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Apple unveils iOS 7 – rolling out in fall

News   •   Jun 11, 2013 01:04 BST

Apple has recently unveiled iOS 7, the most update version of their mobile operating system for devices like the iPhone 5 (more Apple iPhone 5 info here) and the iPad 4G (more Apple iPad 4G info here).

Here’s what Apple had to say. It announced in a press release (press release here), “Apple today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great 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.”

Senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple, Craig Federighi, said, “iOS 7 is the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. To create it, we brought together a team with a broad range of expertise from design to engineering. With what we’ve been able to achieve together, we see iOS 7 as an exciting new beginning.”

Senior vice president of Design at Apple, Jony Ive, said, “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. iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system.”

In terms of rollout, the Cupertino firm said, “iOS 7 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products.”

Dying to get iOS 7 on your device? We’ll keep you posted once it rolls out.