Did you hear Apple’s iOS 7 is out? This is how I heard: I picked up a kid at school today. There across from the school I was told this scoop by a high schooler ( I can’t divulge my source, but this is true): A Freshman had ditched school so that they could go home and download iOS 7. The student got back to school but was late for class and got into trouble. It was the story of the day! Kids thought it was hilarious.
Kids these days, ditching school for software downloads. My first thought was: well, in my day, when kids ditched school they were usually downloading much worse.
At the same time, I happened to see a friend post funny story online. Apparently their kid’s school’s network melted down from so many kids downloading i OS 7. School network closed.
Apparently, the iOS7 phenomenon was quite huge today. Yeah, the bloggers are going wild, you can read a few stories like this:
- iOS 7 now available (The Verge)
- You can now switch the Siri voice to a man (whoa, creepy, dude — CNN)
- Apple quietly doubles cellular app donload limit to 100MB (CNET)
- Before and after: The best iOS 7 app redsigns (The Next Web)
My reaction to a lot of this: Really? Apple doubles cellular app download limit!!!! OMG!!!!!!!
But these blogger pundits don’t even know. They aren’t in High School. It’s really about the kids. You get your best news talking to them. This is what I found out, just by talking to high schoolers:
- One of the cool new features in high demand was the ability to “upswipe” instead of “downswipe” to access an iPhone’s settings. This makes it easier, for example, to switch WiFi networks, by eliminating that painful taks of finding the Settings menu. Okay, got it. This, you have to ditch school for, apparently.
- iOS 7 has improsed multitasking. This means that if you are a high school kid and spend 98% of your waking time on social apps, you can effectively run several of them at once. Whoa, dude.
- iOS 7 takes up 3GB. This is tragic, for example, if you have a iPhone 4 with only 16GB, showing everybody how pathetically underpowered your ancient, three-year-old iPhone is, forcing you to immediately complain to Daddy that you need and UPGRADE SOON.
That’s what I learned today. And I just feel a bit older, and more tired. And I can’t afford any more iPhones and iPads.
Kids these days.