iOS 7 is the biggest redesign for Apple's mobile operating system in years. Apple lead designer Jony Ive said. "iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a new structure that's coherent and applied across the entire system. We've considered the tiniest details, like refining the typography, like much larger ones to redefining all new icons, and creating a grid system to create a much more harmonious relationship between individual apps. We've also included a whole new palette of colors. Distinct, functional layers help create hierarchy and order, and the user of translucency gives you a sense of your context. These planes combined with new approaches to animation and motion, create a sense of depth and vitality."
Well, check out the new features, release data and supported devices for iOS 7.
iOS 7 Features
1. Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0
Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 automatically seeks out Wi-Fi subscriber services and joins them when you're in the area.
2. Type-Centric Design
Apple's new design philosophy relies on plenty of white space and large, sans-serif fonts.
3. Safari Enhancements
The new Siri hovers over the home screen and you can search Wikipedia, Twitter and Bing inline (goodbye, Safari search!). You can give it lots of new commands. However, it only improved in U.S., Germany, and France.
4. Notification Center with Today
The notification center now splits your notifications more intelligently between top-level categories like "All," "Missed," and "Today," the latter giving you a day-at-a-glance view into your To-Do's, plus Stocks, Calendars, Weather and a small preview of Tomorrow at the bottom.
5. Multitasking with Cards
Apple's multitasking menu now shows you miniature screens you can flip through and "flick" up to dismiss.
6. iTunes Radio
iTunes Radio is very much a Pandora-like experience built on top of the iTunes music catalog. You can play pre-loaded stations by genre or create your own "artist radio" station.
7. iOS in the Car
OS 7 is designed to provide enhanced integration with in-dash systems, displaying iOS on in-car monitors to make calls, get messages, and more.
8. iCloud Keychain
It automatically fills in account names and passwords and keeps them securely encrypted.
9. Anti-Theft Features
"Activation Lock" prevents would-be iPhone thieves from wiping your device clean and selling it to the highest bidder (or using it themselves).
10. FaceTime Audio
Audio-only FaceTime calls will allow you voice-chat with others. The most attractive is that no phone plan needed—but only over Wi-Fi.
11. Control Center/Quick Settings
A new gesture will now launch a "Control Center" interface - it has had quick settings that you can swipe down from the top bar.
12. Camera Filters
iOS 7 introduces a redesigned camera app that includes photo filters, and incorporates a new "square" capture mode.
13. Business Security Features
It feature such as better protection of work and personal data, management of app licenses, seamless enrollment in Mobile Device Management, wireless app configuration, enterprise single sign-on support, and default data protection for third-party apps.
14. Automatic Updates
It is able to update apps on the fly (and on Wi-Fi only, if you so choose) for quite some time now.
You can transfer photos to a friend nearby over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth—no wires, physical bumps, or extraneous emails needed.
iOS 7 Release Date
Now, iOS 7 is now available in beta for iPhone developers as of today, and will be coming to the iPad in the coming days.
If you're waiting to get your hands on the new iOS 7, the final release date will be in the Fall.
iOS 7 Supported Devices
As is common with software updates, not every current device will be compatible. The new OS is available on iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and fifth generation iPod touch.