When I first heard of the arrival of iOS 7 I was so excited I stayed up late to get it. It was very cool in my eyes, simplistic and modern, with the flat design very complimenting the color palette and really depicts Jony Ive's design choice.However, as I come to realize a lot of people decided to stick with iOS 6, the last of Scott Forstall's skeuomorphic design. It resembled what iOS was like. Some people love change. Other don't. I personally, love it.
Functional and beauty
The functionality of iOS 7 is what caught my eye. It's control center is very well thought, much better then it's jailbreak cousin Auxo, which is the first to feature such widgets. The ability to change important setting on the go proved to be the most useful feature of iOS 7. Combined with the flat, translucent design of iOS 7, it is both functional and beautiful.
Siri has grown up, and went through a huge change. The circular microphone we all know and love have transformed, to a simple white design. When talking, audio waves appear, and her voice change really makes her sound human.
Though I myself rarely use it, notification centre I have to admit is pretty damn cool. The 'today' feature can be used effectively, especially when you use reminders and your calendar app a lot. However, personally all I use it for is quick access to the date when I am on an app.
Talking about apps, apple have changed their app design completely. They used a simple guideline to develop each app. It takes a while to adjust though, I found myself to be searching for my sunflower photo app just to remember it's now a pallet of color. Though I love the design (except for stocks. Why Apple?), I found some people who preferred the original iOS design.
The new parallex background gives it a new sense of depth, though users who won't like it, can also turn it off. I personally enjoy it, I love seeing the wallpaper move to my command. It's almost like a game!
Infinite folders. Finally. There's much more to talk about, but those are my favorite changes. What about you? How do you like it?. (Samuel Vedrik - Kontributor Bhinneka Post)