Top 8 new features in Apple’s iOS 7

Apple Inc.’s annual developers conference conquered Twitter trends and tech news headlines all over the world. It unveiled its latest OS for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads and amidst a curious crowd at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). Important updates include new icons, a new voice for Siri, and new camera app among others. Let’s take a bite into Apple’s new iOS 7 features.

All new icons

The latest version takes a radical redesign. It escapes from the usual textured paper and wood design that people have been familiar with for the longest time. The intention behind it is simplicity, utility and enjoyment from the user’s perspective.

New screens Apple iOS new icons.

Siri has a male voice too

The famous personal assistant gets a new look and sound. You can choose the voice to be whichever gender you prefer. Besides that you can even check Wikipedia and Twitter with Siri’s help. Siri will also take on some more work like playing voice mail, controlling iTunes Radio, etc. Soon maybe you’ll be able to outsource all your business work to this improved virtual assistant.

Siri Apple iOS7

Camera app

The new app in the iOS 7 gives you all the shooting formats at the touch of a swipe. It will now capture “square” images making it easier to upload them on Instagram. The new filters and arrangement according to location and date will also enhance user experience.

ios7 Apple camera

Updates apps automatically

Didn’t you hate that little red icon constantly asking for an update while you were working? The new iOS will solve that issue for you by automatically updating apps for you in the background. Another feature called “apps near me” will tip you about popular apps based on your location. It will also have an age curated selection of apps for kids.

ios7, apps automatic

Improvements to Safari

Safari has undergone a thorough change in the latest iOS. It now follows the tab system which will enhance the overall browsing experience. The browser can also generate new password for you every time you create a new account on a site and also remember it for you. Moreover, it can sync all your account details to iCloud securely.

Safari improvements iOS7

Smarter multitasking

iOS 7 ensures that it schedules app updates only during efficient times. That will help in saving precious battery power. Moreover, it learns your habits and if you use an app at a specific time, it keeps all the information before that time. Eg. If you check ITBusiness.ca at 10:00 am then it will keep the feed ready before time for you.

Smarter multitasking

iTunes Radio

It promises to give you a choice to stream from over 200 radio stations. It will also choose the best stations for you intuitively for you based on your choices. Another good thing about it is that it is available on almost all Apple devices and costs nothing. So you can listen to your favorite podcasts and business news radios easily for free.

iTunes Radio in iOS7

Looks and dimensions

At WWDC, another major update about the iOS was the 3D interface. Apple claims that tilting the device to a certain degree will change the dimension giving it a 3D effect. Moreover, the weather app will give you a peak outside your window. So when the weather report claims that there will be a heavy snow, the app will pull out snow flakes on the screen.

iOS 7 3D effect


Would you recommend this article?

Share

Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.


Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Wolston Lobo
Wolston Lobo
Wolston is a social media and SEO enthusiast. He has previously worked with brands like Gillette and Channel V. He is passionate about gadgets and loves the internet served with a hot cup of coffee.

Related Tech News

Get ITBusiness Delivered

Our experienced team of journalists brings you engaging content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives delivered directly to your inbox.