If you’re still one of those who have not updated your Apple handheld device with the new iOS7, this post will help you decide whether the update turns you on or turns you off.
12 Turn On Reasons
So what’s new with iOS7? What makes it different from previous operating systems, particularly iOS6? These will definitely turn you on!
- Control Center. This feature offers you access to controls and apps in seconds.
- AirDrop. It’s a smart way to share files and lets you drop all types of files easily. The gadget performs tasks needed to share the file including utilizing WiFi and Bluetooth. No setup required.
- Today. It’s a new feature of the Notification Center which provides a summary of everything you need to know today including the weather, birthdays, and more.
- All and Missed. This view (still on the Notification Center) reminds you of stuffs you haven’t attended to such as missed calls, shared files, and so on.
- Multitasking. It’s new and improved and empowers you to perform various tasks on your device all at the same time.
- Intelligent updates. Automatic updates are processed during power efficient moments so your device isn’t drained of battery.
- Graphic Rich. Check out the uber zooming capability which may literally make you feel sick, in a good way that is.
- iTunes Radio (US only). It plays radio stations based on your preferred music genre. Keep on listening to automatically tune the player according to your music preference.
- Find My iPhone. It won’t be your phones keeper but this will at least make it more difficult for anyone else other than you to use or sell your device.
- Coming soon – iCloud Keychain and iOS in the Car. The former saves login information while the latter keeps you focused when driving once the phone had been connected and integrated with your vehicle’s dashboard.
- Hidden Features. Scour the web for various hidden or secret features available on this OS.
- Improved features for camera, photos including iCloud photo sharing, Safari, Siri (now searches Wikipedia and Twitter), App Store (new kids section and the Apps Near Me feature that shows apps relevant to your location), and features for business and developers.
The iOS7 is compatible with the iPad 2, iPad retina display, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th gen, and the iPhone (4, 4s, 5, and the new models 5s and 5c).
Major Turn Offs
Despite amazing features, the iOS7 also comes with major turn offs. One of which include a very slow update, your phone might end up battery dead before it’s completed, not to mention error messages. Speaking of dead, some users in forums claim that the update had rendered their iPhone literally dead where it won’t hold a charge no matter what charger is used until the phone is completely drained of battery and powers off for good.
Among other complaints as featured on ZDNet includes lag time, lesser sensitivity to touch, inconsistent keyboard, Siri’s hoarse voice, unappealing color scheme, too enlarged notification panel, and more.
Turn On or Turn Off?
So based on the features and issues listed above, are you turned on or turned off by the iOS7?