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iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is turbulence. It's change. That scares some people, and makes others hungry. It divides sentiment and reaction, and creates as much fear and noise as it does thoughtful analysis and future thinking. That iOS 7 in its current form had to be realized in under 8 months, that it involved...
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What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen? [Poll]

What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen? We got some great feedback from everyone on yesterday's poll on the overall looks of iOS 7, but today we're going to dive a little deeper; the homescreen. One of the most immediately noticeable changes from iOS 6, the iOS 7 homescreen is a point of...
FaceTime iOS 7

Will FaceTime audio bring VoIP calling into regular, everyday smartphone use?

FaceTime audio has been jokingly referred to since its WWDC 2013 introduction by some, as the phone. While this may be amusing to some, the wider picture is something potentially more important. In adding audio only calling to FaceTime, Apple has created their own Skype. And, with it, opened up...
The unsung features of iOS 7

iOS 7: All the features you might have missed!

When Apple unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 on Monday, they spent most of their time talking about ten major features of the new OS, including a refreshed interface, better multitasking, and iTunes Radio. But, as with past years, they also spent a couple of minutes highlighting additional features...
Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Marco Arment of the popular read it later service Instapaper has an interesting take on what iOS 7 means for app development and how it's a great opportunity to take advantage of an already saturated market. Apple has set fire to iOS. Everything’s in flux. Those with the least to lose have...
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What do you think about the new look for iOS 7? [Poll]

What do you think about the new look for iOS 7? The iOS 7 announcement at WWDC 2013 left us with a lot to talk about, but the most immediately noticeable difference is the appearance. Since Jony Ive took charge of the design, we had heard countless rumors about all the skeuomorphic elements...
WWDC 2013 and iOS 7: What we didn't get

WWDC 2013 and iOS 7: What we didn't get

WWDC 2013 brought with it this year a dizzying number of changes from new MacBook Airs to OS X Mavericks and more. Undoubtedly, the largest announcement was iOS 7 which brings with it an all new flattened interface, lots of new features, and improvements upon older ones. We talked about all our...
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Senator John McCain praises Apple's new auto-updating apps feature in iOS 7

One person for sure who will be delighted by one of iOS 7's new features is one Senator John McCain. Famously, during the Senate hearing attended by Tim Cook, McCain asked why he has to update things all the time. Fast forward to WWDC, and what should Apple announce as part of iOS 7? Auto-...
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iOS 7 video with Jony Ive and Craig Federighi now available on Apple.com

If you couldn't catch the live video feed of the WWDC keynote today, you won't have seen the promo video for the new look iOS 7 starring Jony Ive and Craig Federighi. Thankfully -- and in advance of the whole keynote video hitting the web -- over on Apple.com you can now watch through the 7...
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Find my iPhone toughening up in iOS 7, requires Apple ID to erase the phone

iOS 7 is taking security pretty seriously, with some updates to Find my iPhone that requires your Apple ID and password in order to perform a remote erase. This also applies to turning off Find my iPhone, making it much tougher to access should you ever lose it or have it stolen. Once the device...
Apple posts official iOS 7 features page on Apple.com

Apple posts official iOS 7 features page on Apple.com

Now that Apple has officially announced and shown off iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, they've now added a page to Apple.com laying out the features, complete with mini previews of each. The new iOS 7 page shows the updated interfaces of all the core apps as well as new ones such as Control Center, iTunes...
iOS 7 App Store

iOS App Store will update apps automatically, offer location and age categories

The App Store is getting a hefty update in iOS 7. Today at (WWDC 2013)("http://imore.com/tag/wwdc-2013"), Apple announced that all updates will be updated automatically, so you won't get spammed with notification icons anymore. This isn't unilaterally a great thing, though - sometimes features...
iOS 7 beta for iPhone available to developers today, iPad in coming weeks, everyone else in the fall

iOS 7 beta for iPhone available to developers today, iPad in coming weeks, everyone else in the fall

During WWDC 2013, Apple announced the completely redesigned iOS 7 and the beta will be available on the iPhone to developers beginning today. The beta for iPad will be available in the coming weeks. For the rest of us, we must wait until fall for the official release. iOS 7 will be available on...
Photos for iOS 7 has better sharing, Moments, photo filters

Camera and Photos for iOS 7 have better sharing, Moments, photo filters

Apple has added a host of new features to both the Camera and Photos apps in iOS 7, including enchanced sharing, fliters, and Moments. In addtion to sharing with Airdrop, Apple has also expanded the capabilities of shared photo streams, making them easier to use while adding the ability to share...
Apple announces ad based iTunes Radio, ad free for iTunes Match subscribers

Apple announces ad based iTunes Radio, ad free for iTunes Match subscribers

Apple has just announced their heavily rumored radio streaming service, iTunes Radio live from WWDC 2013. iTunes Radio will tie directly into the Music app. The service will be free, but ad-based, unless you have an iTunes Match subscription, where you'll be excused from listening to ads. iTunes...
Siri

Siri updated for iOS 7, new UI and answers more questions

Just demonstrated at WWDC 2013, Siri has had a makeover and an upgrade for the newly announced iOS 7. Now included in Siri is Bing results, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Siri can control more of the device than ever before. It can adjust your screen brightness, turn on and off Bluetooth, and more...
Multitasking updated in iOS 7 with new card-style interface

Multitasking updated in iOS 7 with new card-style interface

iOS 7 is bringing with is webOS style cards for multitasking instead of the current switcher we've had since the debut of multitasking in iOS 4. Instead of the usual double tapping of the Home button followed by holding down on app icons in order to clear them out of the system tray, you'll now...
iOS 7 weather

Weather for iOS 7 looking great, doubles as world clock

Apple demoed a new weather application that will be included in iOS 7 today, and it's looking great. Everything is following the new overall flat user interface, with sharp lines and a simple layout. Weather-specific animations bring the forecast to life, plus you can pinch to view multiple...
AirDrop on iOS 7

AirDrop wireless sharing coming to iOS 7 on selected devices

Having been rumored leading upto WWDC 2013, Apple has officially announced that AirDrop wireless sharing will indeed be coming to iOS devices with iOS 7. The big caveat is that due to hardware requirements, it will only be available on iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad mini and iPad 4....
iBooks and Newsstand lose wooden textures for a more flat design in iOS 7

iBooks and Newsstand lose wooden textures for a flatter design in iOS 7

iOS 7 has eschewed natural-looking textures for all of its apps, including iBooks and Newsstand. The wooden shelves that have been a part of both of these since they launched have been replaced with a more modern look unified with the rest of iOS. Stay tuned to our WWDC 2013 live coverage for...

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