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iOS7 users are already showing off the best new feature—the lock screen

It didn't take long for iOS7 home screen masterpieces to pop up on Twitter.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 19, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 6:09 am CDT

If Twitter is any indication, the best feature of the iPhone‘s latest operating system is not its improved functionality, but rather its complete overhaul of the home screen.

Apple allowed users to install iOS7 on Sept. 18. The upgrade includes everything from multitasking capabilities for all apps to a male voice for onboard assistant Siri.

Dedicated fans of the iPhone, however, were most taken with the elimination of the icon-heavy home screens. With an added degree of visibility for wallpaper images and better icon placement, users quickly created their own “masterpieces” on their new desktop and lock screens. Within moments of installing iOS7, they were sharing images of their new backgrounds on social media like they were Instagrammed lunches.

We did a scan of Twitter and found some of the most impressive backgrounds that have been made possible by iOS7. From personal moments to breathtaking imagery to, yes, even Breaking Bad in-jokes, iPhone users had some fun with the greatest invention since, well, iOS6.

And let’s hope these new backgrounds will look just as spectacular behind the spiderweb of cracks that will inevitably plague the screens.

Wow, the new iOS 7 looks great!

— Rob Fee (@robfee) September 18, 2013

My #ios7 lock screen will always be better than yours.

— Elliot. (@elmoir) September 18, 2013

Holla iOS7! Hihi! Sulit ang $99 mo @itskenji ! Love you bestie! <3

— HOT X COLD (@TheGioLoco) September 11, 2013

Updated to ios7 and put this as my lock screen so no one will want to steal my phone

— ames (@isannieok) September 18, 2013

I’m obsessed w my lock screen & iOS7😍

— Tianna Feliciano (@TiannaFeliciano) September 18, 2013

And now I will tweet my lock screen with the new iOS7, 1 of 1billion

— JamesJosephBoswell (@jimmyTMboswell) September 18, 2013

Photo via Kolin Toney/Flickr

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2013, 8:43 am CDT