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Ewen has upset the Fanbois…there’s a surprise and we actually talk Apple without Ewen slagging off a ‘Great COmpany’ and not being an Anchor. Do I have that right?
Hi Ewen and all on the network. Love listening to the rants, it’s what make the show real – there’s no point pussy-footing about is there? If you’ve a point, go ahead and say it. Which is why I’m writing. I’ve not heard a scoot about how shite IOS7 looks and how it’s “dumbed down” the beautiful interface that was anything pre-IOS7.
There’s a whole barrel of fun on the Apple discussion forums called “I hate IOS7 why can’t I change back to IOS6″. The vitriol is quite alarming with people claiming Johnny Ive is near God-like status and how dare we criticise anything that he touches.
Everyone is critical of three things:
1. The icons look like a child’s toy
2. The lag/delay is wholly unacceptable on pre iPhone 5 or ipad 3
3. There’s no way you can return to IOS6
One aspect that I completely overlooked however. When will the Mac interface be dumbed down like IOS7?
Got to be worth a rant surely? !!!
I really like iOS7 Rob and Its slick as snot on my old 4s. No lag at all. Wifes old 4 ran it pretty well as well. Complete installs in both cases though and no restore of backups…perhaps?
We’ve done the full installs as a “new” device and whilst it improved the performance it was noticeably slower than the previous version. It’s as if the addition benefits of IOS7 require a beafier CPU grunt to drive things.
I personally can’t stand the Pages/Keynote interface now and whilst there are improvements they all seem to be outweighed by the poor response/slick interface of before.
The worry I have is when will Johnny-the-God-Ives impress his design ethos onto the MacOS interface. I pray that he’ll keep his minimalist fingers off it.
Do you not think that the icons all look a bit flat, lifeless and almost child-like?
Released 17 Nov 13
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The usual team but not much news
Yes Carl is jumping ship over China on his Apple stocks and probably buying back in when its lower and after that,
Yeah. Right…quarterly results hit and show the first downturn since I don’t know when. All the Mac News
This week Apple have released an update to the Macbook Line and yet another awful Apple Car mockup hits the Feeds.
We have a great panel this week with all usual crew and a swing by from Andy Ihnatko. Apple Car, Apple Rumours and