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  • Apple's iOS 7 To Likely See Major Revisions before Final Release


    Quite a bit has been said about Apple’s iOS 7, with both positive and negative comments being made. New information that was recently released reveals that the design that was shown off at WWDC on Monday was merely a work in progress, meaning that the initial impressions everyone has are likely to change in the months ahead. According to the folks at The Next Web, people familiar with Apple’s latest mobile operating system said that the iOS 7 beta, as well as the preview shown at the WWDC keynote on Monday, is a “mid-stride” snapshot of the work being done behind closed doors at the moment.

    The pace is so quick that some of the builds used to present the operating system on stage two days ago were later versions of what was seeded to developers in the iOS 7 beta. It can’t be confirmed at the moment which feature sets are more advanced, though the beta version is slightly inconsistent with the operating system demoed on Monday by software engineering head Craig Federighi. The fact that iOS 7 is to change before its release seems quite obvious as the software currently in the hands of developers are beta versions meant for testing. However, while the backend and UI tweaks are expected to change for early build software, the radically different new design language of iOS 7 is also reportedly largely under construction.

    One of the things that’s interesting is that Jony Ive, who is now the head of the company’s Human Interaction section called on in-house marketing design teams to flesh out the first party app icons which have received overhauls in many cases. The sources said both print and web design personal laid down a framework of color palettes and a general “look,” which Ive’s app designers used as guidelines to produce what was seen in the iOS 7 preview. As with operational facets of the OS, these are also works in progress.

    According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the first iPhone was introduced in 2007 and from a design perspective that is true. Ive and his team have managed to change the core of every theme and nuance that OS has amassed over the past six generations. From skeuomorphic iconography to UI and UX, the new iOS 7 tears down almost everything, replacing it with a clean, if not controversial, design. Apple has finally managed to achieve a feel that is at once completely new yet wholly familiar at the same time, at least in its current iteration. We’ll have to see how much of this sticks and how much will change going forward.

    Source: The Next Web
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iOS 7 To Likely See Major Revisions before Final Release started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by TK4|2|1 View Post
      Ios7 can easily be downgraded to 6.1.3, but has any body tried downgrading it to 6.1.2, if an Ipsw was available, for jailbreak goodness?
      Nope because Apple isn't signing 6.1.2 anymore.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Does iOS 7 have animated wallpapers? I would love to theme that.
      It comes with one animated wallpaper that can be used on the lock screen, home screen or both.
    1. camperchuck's Avatar
      camperchuck -
      Ugh trying out the beta and my phone went blank and now sits here and vibrates.. i cant reset or anything!
      sigh

      update: disconnected the battery and it restarted with no issues
    1. ericidle's Avatar
      ericidle -
      Seems very stable since I updated having registered my UDID the only problem app so far seems to be eBay which just hangs on the splash screen. If that the only problem I can cope
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ericidle View Post
      Seems very stable since I updated having registered my UDID the only problem app so far seems to be eBay which just hangs on the splash screen. If that the only problem I can cope
      I've had the same experience with EBay.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      iPhone 4S - had no issues with IOS 6

      IOS 7 - Beta 1
      Charged battery three times today and every thing is off
      Go to turn it on at times and see the Apple logo
      The camera app once you take a pic and want to see it it hangs
      At times it's pretty sluggish
      It gets pretty warm when charging
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I haven't had any issues on my 5 and the battery still lasted 8 hours at work with pretty heavy usage.
    1. Aft3rD4rk's Avatar
      Aft3rD4rk -
      I'm thinking of coughing up the $99 to get a developers account so i can get my grubby paws on ios-7 to try out :-)
      Do i need a Mac to be able to do this or can i use my windows 8 laptop. I thought all developers needed a Apple Mac to be able to run?
      Sorry to as such a noob question lol
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aft3rD4rk View Post
      I'm thinking of coughing up the $99 to get a developers account so i can get my grubby paws on ios-7 to try out :-)
      Do i need a Mac to be able to do this or can i use my windows 8 laptop. I thought all developers needed a Apple Mac to be able to run?
      Sorry to as such a noob question lol
      You can buy slots online for $5 and up to get your UDID registered and a PC works fine.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by markcrow View Post
      I would agree. This is a very stable Beta and I am pleased with it. I definitely am experiencing increased battery drain, not just from playing with it.
      I've done the betas on iOS 5 and 6. 6 was perfect from beta 1. This beta for ios7 is not. And that's fine. It's a beta. But had to go back to iOS 6 as to many bugs.

      And yes battery was not as good. And no it's not because I was playing with it all day lol.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      i just want contact pictures to be added to the messages and contacts app, as well as a quick reply option.

      i'm guessing I need to contact apple for this request?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      In my case yes, the battery drain much more than before, Kik app crash like eBay app and look like Airdrop is not working... some people with the same problem with Airdrop like me? My iMac can't see the iPhone and my iPhone can't see my iMac neither. Not complaining, just testing.
    1. lllusion303's Avatar
      lllusion303 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      ...This is like a windows version of the iphone with their child graphics.
      That was my thought as well.
    1. Icarus's Avatar
      Icarus -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      I guess my question really is, does the phone physically stop working when the beta expires? I know I could update or go back to 6.1.3 on my 4s, but curious if my phone is going to randomly die?
      Not sure if it's been answered, but there's an expiry date on each beta.

      I believe beta 1 expires on 24th July, after that you won't be able to use your phone unless you restore or update to the next beta..
    1. NOYB111's Avatar
      NOYB111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
      Not sure if it's been answered, but there's an expiry date on each beta.

      I believe beta 1 expires on 24th July, after that you won't be able to use your phone unless you restore or update to the next beta..
      Thanks! Good to know since I will be on vacation on the 24th! I guess I will need to address this before vacation for sure... thanks again.
    1. chusfriends's Avatar
      chusfriends -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      It comes with one animated wallpaper that can be used on the lock screen, home screen or both.
      ...It actually comes with 2 animated walpapers!!
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aft3rD4rk View Post
      I'm thinking of coughing up the $99 to get a developers account so i can get my grubby paws on ios-7 to try out :-)
      Do i need a Mac to be able to do this or can i use my windows 8 laptop. I thought all developers needed a Apple Mac to be able to run?
      Sorry to as such a noob question lol
      If u look u can find the beta for free. I did
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      If u look u can find the beta for free. I did
      Still need to know someone with a dev account tho to register your device thru the portal.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Still need to know someone with a dev account tho to register your device thru the portal.
      Why? I have it. Not registered. And i will do the same with the next beta.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Still need to know someone with a dev account tho to register your device thru the portal.
      Not really no there is a version of ios 7 for non devs all u have to do is the following:
      - restore to ios 6.1.3/.4 depending of your phone
      -set up as new iphone
      -update to ios 7 using the ipsw file that doesn require a dev account
      The most important part is that u update and not restore updating wont try to activate your phone once this is done you can restore from backup to get ur files back...