Harry McCracken in Technologizer on why iOS 7 looks unfinished to all the critics.
The seventh version of its mobile operating system is the first to depart–radically–from the general look and feel established by the first iPhone in 2007.
McCracken lists a number of reactions from around the technoblogosphere, then closes with this.
The thing is, as eclectic as initial reactions to iOS 7 have been, the vast majority, whether giddy or stinging, are reconcilable. It’s possible for iOS 7, in its current beta state, to be a design breakthrough and to feel rushed and inconsistent. In fact, from what I’ve seen of it, that’s what it seems to be: exciting, but scruffy in certain areas.
Agreed. The best is yet to come. Apple polishes very well. iOS 7 looks unfinished now because it is unfinished.