Yesterday there was a release of free update from the one of the most renowned companies of the world – Apple to its devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. I went through many reviews of this new operating system on the latest devices like iPhone 5s/5c and saw how iOS 7 might look on smaller screen devices. Initially I thought that usage of pastel shades and light fonts would be a bad idea, but when I used it upon updating my 3rd generation iPad to check out iOS 7 and after quite a lot of hours of working on it, I have to admit that I was totally impressed by the update Apple has launched.
I guess Apple is the only company in the world that seems to inform all its carriers how the update is going to be like and it is quite surprising how they are the only ones even today to release on a single day a worldwide update of the new OS. Users can now avail now the iOS 7 update on their devices for free! The process was like a cake walk and even without having any kind of blanket of backup security and my iPad works perfectly and runs with the same applications and settings as they were on iOS 6.
The very first difference you’ll notice between iOS 6 and iOS 7 is the change in font weights, colors and icons on the home screen. I am still stumbling upon the home screen effect where you can see “under icons” on tilting the screen of your device. Though the impression cannot be captured with a screen shot, but getting to see the “depth” of the icons on the home screen is altogether a whole new experience. You will love the new look that the icons of Safari, Mail, Newsstand and more have got. You will notice some opaqueness like Windows Vista on the bottom launch bar of the home screen, but it looks truly amazing.
There is one more thing to notice – when you’ll tap on any folder of shortcuts then you will get to see the folder flying in the front with spaces for up to nine applications. You can swipe from side-to-side in case you’ll have more applications in that folder. When you tap outside, the folder will automatically minimize back to the home screen. The background image move along with the folder flyout plus image zooming will also happen at the same time. Overall a very nice visual effect is not at all disturbing.
Another functionality from which I couldn’t lay my eyes off was the multi-tasking feature. It is pretty much like the WebOS. By pressing home button twice, task manager will pop twice where the app icon will appear below the currently working screen.
It seems like Apple’s applications all have been redone which even includes Photos with organization structure based on years, moments and collections, Safari browser has a better look and feel, and everything else with new and better fonts and colors. I am not basically a huge fan of pastel or neon shades, but by far I love the refresh and in my opinion it was time for some necessary changes in the iOS.