Apple Unveils iOS 7

By Jay Casteel  |  06/10/2013

Apple unveiled the next version of its mobile operating system on Monday (June 10), the iOS 7.

During it's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Apple officially unveiled a simpler, lighter-looking version of their upcoming iOS 7.

Redesigned from the ground up, the new iOS boasts a bevy of new features and a minimalist interface that the tech giant boasts as "complex simplicity."

The system now includes all-new icons and a redesigned interface with much being stripped away in favor of an easily navigable Control Center, accessed by swiping from the bottom of the screen up which allows users the settings; a clean Notification Center, easily accessed from the locked screen; and new multitasking features, allowing users to slide from program to program while easily viewing each from the same screen.

iTunes Radio has been added; and the Photos, Camera, Safari, Mail, Weather, and Messages apps have all been stripped down with a minimal design, showcasing the content front and center.

Another new addition is the AirDrop, which allows a user to share messages, mail, and other content wirelessly with nearby contacts.

The iOS 7 will be compatible with the iPhone 5, 4S, and 4; iPod Touch; iPad Mini; iPad with Retina Display; and the iPad 2 when it launches later this fall. Visit Apple.com for more info.