Double-tapping still lets you switch between apps, but the multitasking interface is completely revamped. There's a thumbnail of each running app displayed above its icon, letting you instantly see what's what, and you now swipe up to close an app.
We like the new (but retro-sounding) ringtones, and the fact that the old ones are kept in a 'classics' folder. If you have custom ringtones, these are also kept.
iOS 7 vs Windows Phone 8: verdict
For us the apps swing it decisively Apple's way. But don't entirely discount WP8. Both platforms are curated and secure. They offer a good-looking environment in which to work and play. And the handsets for both offer guaranteed quality. It's just that objectively and subjectively we prefer iOS 7.
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