A few thoughts on iOS 7

  • Only knowing any reference to “flat design” by reading tech blogs leading up to Apple’s WWDC 2013, I like the fresh take of iOS 7. It’s got familiarity, yet enough of a difference and a modern take, to make old and new iPhone customers appreciate it.
  • It’s easy to poke fun at some of the new icons. By and large, I still like them better than previous versions of iOS. And they will certainly be tweaked between the beta and final releases.
  • Finally, a control center for easily accessing wifi settings and the like. That’ll be huge (except for maybe the flashlight).
  • For as much as I wanted WebOS and the Palm Pre to be part of the smartphone landscape, it’s gone. At least iOS 7 adopted the deck of cards approach to multitasking.
  • With iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, maybe I’ll switch from Google Chrome’s browser on all my devices back to Safari… especially with the iCloud Keychain concept. (Goodbye 1Password?)

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