Apple details iOS7
New apps and new features but a familiar feel
By the end of next month, Apple will have shipped their 700th million iOS device so what better time to launch its latest iteration - iOS7.The latest operating system introduces new features like Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. Apple says it will also make your day to day tasks even easier, faster and more enjoyable. The apps might look different, but you should already be familiar with how to use them.
The new Control Center gives quick access to the most used controls and apps and to access it just requires a swipe up from any screen — including the Lock screen — to do things like switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, or adjust the brightness of your display. It will also allow you to play, pause, or skip a song and quickly access your flashlight, timer, calculator and camera.New Control Center gives quick access to the most used controlsThe Notification Center feature lets users know about new mail, missed calls, to-dos that need doing, and more. And a new feature called Today gives you a convenient break down of the day at hand, including birthday reminders and the like. As with the Control Center, you can access Notification Center from any screen, including the Lock screen but this time by swiping down.
iCloud Photo sharing means you can share your moments with select people by creating a shared photo stream.There are also updates to the camera and photos, making taking the type of shot you want easier as well as making it even more convenient to share. iCloud Photo sharing means you can share your moments with select people by creating a shared photo stream. They can post photos, videos, and comments to your stream, and it all appears on everyone’s iOS devices — automatically.
In a somewhat similar vein, iDrop lets you share files instantly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with a distinct lack of phaff.
iOS will become available to compatible devices on September 18th. Who's in?