Originally Posted by conscom
I just downloaded ios7 on my iphone4. What a piece of crap. The text is very thin making it difficult to read for an older person. Everything is more faint than ios6. Now my phone is locked after 1 minute which is a damn nuisance! Never had that problem before. Closing apps is less user friendly and more complex. I have passbook on one screen on its own. So now my 3 screens is now 4 screens. More swiping! If it ain't broke why fix it!
Time to go smart Phone!
I'm 63 and wear glasses and have no problems with the text. Other than that, I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Apps close exactly the same way they always did. In fact, you don't really close apps on the iPhone, you just go back to the home screen and choose another app. If you have an icon on a screen by itself, hold it and wait until you see a little "x" and move it to another screen. If your screen locks after 1 minute, go to Settings and change it.
I find that everything works smoother and faster. I will say that I don't like the candy-colored flat new icons (although that doesn't affect any operations) and I find that the almost complete lack of color in applications like Mail are less effective because your eye is not directed anywhere. I think they need some color or shading back.
There's one thing I think they blew, although it's not all that big a deal: In mail, when you're in the list of mail, Mark All is on the left at the bottom, Move is in the middle and Trash is on the right. I think Trash used to be on the left, so i find myself almost hitting the wrong button all the time. Also, when you go to the actual mail, "Trash" isn't spelled out like it is on the list, it's an icon. I think that should have been consistent: if you're going to use words, use them everywhere, if you're going to use icons, use those everywhere.
But overall, the installation went perfectly, everything is working fine and there are some fine enhancements that make everything smoother and more professional, even though there's not really any great new functionality. I did notice that Siri worked better today - it usually doesn't understand my daughter's name. It might be a coincidence, but iSight also seems to work better. And while you wouldn't think this would make such a big difference, when you throw emails in the trash, they fly in there now and it (surprisingly) feels so much better as a result.