APPLE INTRODUCES NEW IOS7 - Apples Biggest Design Revamp Which Introduces New Flat Design

APPLE'S BIG DESIGN REVAMP
INTRODUCING IOS7'S FLAT DESIGN

NEW LOOK

  • iOS 7 has a new font leading the way, which seems to be a sort of Helvetica Neue Ultra. It’s very skinny, clean, and it was hinted at in the iOS 7 banners that went up for WWDC at around Singapore Time, approximately 1 am on 11th June 2013.
  • Instead of white bars on a black background, The signal strength is represented with five little dots, which are white and grey depending on how strong the signal is across a translucent background.
  • The lock screen is changed for the first time in iOS’s history, with no more shine top or bottom bars for slide to unlock or the clock. Instead, Slide to unlock is translucent above the background image which gives it a clean and sleek look.
  • Default app icons are now flatter, but not quite flat.
  • The notifications panel is not laced with dark grey linen anymore, but actually has a very flat look to it. There is a today view, that lets you see friends birthdays, upcoming invitations, calendar, stocks, and a quick look at tomorrow.
  • The apps all seem to have a white base, except for the stocks app which has a black background and the weather app, which shows motion in the background to convey the current weather.
  • The keyboard is more white, than grey, with an increased visblity due to its new translucency keyboard that lets you see what’s behind the keyboard.

NEW FEATURES

2CONTROL CENTER

  • Control Center is a pull-up tray that is available in your lock screen.
  • You can adjust brightness, volume, and other settings including Wifi, Airplane mode, rotation lock, or Bluetooth.
  • The Control Center even offers a flashlight, along with tabs for music, camera, and other quick-access apps.
  • The Control Center takes on the environment it’s in, so if you swipe up while you’re in mail, it will have the same blue and white coloring under that translucent panel.

MULTITASKING

  • iOS 7 lets you multitask between all third-party apps with much better battery consumption which is what everyone has been yearning for especially with the rate at how fast the battery drains with intensive usage of different apps.
  • You can double-tap the home button to enter into Multi-tasking mode, just like always, but the interface for multitasking has been revamped. It appears to offer live previews, but Apple was not clear about that.

safari_tab_screenSAFARI

  • Safari opens straight into full screen mode now, with the option to pull down to bring up the search bar at the top.
  • The search field has been improved into a unified smart search field, which lets you have access to all your favorite websites with a single tap.
  • Safari Tabs now come with a totally new interface, scrolling in a vertical carousel, and there are no longer any limits to the amount of tabs that you can open in opposed to the 8 in the previous IOS versions. Swipe a tab off to the side to throw it away.
  • The new Safari is integrated with iCloud keychain from OS X Mavericks, and also comes with parental controls.

AIRDROP

  • You can share Sharesheets by just simply tapping their name. No NFC required.
  • Airdrop supports iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad Mini

photos_moments_screenCAMERA AND PHOTOS

  • The Camera app lets you swipe between your various camera types, such as panorama or HDR so you can quickly snap a picture instead of fumbling around with settings.
  • Photos marks the first update to the photo gallery on iOS since it was introduced.
  • You can search based on date, and location, within the photos app.
  • Instagram must be flattered — Apple has introduced photo filters so you can add a little professionalism to the picture something similar to most camera functions for example, Instagram.
  • Users can share via AirDrop, iCloud photo-sharing, as well as shared Photo Streams.
  • You can even share video with iCloud photo-sharing.

siri_ask_screenSIRI:

  • Siri has a new voice! It sounds similar but it features a new setting that enables you to either choose a male or female voice to do the job, if you like. Voices include languages like French, German, and other languages “over time.”
  • The Visual UI has also been upgraded, with a sound wave going along the bottom.
  • Siri has also been integrated with settings, letting you tell her to turn on Bluetooth, or Lower the Screen Brightness.
  • The company has also added support for Twitter, Wikipedia, and shows web search results direct from Bing.

IOS IN THE CAR

  • iOS in the Car depends a lot on Siri.
  • It puts the iOS homescreen on the screen of your car, and lets you search for directions, listen to music, etc.

APP STORE

  • You can now search for apps based on location. In other words, search for apps by the Louvre and see a lot of French museum apps.
  • The App Store also automatically updates apps for you in the background now.

itunesradio_mystationsITUNES RADIO:

  • Apple has finally introduced the much-anticipated iTunes Radio, which gives a Genius-like experience to the entire 26-million title iTunes catalog.
  • You can see the full list of songs on each station by clicking history, with purchase and preview buttons built right in to send you to the iTunes store.
  • iTunes Radio also lets you customize each station by clicking a star to show that you want more of this type of music.
  • iTunes Match users will get an ad-free experience, but others will be able to use the app for free with a few audio and text ads.

ACTIVATION LOCK:

  • This is for those of us who have had an iPhone stolen.
  • If a thief steals your phone and tries to turn off Find My iPhone, they can no longer turn the device back on without your iCloud password.
  • Users can also block messages and calls from other users.

Credits & Thanks

Jordan Crook


Information & Photos Obtained From The Following Article Found in The Link Below Which is Written By 
Jordan Crook.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/10/apple-ios-7/


ISO7's Overview Page

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/

IOS7's Design

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/design/

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