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We gave you an instructional on how to upgrade your device to iOS 7, 7 reasons not to upgrade to iOS 7 and today we present you with an iOS vs. iOS comparison. This won’t be a path leading to which is better than the other, but instead, we’ll be guiding you through some slight nuances and changes between the two. This way if you chose to upgrade, or have done so already, you won’t be left twiddling your thumbs in the apple orchid alone.

Navigation

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Not much has changed between iOS 6 and iOS 7 in the basic navigation territory. Like in iOS 6, you’re still presented with a screen of icons, you still press to open and swipe left or right to get to the next page and the quick launch bar at the bottom of the screen is still there (doing the same old thing). A few icons have changed, but that’s nothing significant. The most notable changes between iOS 6 and iOS 7 appear when you begin using some built in functions such as…

Folders

Something that has changed with iOS 7 is nested folders. FINALLY! Apple finally took the hint and instituted a feature provided by one of the most commonly used jailbreak tools, FolderEnhancer. In iOS 6, Apple gave us a bit more folder space than previous iterations, but still kept them limited to 12 or 16 icons each depending on if you’re using an iPhone 5 or earlier.

With iOS 7′s nested folders you’ll no longer need to browse through folders labeled Games 1, Games 2, Games 3, etc., and can now have 14 pages within a folder with each page containing 9 apps providing a total of 126 apps. Hooray for organized Home Screens!

If you’ve recently upgraded to iOS 7 and chose to run a fresh install, you may see several blue dots hanging out next to your app labels. These dots are Apple’s new way to letting you know you haven’t run the app yet. I’m not exactly sure how that’s beneficial, maybe people have been having difficulty locating recently installed apps in the clutter of unorganized apps. I use folders, never had the issue myself.

My favorite folder feature in iOS 7 is the default ability to relocate the icon of the useless Newsstand app. While I have yet to find a way to remove the app without assistance from NoNewsIsGoodNews, Newsstand can now be placed within a folder. While it’s not the fix we want, we can at least hide it away and prevent it from taunting us every time we unlock our device.










Jordan Goodson

 
Jordan Goodson, the geek in the darkness, guiding his readers through the vast catacombs of tech and science. He journeys the interwebs searching for any and all relevant data to be absorbed and shared.