It’s the little things: What we like and don’t like in iOS 7

MacWorld USA - 1 year ago.

Now that we’ve been living with iOS 7 for a while, we’ve had a chance to uncover some little things we might not have noticed at first. Some of those little things are good, others not so much. Here’s our list. What about yours? Let us know in the comments below.

What we like

Wayfinding and leveling with Compass: In iOS 7, Compass received a thorough revamp, gaining a couple of cool new features. One my favorites: Say you’re trying to find your way in a specific direction. Just orient yourself in that direction, and then tap the compass. Now, when you start to stray from the direction you specified, a red bar on screen indicates just how far off course you are. My other favorite: If you swipe to the left on the compass, you bring up the new level, which works when you place the phone flat on a surface or set it on its side.—Dan Moren

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