What's new in iOS 7, WWDC 2013
According to Apple:
Nothing we’ve ever created has been designed just to look beautiful. That’s approaching the opportunity from the wrong end. Instead, as we reconsidered iOS, our purpose was to create an experience that was simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable — while building on the things people love about iOS. Ultimately, redesigning the way it works led us to redesign the way it looks. Because good design is design that’s in service of the experience.
According to Mashable:
At WWDC 2013, Apple has officially unveiled the next generation of iOS, iOS 7. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced iOS 7, calling it “the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.”
According to Techcrunch:
It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and 3D effects, replaced by Sir Jony Ive’s “flat design.” Rumors had been flying for weeks about the new OS and now it’s here and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six year old operating system.
According to Cnet:
SAN FRANCISCO — To silence a growing chorus of discontent against an operating system design that’s remained more or less static since 2007, Apple needed to go big. With iOS 7, it did. Apple’s crisp, newly announced OS update gives the mobile operating system a radical new look and some first-for-Apple features for iPhone and iPad fans, like quick-access system controls, automatic app updates, and Apple’s AirDrop file-sharing system.
According to Wired:
Happy Nerd Christmas! Apple CEO Tim Cook got you a new operating system for the iPhone and iPad. It looks different. It works differently. It has a host of new features and design elements–from full multitasking to the Pandora-like iTunes Radio. It organizes your pictures, has remarkable new AirDrop sharing features, automatically updates your apps, and overall lets you do just about everything more quickly and efficiently.
According to Engadget:
The new designs start on the lock screen, featuring a much thinner lettering. The icons have been redesigned and are flatter as expected. The company’s also updated the typography and added new animation and transparency for images. The design goes edge to edge on the display, taking more advance of real estate. The Desktop moves as you do, creating “a new experience of depth.” The company only focused on design during the intro video, but that was certainly enough to get the crowd excited.
According to Business Insider:
Apple just announced iOS 7, the new operating system for iPhones and iPads that will be available as a free download later this year. It’s a massive overhaul of the iOS you’re probably used to –– a top-to-bottom redesign. There’s way too much new in iOS 7 to go over right now, so here’s a breakdown of the most important stuff:
According to Gizmodo:
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 rumor-mongering, we finally have our answer: the future of iOS is, actually, is rife with dimensionality and texture. Which is a good thing.
According to TheNextWeb:
Apple devices are set to get a new version of iOS. At the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference, iOS 7 was announced to the world. It’s being called “the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.” It’s packed with amazing new features and a brand new interface.
According to Huffingtonpost:
Apple is calling iOS 7 the “biggest change” to the iPhone since the iPhone was originally introduced — and from the looks of things that’s no exaggeration. At the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday in San Francisco, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, announced all the new features that will be available to iPhone users via the new iOS, which will be released to the public this fall.