Head To Head: iOS 7 vs. iOS 6


We're all in favor of simplicity, particularly when it delivers faster performance. But we might have thought that the simplified interface in iOS 7 would have delivered more screen real estate, too. Remarkably, it did not. When displayed side-by-side, the same app screen displays the same amount of information regardless of OS. Notice that despite the disappearance in iOS 7 (near left) of the top status bar, smaller fonts and thinner NavBar (top) and ToolBar (bottom), the amount of displayed app content is about the same (or even slightly less) in iOS 7.