Today Phones Review had an interesting news piece by one of our top readers and they decided to look more into iOS 7 by Apple and what they have done to make it hard for imitators. So what have Apple done to achieve this? This is what Mary Roberta came up with, have a read and see what you think.
The World Wide Developers Conference held just recent at San Fransisco witnessed the big leap with Apple’s close to ‘perfect’ OS, the iOS 7. The new design is delicately colourful; and Jony Ive, Apple’s distinguished designer, has indeed done something great from the traditional white and black design. The lush designed iOS 7 comes with new control center, redesigned interface with flat icons, transparent animations; shadowbox with parallax effect for striking visual effect and many added features. The new control center panel glides from bottom as a translucent surface where you could still spot the colourful icons underneath.
Jony Ive, affirmed that the new version is nothing unfamiliar, the change is pretty user friendly to all Apple’s existing users as the platform offers more familiarity, after all this time the icons getting more specific!
Currently iOS 7 is compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch 5th Gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Gen iPad and iPad Mini, tagging it a more powerful iOS than predecessor iOS 6. Though the sculpture has some flaws to be looked upon in the icons, Ive & Co was praised for the beautiful carving on the iOS design, which grabbed Apple users’ attention. The seamless update of iOS has more to talk about the body movements. Yes, from now on your iPhone will work as the body moves.
It doesn’t mean you dance and control the phone, here with light body movements; you could actually control the interface without touching. The new gesture arena of Apple interface works as the FaceTime camera capture motions and respond respectively. But to put here, this could be an interesting option for those who looks “touch” gesture challenging, but pretty time sucking for those touch-friendly freaks. However, no one can predict the future advancement of operating system, as who knows one day we could see all around swaying heads!
Apple Becoming Hard For Imitators
Apple is always on watch of its rivals and do you think Apple would be playful with the new operating system? From the release of iOS in mid 2007, Androids have been digging deep to ponder on the beautiful UX secret. The mimicking of earlier interface by Samsung has reflected on similar looks of iOS to all its smartphones and tabs.
iOS 7, protective UX, makes it tough for those who try to reproduce. Samsung notably has done this in the past, this time hard to copy and sure to increase the ‘copy’ cost. Instapaper founder and iOS developer Marco Arment wrote iOS 7 as a defensive interface, says, iOS 7 “comes with a number of convenient defensive advantages.”
Apple’s new interface would be inviting more attention by third parties and users for its parallax effect, where the credit goes to the hardware developers. Even around the web, this is been tried out in simpler version. According to gentle movements made, the high-end hardware creates illusions respective of the user interface giving user in depth access to the core of iPhone. On the iOS 7 interface you could see icons float in the background image, tabs of 3D browser, adding excitement for the users.
Mimicking iOS 7 is to carry with it good amount of trouble on low quality hardware, due to its powerful GPU, animation APIs and high-end hardware design. With this hard-core defensive release, Android UI or web app developers would probably face a great hit on its all-time troubleshooter GPU performance driven on low accelerated hardware.
The resolution revision of iOS 7 adds more strength to its UX. One-pixel lines in the touted iOS would be something hard for Android designers as nearly all those released Galaxy smart devices use PenTile screens, which result in poor text delivery and thin lines.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering said about latest update as, “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone”, Apple would scout how users leverage on the powerful new version, letting stealers a high-time to crack their heads.
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