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One of the wonderful things about getting your first iPhone was the sheer self-sufficient simplicity of the thing — here was a device that served as a map, MP3 player, notebook, phone and anything else you might need, all crunched into a beautiful little package. But if this year's WWDC was any indication, that era of autonomous Apple devices is nearing an end.
Buried deep within the first beta release of iOS 7 are a handful of neat and potentially useful features. The hidden enhancements were dug up by Hamza Sood and offer abit of insight into what we might expect in later versions of iOS or even when the latest version ships to the public later this year.
There's no tablet flavour of the iOS 7 beta, but using a simulator feature on Apple's XCode developer platform, German site Apfelpage has given us a look at what the next-gen operating system will look like on the iPad. Aside from a few changes, it's pretty consistent with what we've already seen from iOS 7.
It's hard not to get excited about iOS 7. As Tim Cook said on stage during the keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, the update re-imagines virtually the entire iPhone experience. And when it's released to the public later this year, iOS 7 will wow your pants off. In the meantime, here's a closer look at what it's capable of.
Coming as a welcome reminder that iOS 7 is still very much in beta, subject to change, and everyone needs to take a few deep breaths, Apple's website is currently showing off a few much-needed updates to its less-than-lauded icon designs. The new set was first stumbled upon by 9to5Mac, who presumed that their sudden appearance on Apple's site was the result of an oversight.
iOS 7 is beautiful. It's exciting. It feels like a completely different phone — vibrant, alive and a design refresh in the truest sense of the world. But, um, what about them app icons? Some are nice, but most are bizarre-looking and possibly even ugly. How can something look so good inside but so weird on the face?
Today, after plenty of self-deprecating jokes about virtual cows, Apple unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the mobile software by Jony Ive. After months of speculation and weeks of rumour-mongering, we finally have our answer: the future of iOS is actually rife with dimensionality and texture, which is a good thing.
As expected and widely reported ahead of today's keynote, Apple introduced a completely revamped iOS at WWDC. Not only did it ditch the skeuomorphic design scheme in favour of something a little more colourful and fun, the company added a handful of neat new features — some old, some new. But as with any major update to the mobile OS, there are a handful of features that won't be coming to older iOS devices. (Hint: It's because Apple wants you to upgrade.)
Black, white and flat all over. Those are the much-ballyhooed words of an anonymous source quoted by every tech blog on the internet last week, describing the future of iOS. Indeed, if early glimpses are any indication, some flatness may be in our future. But there's a more important question out there that has yet to be answered: How will iOS 7 function?