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It's here! , Apple finally made iO7 official. This is for the first time; the Cupertino-based tech giant has tried something different without Steve Jobs. The first gen iOS was announced back in 2007 along with iPhone. Earlier it was said that the new version of iOS would be "Flat", and bolder. To some extent, it's true. Apple heavily changed its own stock apps. You can see a considerable change in a way Apple implemented new UI. There is a new control panel, a new side-to -unlock functionality, new weather app, sharp icons, among others.
"There is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency. True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation-it's about bringing order to complexity," "iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system." said Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of Design
Apple says iOS 7 is coming this fall. It will be a free upgrade. Here are the supported devices which Apple think should make best use if iOS 7 : iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G. Apple also announced Beta version of iOS 7 at the ongoing WWDC developers' conference. You can download it for free at developer.apple.com.
Here are the top discussed features of iOS 7. Have a look.
Apple tried to make Control center more redefined. Now you can swipe away from the lock screen --- and see the most day-to-day commonly used features of your device. From setting screen brightness to switching on/off Bluetooth button to skip a song. This is indeed a welcome change.
It's basically a hub center. You can check past missed calls, new messages, new e-mails, among other notifications. There is a newly added feature called Today which summarizes in a form of data about day's activities. You can swipe down from any given screen, even from the lock screen.
Apple says developers have the ability to enable any app to multitask in the background with a new API. Further, the company says that the iOS 7 has the ability to remember which apps you used the most, and on the basis of that it keeps on updating the content before you launch that program or app for that matter.
Apple also refreshed Camera UI considerably. There are four shooting modes talked at concluded keynote: Still, Panorama, Video, and square - front and center. There are added filters. Photo Moments, another feature let to you grouping of photos. You can group your photos, as per the location, time and place. iCloud Photo sharing feature is yet another addition.
While the Android guys can use Android Beam (applicable only if they have NFC enable device); Apple now introduces AirDrop feature. You can send an e-mail or any document file to nearby device with an ease. Just tap share button on the device and send anything to nearby device -it could be a video or an MP3 song. You do not even need Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity to send data.
You will find similar UI as Google has dome with Chrome OS. Apple says that browsing web on Safari would be full of joy-thanks to the full-screen browsing. It now also supports gesture based navigation. Apple also introduced iCloud Keychain, which secures your passwords across all your devices.
This new update brings a brand new feature based upon your current location. . For instance, you are standing nearby Qutab Minar in New Delhi then automatically all the relevant apps will make an appearance. Apps Near Me , is really a cool feature.
Welcome iTunes Radio service! This is what many were hoping to be announced at WWDC. And Apple announced with pomp and show. It's a free radio service with brand new music player, and slick UI. It's an answer to Spotify and Google's Music All Access. You can download the song later from iTunes , if needed.
Apple has changed a lot after the demise of Steve Jobs. This is a new era for Tim Cook and its esteemed shareholders. With the coming of iOS 7; it is now clearer that Apple wants to grow under Tim Cook and John Ive. Stay tuned to GizBot.