Apple has finally revealed their latest iOS mobile device operating system – iOS 7, citing it the “biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.
Most noticeable changes include:
Flat Design – iOS 7 features a completely redesigned clear, ‘flat’ design, from revised typography and lettering, to thin/flat icons and apps system-wide. A revised pallet of colours also features in iOS 7, along with more wide-use of translucency in-apps.
User motion tracking – The iPhone UI responds to your movements, creating a 3D like depth to the device, allowing you to peek behind the icons.
“Control Center” Quick Toggles – With a simple swipe up from the bottom of the device, toggle settings such as Airplane mode, brightness, turn on/off the flash to use as a flashlight, and play music from this center.
Folders – Multiple pages inside of folders. No more folder app limit!
Edge-to-edge app design – Apps now make more use of screen real estate in apps such as viewing images within an email.
Improved MultiTasking – Swipe directly through open apps. Multitasking for all apps.
Airdrop for iOS – AirDrop support from OS X now works with iPhone to quickly share files between OS X and iOS devices, as well as between other iOS devices.
Safari – Fullscreen browsing. Swipe back and forth between visited pages. Beautiful tabs browser – No longer limited to 8 tabs.
New Photos App – Redesigned photos app with improved organization, and support for the new AirDrop feature to quickly share files between AirDrop devices.
iTunes Radio – Pandora/Grooveshark like Radio on your iOS Device. Build new stations, see what you’ve heard, and purchase music directly from iTunes.
iOS 7 supports iPhone 4 and up, as well as iPad 2 and up, including the iPad Mini, and iPod Touch 5G and up.
Available Fall US (From Late September for us South African folk)
Stay tuned for more info.
For more information check out the official iOS7 Apple Page.