Clumsy or Cool: The iOS 7 Debate Rages On

Last Wednesday, Apple released its new operation system iOS 7 with a new control center, new colors, translucent menus and a built-in flashlight. Not everyone is in favor of the changes, however, especially a 4-year-old boy named Jack, who cried over downloading Apple's newest creation, according to ABC News.

No need to cry, the next update will be here before you know it! Image via francisco_osorio/Flickr.

No need to cry, the next update will be here before you know it!
Image via francisco_osorio/Flickr.

After he realized that the old iOS 6 had completely gone, Jack was devastated. When his dad asked he what he didn’t like about iOS 7, he screamed, “Everything!

For the new operating system, Apple embraced flat designs, removed bars and raised buttons, according to Apple’s official website. This new design, they believe, favors space over info. The bad side is that people have to scroll more to get the information.

The new design is also causing waves on campus, both positive and negative. As a loyal Apple user who has used Apple’s products for nearly seven years, Donny Wang, CSOM '16, is not that impressed by the change. Although not nearly as upset as Jack, he had some criticisms for Apple.

Image via Matthew Yohe/Wikimedia Commons.

Image via Matthew Yohe/Wikimedia Commons.

“iOS 7 is like a beautified version of iOS 6. No big improvement was added into the new system like muti-tasking in iOS 4 and Siri and iCloud in iOS 5,” said Wang. “Since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple isn’t that innovative anymore. They need to find a solution for that or loyal customers are going to leave.”

Tess Edwards, A&S '16, said, “I’m not a huge fan. It seems faster, but the graphics are cartoonish, and it sucks my battery. The new calendar is hard to use. The best part is probably the built-in flashlight feature.”

Image via Selly A. Sallah/Gavel Media.

Image via Selly A. Sallah/Gavel Media.

However, there are a large number of students who still believe in Apple's innovation. Laura Maiden, A&S '16, said, “I downloaded it and I love it! There’s really nothing that bugs me. I like the overall look and the design.”

Tianyu Xiang, A&S '15, is a computer science major and also likes the new system. “The new control center makes the menus more accessible,  and the new weather and calendar design is beautiful. Some people think it is similar to Android's system, but I think Apple did a really good job this time.”

Whether you approve or abhor iOS7, check out a few tricks to get used to the new system.

Featured image via Selly A. Sallah/Gavel Media.

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