Adam Nelson ’15 – Columist

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. At last, the highly anticipated iOS 7 comes out.

“iOS 7 introduces great new features like Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. It also makes the things you do every day even easier, faster, and more enjoyable. And while many of the apps look different, the way you do things feels perfectly familiar,” the main Apple website proclaimed.

 The truth is, we got more than that. Not only did we receive new features, we also got a fun new pastel of colors to play with. The inability to mix and match colors in iOS 6 made it useless. After picket lines and protests, Apple finally gave in, and now the customization has been increased.

And if you thought iOS 7 couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. New futuristic movements give a Star Trek feel to navigating the menu. Some people claim that opening and closing the apps is so much fun, games are no longer necessary for smartphones. Even though these animations can, and most likely will, slow down the overall speed of your device, it’s a trade you have to be willing to make.

The iOS 7 update is so remarkable, it leads one to believe: what magical hat did Apple pull all these ideas from? There is no way that the drop down menu, the ability to swipe anywhere and unlock the screen, and enhanced multitasking were all stolen from Android’s software. Even if they were “borrowed”, it’s completely unfeasible for a company to actually think of their own ideas. There is no place for imagination in today’s world.

Graphic by Maddie Geffert

Phone picture from pcmag.com

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