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iOS 7 Beta: An Estrogen-Addled Mess Designed for 13 Year Old Girls
Technology and Other Musings ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Lynch

Posted on 09/27/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler

But my eyes!!! It felt like someone had dragged a cheese grater across my eyeballs when I saw the iOS 7 home screen, with its horrendous icons that looked like they were designed by Lisa Frank! Yes, the iOS 7 beta comes perilously close to looking like Lisa Frank’s “Stuff Girls Love” site.

(Excerpt) Read more at jimlynch.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Science
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; graphics; ios7; iphone; lynch; mentalcase; ntsa; stfu
Review of the beta. He likes it in a later review.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

Apple shows Steve is gone.
Took me 3 days to get ios7 settings
To look like my old phone & still battery
Is running out much faster


2 posted on 09/27/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by jonose
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To: Swordmaker

ping!


3 posted on 09/27/2013 11:14:44 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Countdown until the arrival of Apple hating trolls -— 4...3...2...1


4 posted on 09/27/2013 11:21:51 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: jonose

That would make a great haiku if you edited it.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 11:29:11 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: House Atreides

IOS 7 installed for me without a hitch. (iphone 5) But the improvements are not very refined, although welcome and the look of the new icons and groups is hideous. Apple, it appears, is now chasing Samsung instead leading with class and innovation.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 11:29:41 AM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jonose

Battery is running out faster, I agree.

How did you make iOS 7 look like iOS 6?


7 posted on 09/27/2013 11:31:42 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: atomic_dog

Apple shows Steve is gone
3 days to look like my old phone
still battery running out much faster


8 posted on 09/27/2013 11:33:30 AM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: jonose

Here ya go:

Apple shows Steve is gone.
Three days to get settings right.
Battery dies faster.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Jeff Chandler

I really hate to say this but Apple iOS 7 appears to be Windows 8 in appearance. I hate both.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Jeff Chandler

So far I notice that I can no longer hit snooze on my alarm despite the fact that the option is set, and it’s nearly impossible to create/edit entries on my blog as the cursor doesn’t work properly in blogger’s text box.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 11:46:09 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: jonose
still battery

Is running out much faster

Agree. But "software writers gone wild" is a common theme at tech companies.

12 posted on 09/27/2013 11:48:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Jeff Chandler

iOS 7 works fine on my phone, the 4 version.

For those complaining about reduced battery life, it is because the new OS adds an background app refresh feature. Disable it and you will have your phone working the way it used to, on 6.

I liked iOS 7 except for the changes made to Safari.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I'm not too crazy about the new format, either. Agree about the shorter battery life, although I plug it into the charger every morning before I head to work, anyway.

Maybe over time I'll get to appreciate the changes, but not at the moment.

Another gripe is how Safari automatically goes to the expanded screen instead of allowing the user the option.

Bottom line, though, is it would take a lot worse than this to get me to move away from Apple.

14 posted on 09/27/2013 11:55:05 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I like the UI changes, the iPhone UI needed a refresh. But PhoneGap-based apps which were slow on IOS 6.1 are even slower now, especially on the iPhone 4.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:49 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Jeff Chandler
Old truth: Never buy/install the latest OS until after a few good patches. I'll wait at least a month or 2 before installing ios7.

IMO, this fingerprint ID business is stupid. Voice recognition with pass-phrases would be a better way of securing the phone. The phone already centers around voice communications. If Siri can answer questions, however stupidly, it surely ought to recognize a voice and pass-phrase. Pass-phrases could be tailored, such that some users (children) may have limited abilities like no purchases or no international calls.

The easiest, most natural way to interact with a computer would be by voice. Much easier that swiping, taping, & typing. Why should you even need to LOOK at the phone to do something? Complete voice control should be the goal.

Apple was headed that way with Siri, but now their thinking seems fractured.

16 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:13 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I cannot believe the gnashing of teeth over this update. It took me all of about 2 days to adjust to the few changes in the OS.

If people don’t like it, go buy a Windows Phone.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: Mister Da

-—Voice recognition with pass-phrases would be a better way of securing the phone-—

Great idea, except Siri needs to have cellular or network connection to operate. How do you get into your phone when there’s no commo?


18 posted on 09/27/2013 12:08:12 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: atomic_dog; Jeff Chandler

Apple shows Steve gone.
Three days to match old phone look.
Battery dies too fast now.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: CodeToad
Thanks for the heads up. My latest laptop came preloaded with Windows 8 which appears to be designed for illiterate children who can only point at pictures and grunt. I have been about an inch away from returning to the store and demanding they load Windows7 back in. No way I'm going for the new iOS.
20 posted on 09/27/2013 12:52:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: James C. Bennett

Thank you for that tip!


21 posted on 09/27/2013 1:12:29 PM PDT by pkmaine
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To: Jeff Chandler

Looks like “Hello Kitty” they could butch the screen up a bit.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 2:25:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: JoeTheGeorgian
I'm gonna guess that Siri needs a network to provide its knowledge base, not its voice recognition (VR).

The phone already has rudimentary VR with its ability to make calls & play music via voice command, so much of the the VR software is already on the phone. Voice matching software requires no huge server. Stored pass-phrases would use little storage space, no more than any other short audio file like a ring tone.

There is just no need for a network to have VR software secure the phone.

23 posted on 09/27/2013 3:19:01 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'm glad to see that Jimmy Lynch can find work in this economy.


24 posted on 09/29/2013 10:21:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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