Apple has officially announced iOS 7 and the changes are huge. Changes to the look and feel of the operating system are so drastic it will likely make your phone feel like it’s a new device. Changes include the addition of Control Center, Multitasking, Air Drop and iTunes Radio. There are also major changes to notifications, camera, Safari, and photos.
You can now adjust the most commonly used settings on your phone by simply swiping up from the bottom of the screen to access the new Control Center.
You can now switch between apps by simply double pressing the home button and then swiping between open apps, all while seeing the app in it’s entirety and while running
The popular Mac feature is now coming to the iPhone with iOS 7. You will now be able to share photos and more directly to other Apple devices around you instantly all without a wifi router. It’s peer-to-peer wi-fi that allow you to send things like photos to multiple users and multiple devices at once, without bumping phones.
iTunes radio will now offer iOS users a way to listen to music for free with ads and with iTunes Match it’s ad-free. The music playing service will be much like Spotify and Pandora.
The Notification Center has seen some dramatic changes that include a cleaner more transparent look and the ability to see the notification center without unlocking the iPhone. The new notification center will also add a new “Today” tab that will give you a summary of all the information you want to see for that day along with a “Missed” tab to catch up.
For a complete look at iOS 7 that includes animations and hi-res photos, head to Apple’s website.