During Apple’s keynote at the WWDC in California, Apple gave us a sneak peek at the new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Well the glossy icon appearance has been changed for a rather more plain interface with the icons appearing flat. However the update is now available to Apple developers. The Official launch will be this fall.
Much as a lot has changed Apple says it tried to leave a few thing the way they are so that the interface still feels familiar.
I must say the new interface feels like new born baby, and by this i mean pretty, simple and from pictures powerful, i only have to wait for the official release to test this.
The new iOS 7 will have Airdrop a sharing feature that uses wifi and bluetooth to share files, photos. Then Apple a multitasking features that displays a preview window of the previous apps you have been to on tapping the home button twice and trust me the interface is crisp.
Some of the features that i found really amazing include a feature called “Power control” that has options for you to turn on or off your wifi, bluetooth, play the next track and has shortcut to some of your favourite apps. Similarly there is a notification centre that has a list of events in way that you have a list of today’s events, all events and those you have missed like missed calls, missed events and messages.
The camera has got an update too, you can now take photos in new formats like square for instagram lovers, front and center as well as the previous panorama, still and video modes.
The photo library has made it easier to find old photos by making a collage with all photos for either a previous event together or in eith moments or collections so you wont struggle a lot finding a old photo.
Siri just got improved with new features such as returning calls, playing voicemail, controlling iTunes Radio, and a new look as well as what Apple calls a new natural voice that’s either female or male. Apple goes on to say that Siri is faster at answering questions and checks more sources, such as Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter.
For those that might lose their costly iPhones, The find My iPhone app now can show your phone number when you lose your phone.
The App store has a simpler interface with a new “Kid zone” where parents and teachers can find apps for children, so finding games just got easy.
And before i forget, iOS7 comes with iTunes Radio that is free on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV and wait even on PC free. You can create stations, choose artist and even have Siri to assist you search, more so, iTunes radio apparently gets more personalized the more you listen, well we just have to wait and see.
Remember iOS 7 is compatible with the the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 16/24/32 GB, the iPad 2, iPad with retina display, and the iPad mini. Well just be a little patient for fall to get these updates on your iOS device.
Photos and video Source: Apple