Yesterday, the new iOS7 for the iPhone and iPad was released. I was a little excited about that. Isn’t it great to still be a child at heart, even at this ripe old age … being able to rejoice over a new interface … new icons or whatever?! 🙂 I’d read about this beforehand — for quite some time, actually — so I knew there wouldn’t be all that much new for me, as I have the iPhone 4S.
Not long after I’d bought the iPhone, last year, the iOS6 came out, but then everything was so new to me so it was just one more thing. I do think this is a much bigger upgrade, though.
After about two hours’ wait, it finally got through, on both devices. It felt a bit the same as when Google was releasing their web browser Chrome, back in 2008! 🙂
It sure looks different! The entire interface has changed. The Pictures-icon reminds me of Microsoft’s butterfly. The ugliest one is the Contacts-icon.
Haven’t had time to check out all the intricacies of it, but some are pretty obvious. If you for some reason want to shut down an app, you now swipe straight UP. The new keyboard … but that only appears [at least right now] when you type in the native apps like Mail, iMessage et cetera. When typing in, say, Gmail app, the old keyboard appears. That has a little feel of confusion to it, but it may have changed now … when I got up this morning, I had eleven updates and they’re taking a long time to download. There must be a line-up at the App Store 🙂 I thought so many of them had been updated just before this release, but apparently not all!
Yesterday was a three-cruise-ship-day here. That often happens towards the end of the season. Kept driving around town in order to get all three in one picture. That didn’t really happen. In this picture, that I don’t particularly like, you at least get a sense of how immense they are. Number three would be to the left — out of the picture.
This means ten thousand people more in our little city! Each time this happens, I keep thinking of my tiny hometown! Many years ago, we had a British naval ship visiting [H.M.S. Intrepid]. She had seven hundred people on board, the town is so small so it felt like they were just everywhere! Couldn’t even imagine what a cruise ship, like one of these, would do to it! 🙂