Now that iOS 7 has been officially out in the wild for a week, people have had enough time to experience Apple’s latest OS and it doesn’t look pretty. It reminds of Microsoft’s Windows Vista, a really heavy UI overhaul that was poorly optimized. Even with it’s new 64bit architecture, many have complained of “stutter” or “jank” and claiming how “it doesn’t feel faster than the iPhone 5 with iOS6”. Even Apple evangelist Chris Pirillo was unimpressed and very disappointed. I shared his video on my Google+ page and many were indeed shocked to hear what Chris had to say about the iPhone 5S. Here is the post with video for those that want to see and read the comments – http://goo.gl/FPaO7W
iOS 7 Unpolished
When people talk about Apple and their products you often hear “it just works” or “it’s the small details that make Apple different”. So has Apple lost it’s “magic”. Let’s take a look at a few pictures that have been floating around the web showing how Apple just rushed iOS7 to stay relevant in the mobile wars.
In the picture above, you can see when an app has a notification (If it’s on the top row ) it overlaps with the status bar. These types of overlaps seem to be a common bug in iOS7. The following images below also have overlapping issues.
Some of these happens when the phone switches from landscape to portrait mode.
But perhaps the worst overlap I saw was the one below. The user was on a phone call when he decided to use his phone to look for something while on the phone. Yeah, take a look…
But overlapping isn’t the only issues with iOS7. Here’s a user that experienced a double status bars when he loaded the multi-tasking window. I’ve actually seen this happen a lot.
Maybe this is a new 3D feature I don’t know about? The following picture shows that white status bar with white background is the best color combination you can get. You may have to click on the image to see it larger, yes there is text at the top. This is an Apple app too!
Here’s a real strange one, the icons randomly dim. Here you can see the photos app sorta gray out.
Now before you tell me i’m being a bit “unfair” or that these bugs will be worked out. Let me remind you that iOS7 has been out for testing to developers for several months now. Most of these mistakes should have been fixed. Especially for a company that takes pride in their work and hold their head high as perfectionist claiming their OS is polished. There are more bugs and images I could have kept going but that isn’t the point. The point is Apple feels the pressure from Android and is rushing to keep up. It seems most of iOS7 “features” were just shoehorned to try and stay relevant. Don’t get mad at me for pointing out these facts, get mad at Apple for being prideful and not admitting that they are screwing up. There is nothing wrong with a company admitting they are in the wrong. In fact, it shows that they truly listen to feedback instead of just trying to fool their customers. A great example is Domino’s Turnaround video. Instead of me trying to explain watch the following video
Apple needs to turnaround! I don’t want them to cease to exist like many of you think I do. My criticism is because I know they can do better, but in order to move forward you have to accept your mistakes. I believe Apple may be too prideful to admit that, if they continue on this path history will repeat itself. It’s not just the software team, even the hardware is a botch job. Take a look at the case for the iPhone 5C, the word “iPhone” is covered. Who in their right mind would cover the name of their product?
What are your thoughts? What does Apple need to do to turn the ship around before the crash and burn. I’d like to know your thoughts.