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iOS 7 Officially Announced

News   •   Jun 11, 2013 17:00 BST

Bestselling devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and market leading iPad tablet series make Apple's iOS operating system one of the most widely used mobile platforms in the world.

Every day, hundreds of millions of people use iOS on their Apple mobile devices to carry out all manner of different tasks. These include, but are not limited to e-mail, web browsing, watching videos, playing games, sending messages and making spreadsheets along with many more.

Recently, a new version of the platform was unveiled, replacing iOS 6. The previous version debuted alongside the launch of the iPhone 5 in September last year. The new iOS 7 instalment was recently unveiled by the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook (who replaced the late Steve Jobs in the role) at WWDC, during Apple's keynote speech.

The iOS 7 update sees the biggest overhaul to the platform so far, in terms of functionality, usability and appearance. IOS 7 sees a host of improvements made across its native applications, as well as a heavy focus on improving its multitasking capabilities. Features like Siri have been improved, along with notifications settings which use multiple sources including Facebook, stocks, weather and calendars etc, to bring daily updates.

One of the best known and widely used features of iOS is its camera, and the camera interface has also seen several improvements. It now offers four different shooting modes, and the addition of a chronological timeline view, and the ability to automatically create albums. Web browsing has also been improved, with the Safari application now including a new 3D interface for switching tabs, and the ability to automatically open apps which are open on users’ other iOS products.

Plenty more updates have been made to iOS, so look out for our upcoming posts were we will take a closer look at some of the other improvements. In the meantime, take a look at our website for up to date iPhone 5 news and the cheapest iPhone 5 tariffs.