Here at n3rdabl3 we’ve been pretty caught up keeping on top of all of the amazing E3 announcements. Apples Annual WWDC was held on Monday at around the same time as one of E3’s biggest press conferences so we’re playing catch up. So, where do I even start with iOS 7. This years WWDC sees the biggest update to iOS since release. First and foremost, please welcome the new design:
Now for the purpose of keeping this short I won’t be going over the design too much but will touch on it in a later post. For now, let’s take a look at what new features iOS 7 will bring to the table.
- Swipe up from the bottom of the display to get a set of different controls such as brightness, wifi and much more in control center.
- Swipe down for an improved notification centre that now works in the lock screen as well. Along with a ‘quick look’ at your days events.
- Multitasking has been overhauled to allow for all apps and features a new visual animation.
- The camera app now comes with a few different settings and such that you can swipe between.
- Siri has once again got smarter and can now control your device from wifi to playing a song.
- Safari is faster, smarter, has no tab limit anymore and has some visual cues to improve the reading experience.
- Sat nav is now greatly improved. Though surely you shouldn’t be using your phone in the car?
- App store is now location aware so it will build lists of apps to suit where you are. Look forward to coffee apps when you visit Starbucks.
- iTunes now as radio. Yeah, that is a thing now.
- AirDrop is now a fully supported sharing method.
The list goes on in iOS 7 but these are just some of the main ones. Said to be releasing later this year, iOS 7 will be compatible with iPhone 4 and up, latest generation iPod touch and iPad 2, Retina display iPad and iPad mini.