iOS 7: 5 worst features

Features Tony Crammond 09:09, Sep 20 2013

Apple's recently released iOS 7 is downright dreadful in some ways, and we think these five features are the worst of it

iOS 7 has probably been one of the most divisive software releases of recent times, with the usual swarm of Apple fans proclaiming it to be genius, while the rest of the world has been left with pretty mixed opinions.

There are definitely some cool features in iOS 7, as we noted Thursday, but there are some really bad ones, too. So far these are the five worse culprits.

Design

Let’s get one thing straight: Flat and white should refer to coffee only, not software, and certainly not when juxtaposed with jarring new colors and weedy looking icons. The software was far from perfect before, but it carried Apple’s signature look, with neat icons and pleasingly simply menus. Now it’s a mess.

Calendar App

Apple’s calendar app may not seem too bad on the surface, but when you compare it to third-party apps, such as Fantastical or Sunrise, the whole thing seems woefully lacking. Sure, you can put your appointments and important dates into your calendar but that’s pretty much where the functionality stops. Other apps will not only create your dates but will work out where they’re happening and get you there if you need directions. Had Apple added these features, Calendar could well have been on Thursday’s list, but it’s been sadly neglected by its maker.

Lack of control over stock apps

How much does it bug you that Apple’s stock apps, like Bookshelf and Stocks, can’t be deleted and will clutter your desktop no matter how much you choose to ignore them? Yeah, well, not only has Apple decided to completely ignore this fact, it has chosen to add MORE stock apps to your desktop, which you still can’t delete. Sure, you can do what you’ve always done and hide them in a folder marked "junk," but it’s just not really good enough.

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I haven't read anything this poorly written for ages. Did you actually read it before you published it?

Wow. this article, I dont really like iOS but this is just wrong. Reasons 1 - 3 are iOS problems, not part of just iOS7. 4 isn't even true, Siri has gotten better just still sucks when compared to Google Now.

iOS has never been to everyone's tastes, but the recent update is more than a little jarring by comparison, and the subsequent points (2, 3) are made as references to the fact that Apple hasn't acted on user input.

In re the Siri point: I think Apple missed a trick by not overhauling it for this 'big' update. Google Now is good, I agree, but they're both inherently flawed at the present.

Thanks for your input though, I appreciate it!

I certainly did, Muckton. Thanks for your creative criticism. =)

This Update sucks, I hate it and Steve Jobs is probally rolling over in his grave, my IPhone 4 S is now slower, locks up after i look at pictures, I lost all my music on it and I can not sync it up to itunes. if I could I would give the phone back to Apple and ask for my money back. All my phone is good for now is talking and texting. I hate this update , or did I already say that

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