This week Apple® unveiled iOS 7, one of the more significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a new user interface.
iOS 7 is redesigned with subtle motion, a new color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive.
The typography has been refined for a cleaner look, and the use of translucency and motion makes tasks more engaging.
iOS 7 has hundreds of new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.
The new interface actually makes the phone appear bigger because everything is designed to take advantage of the entire screen. The fonts were also redesigned to create an even sharper text.
iOS 7 introduces Control Center which means that the controls you want to access quickly are all in one place, With just one swipe from the bottom of the screen, you have access to controls for Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Do Not Disturb, and the ability to adjust screen brightness, pause or play a song, jump to the next track and stream your music with AirPlay®.
Control Center also gives you instant access to apps such as Clock, Camera, Calculator and the Flashlight.
The new Today feature in Notification Center gives you an at-a-glance view of your day with a summary of the important details such as weather, traffic, meetings and events.
Users have the ability to switch between their apps in a more visual and intuitive way, and iOS 7 pays attention to which apps are used most and automatically keeps content up to date in the background.
iOS 7 includes a redesigned Photos app that introduces Moments, a new way to automatically organize your photos and videos based on time and location. You can zoom out to see all your photos organized by Moments, Collections of Moments and Years. Safari’s redesigned user interface lets us see more content—starting with full-screen browsing. The new smart search field helps simplify searching, and there’s a new view for your bookmarks and your Safari tabs.
The Music app has a new design and includes the new iTunes Radio.
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