Monday, June 10, 2013

New features of iOS 7

The new features introduced in the iOS 7 are as follows :

1. Control Center : Control Center gives you quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second. Just swipe up from any screen including the Lock screen  to do things like switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, or adjust the brightness of your display. You can even shine a light on things with a new flashlight. Never has one swipe given you so much control.




2. Notification Center : Notification Center lets you know about new mail, missed calls, to-dos that need doing, and more. And a new feature called Today gives you a convenient summary of, well, today. One glance at your iPhone and you’ll know if it’s a certain someone’s birthday, if you’ll need an umbrella, or if traffic will slow down your commute. You’ll even get a heads-up on tomorrow. You can access Notification Center from any screen, including the Lock screen. Just swipe down. And get up to speed.




3. Multitasking :  Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps. Now it’s even smarter. Because iOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you. That’s multitasking in iOS 7. It knows what you want to do before you do.




 4. Camera : Camera in iOS 7 puts all your shooting formats — still, video, panorama, and now square — front and center. With a swipe, you can capture what you want the way you want. Fast. And new filters let you do even more with each image. Give it a retro feel. Dial up the contrast.
Or go black and white. Artistic license is all yours.

 




















5. Photos : Now there are faster, easier, and more delightful ways to scroll down memory lane. Introducing Collections, Moments, and Years smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place. Tap Years and all your shots fill the screen. Each year holds Collections, like your trip to San Francisco. And in that Collection are distinct Moments  photos from Union Square, videos from AT&T Park. So you can find a shot from whenever, wherever, in no time.

6. Airdrop : Sending a photo or a document to someone via text or email is fine. But if that someone is right next to you, a text or an email suddenly feels like too many steps. Enter AirDrop for iOS. It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts  and anything else from any app with a Share button. Just tap Share, then select the person you want to share with. AirDrop does the rest using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. And transfers are encrypted, so what you share is highly secure.

 





















7. iTunes Radio : iTunes Radio features streaming radio stations you’ll love from day one — from the best selection of music. The more you listen, the more personalized it becomes. And it’s available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV for free. It’s radio re-imagined.



 



8. Siri : Siri in iOS 7 gets a new look, a new sound, and new capabilities. It features a redesigned interface that fades into view on top of whatever’s on your screen. A more natural speech pattern in a new female or male voice is even easier to understand. Siri is faster at answering questions and checks more sources, such as Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter. And it takes on extra tasks, like returning calls, playing voicemail, controlling iTunes Radio, and more.



 



9. App Store : Apps Near Me — a new feature of the App Store in iOS 7 — shows you a collection of popular apps relevant to your current location. And a new Kids category spotlights the best apps for children based on age. iOS 7 also keeps your apps up to date automatically, so you don’t have to bother. Another bonus of automatic updates: no more little red badge begging for your attention.



 










10. Find my iPhone : Losing your iPhone feels lousy. Thankfully, Find My iPhone can help you get it back. But if it looks like that’s not going to happen, new security features in iOS 7 make it harder for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device. Now turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. Find My iPhone can also continue to display a custom message, even after your device is erased. And your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it. Which means your iPhone is still your iPhone. No matter where it is.





               


11. iWork for iCloudiWork has always been the best way to be productive on the Mac. And iWork for iOS made it easy to create beautiful documents on iPad and iPhone. With iWork for iCloud we’re bringing Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to the web on Mac and PC. And thanks to iCloud, your work is always up to date on all your devices.





12. Developer API : Apple stated at Monday’s keynote that developers would gain access to over 1500 new developer APIs in iOS 7. Given that most of Macworld’s readers aren’t highly interested in this nitty-gritty, however, here are a few interesting ones.




iBeacons: Apple’s iBeacons, in technical speak, use the Bluetooth Low Energy profile for microlocation. In plain speak, this means your iOS device may be able to use Bluetooth 4.0 devices to collect precise location data—like your location inside of a building—even though those devices don’t have a GPS system installed. That said, I don’t claim to be a Bluetooth or microlocation scholar, and Apple’s APIs are under the confidentiality agreement, so the actual implementation might be slightly different.

Background downloading: We heard mention of this during the keynote: In short, it allows your apps to download information for you at certain times of day, even if they’re not actively running. In practice, this might allow your Twitter feed to download and cache tweets for you to read before you hop on the subway or sit in an airplane, sans Internet access.

Third-party game controllers: There are a few pseudo third-party controllers for iOS games already (the iCade, for one), but it looks like Apple plans to offer more expansive support for those wishing to connect third-party controllers to their iOS devices.




I hope that i have covered few interesting features of the new iOS7 incase if i have missed any feature feel free to mention it as a comment or you may post the link

Happy iCoding and have a great day.

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11 comments:

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  2. Thanks for this valuable information..It is really helpful in every aspect..Well, it is interesting and i like it.

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  3. Thanks for this nice post Ravi
    as i have purchased a new iPhone and its features are bit change so i was confused about them
    one thing i would like to know from yopu can you share the information regarding iPhone jailbreak as well?
    before this iPhone 5 i was using iPhone 4 running 5.0.1 iOS jailbreaked
    so i want to jailbreak this also

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  4. Super post! Just like your blog professionalism! Keep up the good work.

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  5. What an excellent post. Frankly, I had no idea about those very good features. Will Core Data be easier for developers?

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  6. @Imaginativeone : I have a post on that do have a look

    http://iphonebyradix.blogspot.in/2012/12/core-data-or-sqlite-what-to-choose.html

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  7. This is great wonderful information about iOS7 features .. thanks a lot to share this information.
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