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Apple have finally revealed iOS 7- the latest version of their flagship mobile operating system. Making BIG changes to the system, Apple hope this could be a game changer for people who are on the fence when it comes to the iPhone.

Apple have finally revealed iOS 7- the latest version of their flagship mobile operating system. Making BIG changes to the system, Apple hope this could be a game changer for people who are on the fence when it comes to the iPhone.

Apple states iOS 7 will  "make the experience even simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable- but still feel instantly familiar."

And it seems they have delivered. Offering users a new look and new features that will provide them with a totally new but somehow habitual mobile experience.

The New Look

Apple have taken away the unnecessary design elements and produced something that is clean and simplistic. Apple have been at the forefront of mobile design and iOS 7 is no different. All the icons appear much flatter and the use of translucency and distinct function layers gives the mobile experience more depth.

The New Features

The new features are all about having what you need, where and when you want it. iOS 7 also makes multitasking and sharing much easier. Here are some of the new features iOS 7 brings to the table:

Control Center

This new feature enables users to access those features and apps you always seem to need, just a swipe away- even from the lock screen. In the control center users can adjust brightness and volume, access music and camera and change other settings such as wi-fi and bluetooth.

Multitasking

Multitasking has always been a way of switching between apps but with iOS 7 you can see live previews of the apps you have open. Multitasking within iOS 7 also learns when you use your apps and updates your content before you launch the item. All this but with much better battery consumption (an addition all iPhone users will be happy to hear about).

Camera/Photos

The new additions to the camera and photos app are all about making things simpler.

Photos will now be organised by time and date, so you can now search for photos based on date or location within the camera app. It also makes sharing photos much easier with the addition of  AirDrop. And users will no longer need to use instagram to give their photos the profession touch, with the iOS 7 camera sporting brand new filter options.

Airdrop

Airdrop is apples solution for sharing almost everything you want from photos to documents with just a share button. Airdrop uses Wi-Fi and bluetooth to share, and the best thing is theres no setup required. Airdrop allows you to share not only with contacts but anyone using Airdrop in a close vicinity.

iTunes Radio

The long awaited iTunes radio is here, featuring streaming radio stations that become personalised to your taste. It also allows you to add songs you hear on iTunes Radio to your iTunes wishlist.

Siri

Sporting a new voice and languages, Siri is like a new person that can now adjust your settings such as screen brightness or bluetooth. Apple have also added support from Twitter or Wikipedia to provided better search results from Siri.

Find My iPhone

This safety feature means if the phone is stolen and the thief tries to turn off Find My Phone, they will not be able to turn the device back on without the iCloud password.


Why wait for the 5s or iPhone 6 for a new phone, with all these new features and new look, iOS 7 provides iPhone users with an entirely new mobile experience without the 6 hour queue outside the apple store or the hefty price tag.

iOS 7 will be available for iPhone models 4, 4s and 5, iPad and iPad mini from this Autumn.

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