In the very beginning of Day 1, Apple mentioned “This fall is when the downloads will begin“. As expected Apple showed off the new redesigned User Interface of the new iOS. Tim Cook described it as the biggest update since the birth of iPhone.
“Can’t innovate anymore – my ass,” – Phil Schiller
Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design said“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,”. He added,”iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system.”
What’s new in iOS 7:
- Control Center: It gives a quick access to Airplane mode, Brightness levels, Wi-Fi, Airplay and lots more. One can access the settings just by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
- Notifications: The new notification has also been given a renovation. Addition of a new Today feature lets you see the important work of the day including weather and traffic.
- AirDrop: iOS 7 comes with an AirDrop feature making sharing of files between Apple devices a lot easier.
- Renovated Camera App: It allows you to add real time photo effects. It also comes with a square option. We couldn’t dig much into this effect.
- SIRI: Siri has also been given some renovation. Now, the female voice is changed by a male voice(Female voice was better to interact with). For the web based searches Bing still holds the key.
- Find my iPhone Activation Lock: The new iOS has been redesigned to make it more secured to stealing. With this new feature you will have to enter your Apple ID and Password to erase or even turn off this notification.
- iTunes Radio:This new feature is a free Internet radio service featuring over 150+ stations and music from the iTunes Store.
The iOS 7 beta versions are available for developers. For consumers they will available by this fall. Officially it was confirmed that the iOS 7 update will come for iPad 2 and later versions, iPhone 4 and later versions and iPod touch 5th generations.
Maverick (End of Cat naming convention)
Apple said they are ditching the kitty names with every new Mac OS. And they are moving their naming conventions to Places in California. The first one called as,Maverick. The new Maverick offers better battery life through new features and faster apps navigation.
Apple says, “When you tune into iTunes Radio on any device running iTunes, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalised just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalised your experience becomes.”
So, the day 1 saw the beautiful redesigned iOS 7 with lots of new updates and astonishing features and most the end of cat naming conventions.
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Ranjan Satapathy is an article writer by passion and an Engineer by profession. He has a keen interest in Gadgets and new Technologies.