Apple Releases iOS 7 with UI Redesign, Multitasking Screen, iTunes Radio and Much More
Posted on September 18, 2013 by eli courey
Apple released iOS 7 to the public today, making it available for download on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Users can install the update by either connecting the device to iTunes and clicking the “Check for Updates” button or directly on the iOS device under Settings -> General -> Software Update.
iOS 7 adds over 200 new features and includes the biggest redesign of the user interface so far. One new features is called Control Center, which can be accessed by sliding up from the bottom of the screen and gives access to settings like Bluetooth, Wireless, Brightness and other useful things. There are also new camera features, new multitasking screen AirDrop, iTunes Radio and more.
iOS 7 is compatible with iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, iPhone 4 and later and the fifth-generation iPod touch. It will also ship on the iPhone 5C and 5S, which are available to buy on Friday, September 20.
Nothing we’ve ever created has been designed just to look beautiful. That’s approaching the opportunity from the wrong end. Instead, as we reconsidered iOS, our purpose was to create an experience that was simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable — while building on the things people love about iOS. Ultimately, redesigning the way it works led us to redesign the way it looks. Because good design is design that’s in service of the experience.