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Bug hunt: What's still wrong with iOS7

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October

If you're among those who've made the jump to iOS 7 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, odds are you've found something that either doesn't work as well as it used to or doesn't work as well as it should. (In my case, one such thing is iTunes Radio — a brand new feature, but for some reason every time I launch my favorite station and start listening, the first song cuts out and I'm taken back to the Radio tab in my iPhone's Music app.)

The folks at MacDailyNews blogged a link today to an article Gene Steinberg wrote for Tech Night Owl, in which he talks about iOS 7 bugs. draws a distinction between aspects of iOS 7's look and feel that some users find jarring or disorienting (one commenter on that MacDailyNews post listed the new Safari icon as "ultra poor and simply a mistake" — an unusual amount of outrage focused on such a trivial thing, I think) and "obvious bugs" that "will ultimately be fixed."

"Some of the criticisms are mostly about taste," he writes. "If you're used to previous versions of iOS, the visual changes are drastic. Sure, it's not hard to get used to the modest functional changes. Maybe Apple went a little overboard on the visual impact, though, although some of that could be dealt with by adding a setting or two to turn a few things off.

"On the whole, however, it appears that the largest number of iOS 7 users become accustomed to the changes fairly quickly. The few ragged edges are fixable, and I expect Apple will deal with some of the issues in ongoing maintenance fixes."

It's an interesting read, even if only to see if problems you might be having (iMessage? Battery life?) are being experienced by others.

[Last modified: Monday, October 14, 2013 2:07pm]

    

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