Apple and iOS suddenly became relevant again

When it comes to Technology, I see myself as above average interested. That is also why, like my wife become feed up with looking at the same clothes in her wardrobe all the time, I get fed up at looking at my same home-screen andi icons all the time. My problem has up until now been that even though my old iPhone 4 gets the job done, and I have invested quite a bit of money into the platform, I am fed up with the way it looks, I am fed having to enter settings to turn on my Bluetooth.

I was so fed up, that i gave WP8 a test run, and even though a great system, it is for me still to immature, and I was missing features I am so used to on the iPhone, like quick scrolling to the top of a page. So I ended up back with Apple, but still bored.

Not any more. In my opinion, iOS 7 is from a design point of view, the perfect mix between WP8 and Android. Flat, but not boring, adaptable, but still user-friendly. The control centre solves my biggest problem with iOS the cumbersome access to often used settings, and the access to spotlight from any home screen is a fantastic move.

iCloud integration is better, but I still don’t think I will be using iCloud Key-chain as my main password manager, it’s just not flexible enough. Make an app that can extract the info from the key chain with a master password, then I might consider it. But for Wi-FI passwords and the likes. It’s fantastic.

OS X 10.9 is moving in a different direction than Microsoft. Apple are still focusing on the desktop, and even though I like Windows 8, in my opinion, a separate desktop os and a unified mobile os still works better than trying to do it all with one single OS.


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