Slide to unlock animation in iOS 7.1 rocks

chris

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Sometimes it is the small things that can make a person happy. I'm absolutely loving the new 'Slide to Unlock' animation that rolled out with iOS 7.1. Also makes sense from a UI perspective and new users. The pulsating left to right animation is a visual cue on where to swipe. Not everyone is a pro with smartphones. These are small, but significant for people who pick up an iPhone for the first time.

For the rest of us, I think it's cool and that counts for something, am I right?:laugh2:
 

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Apple is definitely a pro at the small details. I do like how "slide to unlock" illuminates a lot more. The slim fonts sometimes made it seem hard to see things but they did a lot to remedy things w/the new update.
 

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I like it. I also like the little changes to the phone.
 

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I turn animations off, additionally, I use the scanner to unlock, not swipe :)
 

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I like the black text under the dock icons and under the icons within folders. I think it's because I have grey backgrounds.


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My iPhone is a bit faster now. I can feel it. hahaha :D
 

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Definitely smoother and faster (iPhone 5s). I like the interface tweaks but there is nothing ground-breaking here. Just a little style upgrade, but I'm liking it!
 

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I like the black text under the dock icons and under the icons within folders. I think it's because I have grey backgrounds.


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I use a plain black background as my homescreen wallpaper and the new look really pops.
 

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Cool! But what I'd REALLY like is to be able to fade the dock are background completely. I believe that's only an option on jailbroken phones though.
 

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Cool! But what I'd REALLY like is to be able to fade the dock are background completely. I believe that's only an option on jailbroken phones though.
Me too! I'm not sure why they color the dock area. I don't see that it serves any purpose. All iPhone users know the bottom row is the dock.
 

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Cool! But what I'd REALLY like is to be able to fade the dock are background completely. I believe that's only an option on jailbroken phones though.
Yep, you have to jailbreak to do that.
 

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I didn't notice anything all that great with the Slide To Unlock feature with a black background. It was brighter. But when I changed to a gray colored background, I went, "Whoa!". Very cool!