With all the big changes in iOS 7, it’s fun to look at some of those little, more subtle things that have been added.
The compass app also has some nice changes. The flat redesign is appealing, and now if you swipe the compass screen you get a built-in level. It’s great for straightening pictures on the wall!
Folders have much more capacity now. Under iOS 6, you could place 16 apps in a folder. With iOS 7, I could place all the apps on my phone in one folder, although that would be a terrible idea. iOS 7 lets you have 9 apps per page and 14 pages in a folder — that’s 126 apps in each folder. You can’t, however, have folders inside folders. Apple also made a lot of people happy by adding the ability to move Newsstand into another folder.
Also subtle — but helpful — is the little blue dot next to an app name if the app has never been opened. It’s a handy reminder if you download apps and then forget to check them out.
Finally, here is a really subtle change. When you lock the phone, or unlock it, the screen quickly fades in and out. It’s no longer an instant black screen or an appearance of the home screen; instead there’s a polished transition between the