Apple's new and radically redesigned mobile operating system, iOS 7, is now officially out and available to download on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple has also released iTunes 11.1 featuring iTunes Radio and iOS 7 compatibility.
This update features a beautiful new design and contains hundreds of new features, including Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and improvements to Notification Center, Multitasking, Camera, Photos, Safari, Siri and more.
iOS 7 is compatible with the following devices: iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, iPod touch 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini.
Apple has confirmed that iOS 7 will officially launch and be available to download on September 18. iOS 7 will also come with free apps including Apple's iMovie, Pages, Keynote, iPhoto and Numbers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
After Apple revealed OS X Mavericks today at WWDC, the company went on to announce a totally redesigned and highly anticipated iOS 7. Compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 including the iPod touch 5 and iPad 2, 3, 4 and mini - iOS 7 is as majestic as we've imagined it to be and it'll be ready for us all this fall. Simplified to the utmost extreme, iOS 7 features a completely new and much simplified lock screen which features direct access to a new feature called Control Center by swiping up from the bottom at any given moment and place. The same can be done to bring up Notification Center by pulling down from the top. The user interface has been revamped with smooth transition animation and sleek typography that'll satisfy just about every existing iOS user and Apple fanperson.
With just 3 days to go before WWDC 2013 begins where Apple will unveil its latest iOS and OS X operating systems, purportedly along with a few new hardware announcements, banners of Apple's iOS 7 were hung up at the Mascone center in San Francisco where this year's WWDC event will be taking place. One of the main banners shows a colorful, thin and minimalist "7" (the new iOS 7 logo we presume) with a very subtle gradient background grid supposedly denoting a complete design overhaul of iOS - which is what we're all expecting it to be.
In addition, it looks like OS X will be receiving a more modern and minimalist facelift judging by the new OS X "X" logo plastered on one of the many welcoming, but mostly teasing banners at the Mascone center. There's no doubt Apple wants to convey a refreshing change. The two banners feature an identical sleek font that Apple has never used before indicative of a more uniformed design language being implementing across the two platforms. From what we can tell, this is a huge design change that leaves behind the glossy reflections and heavy bold design that has been present in Apple's repertoire over the years. Here's what last year's WWDC banners of iOS 6 looked like. So far we like what we see, sir Jony Ive.
Do you smell that? It's the smell of a new iOS brewing. Now that Jony Ive is in charged of redesigning iPhone's OS interface, rumors spread that Apple's upcoming iOS 7 will feature Ive's brilliance in design and of a revamped 'very flat' user interface free of gloss and those iconic rounded corners. All we have now are concepts of what we expect out of this flat new design, and this particular iOS 7 concept made by Simply Zesty is breathtakingly beautiful. Slick app animation, a clean fresh look with an informative lock screen and Notification Center, Android-inspired widgets and a clean interface partly borrowed from Windows Phone 8. It's all there, and it feels right.
This vision for what iOS 7 could be like we think is stunning enough to land its designer a dream job at Apple HQ. We've seen it happen in the past. Let's say no more to leather and wood trim, here's to a truly up-to-date iOS! Head past the break to see this iOS 7 concept in action.