All About the iOS 7
Over the years, Apple has consistently demonstrated its ability to be one of the most innovative tech companies on the market. The maker of some of the world’s greatest hardware – phones, tablets, music players, and computers – has also been the maker of some of the world’s greatest software. Apple’s line of operating systems have always succeeded in innovating and creating, leaving people in awe. While they have their fair share of flaws, they’re almost always a net positive. This is exactly the case with Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 7. Here’s all you need to know about Apple’s newest system.
The star of iOS 7 is undoubtedly the addition of an easy-to-access control center, which can be reached at any point simply by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. The control center offers users all of the quick hit controls: users can put their phones on airplane or do not disturb mode, turn the Wi-Fi on and off; control music or the brightness of the screen; reach their calculator, camera, or compass; or turn on the newly added flashlight. It’s a do-everything control center that allows users the ease of reaching for their controls, rather than navigating the interface just to turn on a light. The implementation of a control center is easily the greatest innovation in iOS 7.
Most users and reviewers agree that the design takes some getting used to. At first glance, the change in the appearance of the operating system looks a tad bit goofy, and just a touch overdone. But as soon as you get used to it, that sense fades and iOS 7 becomes a truly beautiful design. The colors and layout are vibrant and gorgeous. The way the design moves as you access the the interface is nothing short of brilliant. Apple has always paid impeccable attention to the aesthetics of their devices, and their newest mobile operating system is no exception.
Improved multi-tasking bar
On Apple’s previous mobile operating system (iOS 6), the multi-tasking bar showed icons for all open user apps. But with iOS 7, the multitasking bar has grown up. Now, the handy feature shows users previews of all of their open apps. In other words, rather than the multi-tasking bar showing users that Safari is also open, it will show them what page Safari is open to. It’s these simple displays of attention to detail that make iOS 7 easy to navigate and incredibly user-friendly.
The newly implemented notification center is a simple yet ingenious creation. The notification center (which, like the control center, can be accessed without unlocking the device) essentially gives users a summary of their day: it tells them the weather that they can expect to meet, as well as any engagements on their calendar, or any reminders for upcoming events. It’s an easy-to-access, easy-to use-tool to help users manage their day.
These are only some of the new features that make iOS 7 many people’s choice for mobile operating system of the year. Like all operating systems, there are a few glitches and flaws, but on the whole, iOS 7 is a beautiful system that can make your life more fun, and more in your control.
Henry Martinez writes on gadgets, gadget accessories (such as the kensington ipad keyboard case), computer software, video games, tablets and other tech topics.