Poll finds most users actually prefer the look of iOS 7 over iOS 6

By , Aug 7, 2013

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The responses to the radical user-facing changes Apple has made in iOS 7 have been a mixed bag thus far. While some users welcome the new designs and like the way the software looks, others dislike the update so much they say it could kickstart Apple’s downfall.

But it looks like the voices in the latter camp are just the loudest, and don’t necessarily represent the majority. Because according to this online poll conducted by Input Factory’s Polar platform, most folks actually prefer the overall UI design of iOS 7 to that of iOS 6…

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9to5Mac points to the Polar survey, which is actually a number of smaller surveys asking users which UI elements they prefer, those in iOS 6 or iOS 7. This includes on/off switches, pickers, alerts, sliders, search, the share sheet, the Lock screen, and the Notification Center.

And here’s how users have voted thus far:

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As you can see, an overwhelming majority of folks who voted preferred the look of iOS 7 UI elements to those in iOS 6: 72% to 28%.

Now, you can argue that these results aren’t indicative of how the general population feels—and you’d be right, iOS 7 isn’t publicly available yet. But in the same breath you could argue that it’s not just developers using the betas right now, which evens the playing field a bit.

It’s also worth pointing out that these results match up with those from a previous poll, also conducted by Polar, which asked users for their preferences on iOS 6/iOS 7 icons. In that survey, more than 50,000 people chimed in, and a majority of them voted for iOS 7′s images.

But it’s not the folks in these polls Apple will have to win over with its new design this fall. It’s the 300+ million other iOS users who will update their devices in a few months, unaware of the changes that lay ahead of them, that they’ll have to impress. Can they do it?

What’s your take on all of this?

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  • sl0wCydia

    Are these people on any types of drugs?

    • sl0wCydia

      The people disliked my comment either because they are on drugs or they like iOS 7 or both

      • Tom García

        You’re right. I like iOS 7. And maybe drugs too. Maybe

      • Navin Govindani

        Hahahahaha, nice one @tom_garc_a:disqus

    • Al

      Judging from these numbers?? Yep!!

    • n0ahcruz3

      I like ios7, stick to your old boring stale same ui since 07 ios 6 then. And we’ll enjoy change. :)

      • sl0wCydia

        just because it is different doesn’t mean it is better

      • n0ahcruz3

        Hmmm i wonder why apple chose to change the ui and the look and feel of the OS?

      • sl0wCydia

        They think it is better. I don’t

      • n0ahcruz3

        And you’re on minority.

      • sl0wCydia

        Thta is actually not true. I mean considering everybody that has a idevice didn’t vote in the poll.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Is your firstname Scott last name Forstal?
        Jokes aside. Alot has voted that they like io7 deal with it. If u dont like it then dont upgrade or jump to another OS. If majority of people dont like it then apple might aswell scrap the UI change. I myself was about to buy an S4 pre-ios7.

      • sl0wCydia

        I said it before and i will say it again. The poll is invalid. The people that have idevices didn’t all vote in the poll.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Then conduct your own survey and come up with an accurate results. All you got is specualtion.

      • sl0wCydia

        same with you

      • n0ahcruz3

        I dont need to its right there already. 50k people 72% like ios7 compared to 28%. How bout you?

      • Pablo

        Not everyone has to vote on a poll to make it valid. It just has to represent the whole universe of iDevice users, i.e. an acceptable number of people with similar characteristics of the universe we’re talking about, and certain other statistic things, etc

      • karnbadjatia

        Chill out man…and dont cry about it…a UI change is very subjective and will have its pros and cons…going by the survey…it seems that the changes will be welcomed and looked at as a pleasant change…and since you are slow Cydia…sooner than later there will be a tweak which’ll let you go back to Ios6 UI even when running ios 7…

      • Qiren_94

        You don’t think it’s better, but some people do think so. Same like how some people likes Justin Bieber’s music but I don’t. Deal with it.

      • sl0wCydia

        not gonna happen

      • Gorgonphone

        I dont care why they changed it am wondering why they didnt improve it

      • Munaeem Arabe

        oi oi u shut up ! shutttt upppppp ! rebel, pessimist

      • Gorgonphone

        Soo true

      • Dixon

        use cydia themes for another look ?

    • Rick

      Not everything with iOS 7 is bad. You might think that it’s bad, but Apple can’t please everyone. If you don’t like it, get an android. Too late for Apple to go backwards now.

      • Gorgonphone

        Yeah its great excet it looks really bad

    • Curtis

      Exactly, ive had an iPhone since 2008 and after the original beta of ios 7 it pushed me over the edge to android, its so girly and looks like its for a child. now i have an htc one. And i use to bash android just like most iPhone users. but i promise you this phone is truly amazing.

      • Chazy Ronnie

        Good for you that you’re happy i find Android apps are crap compare to iOS,… Most apps on Android are blocky and my HTC One battery last only 5 hours. I did return it. And im staying away from Android.. my iPhone 5 is still faster than my cousin GS4

      • Curtis

        An idc if you find android apps “crap”. An if your HTC One battery was bad then you should of just got a new one because mine last all day. An i really dont give a damn about your cuzins GS4??. why are you even telling me that? I havent had a “blocky” app that you speak of. There is no lag and the phone is so fluid. An what you can do with the phone is endless. I never realized how big of a restraint apple was. The only thing i can truly say was better is the messages as far as imessage/emoji. I loved my 5, i was a fanboy, its hard to step out of apples ecosystem but it became a lot easier after they released this beta. but im glad i did….

    • ℤ̵̪͊α̵̢͆ḉ̴̢̒Ħ̸͕̒α̸̺̌ḉ̵̭̆к̶̫͠

      U will eventually upgrade

      • Gorgonphone

        And jailbrea and fix the look

    • Qiren_94

      You don’t like it, but some people do. Same like how
      some people likes Justin Bieber’s music but I don’t. Deal with it.

  • Tom García

    I like iOS 7 since the WWDC. However, I think I’m going to miss the skeumorphism. I liked it too..

    • Gorgonphone

      All ive had to do was make the schiomorphism more subtle and sleek not remove it completely silly lol he remover the life and soul from ios with his changes

      • Sean Clark

        Fully agree. Skeuomorphism is not inherently bad or tacky. The method that Apple implemented it was just getting stale and certain elements had to go (e.g. green velvet). It needed an overhaul, but we didn’t need to throw the baby out with the bath water.

      • Gorgonphone

        Exactly my point but the apple babies act as though ive can do no wrong lol sell he did he botcged the flattenning of ios7 ….

    • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

      I actually liked the beauty and functionality of the yellow lined legal pad in notes; and the attention to fonts. Why not offer background choices? Default or Classic

  • sl0wCydia

    Why Android devices suck

    1.lag
    2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
    3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
    4. ugly UI
    5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

    6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

    Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

    7. They don’t have a big selection of apps.

    • ImLouis

      Agreeed Sir!!

    • HellrideR

      Your forgot “Apple doesn’t make Android”

      • Guest

        ever tried taking english classes mate ?

    • Tom García

      I like Android, I have a Nexus 4, it’s a nice OS but there are details, details that make iOS just perfect.

      • mehrab

        These details keep me on ios. Thankfully ios 7 has amazing design every tiny detail is just so great looking.

    • rasengan720 .

      you know i think the reason its harder to update or root a android device then a ios device is because people want you to do those things so that you tend to get some basic knowledge these things and in the hopes that you might get interested in stuff like these so you will have the enthusiasm to learn deeper about android.. atleast that’s what i think :p

    • Guest

      Summary:

      - ‘Cause you’re a pathetic numbskull

      • sl0wCydia

        compare my likes to yours

      • sivkai

        I just did. Not looking good for you buddy…

      • sl0wCydia

        last time i checked 18 was better then 6…..

    • Sean Cua

      Android hater here too. But what does this comment have to do with the post?

    • sivkai

      You are a tool.

      Android UI has changed drastically for the better since Ice Cream Sandwich. I am not saying it’s better than iOS but it’s certainly just as nice looking. The Holo look is very sleek and sophisticated.

      The same applies applies to Android apps. We aren’t living in 2010 anymore, in the past year or so, developers have released very beautiful apps for Android. In many cases, they are better than their iOS counterparts.

      Also you really are going desperate with the malware/poor build quality comments. First, any sensible user will not get a malware so don’t fault Android for what is the users responsibility.

      • sl0wCydia

        So the Android apps not working with all Android devices makes them better? ……-_- So do the Android apps not being compatible with all Android devices make them beautiful?

      • sl0wCydia

        Did i fail to mention lag in some apps?

      • ReanimationXP

        Haha, Android hasn’t changed hardly at all, including ICS. It looks and runs like shit, even on phones twice as fast as the iPhone. It will always be garbage because the core is garbage.

      • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

        Actually it did. I guess you are literally blind

      • sivkai

        Right and let me guess, you have never actually used an Android phone, correct? If you have, and that’s a big if, I’m willing to bet you haven’t used one of the latest handsets such as the HTC One, Xperia Z and Nexus 4? Lol, if you used any of the phones, you would think twice before calling Android phones slows.

      • mehrab

        Xperia z slow. Nexus 4 slow but responsive temple run 2 loads quicker on an iphone 4s then thhe nexus 4 and trust me thats no lie the nexus 4 is the only android device i have ever liked

      • mehrab

        Better apps? More beautiful? Then iOS counterparts? Bro. I know your on a android but seriously don’t be so dumb. Check the same apps you have on your android then see it on a ios device and compare they are miles apart the apps on the app store are better looking and more responsive. Get up close and personal with ios 7 you”ll love the design.

      • sivkai

        “Bro”, I own an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4, I am not biased. There are plenty of apps that I can name from the top of my head that look MUCH better on Android, for instance, take a look at Yatse, Android’s XBMC remote app, and look at the closest equivalent on iOS. The Android app blows the other one out of the water, in both looks and function. Another one would be Whatsapp. Take a look at the screenshots of both apps and tell me I’m wrong.

      • mehrab

        WOOWWW YATSE LOOKS BETTER! I actually agree. Whatsapp looks so functional and intuitive on the iphone but looks sleek and clean on android so yeah. And listen these are just 2 apps. Im talking about apps in general then the answer is “f to the NO” everyapp looks okayish and performs not so good on android. Look at every app you have on your iphone and nexus side by side maybe you”ll wake up. And the amazing thing is you named an app no normal person uses

      • sivkai

        Tell me some apps you frequently use and I will find an Android equivalent that is just as good looking/functional, if not more.

      • mehrab

        Im talking about the same app. The same apps i use on android/ios on ios it looks better and more polished and performs better. On android its just not as good looking/is not as respnsive

      • Dan

        Setting straight all the fanboys on this site would be a fulltime job. I’ve stopped trying.

      • mehrab

        Hey. I own more androids then you ever will. Okay?. You dont know shit you”re talking about im not biased. So you think android has more optimized better looking apps? You mad bro? My nexus 72013 cant handle facebook/flipboard as well as my ipad mini so yeah shut the f up.

      • Dan

        Was I talking to you? No, I don’t think so. Go cry to your mom if you really need to do so.

        I’ve NEVER said that apps are better on Android. It’s actually why I still have an ipad. my comment was in reference to the idiot who said Android hasn’t changed since ICS.

      • mehrab

        Well my bad, mommy who? It definitely has.

    • ReanimationXP

      Well said!

    • RarestName

      I’m not bashing but I don’t agree with the top two reasons.

      1. iOS devices do lag, especially on older devices. It’s just not that noticeable as compared to Android

      2. Not all apps are compatible with all iOS devices.

      • sl0wCydia

        The first iPhone maybe the Samsung Galaxy s4 is a new device and it lags

        ya maybe apps aren’t compatible with the first iphone but a bunch of apps still aren’t compatible with the Samsung Galaxy s4

  • Swish

    iOS 7 is disgusting. Thankfully I can count on my jailbreak themers to fix that.

  • Marcos Frazão

    the troubled withdrawing

    thats what i am doing, leaving for android

    • sl0wCydia

      rest in peace

    • Chliii

      Bye

  • JeanMarc

    I like IOS 7 but the only thing I don’t like about it are those ugly icons. I guess we will get used to it.

    • Marcos Frazão

      oh they are lovely. just wait to see what they gonna do with ui of your fave app :)

    • sl0wCydia

      I want you to look at it this way. Do you really want to get used to a zit on your face?

    • Parth Patel

      Im on iOS 7 for 2 days and I got used to it except those ugly icons.

  • ImLouis

    “The best design is the simplest one that works.” – Albert Einstein
    Apples main attractive feature is that there devices and software personally look beautiful!
    Android on the other hand looks like a robot designed it from a list of essential features!

    • Gorgonphone

      IOs7 looks like jit was designed but the same robot but the female version of that robot..lol

  • David Gitman

    After downgrading my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 I am so happy!

    • leart za jmi

      the 5.1.1 was great, luckily you that can downgrade, my 4s cant after i restore to 6.1.3

      • David Gitman

        I feel bad for you :(

      • leart za jmi

        yeah, i miss especially google maps integration and zephyr tweak, but i bought another 4s new in ios 6.0.1 :)
        just for the google maps i cant do nothing and i cant use properly apps like cyclemeter.

      • David Gitman

        cool enjoy ! and conrgats

      • Gorgonphone

        yes for old hardware 5.1.1 was the best but for the i5 and ipad4 etc ios6.1.2 is king

  • Chazy Ronnie

    The killer features of iOS 7 is the airdrop and real multitasking. But hopefully this features are not battery hog. And i like the photo organization and safari. Pastel icons i can live with it just hide it inside the folder problem solved.

    • Gorgonphone

      just how real is the multi tasking in IOS7….. is it 100% full like on my mac computer or just more powerfull app pausing like IOS?

      • Chazy Ronnie

        You can ask Craig Federighi software engineer at Apple. I have no idea. As long as it not a battery hog like Android multitasking…

      • Gorgonphone

        Yeah that sounds like its gonna be more of the same type we have now i dont see apple letting apps stay 100 % running in the back ground

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Can’t wait for the jailbreak to replace those ugly icons….

    • sl0wCydia

      Can i get an amen?

      • Dylfo

        AMEN

  • Al

    I’ve said I 1nce and I’ll say it again! iOS7 sucks big time!!! However I know it’s still coming tho. It’s sad that Apple has to resort to Android style UI to bring “change” to the Iphone.

    • Chazy Ronnie

      I smell jealousy… Compare to Android, iOS 7 is beautiful inside and out (codes) and its a real unix OS, unlike the heavy used of Java on Android OS which is a real mess, no matter how much algorthm they make it will always remain spastic.

    • sl0wCydia

      He is just upset because Apple is getting all of the features Android has now nobody will have a reason to get a Android

      • Guest

        You’re really full of BS aren’t you, numbskull…

    • Ted Forbes

      Why is it a shame? U do me I do u back and every body get along or go along, and there is nothing no one can do about it! Right?

  • leart za jmi

    Ios 6 is the past now, but for sure is more good looking that the new one

    • sl0wCydia

      gold star for being 100% correct ↑

  • JeanMarc

    Guys remember winterboard will remove those ugly icons

    • ReanimationXP

      Not the point, it shouldn’t have to.

      • Gorgonphone

        yeah but there is no other choice cause ive wont fix them

  • TonyVee73

    The more I see iOS 7, the less I hate it but call me old fashioned, iOS 6 looks way better.

    Wishful thinking here but I wish that when iOS 7 is jailbroken, the powers that be release a JB for iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4. If that happens, I won’t think of upgrading to iOS 7.

  • Leviscus Tempris

    Hands down more features plus a much better and cleaner design is a win for apple. It’s almost as if they intentionally waited for android to “test” to see if these features new to iPhone would benefit Apple. Only thing is that most new features seem too close to many jailbreaks we have.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Sssh be quiet Scott forstall might hear you and say the poll is irrelevant.

  • Raashid

    Those were probably all Apple workers; 28% of them got fired…

    • Gorgonphone

      hahaahhah sheet if i worked there i would say jit was great too..hahah

  • Munaeem Arabe

    OMG these news/media people. Too too much man. Obviously they will like the iOS 7, why create an article for that. Common sense !!!

  • batongxue

    Steve said, they’ll get used to it.

    • Gorgonphone

      yeah but Steve never allowed a ui this ugly to come out

  • Anthony Antunez

    Wow a lot of people here are hating on iOS 7. Have any of you actually used it? I have and all I can say is I don’t miss iOS 6 or a jailbreak. Everything looks clean and beautiful especially if you use a nice wallpaper that will give the transparent elements a nice shade of color. I didn’t like the icons at all at first but once you use the rest of the OS and get a nice wallpaper to match they make sense and don’t look so bad. They don’t matter that much either when you are quickly changing between apps. Are you really spending that much time staring at your app icons that you hate the entire OS because of it? That’s sad. There are tons of new features that make iOS 7 much better than iOS 6, the UI shouldn’t be the only thing to keep you back from updating. But whatever that’s just my opinion.

    • Raashid

      Uhm, you don’t need to use an OS to see how fugly it is…if iOS 7 came with official option of themes, that’s a different story, but that’s only wishful thinking in the locked Apple world. Thankfully there’s jailbreak to fix that…

      • Anthony Antunez

        I believe the functionality of the OS outweighs the UI which IMO isn’t as fugly as you say it is.

      • Raashid

        It’s functionalities (with jailbreak) sure outweigh the UI, but officially, I’d rather go Android as I have the option to make it look the way I want. Windows Phone offered more features than iOS, but it’s fugly metro UI was just too repelling for my liking…

      • Gorgonphone

        the UI connects the user to the features so if the UI is repulsive many features will be missed and or ignored.

    • Gorgonphone

      features are cool look is bad

  • sl0wCydia

    I know a lot of Android fanboys that say the new iOS 7 looks like Android. That is why i don’t like it cause it looks as ugly as Android

    • ReanimationXP

      Yep!

  • onebyone_

    I was waiting for iOS 7 more minimalistic, like an evolution of skeuomorphism, but I’ll upgrade until see a stable version with JB maybe 7.1.
    Ever “first” versions are crap (5.0, 6.0).

  • n0ahcruz3

    What apple did is to reignite the interest for iOS which has not been changed since 2007 UI-wise. They dont want to be another blackberry who sat in their laurels and watch as other platforms bring their A game. Apple is just staying relevant and not bleed marketshare(cheaper ipad, iphone) in this highly competitive tech sector.

    • sl0wCydia

      If you looked at Apple sales you would know that they were already relevant before iOS 7 came out

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yeah all tanked except for iphone. Did apple broke down the iphone sales?(iphone 5,4S,4)

      • sl0wCydia

        If you are going to insult something make sure you use proper grammer.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Sorry english is my 4th language. Back to the topic, did i say anything that is not fact?

    • sl0wCydia

      I also heard Apple’s stock fell when iOS 7 came out

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol clearly you dont know how stock market works.

      • sl0wCydia

        Please get lost pathetic troll

      • n0ahcruz3

        Resort to name calling makes you invalid.

      • sl0wCydia

        That makes no sense. Can you please get a life and stop being so pathetic?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Invalid next.

      • sl0wCydia

        again very pathetic

      • n0ahcruz3

        Ok how bout this. Since you’ve mentioned apple stock. I heard apple fell from highest ever stock price of 702/share to 400/share after the iPhone 5 announcement. Which is also running ios 6! True story

      • Gorgonphone

        yes cause the damn 5 featured a screen that was not proportionally scaled in size…lol

      • n0ahcruz3

        Because apple released a not compelling device with minor features in iOS 6. Extra row of icons? Passbook? With the same ui since the 1st iphone which is dated. On the hardware side, same 8 megs as 4S, no NFC. Same PPI 326. And a small 4″ screen. People as well as investors will perceive this that apple is running out of ideas and not innovating anymore.

    • Raashid

      Well, that interest they ignited was negative, IMO. They took the most repelling part of Windows Phone (fugly metro UI) and made it mandatory; no official option to go back to glossy UI. If they made it optional, then it sure would have ignited a positive interest….

      • n0ahcruz3

        How do you know its negative do you speak the majority of iOS users? According to the poll you’re mistaken.

      • Raashid

        Who knows, Apple has been exposed to be paying people to do what benefits them; they’ve got the money, so they can make anything “legal”. Look how they go Obama to veto a lawsuit. This could just be another example, but only time will tell.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Time will tell, and if the UI change backfires apple can just make minor adjustments. You may have valid points about apple paying people to answers polls because alot of companies do this.

      • Gorgonphone

        why wait for it to back fire just make the thing look right in the first place

      • Gorgonphone

        ji agree an option would have been perfect but deep inside ive knew that the risk of most folks opting to keep the old look would be bad for his career,…hahahah

    • Gorgonphone

      “interest”??? um the crappy design is controversial in a negative way .. apple could have created good interest but making a UI enhancement instead of destroying it

  • Wierdninja

    iOS7 looks like a child with crayons designed it. The colors used are nauseating. Jon Ives simplicity does not translate well to UI design. Copied the worst of Android in my opinion. Trying to like it, but, just not happening. I’ll stick with iOS 6 for as long as I can.

    • mav3rick

      Just blinding fluorescent look with sketched buttons and icons drawn by bunch of marketing people but from different teams. All these coupled with endless white screens. The bold black status bar items on high contrast perfect white is just hideous. And all those dots as cell signal taking quarter of status bar! Compare this with iOS 6 perfect nice app adapting status bar background or being translucent on home screens with subtle grey items.
      If this look of iOS 7 was to be the look of iOSes up to 6, iPhone was now hand in hand with Blackberry… No wonder Ive was kept on hardware design. He was doing it on par with the over-designed nice eye candy iOS up to 6. The iPhone 4S is the pinnacle of well engineered iDevice.

      • Gorgonphone

        exactly and you have written exactly what i have said many many times on here… ive is a hardware designer working in cad and this UI design from him looks exactly like that is the case and yes you can now see why steve kept ive in hard ware design which is his strong area….

        but on a positive note i believe that its not to late to hire a professional UI design team and IOS7s look can be salvaged and polished into something withy of the apple brand… bt something tells me ive will not let that happen..

      • mav3rick

        It will not happen. Sadly iOS 7 look is a complete failure. This is said by most knowledgeable people on iOS and also coming from evasi0n team which brought the most elaborate jaibreak up to date.

        Will keep all iDevices on 6 for all their life. 7 might bring some long due functionality on iOS most users were begging for years but nothing will beat the full control rich eye candy experience as on 6.1.2 jailbroken. RIP iOS as it was known to bring where iUser base of hundreds million is today.

    • Gorgonphone

      well said and 100000% right

  • Ricardo Martinez

    In times of change, the natural reaction is
    to resist.

    • sl0wCydia

      I love the features i hate the UI

    • Gorgonphone

      i only resist when the change is bad and regressive…

      • Ricardo Martinez

        I’ll give you that it could be bad but we’ll only know that when it officially comes out and the masses take a shot at not only the UI but the new and much requested features. As far as regressive, how can it be regressive? When you only have one iOS UI to compare it with. iOS UI has never changed, maybe some minor details here and their but nothing mayor.

  • Kamrul

    About time apple made changes to their OS and with such change there will obviously be changes to the looks. I suspect most will welcome the features but not the new look, I’ll see which group im in when iOS 7 goes live.

    • Gorgonphone

      i wish folks would learn the difference between changes vs improvements

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    iOS 7 is great. I could use a few more refinements here and there, but that’s why it’s in beta. Let’s wait for the public release. But all in all, I certainly do love it.

    • Gorgonphone

      hasn’t siri been in perpetual “beta” for 2 years now…lol

      • Joseph A. Ahmad

        It still is. What’s your point? Google Maps navigation is in beta too.

  • Ted Forbes

    I’ll take what they give me. And Besides if Apple do not give the option of neither or nider you can bet that Cydia will give us the option of 6 or 7, You just wait and see. So “don’t worry be happy..

  • Chris Zhu

    I’m part of the 28% .

  • Jonah John

    Why are so many people saying ios 7 looks like android! I think it looks nothing like android! It looks 10x better too!

    • andy

      I agree with you Jonah! :)

    • Gorgonphone

      it looks like a cross between android and Windows mobile due to the wire frame look and neon color pallet hat sucks..

  • LordRassilon OfTime

    I’ve ran iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 since day 1 and I haven’t regretted it once. Control Center, the new multitask switcher, the flat UI, the camera filters, as well as the parallax effect were the main reasons I jailbroke in the first place. And in the recent betas, Apple brought back the ability to play videos in the background after you went out of Safari/Videos/other apps, which was a bad move of them to remove this feature in the first place. If only Apple implimented the ability to resize the icons, control how many apps would show per page, and the ability to change font types…

  • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

    Its on the right track; it got many things right; but I hope they keep refining and correcting. A blank white page for notes? Add some light gray lines or bars in the background for some context and structure…

    • Gorgonphone

      i agree because it this point it looks like a pure concept draft that need to be rendered and polished but ive does not know what to do..

  • Chuck Haines

    I’m surprised at the poll results, especially as an Apple stock holder! Right now I’m not so sure that I will even upgrade to IOS7!

    • Gorgonphone

      the stock actually fell when IOS7 was shown cause its clear that i does not look up to par with apples high standards that Steve used to uphold…

      • macbrewer

        Wrong, it started it’s typical slide after iPhone 5 product announcement, just like it did after the initial iPhone was announced (and ridiculed on every non-apple tech site imaginable). Same as always. But it’s always higher with every phone they release (so far).

    • n0ahcruz3

      Sir, why did apple tanked from all time high of 702 to 400 prior to the announcent of iPhone 5 running ios 6? Care to elaborate? Since you are a stock holder u must know alot more.

      • Chuck Haines

        Actually I do not know the answer however I read an article where “Wall Street” was concerned about Apple’s ability to keep the pipe line full of knock your socks off new products. Suspect their apprehensions were well founded but sure hope I’m wrong!

  • Highlander

    People like what they can’t have. Let the software get out and repeat the poll.

    • Gorgonphone

      i agree 10000000000%

  • Mrblackjapa

    its a retina devise i want to see complex lovely designe nothing simple, plain and boring as a jailbreaker user i am highly disappointed. i can understand apple lovers being pleased so easy wanting change so bad not knowing how far in designe and usability compared to a jailbroke phone

    • Johnny V

      Concurred 100%

    • Gorgonphone

      very good but this design is sooo basic it does not show off the retina screen at all..

  • blastingbigairs

    I like the look of my jailbroken IOS 6 much better :)

  • Gorgonphone

    Lol at apple releasing bogus pols to convince ignorante consumer to feel like they should like the ugly ass ios7 lol its crap its a fail ive could have flatened it wihout makig it a sterile boring mess of lines and odd colors ….. Looks ike he used cad program to design it lol but its apple so many folks will just assum its great

    I will only update when the jaikbreak is out and i will emediatley install the ios6 them

  • Ant Mitchell

    Jesus! People need to get a life and calm the f**k down.

    I happen to think iOS 7 is a HUGE step up from 6, in style and sophistication. It’s 6 that feels childish and silly, the stitching in apps like FMF and the glass-like appearance throughout feels old and odd now.

    Speaking as someone who IS actually using it day to day, it’s a much more pleasing interface. Less clutter, more intuitive somehow. If you don’t agree BASED ON EXPERIENCE, then you’re entitled to say so. However, I suspect the usual flamers will turn on anyone who disagrees with them into a personal crusade.

    I don’t know how many of the puerile, only-my-opinion-counts comments here are based on actual experience of the OS, Let’s assume they all are. OK, if you don’t like it, then move to Android or WM. Or, better yet, grow up a bit and realise that it’s which appeals to you personally that matters. I realised a long time that the Android v WM v iOS v BlackBerry “war” only really matters to those who have little else to worry about. Use whichever phone you want, on whatever OS you want. I personally prefer iOS but if it weren’t around, or I didn’t like iOS7 then I wouldn’t sit and bitch about it. I’d just go and get another phone.

    • Gorgonphone

      “iOS 7 is a HUGE step up from 6, in style and sophistication. ” is as far as i got then just moved on, cause you are dead wrong..

      • Ant Mitchell

        Have you used it? If you have, then fair enough that’s your (still only-my-view-counts) view.

  • @sexyhamthing

    i like ios 7′s look, jus not… well everything else

    • Gorgonphone

      so you like the ugly look but not the great new features.. oh cool

  • http://localhost/ Trubbel

    I would prefer iOS 6 or below any day of the week though. Sure iOS 7 may have some fine features but the whole GUI just feels like an average theme that you could find all over Cydia.

    Coming from a hardcore inser..

    • Gorgonphone

      yea IOS features are awesome but are not even getting the attention they deserve because of how distractingly ugly the UI is… and now apple is using mind manipulation to make consumers think they need to like it..lol

  • Dixon

    i can understand people which dont use jailbreak like the new look .. but if u are a jailbreaker there are so many awesome themes in Cydia store which looks much better then IOS7 .. the only thing i like on IOS7 is the keayoard look !! thats why i use the ios7 keyboard theme for Color Keyboard

    • Gorgonphone

      i agree… when the jailbreak for ios7 comes out it will be the first time i ever feel the need to theme my entire phone’s UI look…lol

  • Gorgonphone

    okay so here is the real issue… i am reading through the thread and see that again someone at IDB has gotten overly emotional and started randomly deleting posts they dont agree with… what a mess.. typically human but still unfortunate anyway.. so as usual you have to post with what they agree with or it will be removed lol

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    I prefer iOS 6 and below!

    (The people that down vote this don’t like opinions)

  • n0ahcruz3

    iOS 6 = passbook with extra row of icons! Lmao
    iOS 7 = childish icons & a whole lot of features!
    True story

    • Chazy Ronnie

      iOS 6 they concentrate more on security, see how long jailbreak was released? List of good features on iOS 6 include DND mode,amber alerts and emergency alerts, ad tracking, accessiblity features,enhanced EQ, NC enhancements, icloud etc… iOS 7 is a total revamp … The pastel icons looks ok.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I’ll take control centre any day than those you have mention. And icloud was released oct of 2011 correct me if im wrong.

      • Chazy Ronnie

        Im talking about icloud inhancements, iOS 7 killer features for me are airdrop, real multitasking, call/msg/facetime blocker, revamp safari, and infinite folders.

      • n0ahcruz3

        You have to be specific you just said icloud etc. anyway most of the features in io6 are nothing compared to 7 when i saw WWDC you can tell that the people that are watching are excited about the features of ios7 compared to ios6. Ios 6 was the most boring WWDC imo.

  • Keratoid

    iOS 7 ui as it stands in the beta version looks to much like windows 8 puked pastel all over, its too flat and looks like windows 8 in Easter.