Apple, Inc. recently released the newest operating system for its mobile devices, including the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. The new OS is a major overhaul to its predecessor. Long gone are the skeuomorphism design of the Steve Jobs era. The new iOS7 utilize the “flat” design UI to guide users through its new “swipe heavy” navigation. There’s also a new layer of transparency at different stages of the menu, allowing you to make sense of where we are at within the context. The 3D feel have also been replaced with flat colorful buttons.
The lock screen has been revamped to support a new control center and notification agendas. Double-clicking on the home button now launches a carousel of recently used apps. With a flick of a finger, you can effectively navigate between opens apps or swipe upward to close them.
Brand new is the iTunes Radio, which is very similar to Pandora Internet Radio. You can choose radio stations according to genres, and while the songs are streaming for “free” with limited skips, there’s always the $1.29 BUY button for you to download onto your device to listen offline.
This is only a few of the new features in iOS7, visit http://www.imore.com/ios-7-review for a thorough introduction. People who are used to the look and feel of iOS6 may need some time to get adjusted to the new interface, as it is a drastic change to the look and feel of the operation system. If you already upgraded to iOS 7, what’s your favorite new feature? Like it or Meh? Let us know!