Previewing iOS 7 on my iPhone
Living on the edge... updated to the first beta release of iOS 7 on my "daily driver" iPhone 5. Definitely some quirks and bugs, but overall, I like it. I expect lots of tweaks before it's finally released later this year.
Some icons are jarring, but I imagine it'll grow on me. The new look is also made rougher next to older app icons, but I think app devs will quickly revise to the new visual style.
High points are definitely multitasking UI (a la Web OS), Control Panel (a la Android), sharper lighter fonts throughout (kinda Windows 8). More camera and media controls, and iTunes Radio looks promising.
I can sense the overall "layer" approach to overlapping elements, and the "parallax" shifting depth is cute, but mostly eye candy.
Not crazy about little things like more padding in the notifications and the smaller app folder display (more space, less content).
And I have run into bugs like mixed keyboards, overlapping status bars (it's now obvious some app devs pre-render the bar to give the impression of faster loading), and Safari hangs... but those will definitely get hammered out over the next few months. I would have to say it's more stable than I expected for a first release.#apple #ios #ios7 #iphone