7 iOS Golden Master: 7 facts about the system




Friday 13

Apple did not change their traditions, and this time, releasing the latest pre-release versions iOS 7 in the status of «Golden Master» hour after the announcement of the new devices. In fact the developers were at the mercy of the system is ready for release on 18 September, the same version will be posted for everyone to public access. I installed the update on my iPhone 5, I’ll tell you about my impressions after a few days of use, the conclusions drawn.

I must say that on my smartphone received permanent residence all the beta version of iOS 7 , starting with the first. As quite a normal, moderately curious user, I am ready to put up with some inconveniences and drawbacks tolerate test assemblies for purity of the experiment. And those were, but in fact that is not so much. Tolerated. Well, then try to describe in brief some of the theses seemed to me as a normal user, interesting and worthwhile moments – you can call if you want a little field experience.

The most important thing. Smartphone after upgrading from version 6 of iOS really feels like something new, as it was promised to us “from above.” In fact, many people (even those who have not yet understood this) waiting for something that is fresh in the interface part of its iPhones and aypadov, and in this regard, iOS 7 met expectations. An old candy-gloss appearance has already started to wear off, but here please – frosted glass, no volume icon, minimalism and Puff pastry pies everywhere and in everything to the last detail. I can say one thing – I rather enjoy such changes than not.
The long-awaited and radical changes regarding audio and visual component. Of course, you say, easier to cut yourself ringtones, download wallpaper with colorful kitty, what’s the problem? The problem is that while sitting in a coffee shop or in the office, no one would ever believe – if his phone rings or is this girl on the phone at the next table. Here is one reason – laziness, just do not want to once again open the settings and change something. But in the new operating system, added a bunch of new ringtones and notification of events, choose something for themselves more easily. By the way, I liked the way some have changed the default sounds and notifications of events – added a little “volume” and make the sound more digital and shrill call or the message will not miss it. Yes, and “parallaksiruyuschie” wallpaper look fresh and healthy.
An interesting feature of the stock app “Camera”. If before the camera took a picture of the device at a time when you remove your finger from the shutter button, the shutter is digital now instantly at the touch. Moreover, if you hold the shutter button down, the camera continues to shoot, writing in the “Gallery” series of shots. Feels like, the rate of 4-5 frames per second, maybe less. I think a brand new iPhone 5s will be on the order of rate of fire. For me, this feature is not relevant, since I use other applications (VSCOcam and 645 Pro MKII), though perhaps with the advent of iPhone 5s I’ll start shooting a camera.
Once I started talking about her appearance, I can not mention reasonableness and convenience of such innovations as the curtain “Notification Center”, the main functions of the control panel, called swipe from the bottom up, pop-up notification, they can now clean up the movement on the screen up, the global search Spotlight (Yes, I have it does not slow down when activated). All this adds a fraction of the speed and convenience in daily and quite heavy use of the device. I want to draw your attention to a little thing like a little button on-off switch on the flashlight icon in the Control Panel. In the inactive state, it is at the bottom, in the active – above all like a real flashlight. You can see for yourself. Here we have in mind the famous Apple’s attention to the most minute details, just in such things, and it manifests itself.
Font-line system information, displaying the time, signal strength, battery life, and other useful data, a little larger in size than the same string that is visible in the unlocked state. A trifle, but nice, the information easier to read, less time and attention needed to discern whether the regime is now 3G? And why had no one had thought of?
Hours. And here came bobble. While initially it seemed that the battery is spent economically, but now the behavior of the power system iPhone I was surprised and angered when making 4 photos and post them on Instagram (having a stable connection to the network mode 3G), charge virtually disappeared into nowhere, falling from 63 to 38 percent. This occurred somewhere in the total of 4 minutes. If the error is not corrected before the launch of iOS 7 to the masses, it is easy to foresee a flurry of indignation users a smartphone we do not need.
Composure and calmness. I have recently written about the “cartoons” interface iOS 7 , there is, as expected, nothing has changed. Really do not like the fact that at the time of unlocking the device screen first completely fades, then out of nowhere there are application icons. This process is very slow Well, I want all the same to the animation in the system draws the least bit faster.

In this, perhaps, everything. I think the system is stable enough to be provided to end users. During the enjoyment of all betas that were issued since the end of WWDC, I did not see any “departure” from the application, although the reset occurred, but not so much to worry about it, but to the pre-release version yet no complaints at all about the stability of . Perhaps there is another question. Most of us will sooner or later have to reconsider its attitude to innovation, forget about skevomorfizm, warmth and friendliness of the usual legacy iOS, whether we like it or not. One can endlessly variegated indignant, seeming obscurity and crudity, but it will not change anything in any case, will have to keep pace with the times and maintain up to date software on their devices.


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