What’s updated with iOS 7?

September 19, 2013

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Apple has unveiled iOS 7, a sweeping redesign of its iPhone and iPad operating system.

Apple’s new iOS 7 will be installed from launch in the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C , from the 18th September you will be able to download iOS 7 for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod Touch.

All the updates that have been made are listed below, please comment at the foot of the page with your views on the upgrade.

  • New design
    • Redesigned interface updates the entire system and every built-in app
    • Subtle motion and animation; layers and translucency provide depth
    • Elegant new colour palette and refined typography
    • Updated system sounds and ringtones
  • Control Centre
    • Quick access to commonly used controls and apps with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen
    • Turn on and off Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb; adjust screen brightness; access media controls; turn on AirPlay and AirDrop
    • Quickly access torch, timer, calculator, camera and music controls
  • Notification Centre improvements
    • New Today view gives you an overview of your day, including weather, calendar and stocks
    • Notifications dismissed on one device dismiss across all your devices
  • Multitasking improvements
    • Preview screens of open apps when you switch between them
    • Permits any app to keep content up to date in the background
  • Camera improvements
    • Swipe through different camera modes — video, still photo, square aspect and panorama
    • Real-time photo filters with iPhone 4S or later, and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Photos improvements
    • Automatically organises your photos and videos based on time and location into Moments
    • iCloud Photo Sharing supports multiple contributors and videos, plus a new Activity view
    • Add photo filter effects
    • Flickr and Vimeo support
  • AirDrop
    • Quickly and easily share content with people nearby
    • Securely encrypted transfers with no network or setup required
    • Supported on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires an iCloud account

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  • Safari improvements
    • New iPhone tab view that lets you easily switch between open web pages
    • Unified smart search field for both search terms and web addresses
    • Shared Links shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter
  • iTunes Radio
    • Streaming radio service
    • Pick from over 250 featured and genre-focused stations
    • Start your own station from your favourite artist or song
  • Siri improvements
    • New, more natural-sounding male and female voices for US English, French and German
    • Integrated Wikipedia, Twitter search and Bing web search results
    • Change settings, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and brightness
    • Supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • App Store improvements
    • See apps relevant to your current location with Popular Near Me
    • Discover age-appropriate apps in the Kids category
    • Keep your apps up to date automatically
  • Find My iPhone Activation Lock
    • Turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device, reactivation and signing out of iCloud requires your Apple ID password
    • A custom message can be displayed on your device even after a remote erase
  • iTunes Store improvements
    • Preview and buy songs you’ve heard on iTunes Radio while inside the iTunes Store
    • Add to, and shop from, your iTunes Wish List
    • Scan code with camera to redeem iTunes Gift Cards
  • Music improvements
    • Play music purchases from iCloud
    • Rotate your iPhone or iPod touch to browse your music with the Album Wall
  • Videos improvements
    • Play film and TV programme purchases from iCloud
    • View similar films and TV programmes from Related
  • Maps improvements
    • Turn-by-turn walking directions
    • Automatic night mode
    • Bookmarks shared across devices via iCloud
  • Mail improvements
    • New Smart Mailboxes, including Unread, Attachments, All Drafts and To or CC
    • Improved search
    • View PDF annotations
  • FaceTime audio calling
  • Block unwanted Phone, Messages and FaceTime callers
  • Support for sending long MMS messages
  • Pull down on any Home screen to reveal Spotlight search
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes
  • New ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds
  • Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Italian, Korean and Dutch
  • Inclinometer in the Compass app
  • Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 support
  • Accessibility features
    • Individuals with limited physical motor skills can now control their device using Switch Control
    • Customise closed caption style
    • Handwriting input support in VoiceOver
    • Maths input support using Nemeth Braille in VoiceOver
    • Select from multiple premium voices for speak selection and VoiceOver
    • Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and stereo audio for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Enterprise features
    • Manage which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments
    • Per-app VPN
    • App Store licence management
    • Enterprise single sign-on
    • Remote configuration of managed apps
    • Automatic data protection for third-party apps
    • Exchange Notes syncing
    • Install custom fonts
    • New management queries and restrictions
  • Education features
    • Mobile device management for Apple TV
    • Request AirPlay Mirroring from a student device to Apple TV
    • Pre-configure AirPlay destinations and AirPrint printers
    • Streamlined MDM enrolment
    • Ability to restrict changes to accounts
    • Web content filtering
    • Authorised apps can initiate single app mode
    • Configure accessibility settings for single app mode

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Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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