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Yesterday September 18, Apple has pushed out iOS 7 to iPhone users. The new operating system is the most important one in the history of software. Not only the new look but Apple has successfully solved the many standing issues so far.

With the most sustainable update, the software giant has revamped the six-year old operating system’s appearance.

Putting its hard core practice on the floor, Apple has succeeded in removing much of the flaws, making iOS easier to the eyes and simpler to use.

Leaping ahead in the competition with Android and Windows, iPhone operating system has much to offer with a new look, features, camera and many changes that regenerate an excellent user interaction.

If you own an iPhone or iPad, go ahead and download and install iOS 7 now to experience the difference.

New Look

Apple has brought the most noticeable difference in design with iOS 7. Without eliminating the depth and texture altogether, the new OS is redefined with modern, streamlined and more digital appearance.

With a stylish touch of translucent appearance, it produces a layered effect to clearly visualize how different parts of an app are linked.

What Critics Say

However, in the new look, the interface elements lack the resemblance to the real-world objects or materials. Moreover, iOS 7 still feels similar to older version with just little freshness.

New Features

Control center and the Notification center are the most useful additions in the new update. Designed into a new panel, Control center is revealed by sliding up from the bottom of the screen.

This removes the hassle to go deep into settings to configure iOS. Whether you want to change screen brightness, toggle Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, enable airplane mode, use camera’s LED as a flashlight or control music playback, you can perform all just by sliding up the control center on the screen.

Similar to Control Center, Notification center has been significantly changed with three panels instead of one. Today, All, Missed are new sub-sections in iOS 7 that show you notifications, appointments, stock tickers, emails and so on.

What Critics Say

Well, we can’t say that control center and notification are much a revelation as these facilities have been long back on android.

Multitasking

This feature is hugely overhauled in iOS 7, enabling apps the ability to fully run in the background. This implies that any applications for example Facebook or Twitter will be able to automatically update their feeds without the need to open the app.

Moreover, Apple also promises that the new update brings a full-screen interface with app thumbnails by double tapping the Home button instead of just a small tray at the bottom of the screen. Moreover, to close the program, you can simply swipe the preview image of the screen.

What Critics Say

It’s still hard to say that how well this feature will work until app builders support it.

iOS 7 AirDrop

Apple’s standard file sharing application – AirDrop allows iPhone users to share files, contacts, photos and things like passbook cards with any other iOS 7 devices, through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth within the range.

The new update helps to discover the other devices quickly while you prefer to be in invisible mode. It’s a lot easier transferring the files rather than emailing or sending via SMS/MMS.

What Critics Say

The revamped AirDrop is much similar to android and until, there are a huge number of people using iOS 7, it’s quite difficult to judge Apple’s OS AirDrop on the scale.

In the nutshell, despite a few shortcomings in execution, Apple has successfully reinvented iOS for the better.

Introducing major variations without touching anything drastic, the smartphone leader aims to offer excellent experience to its user base. Overall, iOS 7 is not completely perfect but stands parallel to Google’s Android. Let’s see what the users will experience and share with us.

Resources:

  • http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/18/technology/mobile/ios-7/index.html
  • http://www.extremetech.com/computing/166759-ios-7-released-today-new-features-changes-and-exploring-the-new-interface
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424536,00.asp


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