Apple calls it “the mobile OS from a whole new perspective”.
iOS 7, the most radical update to Apple‘s mobile operating system since the iPhone was first launched in 2007, has been released worldwide. Since being not up to date with something Apple releases is a socio-techno death sentence, Apple‘s servers were swamped with people trying to download the update overnight, causing delays or straight-up failure of the installation for many customers.
Those who have managed to update their software have praised some new features, like the ability to block contacts, the built-in photo filters and square-frame photo option (because the world needs way, way more of that sort of thing), but frowning at needing to delete photos and apps to create space for the update, and the diminished battery life. Reactions to the aesthetic design have been mixed, with some users applauding the simplistic, minimal design, but others lamenting Apple’s colour choices.
Twitter users have had plenty to say about everything iOS7. Here are some of our favourites, aside from the mountain of Peter Griffin “Oh My God, Who The Hell Cares” memes, screenshots of progress bars and pants-wettingly hilarious Twitpics of Nokias, Razrs and other cellular relics captioned “Why won’t iOS7 install LOL”.
IOS7 makes your phone waterproof now!!!! Try it everyone!!!
— Fairland Flyer (@CaleThomas91) September 19, 2013
Got that ios7 pic.twitter.com/0RKyzkvUWw
— Nicholas Lane Murray (@nickmurray171) September 19, 2013
So I get iOS7. And my mom starts getting all my messages because we share a AppleID. Well s/o to the guy who just asked me if I needed weed.
— Hunter T. Russell (@WhiteTreyy) September 19, 2013
oh you like ios7?
name five of their songs
— what (@hahahawhatt) September 19, 2013
ios7 also didnt help me beat this level of candy crush
— Keep Calm & Prep On (@tinypinkwhales) September 19, 2013
Help I installed iOS7 on my cat and she’s now wearing lurid yoga pants and a flashing neon hat. Dear god the rouge. Now she’s spraypainting
— Pookleblinky (@pookleblinky) September 19, 2013
IOS7 to White Girls is like GTAV to guys
— janet (@janetbadass) September 19, 2013
ya ok iOS7 you’re the reason why I have trust issues
— shay (@ghettocabello) September 19, 2013
Figuring out iOS7 is like doing homework with a sparkly pen that dots the “i’s” with hearts against my will.
— Kim Holcomb (@kimholcomb) September 18, 2013
iOS7 is killing traditional marriage.
— Dan Dean (@dandean) September 18, 2013
Old Macdonald’s surly ungrateful teenager had a phone, E-I-E-iOS7
— Brian Firenzi (@mrbrianfirenzi) September 18, 2013
Lots of Americans having trouble with iOS7. Rest of the world still having trouble downloading clean water.
— Joey Schmitz (@J_Schmitz) September 18, 2013
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