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iOS 7 review + Q&A LIVE podcast! 1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET


Bought my first ip5 and liked that very much ! now that ios7 came out hate it leaving very soon already down graded back to 6.1.4

I don't like the fonts. I really needs something thicker, more bold.. it's hard to read.. especially the icons and text in the status bar.. miss my clock on the lock screen.. I only have it on my iPad mini.. sold my iPhone, lol, hoping to get lucky and get the 5s tomorrow morning.

Everything else so far is nice.. just.. man .. the font color white on white backgrounds kills me. Having to go very dark backgrounds to get it readable.

You can turn on bolding via the Accessibility options. I did that and and changed the font size one notch smaller to make it easier on me. Yes, smaller -- text was getting in the way in my opinion.

Not crazy about the calendar and the super bright colors. Text screen hurts my eyes so I have the brightness set really low. Other stuff will just take some getting used to.

I'm sure I'll get over it soon though, lol. ;-)

I am disappointed in the new IO7. The interface looks like a 5 year old made it with crayons. The old interface was so much better. What were they thinking?

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How do you downgrade back to ios 6.1.3 for iPhone 4S w/out jail breaking? My phone won't let me download the firmware on the internet. If any tips please reply.

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I have fallen out of live with Apple since the upgrade and the new Mac PRO will no longer be on my Christmas list. My iPad and mini will be looking for new homes too because as a disabled person what I need above all are devices that work together with maximum efficiency.

In terms of accessibility I was perfectly happy so for me personally iOS 7 is a disaster. Not everything zooms (including iMore profile page and this message page).

The text is terrible and the brightness settings no help at all. My fingerprints are nearly worn off from all the gestures required to be able to read anything at all. It is a truly unpleasant experience now.

The voice message app (which I usually use for emails etc has been completely ruined too because I can no longer read any of the text). As a service provider I think Apple has now deliberately disabled rather than enabled -shame they probably aren't covered by UK legislation.

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