A Few Thoughts on iOS 7 That Others May Not Touch Enough On and Thus Will Make Me Cranky If I Don’t Post About Them

The Good

  1. The lock screen is fucking gorgeous — I don’t care what anyone says.
  2. Control center negates the need for any flashlight apps and generally makes me a very happy man.
  3. The Today view in notification center is near perfection and eerily accurate. It’s the best way to keep your day on track and I hope developers (like todo list apps) are able to tie into that in the future.
  4. Auto-update is fantastic.
  5. You can set any IMAP account to archive emails instead of delete them. Praise be…
  6. In Settings, under Phone, you can set a list of blocked numbers. I put all the phone numbers of my exes in there — I recommend you do the same because it is glorious.
  7. Don’t be fooled, the Calendar app is a winner. I don’t care what anyone says.

The Not Good

  1. “Designers” still won’t shut up about the icons and typography.
  2. You still can’t get rid of Newsstand.
  3. Despite #1 on this list, the Camera app icon is horrid.
  4. Apple made it harder to manage playlists. When you wanted to add new songs to a playlist you used to be able to click Edit > + and you would see a list of all your songs, but then you could tab to your Playlists to add songs from another playlist. For some asinine reason this has been removed. I hate whoever made this call.
  5. You can now swipe to unlock from anywhere on the lock screen — meaning not just in the “slider area”. This annoys me to no end because it feels imprecise.

Carry on.

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by Ben Brooks
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The Good The lock screen is fucking gorgeous — I don’t care what anyone says. Control center negates the need for any flashlight apps and generally makes me a very happy man. The Today view in notification center is near perfection and eerily accurate. It’s the best way to keep your day on track and […]