Wednesday, September 25, 2013

iOS6 is Dead! Long Live iOS7?

iOS7 and iOS6 side-by-side comparison
Wednesday September 18th Apple began allowing device updates to its entirely new operating system, iOS7.  More than any new capabilities on offer, what users will notice first about their updated devices is the completely different look.  Gone are the curved bevels, highlights and shadows of the app icons on the home screen, replaced by flat simplicity.  Is the change going to be welcomed or will it stir up some post-update buyers' remorse?

In the long run it doesn't matter, since the "flat" look, earlier seen on Windows 8 operating system, is the wave of the future, and Apple is not turning back now.  It will be interesting to watch the reaction of the volatile Apple user crowd, and listen to the comparative choruses of cheers and jeers.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Forbes

Link to article:
As iOS 7 Is Released, Watch For The Five Stages Of Grief Over iOS 6

Excerpt: "Switching from iOS 6 to iOS 7 is a necessary step, but it’s going to be painful in the short term. For all the usefulness of iOS 7, many users are going to feel a sense of loss when they have to take iOS 6 away.
The problem with the update, like almost any update on a smartphone, is the one-way nature of the process. Once you are in the land of iOS 7, there’s no going back. And given the radical nature of iOS 7, there’s going to be a lot of users wondering what they’ve just done to their Apple device.
They’ll likely start with denial. They didn’t update to iOS 7, it’s just some new icons, this isn’t a radical change to Apple’s operating system that makes every option easier to find, quicker to access, and all with a consistent interface. What they’re seeing is just iOS 6 with a pretty skin. There’ll be a switch to flip it back, they can find their old phone in here somewhere.
That’s not going to happen, once you leave iOS 6, there’s no going back. and doubtless that will lead to anger. Why has this change been forced on me without enough information, why is it all so different? Not everyone reads the tech blogs in detail, being asked to update their handset might not mean anything to them. This is probably the part of the process where people will lash out on Twitter and Facebook about how horrible iOS 7 is. This moment will pass.
It can’t be hard to offer iOS 6 again, can it? The bargaining will start, with many people looking to jailbreak their handset and image files of the older operating system. Just a little bit longer with iOS 6 is all they ask. But Apple needs to transition everyone to iOS 7 as quickly as possible, developers will be looking at iOS 7 only apps in the near future, and there’s no room for bargaining to stay on iOS 6. It’s time to move, nothing stays the same."

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