At WWDC 2013 last week, Apple revealed the newest version of iOS, the iOS 7. Like we all had expected, the overall appearance has been changed, thanks to Jony Ive, the Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design. Like rumored before, the overall appearance of iOS 7 focuses towards a more flat look as compared to earlier versions of Apple’s iOS. This new version has a frosted glass like appearance along with translucent menu. To our surprise when we tilt the handset, the iOS 7 gives a 3D perspective which enables you to see beyond open panes.
When we swipe up from the screen’s bottom, the Control Center opens up, a translucent menu that is full of numerous settings buttons. And from this menu you are able to control the brightness, access flashlight & play music. The latest multitasking features work perfectly well all the app, and make the whole process quite simple by backing out the apps as panes and then allowing the simple swipes between the apps.
Moreover, Safari has even gone through a redesign which includes features such as iCloud Keychain (found in the upcoming OS X Mavericks). By swiping left & right you can browse through the browsing history. The screen is more focused towards displaying more content on contrary to the menu bars. Apart from this, air drop has also been introduced in iOS 7 and picture or file sharing with friends nearby has become more simple.
There are some changes too with regard to cameras & pictures. The filters are available in the camera app and for switching the shoot mode all you need to do is swipe. Moreover, the new filters such as data & location would cut down the long columns of pictures.
Other significant feature declared at today’s keynote is the “iOS 7 in car.” As per Apple, most of the manufacturers will integrate iOS in their vehicles by the year 2014. Once this becomes a reality, the iwould appear on the dash screen of car and the Siri will enable you to get directions, check messages & make calls while driving and that too without moving your eyes away from the road while driving. The iTunes Radio app would be free for all the iOS users.