Apple now showing off iOS 7 today. After announcing all the new features coming to OS X and MacBook Air, Apple finally took the wraps off its new mobile OS. First and foremost, there have been 600 million iOS devices sold since the first iPhone was introduced. Compare that to Android’s 900 million Android device activations, and it becomes pretty impressive for just two device lines.
Then cook decided to take few swipes at Android with stats like iPhone users to use the device 50 percent more than Android users use theris. iOS also has 60 percent of the mobile Web share and iOS users took advantage of mobile shopping more than anybody else on Black Friday in 2012.
Cook noted that 93 percent of iOS users were on iOS 6. iOS 7 has announced its logo. He then introduced it with a video narrated by Jon Ive. He says that iOS 7 is completely redesigned with all new colors, layers that establish hierarchy, and live backgrounds for the lock screen and apps. They also spent time on speaking the ten updated specific features.
The first is Control Center. The new Control Center is accessed by swiping up from the bottom. It includes everything you need for basic control of your phone and your music player. With the help of multi tasking apple is bringing the feature to every apps which is on iOS 7. Before your usage of apps it ll update with new info in the back ground. Safari gets full screen browsing, a smart search field and a new tab interface. In even bigger news, Safari on iOS is no longer limited to 8 tabs.
Air drop a new feature which answer’s to Google’s Hangout app. It shares photos and other information with those friends. It delivers all this information securely over encrypted signals. Cameras is been updated with four in one. One of that is a live photo filter.Speaking of Siri, Apple is bringing it to the car with iOS in the car. The app will integrate with cars that support the feature by bringing Siri voice commands to a number of applications.
The App Store will receive a new design. It will also alert you to popular apps in your area and you can sort apps by age ranges. The App Store will also update all of your apps automatically. After months of rumors, the Music app will get iTunes Radio in iOS 7. It’s a free ad-supported radio service that’s integrated into the music app. The Music app also includes a redesign that includes artist pictures.
The final major feature is called Activation Lock. It allows to know the AppleID when any theif activate your phone. Activation Lock will remain active even if the phone is wiped. The iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6, is expected to launch at that time as well.