Are iOS 7 apps really any better?

They look great. The features on the new operating system are definitely an improvement, but are the apps any better than they were before? Usefulness is in the hands of the user just as beauty is in the eyes… you know what I mean.

Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s latest software. Instagram’s latest update, for example, is very attractive, but just feels like a fresh coat of paint.

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