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To wish I hadn't upgraded my iPad to iOS 7?

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TylerHopkins Sat 21-Sep-13 23:48:28

I fecking hate it!

I know with most things it takes time to get used to a new look but I really think they've messed up this time. I don't think it adds anything. It's just so....flat.

I want iOS 6 back. ...sad

Faverolles Sat 21-Sep-13 23:52:12

I'm getting used to it, but the swipe up thing to get to the brightness controls (instead of double clicking the home button) isn't very responsive and is irritating me.
I also don't like the way the wallpaper moves when the iPad moves - unnecessary and annoying.

JadziasSnacks Sat 21-Sep-13 23:56:36

YANBU, I'm regretting upgrading too. Really do not like it.

TylerHopkins Sat 21-Sep-13 23:56:43

I hate the look of calendar too. Arghhhh!

TylerHopkins Sat 21-Sep-13 23:57:42

There's no way back either sad

In future I will take a peek at someone else's upgrade before I do it.

HomicidalPsychoJungleCat Sun 22-Sep-13 00:00:24

Thanks for the warning, will stick with 6!

Allthequeenshorses Sun 22-Sep-13 00:06:24

Never again, hate it. But I can only blame myself. I didn't even know what I was doing, sleep deprived over work, clicked update, here we are. I then came on here, and Facebook, and realised my error. Wish I had not done it.

TylerHopkins Sun 22-Sep-13 00:12:52

Looking on t'internet it seems to be getting more bad reviews than good. I hope they listen to their customers and take it back to how it was.

Grumpywino Sun 22-Sep-13 00:24:06

I like it, iOS needed a refresh.

TheRunawayTrain Sun 22-Sep-13 00:46:38

Thanks for the warning. Will stick with this back, until something with better reviews comes along!

ThedementedPenguin Sun 22-Sep-13 00:47:29

I like it. For the most part it's way better than the iOS 6.

olidusUrsus Sun 22-Sep-13 04:33:53

Bleurgh, it's awful. Too android-y! I'm sticking with 6 for as long as I can.

glastocat Sun 22-Sep-13 05:02:38

I love it, especially the auto app updates.

Isetan Sun 22-Sep-13 05:49:50

Ok the new look calendar takes some getting used to (I wish I could have month view as a default ) and the keyboard for typing notes and mail are a pain ( I preferred white on black) but generally I like it. OS6 looks so outdated now and I only upgraded 24 hours ago.

friday16 Sun 22-Sep-13 06:02:33

I also don't like the way the wallpaper moves when the iPad moves

You can turn that off (I have on my phone):

Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion

friday16 Sun 22-Sep-13 06:32:36

I hope they listen to their customers and take it back to how it was.

If Apple "listened to their customers", they would be Blackberry. Focus groups of existing customers are almost always wrong, and it's very rare for a new release of anything, especially one which changes user interface elements, to be welcomed by the existing customer base, who are inherently conservative. Innovation always results in people shouting that they liked it the way it was, thank you, but there's endless history of that simply being wrong.

Steve Ballmer (Microsoft's CEO) signed his long-term death warrant when he uttered the immortal lines "There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." and "“$500, fully subsidized, with a plan! That is the most expensive phone in the world and it doesn’t appeal to business customers, because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine.”"

Ballmer's certainly not an idiot, and his view on phone UI was very common at the time. Even today, there's a small but vociferous minority who bang on about Blackberries being "more professional" and "about business" and so on: it's reasonable to assume, however, that a company that in twelve months will have reduced its workforce by two thirds is not in good health. Its share price today is about 4% of its share price five years ago: holding on to its existing markets and customers and trying to keep them happy has destroyed 96% of the company's value. Why would Apple want to emulate that?

The iPhone 5S and 5C ship with iOS7 and won't run anything prior to that: they're shipping in vast volume and flying out of the shops. The original iOS look and feel was getting pretty long in the tooth, so if a tiny minority of existing customers (ie, people who have already paid) either don't upgrade or, an even tinier minority, go elsewhere, that's just the price of doing business.

CanadianJohn Sun 22-Sep-13 06:38:52

The Daily Telegraph has an article on how to disable some of the new features.

Jaynebxl Sun 22-Sep-13 06:43:50

I haven't been upgraded. .. do I need to do something manually? Assuming that I want to upgrade!

janeyjampot Sun 22-Sep-13 06:50:38

<applauds friday16>

Really interesting comment. Thank you.

itwasarubythatshewore Sun 22-Sep-13 08:05:15

Friday16 Thanks for the reduce motion tip. I only noticed that movement this morning.

I hated the new look and had remorse for about 30 minutes (and I did phone and iPad at the same time), but I've got over it smile

pinkoneblueone Sun 22-Sep-13 08:25:11

I won't be offered the upgrade cos I have an iPhone 3GS so I 'think' it's iPhones way of making ppl upgrade if they want the new update,

Jinty64 Sun 22-Sep-13 08:28:58

My ds's keep telling me to upgrade. Perhaps I'll ignore them!

gastrognome Sun 22-Sep-13 09:36:22

Very insightful, friday16, thank you!

NannyMcphee12 Sun 22-Sep-13 10:49:55

If your not upgrading be careful as the update also updates your anti virus software that's built into your phone

friday16 Sun 22-Sep-13 11:37:21

There is no "antivirus" software in iOS. Whatever makes you think there is? Applications are checked, to some extent, when put into the app store and are digitally signed. The phone won't run software that is not signed (excluding jail breaking, developer certificates and some other situations I think we can ignore in general). That's not affected by running older iOS releases.

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