Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 is the talk of the tech town right now, with reports coming in pointing towards Apple providing with an in-depth view of what the latest iteration of its mobile operating system will be like during the WWDC event itself. However, a full scale release could happen only around September and October which is when Apple has usually been releasing its previous versions as well. The last version, iOS 6 has largely been a hit except for the Apple Maps fiasco that had led to the company’s map feature to be the butt of many a joke worldwide. With that firmly behind us, here is what we expect the iOS 7 to be like.
Design wise, the new iOS 7 is expected to give up on its fake textures and effects as it adopts a more simplistic and clean design. The base aps such a Calendar, Safari, Game Center and so on are expected to be trimmed down quite a bit from what they are at present. There will be a bit of surprise for iPhone users as well as iOS 7 is expected to replace the vibrant look and feel of the device with something that is ‘more minimalist and monochromatic’ in its feel. The lock screen too has gone for a redesign so that the glossy image and the clock will give way to a simple black screen. Seems like even the security code pad too wasn’t pared from the redesign efforts so that it now sports round black keys and white texts.
These apart, the other features that we hope will be included in iOS 7 find mention below.
Swype keyboard, which is already a hit on Android devices and rightfully so since it not only makes for easy typing using the on-screen keyboard, but it actually is a fun way to type as well. Maybe it’s time Apple has something of the sort for iPhone or iPad users as well.
Apple’s mobile devices now comes with the Passbook feature though something of the sort of Mobile Wallet and NFC will perhaps add to its appeal even more.
Apple is also reported to have loosened up a bit on third part customizations, which will make it easy for developers to add more features and widgets to iOS 7.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to come to the bottom of it all as the WWDC event kicks off on June 10 itself.