Apple iOS 7’s new features

Apple has launched its new mobile interface called iOS 7 with several new features.

GizmoLead.com’s Anand B shares the main features of the new OS.

Apple on Monday said iOS 7 is the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.

iOS 7 comes with new features including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.

“There is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency. True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation—it’s about bringing order to complexity,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design.

The redesigned fonts look better on the Retina display, creating even sharper text.

iOS7

Control Center

With one swipe from the bottom of your screen, you have access to controls for Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Do Not Disturb, and the ability to adjust screen brightness, pause or play a song, jump to the next track and stream your music with AirPlay. Control Center gives you instant access to apps such as Clock, Camera, Calculator and the Flashlight.

Notification Center

Notification Center is available from the Lock screen so you can see all your notifications with a swipe, and the new Today feature in Notification Center gives you a view of your day with a summary of the important details such as weather, traffic, meetings and events.

AirDrop

AirDrop is a new way to quickly share content with people nearby. When you’ve got something you want to share, AirDrop shows you your contacts close by. AirDrop transfers are peer-to-peer so you can use it anywhere, without any network or set up required, and transfers are fully encrypted so your content is protected and private.

Camera app features

The new Camera app features filters so you can add real-time photo effects. The Camera app now includes a square camera option, and you can quickly and easily switch between your four cameras—video, photo, square and panorama—with just a swipe.

Photos app

iOS 7 includes a redesigned Photos app that introduces Moments, a new way to automatically organize your photos and videos based on time and location. You can zoom out to see all your photos organized by Moments, Collections of Moments and Years.

iCloud Photo Sharing

With iCloud Photo Sharing, family and friends can contribute their own photos and videos to your shared photo streams, and the new Activity view displays updates from your shared streams all in one place.

Simplify Searching

The new smart search field helps simplify searching, and there’s a new view for your bookmarks and your Safari tabs.

iCloud Keychain

With iCloud Keychain, your passwords and credit card information are securely stored and available on all your devices, so navigating password protected sites or autofilling during transactions is simple and secure.

Upgraded Siri

Siri sounds better than ever with new male and female voices and includes Twitter search integration, so you can ask Siri what people are saying on Twitter. Siri also now has Wikipedia integration, providing access to the world’s most popular Internet reference site. Siri offers Bing web search within the app and the ability to change device settings and play back voicemail.

Music app

The Music app has a beautiful new design and includes the new iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features only iTunes can deliver.

iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is the best way to discover new music. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you.

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