iOS7 officially announced and on display


Well, the moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Apple has officially announced the next version of its mobile software, iOS7. The highly anticipated update to Apples mobile OS brings a brand new user interface to the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. If you’re a regular iOS user, you’ll notice the refreshed and lighter look. The change has come about after Jony Ive and his team spent half a year building.

The user experience of the software fundamentally remains the same, allowing users to not have to re-learn an entire system but benefit from a lighter, fresher paint of coat.

The overhaul of iOS7 is like no other overhaul of the system we’ve ever seen before. Every visual elements has been changed and redone and not one element resembles what we’ve seen in previous versions of the OS. From the redesigned keyboard to the new icons, nothing has been left unchanged.

“Installing iOS 7 on your phone is like getting a new phone, but one you already know how to use.

-Craig Federighi

Multitasking is now available for all apps and now also boasts the ability to maintain  battery life. Multitasking in iOS 7 comes with a new swiping cards-interface.

iOS browser , Safari has been overhauled in iOS7, featuring a new “omnisearch bar” which is similar to the Mac, but also includes a new smart search field featuring easily tappable icons for popular sites. It also includes a cool new feature called Shared Links, which pulls stories from services like Twitter and Facebook that your friends have shared to improve its social integration. 
New iOS7 home screen

AirDrop is also making its way to iOS as well. Any app that supports sharing offers AirDrop sharing to other users for easy sharing and includes multiple sharing with the need to “bump your phone.” However, this ‘bumping’ feature requires you to have the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

The Camera App for iOS has been updated as well to natively support filters and photos will be organized by “Moments.” Photos will now be organized by location and time in a brand new view that lets you manage those massive photo libraries some of you have. iCloud Photo Sharing makes sharing to your Photo Stream much easier!

The App Store in iOS7 now features automatic updates for your apps and Compass, Stocks and Calculator iOS7includes a new  feature called “Apps Near Me”, which displays app that are popular in your location.

The Music app plays host a brand new interface, featuring an all new “Now Playing” screen and includes both iCloud purchases and on-device content. iCloud movies and TV show purchases now appear in the Videos app library.

FaceTime now supports audio-only calls over Wi-Fi and also supports blocking specific calls. The blocking feature is also available for iMessage and general phone calls.



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