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iOS 7 - Have you updated your iPhone yet?

September 30, 2013 2 min read

I'll admit it.  I have not updated my phone to iOS 7 yet.  I took a picture for someone last night using their newly updated iPhone, and at first I didn't even realize it was an iPhone due to the camera's new look.

iPhone camera update

After seeing this slideshow of 23 Side-By-Side Comparisons of How Apple's New iPhone Software Will Change Your Favorite Apps by Business Insider, I'm preparing for a bit of a learning curve.  My subconscious swipe-swipe-tap-I'm exactly where I wanted to be.... will require some actual thought and glances at my screen.  I use Notes for everything.  I have 214 notes in my app.  (My sister considers this an "unreasonable" number of notes.)  The new version looks very white and blank.  Are you sure my notes will be there?

Notepad update on iPhone
Metathesiophobia - Fear of change.... perhaps somewhat irrational when referring to new phone operating systems

Ok, I'll stop whining about iOS 7 before I sound too much like this Saturday Night Live skit from when the iPhone 5 came out.  (So funny!  I definitely recommend watching, even if you've already seen it!)

Now if you haven't mastered iOS 7 yet, you may enjoy Macworld's article FAQ: Everything You Need to Know about iOS 7.  If you're wondering "where did that search bar go?  What new features do I need to know about?", this is a good guide.

If you updated the minute it came out and are a pro already, here are the Top 11 Hidden, Cool Features in Apple's iOS 7.  Maybe you'll see something you hadn't discovered yet!  Do you know how to change the way Siri pronounces your name?

9 million new iPhones were sold in the first weekend of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C release.  As of last Monday, Apple was proud to announce that 200 million users, more than 50% of all iOS devices, had already updated to the new operating system.  The LA Times talks more about statistics and user adoption rates in the article Apple Users Are Upgrading to iOS 7 at a Record Pace.

iphone background ios7

Ok, ready to become iOS 7 superstars (and update if you haven't already)?  Embrace the future.  We've got this.  Let's do it!

By Jennie S.

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