iOS 7 Unveiled: A Brighter, More Beautiful Mobile OS
At today's Apple September spectacular event in Cupertino, the company announced that iOS 7, unveiled at WWDC 2013, will be out Sept. 18 for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (5th generation). The mobile OS is indeed "black, white, and flat all over" as suspected. But Apple's WWDC keynote revealed an even more dramatic overhaul to the mobile operating system, which was redesigned with new typography, colors, animations, a one-tap control panel, notifications, all over transparency, and distinct layers that give the UI a sense of "hierarchy and order."
New features like multitasking for all apps and battery-life saving upgrades are much needed additions to the mobile platform, but the most noticeable changes in iOS 7 are to the operating system's built-in apps. AirDrop, Camera, Safari, Siri, and, a completely new music player, iTunes Radio, are now packed with features seen in Android and popular apps. In the gallery, hover over the images to zoom in on iOS 7 from all angles.