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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 Faresismail View Post
      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...
      Not needed!!! I have a dev account and been beta testing for the last 3-4 yrs. I actually test the software and summit bug reports to apple so they can fix it. I just don't run this for the hell of it and to show off to my buddy's.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Not needed!!! I have a dev account and been beta testing for the last 3-4 yrs. I actually test the software and summit bug reports to apple so they can fix it. I just don't run this for the hell of it and to show off to my buddy's.
      I personally think apple watches what is said. So the more ppl talking on forums are basically more bugs being found and mentioned. What i perceived from your reply is you feel like you are better than people who arent paying developers. I apologize if im wrong.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      I personally think apple watches what is said. So the more ppl talking on forums are basically more bugs being found and mentioned. What i perceived from your reply is you feel like you are better than people who arent paying developers. I apologize if im wrong.
      Not saying that im better. But we get some many people starting thread about the same crap everyday just like in these thread on MMI. People spending 99.00 on a account just to complain about the beta and it not being stable so there going to downgrade back to iOS 6 or that battery life sucks or there phone is running warmer and etc.... these people are spending money for no reason other than to have the beta and say ohhh look at me im running iOS7 LOL its just stupid. There totally doing it for the wrong reasons. So when i hear you guys are running it for free? i see the same picture, you have it just to show off and not using it for legit reasons to help find bug and summit them to Apple. Also to let you know also? There might be a few Apple people that may float around??? But not likely and i say that because they hardly float around in the dev forums. That why bug reporting is so important. The Apple guys dont have enough time to spend in forums and read about complaints and stuff. Thats why they rely on us developers.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      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.
      Before that happen, you will receive a notification to upgrade over the air, so you will have no problem upgrading no matter where you are.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Not saying that im better. But we get some many people starting thread about the same crap everyday just like in these thread on MMI. People spending 99.00 on a account just to complain about the beta and it not being stable so there going to downgrade back to iOS 6 or that battery life sucks or there phone is running warmer and etc.... these people are spending money for no reason other than to have the beta and say ohhh look at me im running iOS7 LOL its just stupid. There totally doing it for the wrong reasons. So when i hear you guys are running it for free? i see the same picture, you have it just to show off and not using it for legit reasons to help find bug and summit them to Apple. Also to let you know also? There might be a few Apple people that may float around??? But not likely and i say that because they hardly float around in the dev forums. That why bug reporting is so important. The Apple guys dont have enough time to spend in forums and read about complaints and stuff. Thats why they rely on us developers.
      Well im no developer but i would be happy to submit the user bugs i have found. Just dont know where to report to. Also i downloaded ios 7 cuz im an extreme apple fanboy and i couldnt wait. Lol same with ios 6. Had to have it. And i of course understand this is a first beta so i expected some issues. But overall im happy.
    1. MyE350OwNz's Avatar
      MyE350OwNz -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      Well im no developer but i would be happy to submit the user bugs i have found. Just dont know where to report to. Also i downloaded ios 7 cuz im an extreme apple fanboy and i couldnt wait. Lol same with ios 6. Had to have it. And i of course understand this is a first beta so i expected some issues. But overall im happy.

      I'm Dieing to update my iPhone 4 as it serves me well but I won't just yet until I know I can edit the apn settings for my mms and data to use m straight talk SIM card. I kne the talk and text will work without having to edit the cellular settings but to get data to use the Internet and iMessage I would need to set it. Not unless anyone has or knows of a way without the jailbrake or unlock. Would a gevey sim still work if I pop it in and remove it to have the cellular data screen display!?
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      im running it on my iphone 5 with straight talk. just did the tmobile sim swap trick. internet and mms working just fine. there are a few bugs. and i keep wanting to go into cydia to refresh to see if theres any updates
    1. MyE350OwNz's Avatar
      MyE350OwNz -
      Quote Originally Posted by weazle23 View Post
      im running it on my iphone 5 with straight talk. just did the tmobile sim swap trick. internet and mms working just fine. there are a few bugs. and i keep wanting to go into cydia to refresh to see if theres any updates
      Where did you get the tmobile sim swap? An how much was it if you don't mind. I've only heard about the tmobile sim swap
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      If THIS is what they think every one was screaming for then I guess I'm just stupid because I think, for the most part, it's ugly. I dig the new home screen and how the tiles "float" but the UI is fugly IMHO. Flat, pastel ugliness. I'll continue to rock iOS but ffs, I'll cringe a bit ever time I open it up.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It never ceases to surprise me how many people actually want a beta. Unless you are a developer, why would you want beta software?
      Unfortunately I doubt if one of the changes they make will make it useable on the iP4.
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MyE350OwNz View Post
      Where did you get the tmobile sim swap? An how much was it if you don't mind. I've only heard about the tmobile sim swap
      i already had the tmobile sim. i believe u can get one at a tmobile store for $15. it doesnt have to be activated. basically when you insert it all it does is give you access to the hidden cellular data network tab to change your settings. pretty much what the tetherme app in cydia does.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by weazle23 View Post
      i already had the tmobile sim. i believe u can get one at a tmobile store for $15. it doesnt have to be activated. basically when you insert it all it does is give you access to the hidden cellular data network tab to change your settings. pretty much what the tetherme app in cydia does.
      Interesting - the tab is controlled by the network settings, did inserting the t-Mob SIM ask you to update your carrier settings?
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Interesting - the tab is controlled by the network settings, did inserting the t-Mob SIM ask you to update your carrier settings?
      it doesnt ask to update. but you do have to multitask out of the tab into another app before you reinsert the straight talk sim. then multitask back into it. after you exit out of it its hidden again.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      More info please.
      Who was the phone locked too? How was it unlocked! What carrier settings are you using?
    1. Venom1234's Avatar
      Venom1234 -
      You sir are full of ****. The battery life is horrendous on iOS 7 beta. Stop trollin
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      its locked to at&t. i never had it unlocked. the straight talk sim runs on at&t. at&t sims somehow hide the tab i guess.

      oh and my battery life isnt any worse than on 6.1.2. but it was jailbroken with widgets and other tweaks installed. so it might be worse than stock ios 6
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      I just wish the map application on ios 7 will be better than ios 6. That is the only reason I am still on ios 5.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by algojobathosai View Post
      I just wish the map application on ios 7 will be better than ios 6. That is the only reason I am still on ios 5.
      Why didn't u use Google Maps from AppStore and MapsOpener from Cydia?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Why didn't u use Google Maps from AppStore and MapsOpener from Cydia?
      That's what I use, but iOS 7 will mean no jailbreak (possibly for a long time) so iOS6 is here to stay for a while.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      That's what I use, but iOS 7 will mean no jailbreak (possibly for a long time) so iOS6 is here to stay for a while.
      I was asking algojobathosai as he's still on iOS 5.