Thursday, 25 July 2013

New Features and Design of IOS 7

Apple has recently launched its latest OS the iOS 7. It is said to be a total overhaul of the old design. Let us find out more about it and the additional features that it has bought to Apple users.

Design and features

The font of the entire iOS is tweaked and now bears additional schematics in big size. The addition of Control Center is yet another part of the ecosystem. You will be able to swipe upwards to the screen for performing functionalities like Airplane Mode including Flashlight. You will also be able to adjust the brightness of the screen without exiting any app. The inclusion of torch/flashlight is a much-welcome change in the design.

The notifications bar available in a full screen view will also appear on your lock screen. Now you need not unlock your phone to check for notifications.

Control Center

Control Center is a major addition in this latest version of OS. To reveal the options and the hub, you need to swipe from the bottom to up. The look resembles a translucent sheen of updates like before. However, with the latest enhancement, the brightness controls and music player now have more display space. Features like AirPlay and AirDrop now sit at the bottom of the tray for easy access.

The feature of Airdrop is available across all iDevices. This feature gives you the freedom to share any program from within an app via Share Sheet. Remember this feature only works wherever Share Sheet is supported by an app.

iTunes Music Integration

The Music app is enhanced on iOS 7 that enables in adding your stored music in the library on iCloud. This integration of Music app with the cloud enables accessing music from any of your iDevices. You will also be surprised with the automatic change of screen orientation as soon as you turn your iPhone. Your landscape mode will reveal album art tiles that are easy to slide sideways. If you want to zoom into an album then simply tap on the album icon.


Safari has enhanced visuals that give you the freedom to resize your browser URL bar. This gives you a clear and spacious view of the page on the screen. You can easily slide in and out of the browser history. The bookmark now is available on the start screen of your device. This enables in coalition of links that are related to Twitter for viewing in one place. You can view what your Twitter friends are posting without going into the app.

The Tab system allows you to add more tabs with 3D rendering giving you the freedom to add more than 8 tabs in one go. These tabs can be synchronized on your other accounts for easy accessibility.

Camera and Photo Gallery

The camera app includes various lens shapes such as circle, square and panorama. iOS 7 gives you the benefit of auto-picture arranging based on locations in various groups this functionality called Moments.

Pinch to zoom in and out of the gallery. The Photo app gives you the option of re-drawing the collections in your library. This app is capable of intelligently categorizing your pictures according to your destination and the time it is taken. This helps in automatically organizing these pictures in various groups automatically. To view year wise overview of your albums zoom out. You will also be able to see the location tags upon each album created. To view an individual image hold down on a thumbnail of an image, release to view the picture full screen.

iOS in the Car

iOS 7 gives the opportunity of using the iPhone with built-in screens in your vehicle. Additionally, the full support of Siri enables in giving eyes-free usage while driving. Now you car will read out your messages and even send a dictated response. However, you will only be able to use these if you own a Volvo, Honda or a Nissan.

Multi tasking

Multi-tasking is now visual that is there at the bottom of your screen. The new version gives you a neat and organized look that is different from the older UI. All you will see is an app icon that is located at the screen bottom.

In conclusion, to all, you need to wait and watch what Apple has to add to its iOS 7.

As a senior tech support engineer at Brandon Malcolm Smith has been offering online tech support to global customers for issues related to laptops, desktops, Mac and devices including iPods, tablets, iPhones and more. Moreover he is an avid writer of articles and blogs that are aimed to help Internet users. His areas of interests include computer support, tech support, emerging technologies and awareness on tech support scams.

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