ios7When you first step inside a tech company like Seamgen, it’s safe to say two things are true. First off, all of our employees have the latest and greatest mobile devices and technologies that are on the market. Secondly, they have opinions about them. With the new release of iOS 7, Apple’s latest big upgrade, Seamgen employees were asked what they loved, or didn’t love about the upgrade. Here are some of their thoughts:

Terminating Applications

Everyone knows that the more applications your phone is running, the faster the battery dies. Nothing stirs up more anxiety than the fear of your cell phone battery dying before you can get to your charger. Prior to the upgrade, closing out all of those applications used to be a bit of a hassle. With iOS 7, the ease of terminating applications is awesome. You simply hold down the home screen button, and swipe the application to close. It’s quick, simple and effective.

A Smarter Siri

Siri is getting smarter, thank God. With the upgrade, Siri can now take instruction on pronunciation. If you are speaking to her and she pronounces something wrong, simply say:

“That’s not how you pronounce that.”

Siri will ask you how to pronounce it. She listens and learns the proper way to say it. Pretty nifty if you ask us.

The Aesthetics

Perhaps the most notable change that went along with the upgrade is it’s comprehensive design overhaul.  One of the new design changes that we’ve fallen in love with is the translucency used. This allows the user to get a glimpse of what’s going on behind the current application, enhancing the user interface.

It’s a Love/Hate Relationship

This love for the new design is not completely unanimous, however. Some people feel that the color schemes created are not harmonious. Also, in an attempt to eliminate excess ornamentation, and let you focus more on your content, the upgrade strips away some of the buttons. What once looked like buttons now looks like hyperlinks, and it’s a little ugly, according to some of our employees.

When Jonathan were set out to redesign the look of iOS 7, his goal was to create a user experience of pure simplicity. Overall, our employees agree that the clean look and feel of the upgrade achieves just that.

Simplicity is often equated with minimalism. Yet true simplicity is so much more than just the absence of clutter or the removal of decoration. It’s about offering up the right things, in the right place, right when you need them. It’s about bringing order to complexity. And it’s about making something that always seems to just work. When you pick something up for the first time and already know how to do the things you want to do, that’s simplicity. – Jonathan Ive