Every year, it’s the same thing. Apple releases a beta version of its newest mobile operating system, iOS, and I spend days contemplating whether I want to take the risk of making my iPhone unstable by installing it.
Then the voices in my head go to work (what? You don’t hear voices?!). “You need to try it; no way you can wait for months to get the stable version.” “Um, you depend on your phone for everything, do you really want it to get all weird and buggy on you?” “Psshh, you call yourself an early adopter and you are even considering not upgrading? Do it! All the cool kids are doing it!” And then, can you guess what comes next? That’s right, I fire up my iTunes and upgrade.
Well, that dialogue just came to an end, and I indeed upgraded to iOS 7 beta. The first thought that went through my head was “What just happened?” Yes, iOS 7 is that drastically different. My second thought? “My eyes!!” Then I took a deep breath and started playing. Within 2-3 minutes, I got it. Then I loved it.
Here are the first five things I noticed after using iOS 7 for a good few hours:
5 Everything Just Makes More Sense
4 The Elephant in the Room
3 And Then the Bugs Begin
2 Just When You Thought iOS Transitions Couldn’t Get Any Smoother…
1 Children Have Good Taste