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iOS 7's switch to the Helvetica Neue Ultra Light typeface was one of the bigger design points for the new OS. But it came with a catch: it didn't look so good on non-retina screens. The fix was simple enough. Just change it back to regular weight.


This time, just a year ago, very few people knew the terms “skeuomorphism” and “flat design". We complained about the kind of leathery design of some apps on iOS and OS X, but in general, the UI of Apple’s mobile operating system was just fine. Then, in just a few weeks, everything changed — and suddenly flat design was the new style everybody was talking about.


This past week, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 7. Now, it's never fair to nitpick anything that's still in beta, so we're not going to do that. But we are going to have a lively discussion of any and every bug we've collectively found in iOS 7 thus far.


Since its inception, the iPad has been the gold standard for tablets. Nothing else has come close, really. A lot of credit goes to iOS, which has ceded plenty of ground to Android on phones but remains easily the friendliest tablet software. So changing up iOS 7 means changing up the very best tablet OS there is. Here's how that's working out so far.


Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You'll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly.