Apple iOS 7
Apple has launched all-new iOS 7 having a radically overhauled interface , new control center , animation and many more. The system will be available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 , iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation.
We have been given the all-new interface with the new iOS 7 , as well as new ways to control the phone and make sure that you don't have to worry about fumbling around in the dark for the torch.
iOS 7 Design
A greater synergy between hardware and software design is something Apple is looking to achieve as it moves towards iOS 7.
We saw a heavily overhauled new operating system, one that bore more than a few similarities to Nokia's MeeGo in colour and layout. The icons have been given more rounded feel as well as being given a colour overhaul. The font has also been tweaked as well, with some fancy-looking schematics.
iOS 7 Features
Apple decided that while there were a large number of enhancement to get excited by in the new release of the software. While the design was overhauled, the internal bits and pieces were something of a more incremental upgrade, but one that showed Apple was looking to the future in its battle against Android.
Control Center is one of the big ones, as it now allows you to control the main guts of the phone; swiping up from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad will bring up the new hub for loads of option no matter where you are.
It's been given the same translucent sheet as with most of the iOS 7 updates, but gives a lot of space up to the music player and brightness controls, as well as making AirDrop and AirPlay the stars of the show at the bottom.
Airdrop is now finally available on iDevices allowing you to share from an app that supports Share Sheet. A quick tap on the screen will give you access to the functionality - Apple didn't miss the chance to mock the need to tap the phones together on Android here- and can share multiple items at once by adding in more caresses of the screen.
iTunes Radio and Music
Music is obviously a big thing over at Apple and the Cupertino-based firm reckons the player it's chucked into in iOS 7 the best music player we have ever done. The Music app on iOS 7 adds in your library stored on iCloud that allowing you to view all your tracks in one place.
Turn your iPhone to landscape mode and a wall of album art tiles appear which you can slide sideways through, and tapping on one will zoom you into that album.
Safari has gained something of an update, with the same visual overhaul coming to the browser to allow dynamic resizing of the URL bar , giving you more space to see what's on the screen.
The Tab system has been updated visually too - you are no longer are limited to eight tabs open, as the new 3D rendering will allow you limitless tabs open at once.
Viewing your photos has been given a finish, with iOS 7 automatically arranging pictures by location into groups, which is called "moments". Pinch to zoom out and the Photo app will re-draw your photo library into collection into group automatically. Zoom out once more and you get a year overview of all the images with location tags to remind you where you were each year.
Siri also having a fancy new interface and with new voices. You can now choose from male or female intonation of being told 'no internet connection present' while cultured French and German languages have also been added. There are a range of new commands for Siri in iOS 7 , such as "play my last voicemail" , "turn on Bluetooth" and "increase my brightness".
Multi tasking has been changed somewhat to allow you to see what you are jumping to in a lovely visual manner, replacing the little bar that comes up at the bottom of the screen. The new version is pretty neat to look at, with the app icon flipping along below the pane.