Being that I recently shifted allegiances to the iOS side from my favoured Android side, I have been having a blast rediscovering my mobile self. About a week ago, Apple released the beta 2 for iOS 7, the next iteration of the iOS mobile operating system. Being the geek that I am, I downloaded it and installed it on my iPad.
Taking into account that I was on iOS 6, iOS 7 is a radical shift in how iOS works and looks. I must say that even though I really wasn’t enthusiastic about iOS 7 when I watched the announcement at WWDC, Apple’s developer program, now using it I have to admit that it is a good improvement over the ageing skuemorphic design that tries to emulate real life objects.
iOS 7 is clean with simple minimalistic fonts. The animations are just clean. All other features, such as the improved real time multitasking, the new folder design and the new control centre only make the availability later this year a long time. You see, I want it now!.
Yes, there are hiccups in the animations since it’s still beta, but there is still ample time for improvements from Apple. I have to admit that iOS can finally come off as a feature complete mobile operating system that can do what the big boys do. There are still a lot of things that are going to be tweaked before iOS 7 becomes available later in the year but I can say that it is a step in the right direction from Apple.