It’s been a big week in Apple when Tim Cook unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC this week, he called it “the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone.” He’s right. iOS 7 isn’t just a visual overhaul of Apple’s venerable mobile operating system; it’s a near-total rethink of many of the core paradigms that have come to make iOS, well, iOS.
Everything you need to know about Apple’s new IOS7 it’s in this article. A must read! Note IOS7 is coming around October/November 2013 (US Fall)
– Simplicity is often equated with minimalism. Yet true simplicity is so much more than just the absence of clutter or the removal of decoration. It’s about offering up the right things, in the right place, right when you need them. It’s about bringing order to complexity. And it’s about making something that always seems to “just work.” When you pick something up for the first time and already know how to do the things you want to do, that’s simplicity.
– iOS 7 takes full advantage of technologies in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to push the iOS experience further. Distinct and functional layers help create depth and establish hierarchy and order. The use of translucency provides a sense of context and place. And new approaches to animation and motion make even the simplest tasks more engaging.
– Interactions and animations are much less subtle on iOS 7. Ken Burns-style transitions abound, making it feel both modern and slightly disorienting. Tapping on an icon or on a folder diagonally zooms in on its content. Tapping away or pressing the home button zooms back out.
– The animations make a great first impression, but eventually seem to take too long, which messes with the overall navigational flow. I fully expect that by the time iOS 7 launches, it will meet a balance between eye candy and productivity.
– iOS 7 is much more gesture-driven than any previous version of iOS. Now, in addition to dragging the notification drawer down from the top of the screen, users can pull up the Control Center from the bottom.
– Other gestures include dragging slightly down at the top of an icon row to reveal a search bar (no more navigating back eight pages to search), sliding up to release alarms and sliding right to unlock the phone.
– iOS 7 new design are flat. Apple is especially fond of transparency with overlays mimicking frosted glass, letting backgrounds just peek through. The effect is similar to Microsoft’s Aero Glass theme from Windows Vista and Windows 7.
– This is the first version of iOS in which I’ve needed to gesture back in order to reach the home screen. The user interface simply feels more optimized for gestures than any other.
– It’s popular to compare iOS 7 with Windows Phone 8, but from a broad level, it seems the design has much more in common with the work of Matias Duarte. Duarte was largely responsible for the design of Palm’s webOS, and since Android 3.0 Honeycomb, he has led the UI efforts for Android at Google.
There will be a transition period for users, app developers and, yes, even Apple. For more information, photos and video, please visit Apple website: Apple IOS 7
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