Originally Posted by Krawall
I wonder what is going on in Apple's design team. Obviously people didn't adapt well to Jony's 7.0, I do feel that the new design is a stark step away, concept wise, from what iOS7 design was supposed to be.
Only a few months ago I upgraded my iPhone4 from iOS5 to iOS 7. I was targeting iOS6, but while I was reorganizing my iPhone apps and data to get enough space, iOS 6 became unavailable. So a few months ago I cautiously installed iOS 7 and was pleasantly surprised. I had tried it out several times at our local Apple retail store, so I knew where I was going.
My first surprise was it wasn't slow, in fact faster than iOS 5, particularly when I did a fair evaluation of total task time, which included my time.
For example having a contact search available at all times really speeded up that task by making it much more convenient and faster for me.
Another speed up was the much easier app switching and deleting.
I did spend some setup time taking advantage of the variable text size. That is a good function.
It was nice to get Apple Map, but unfortunately the satellite view is too dark. Google Maps is much more visible.
My main negative on iOS7 was Apple switched my AppleID to my Gmail and also gave Google+ unique spying capability.
Tip: If you use Gmail have a look at the settings. I found my Notes, Contacts and Calendars exposed to Google+ !!!
I never did agree to Google for their + service and Apple turned on the Google+ Spyware sharing, but not for my other 2 Email addresses. VERY UGLY!
There's nothing I'm needing in this iOS7 update, even if I could run Carplay it's not something I'd use when driving.
So when iOS 7.1.2 comes along I'll upgrade.