Since the announcement of iOS 7, Apple’s redesigned operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, many are waiting for its final release.
The announcement says, iOs7 will be release this fall, and our best guess.. iOS 7 Gold Master will be out in September 2013.
If you can’t wait to get your hands into this new operating system, iOS7 is in fact, available to download from Apple’s website. However, only developers have the access and can install the iOS 7. Keep in mind these are only beta version, meaning for developers only. The latest beta version released is iOS 7 Beta 4.
iOS 7 beta for developers can be downloaded here, but you have to enroll in iOS Developer Program with the amount of $99.00 per year, and note that you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
iOS 7 Beta 4 Update
The current iOS 7 beta build added a bunch of features including Notifications Center makeover, revamped answer and decline button, new camera app, social sharing of pictures to Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo or Twitter and more.
Here’s the iOS7 list of new features:
- iOS 7 has a new font, it is similar to Helvetica Neue Ultra. It’s very skinny, clean. It is the font used in the WWDC banner with “7″
- Signal bars are now replaced with five dots which are white and grey depending on how strong the signal is across a translucent background.
- Apple unlocked the lockscreen for the first time, Slide to Unlock is now translucent above the background image, with no more top and bottom bars.
- The rest of the home screen will have completely flat icons.
- The notifications panel isn’t laced with dark grey linen anymore, and has a very flat look now. There is a today view, that lets you see friends birthdays, upcoming invitations, calendar, stocks, and a quick look at tomorrow.
- New Weather app now comes with animated backgrounds reflecting the current weather. It shows thunder when a thunderstorm is forecast, for instance.
- Control Center is designed as a quick access panel for common settings
- Via Control center, you can adjust brightness, volume, and other settings including Wifi, Airplane mode, rotation lock, or Bluetooth.
- There’s also a flashlight, along with tabs for music, camera, and other quick-access apps.
- You can share contents with other people by simply tapping their name. No NFC required.
- Airdrop supports iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad Mini
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.”
New in Camera
- The Camera app lets you swipe between your various camera types, such as panorama or HDR.
- You can search based on date, and location, within the photos app.
- Apple has introduced photo filters (Think of Instagram)
- Users can share via AirDrop, iCloud photo-sharing, as well as shared Photo Streams.
- You can even share video with iCloud photo-sharing.
- Siri has a new voice. You can choose a male or female voice.
- Voices include languages like French, German, and more soon.
- User interface has also been upgraded, with a sound wave going along the bottom.
- Siri is now integrated with settings, you can now ask her to turn on bluetooth, or lower the screen brightness etc.
- You can now ask Siri to Tweet for you, do a Wikipedia and Bing Search
- You can now search for apps based on location.
- The App Store also automatically updates apps for you in the background now.
- Apple has finally introduced the much-anticipated iTunes Radio.
- If you lost your phone or stolen and tries to turn off Find My iPhone, they can no longer turn the device back on without your iCloud password.
- Users can also block messages and calls from other users.