iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iOS 7 Release Date Announced Download Available on September 18th Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:04:06 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 7 release date

Apple just announced iOS 7 release date and it is scheduled to be available for download on September 18th. The latest operating system from Apple will support iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later and iPod touch fifth gen.

iOS 7 is a complete overhaul of the OS for Apple’s smartphones and tablet. This is the first major update under the leadership of Jony Ive who took over as the head of human interface design. iOS 7 was first unveiled at WWDC in June. It feature more than 200 new-user features.

The update brings many user requested features such as control center, new notification centre, all-new multitasking and much more. Significant improvements have been made to Safari, Photos app, Camera app and Siri. Apple’s intelligent voice assistant now feature new HD voices and even a male voice for the US language.

With iOS 7 Apple will also enter the radio market with iTunes Radio. The new service lets users stream live music for free. The new feature is ad supported however, if you use iTunes Match.

During the keynote Apple also showcased a number of “remastered” ringtones along-with brand new tones. Another big news is that Apple is making its iLife and iWork suite of apps for the iPhone free for every new phone.

]]> 0 iOS 7 Beta 6 Releasing Next Week As Last Beta Update? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:51:51 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone 5 iOS 7

According to a new report Apple will be releasing iOS 7 beta 6 in the coming week which will reportedly be the last beta update before the gold master (GM) seed.

BGR published a report today claiming that sources familiar with Apple’s plan for iOS 7 release date believe that iOS 7 GM seed will be made available to carriers and Apple partners on September 5th. Developers will get the GM build on September 10th which is the rumored date for Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C keynote event.

After Apple and its partners are comfortable with the gold master build, the company will release it to developers on September 10th, the day of the company’s iPhone event where we should see the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C make their first appearances — and they will of course be the first devices to run iOS 7 out of the box.

Public release of the iOS 7 could be a week prior to the release of the new hardware and the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C would sell with iOS 7 pre-installed. Even in the 5th beta of iOS 7 the software is quite stable unlike previous beta versions where the phone would crash or restart.

Most applications we use on a daily basis work just fine with iOS 7 however, developers would need to rush iOS 7 updates for their apps since some features in photography apps like sharing or exporting to camera album don’t always work.

]]> 0 iOS 7 Release Date on Schedule As Apple Adds More Engineers Thu, 02 May 2013 08:24:46 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 7

iOS 7 is the next major software release for Apple’s most profitable product lineup. Following the ousting of Scott Forstall the development of Human Interface design has been handed over to Industrial Design chief, Jony Ive. It has been widely reported that under Ive iOS 7 is expected to receive a complete overhaul and feature a very flat design without much of the skeuomorphic elements.

According to a new report published by All Things D, in order to stay on schedule for iOS 7 release date and the preview slated for WWDC 2013 Apple has allocated additional engineers from OS X team. The publication cites unnamed sources close to the matter as saying, “the company has been “borrowing” engineers from the OS X 10.9 team as part of an effort to double down on iOS 7.” Apple had to resort to similar measures during the launch of the original iPhone when engineers from OS X 10.5 were asked to work on the iPhone OS. Even though Apple is working in a crunch mode the sources expect iOS 7 to be on schedule for preview and final release date.

iOS 7 is being touted as a major release as Apple’s operating system over the recent years has come under intense criticism for lack of innovation and stale design. By appointing Jony Ive as the head of interface design the company has sought to bring increased collaboration between hardware and software services. The face of Apple’s hardware has been in the hands of Ive and the company has seen tremendous success and won customer satisfaction for its design.

Many reports suggest that Ive is leading the design team to work on a flat design as opposed to the faux textures, leather border and seams.

“Put it this way,” said one source who has been briefed on iOS. “You know Game Center’s green felt craps table? Well, goodbye, Circus Circus.”

Will replacing skeuomorphic design with a flatter one help give iOS the much needed refresh it needs? Will it cause unrest among users who have grown to love the leather stitched seams and book shelfs? We will get a preview of iOS 7 during WWDC 2013 and it will be interesting to see what Jony Ive’s team has in store for us.

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