Hello. Hola. Hallo.
Welcome to iOS 7.
Suddenly, for some of us, the smile on our faces was wiped away. The new interface, so some claim, doesn’t feel like Apple. Some even compare it to their past Android phones. The iPhone menu design we have grown to love for years is now gone. Some are struggling in accepting their precious iPhone for what it is– different. But is this a bad thing?
The new design gives Apple a new look. Since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple has been trying to find a new identity. This year, it released the iPhone 5c (which I still believe marks the end of the Apple Dynasty), the iPhone 5s and iOS 7. However, I truly believe that iOS 7 is good for Apple. In reality, after years of being controlled by Jobs, Apple is trying to branch out and learn more about itself. Kinda like how teens experiment with new looks to find out who they are on the inside.
With the release of iOS 7, Apple is showing that it wants to leave the nest Steve Jobs established for it and be itself. Now, this may seem to contradict my last blog post, but it doesn’t. The difference between the iPhone 5c and the new iOS 7 is the concept behind the two. The iOS 7 is like a teenager trying on a new look in order to discover themselves while the iPhone 5c is like a teen who does activities to try and fit in.
Leaving my tangent about the iPhone 5c, the iOS 7 is a beautiful update. Apple introduces a more sleek and clean interface. The smooth transitions from app to menu to whatever is gorgeous. iOS 7 allows us to become more engaged with an already enticing product. Yes, there are some flaws in the update. I wish I could make it less bright, and I wish the calendar app was more similar to iOS 6. But cool new features such as the lower dock, a built-in flashlight and a new innovative way to take pictures overshadow iOS 7’s few flaws.
I downloaded the iOS 7 as soon as I could, which was 12pm CT. Unfortunately, Isabelle (my iPhone 5) didn't finish downloading it until 2:47 pm. At first, I didn’t accept Isabelle for who she wanted to be, but after getting to know her for a few hours, I realized that she’s still my same old iPhone who’s just growing up to become a beautiful new brand. Thinking about it that way sure put a smile back on my face.