The New iO7 by Apple, Is it Awesome or Not

The device that had been advertised as Black and White and flat all over actually turned out to be exuberantly colorful, impressively dimensioned, and elegantly advanced.

Apple’s Senior Vice President for Software engineering, Craig Federighi designated the new appearance as: “The most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.” The transition made is considerable and conveniently complacent at the same time. Many changes made are in synchronization with the one’s found in preceding versions but despite that , it will still make present variations of iPhones be experienced and felt like smoothly functional and scintillatingly new devices.

The New iO7 by Apple, Is it Awesome or Not

Many a number of people inquired and were ambiguous as to how a Hardware Designer, Ive to be exact, would perform in the field of Software. Unsurprisingly the answer came in the form of a most sterling and excellently impressive graphical approach. Yes the new icon might feel a bit mundane at times and is a little flatter but these details don’t form the prominence or notable basis of the latest and fresh design. For instance, the central control panel now slides upwards from the bottle of the screen and in lieu of it; a transparent/translucent screen appears which assumes the color of whatever lies underneath it. Ive has also created a virtual “Shadowbox”.

ios-7-2-xlIt appears as if the icons are snowing within the phone and Ive has done this by utilizing a parallax effect which causes the wallpaper to appear as if it lies at a distance of 1/8th of an inch between the wallpaper and the screen.

ios7_07Jan Dawson, a chief telecoms officer at the consultancy Ovum had this to say: “The new version is almost unrecognizable, which will make it polarizing.”

She continued with:

ios7_03“Some people will love that their phone feels new and different, while others will be disoriented by the newness.

ios7_01“Finding your Settings app is hard when the icon has totally changed, and the many people who easily get disoriented by their gadgets may well have a negative experience.

ios7homescreen“On the other hand, this is a clear statement from Apple that it acknowledges the need to refresh the user interface and is willing to do something pretty dramatic.”

ios7-Despite not being present in the flesh, Ive still managed to introduce the new iO7 through one of his invigorating videos. Walter Isaacson, the biographer for Steve Jobs was told by him that:

 ios7_8“If I have a spiritual partner at Apple, it’s Jony.”

ios7-130610-1Still, it is difficult to view Ive as the spiritual midst of Apple. Upon ending and wrapping up the morning’s session, Tim Cook ended the proceedings after thanking Apple Employees and telling them it was a joy to work with them which is interesting because he acted as if he were part of some military or more precisely a church group.  He said:

ios_7_mockup“We want to make the best product that people use more and love more than anyone else’s.”

ios_7_mockIve clichés towards perceptiveness and the ubiquitous nature of human experience with gems like “Design is the whole thing” or “enduring beauty in simplicity” but arguably there is can be no dispute and contradiction over the results.  Understandably we might grow to feel alienated and bored with the Shadowbox UI model by Joseph Cornell with the advent of time but for now it is still fresh, innovative and ingeniously exciting which, at the moment, makes it difficult to duplicate or mimic.

tim-cook-ios7-wwdcThere are literally hundreds of new and previously unseen features in the iO7 such as the notification center, enhanced photos applications, safari web browser, Airdrop, Introduction to iTunes Radio, Siri Interface upgrades that apply to voice and overall functioning and much more.

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