Things I Wish Stayed the same in iOS 7
Have you updated yet? Like it? Hate it? Here are 4 things I want back after upgrading (in no particular order).
1. Skeuomorph Design - With the release of Windows 7, consumers suddenly went on a flat design revolution. Well they got what they wished for in iOS 7, and the response hasn’t been favorable. I understand iOS needed a refresh, but designs need defined layers to stay organized. Apple tried this with transparency and “parallax”, unfortunately it has just made me dizzy, lost and confused.
2. Calendar Month and List View - iOS 7 was made to simplify, except the calendar app got more complex. Instead of seeing the month and the list of events each day on the same screen I’m left with only seeing one at a time. :(
3. Notification Center - iOS 7’s notification center is a total flop, the intern must have designed this part. I miss my calendar event list, pictorial weather, 7-day forecast and link to the weather app. The biggest head scratcher is the 3 category mode, why make me switch between 3 screens?
4. Icons - Some of the new icons in iOS 7… ehmm photos, settings, game center... don’t even look like what they are suppose to represent.
I’m not impressed, nor am i dissatisfied with iOS 7. I work with and use Android all the time, which makes me respect the small flaws in iOS. Now, if Google ends up replacing Android with Chrome mobile OS, then I might change my mind. For now though, iOS 7 is still on top as far as functionality and design, not to mention Apple makes beautiful hardware.