Perhaps in response to the growing market for Responsive Web Design, Apple is also quietly breaking its dependence on screen sizes. When larger devices debut in the future, designers and developers will not panic, and the App Store will stay strong.
Control Center offers quick and easy access to the controls and apps you always seem to need oh so urgently. Now you can swipe up from any screen, including the Lock screen, to manage tasks like switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, or adjust the brightness of your display. You can even shine a light on things with a new torch.
Notification Center includes new mail, missed calls, to-dos and many more, organized into three tabs: All, Today, and Missed. One glance at your iPhone and you’ll be updated about everything, like birthdays or the forecast. You can access Notification Center from any screen, which now includes the Lock screen. Just swipe down and speed up your life.
Multitasking has always been an intuitive way to switch between apps, and now it’s even better. Multitasking learns your habits and adjusts accordingly. For example, if you check the weather every night before bed, the forecast will be ready and waiting for you with the latest updates.It now takes up the whole screen, but is more straightforward. You now have previews of each app that’s open, and you can close one by simply swiping up on that app.
Camera app offers several new features appreciated by professional and novice photographers alike. Navigation is a simple swipe. You can take pictures using a range of filters. Zoom capability is now available while taking video. The new burst mode is the thrill of sorority girls and bridesmaids everywhere for the now-cliché “jumping” pictures.
Photos app is faster and easier with a more delightful ways to tour your moments. This app introduces Collections, Moments and Years, smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place. Tap Years and all your shots fill the screen. With iCloud, now you can share your photo stream with contacts who can post, share and comment to your stream. The new activity view lets you know about new updates on shared streams.
When sharing in person, AirDrop eliminates the extra step of sending a text or email and then having to download an attachment. With just a tap of the Share button, and a click of your contact, you can send photos, videos, and other media to friends or colleagues nearby. Now share with security and ease.
Browsing is new and improved with Safari in iOS7. Buttons and bars, like the unified smart search, remain hidden until you scroll to reveal them. With just a swipe, you can navigate back and forth between pages. Maintain a reading list for the articles.
Apps near Me is another new feature of the App Store in iOS 7, one that gives you a list of popular apps based on your current location. A new Kids category spotlights the best apps for children, organized by age. IOS 7 also keeps your apps up to date automatically so you no longer have to worry about updating them manually.
As the name suggests, Find My iPhone can help you get your iPhone back. But if not, new security features in iOS 7 makes it difficult for anyone to use or sell your device. With iOS 7, a new activation lock requires your Apple ID and password to turn off the Find My iPhone feature. An Apple ID and password are also required to reactivate a device after it’s been remotely wiped.
Apple has introduced multiple new features with iOS 7 to make the experience completely unique, faster and advanced. Now is the perfect time to rewrite your Application Statement (or write it for the first time), and potentially improve your app to make the experience laser-focused and to align it with the new design ideas of iOS 7. Now, from day one you know how to use the world’s most advanced mobile OS, and ultimately make it a more valuable experience for customers.