m seeing some posts and such of people not really digging it, but I have a feeling they will after a while.
Any particular discoveries, likes, dislikes, etc. you’ve found?