iOS7 likes vs dislikes


Paige Park and Miranda Campbell

The new iOS7 software update for the Apple iPhone and other Apple products has changed almost everything about the look and design of the software. Striving for a more competitive and user friendly look, the update has received mixed reactions from the masses. With changes made to almost every detail of the phone, it is hard for users to make an overall judgment.


Paige: Like. I love howthe new messages look. I also like how group messages now have a picture by the person who sent it. I can instantly know who sent me a message in a group, just as long as they have a picture in their contact.

Miranda: Dislike. I’m not so sure I like it. When I’m scrolling, my texts, for lack of a better word, jiggle around. It’s distracting and I wish they would just sit still.








Paige: Dislike. I hate the new layout of the calendar. I would rather have the traditional monthly calendar as the default. Instead, the daily calendar is the default and you have to switch back to see the whole month.

Miranda: I agree. I would rather have the old calendar. It was much easier to maneuver and schedule activities in. This new calendar is confusing and poorly organized.









Paige: Dislike. The new notifications that appear at the top when you get a text, email, etc. are too clunky. The bar is huge and when it appears on my screen w

Yeah definitely! Whenever I’m playing Candy Crush, it throws off my game. You have to flick it up to get it to go away. I think that’s too much effort.hile I am already on my phone, I almost certainly accidently tap it.




Paige: Like. I like the new circular password numbers. Though Apple most likely changed it to circles to compete with the growing Droid products, it is still a cool concept. It adds to the clean-cut layout of the software.

Miranda: Like. Apple absolutely modeled their new password numbers after Android. It adds a certain flare to see a blurred image of my background whenever I type in my password. It’s really interesting that the color scheme changes with your photo, too!








Double-tap home

Paige: Like. I love swiping the running apps in order to delete them. It is much faster and less time consuming than the old method of deleting running apps. This method is also an easy way to multi-task and switch back and forth between apps that you are using.

Miranda: Dislike. It’s hard to scroll through and find what you’re looking for when you double tap the home button. I think I liked the old method better.








iTunes Radio

Paige: It’s okay. I like that you can buy songs with ease. I don’t like that it consistently glitches. The other day I was listening to one of my favorite songs, and the radio just stopped working. Apple should fix their glitches.

Miranda: Like. I really dig iTunes radio. It shows me new bands every day, and is really easy to use. I also love how you can click create when listening to anything in your iTunes library, and it makes a new station based on your music.