Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2017 10:59 UTC
Apple

The unfinished feeling in iOS 11 mostly comes from UI and animation. UI elements in iOS are quite inconsistent, mixing a variety of UI elements, which might look quite similar but introduce a disconnected feeling for UX. The inconsistency of those elements majorly stems from those UI element updated in iOS 11, such as Large Title and new Search Bar. In my opinion, those newly introduced elements, which might be unfamiliar and new even to Apple engineers, have caused many inconsistent UI experience in iOS 11.

Many of you will look at this and consider it a bunch of whiny nonsense, but the problem with Apple being lax on details is that it turns into a case of monkey see, monkey do. Third party developers will become lax as well, leading to an overall degradation of UI quality and consistency. This is the last thing iOS, which has never exactly been a visually consistent operating system to begin with, needs.

People go nuts because the ports on the bottom of a Samsung phone - which you effectively never look at - aren't aligned, yet, ever since iOS 7, Apple has basically been winging its iOS UI design and polish.

Something about grading on a curve.

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iOS 11
by tonymus on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 04:07 UTC
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2006-01-15

I upgraded to iOS 11 on my 6s plus, and wish I hadn't. The phone feels about 10 percent slower, and I had a hard crash, forcing me to turn the phone off and back on again. This never happened to me in previous versions.

I guess I should have waited for iOS 11.1...

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RE: iOS 11
by darknexus on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 12:15 in reply to "iOS 11"
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2008-07-15

Interesting. My 6S Plus has done exactly the opposite and seems to be more responsive. I haven't had any hard crashes either, but then again I haven't seen an iOS hard crash on this particular phone since I bought it two years ago. Mind you, I've seen plenty of iOS hard crashes, just not on this phone; it's one of the many reasons I don't feel the need to upgrade yet.

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RE: iOS 11
by CaptainN- on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 16:10 in reply to "iOS 11"
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2005-07-07

That slowness is the downside of constant OS updates (particularly with iOS) that folks like Thom don't want to acknowledge.

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RE: iOS 11
by Kancept on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 19:30 in reply to "iOS 11"
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2006-01-09

My iPhone 5S actually seems faster than it was previously. Each OS update seems to speed this thing up.

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RE: iOS 11
by viton on Sat 23rd Sep 2017 11:41 in reply to "iOS 11"
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2005-08-09

I don’t feel it became slower on SE, but it is definitely became faster and more stable on A7-based iPad Air.

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