I sat up late into the night waiting for America to get off the internet enough to allow me to download my Dev copy of iOS7 Beta. The threatened two-hour download quickly evaporated, and ended up in my hands within about 45 minutes. All went swimmingly – no error messages at all – not surprising, really, since this is the first Beta I’ve installed since switching back to a Mac (remember the nightmare with the Dell and iOS6 – sheesh!)
Anyhoo, suffice to say, the juddery video from the Apple keynote does no justice whatsoever to the beauty of seeing iOS running on your device. “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!” Right on, Phil. (Sir) Jony Ive’s influence has leaked all over iOS7. From the new font to the flat icons to the pastel coloured panels announcing that the battery is charging to that of an incoming call. It ekes quality. More than ever.
From what I’ve seen of iOS7 so far, it’s pretty damn good. It looks nice, and by God, if the iPhone 6 has a bigger screen than the current flagship phone, iOS7 will rule over it like the big kid in the playground. Seriously.