I made a list of my feature requests over the weekend. But my concern was that all iOS was going to get was a facelift, and not actual feature requests.
Well, they did both. iOS has been completely redesigned. There’s definitely influence from Windows Phone and from Android, but it’s done very much in an Apple way. They’ve made it their own. They’re playing with translucency, which is kind of cool. You can see through keyboards and notification sliders to a blur of colors. reminding you fo what’s behind.
But they’ve added a ton of background processes. Apps update automatically, and will pull information down as you need it. It’s almost like Apple’s version of Google Now. I imagine location data is going to be a huge focus of new apps.
They focussed on 10 features but there’s really a whole lot more in iOS 7. I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. Here’s what I thought was important. Obviously, I’m going to have to use it to find out, but for now, my fears have been quelled. I’m excited.