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iOS 7: release date and all the new features

0. phoneArena 17 Sep 2013, 07:56 posted on

Apple iOS 7 was a closely guarded secret that did not leak out until today, and even today’s leak was very slight. It definitely seems Tim Cook has indeed doubled down on secrecy…

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 17:05 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 20044; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well said christony. Since I like what I've seen from apple, I have to be a grand dad, and my fiancé has to be an untrustworthy slut. I'm lucky I have my dads genetics, pops is 75 and looks 50ish. He runs 4-5 days a week at least two miles a day. Hopefully I live to be a grand dad.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:16 1

77. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

dude this isnt some fitness website where you discuss all your personal matters. keep that talk for gym.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:23 1

79. darkkjedii (Posts: 20044; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

It isn't a site to disrespected, and threatened on either but it's full of it. And I find it funny that he attacked me, and you attack my defense of his disrespect. Hmmmmm fanboys of a feather flock together.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 22:15

102. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

no man i dont care who started, i dont really talk to fan boys. you were talking respectively thats why i only replied to you. you are double my age so show some wisdom. you dont need to waste time replied to these teen age boys or oxygen waste old folks.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:35

116. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Attacking another commenter directly just because you do not like what he choose to spend his money on, is not a way to get your point of view across.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:12 7

75. buraini (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Congrats Apple..copying design from Windows Phone..duhh

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:13 2

76. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Looks like Android with Windows phone colours. :/

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:25 4

80. frydaexiii (Posts: 1429; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Hey, It looks like WP and Android had a baby, and it has down syndrome...

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:26

81. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

I like it.. But looks really dull as windows phone

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:38

82. MyJobSux (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

Funny, the "multitasking" looks similar to WebOS's cards. Could be a patent lawsuite from HP.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:03

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 20044; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

So does google now. And if you know your smartphone history, WebOS borrowed its cards from ios's safari browser. Hit the lower rite corner while in safari, and it goes into card view since day one.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:07 2

87. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

the plan of Pa is removing dislike button before announcement of ios7


posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:16

89. someones4 (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

i see what you did there. They left the 'report' button though

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:16

88. someones4 (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

OMG!! i was right to predict that a 'brand-new' feature to iOS is bluetooth. Apparently, time stopped flowing for them in the 90's.
And multitasking and toggles and notification centre? Look who's copying whom?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:19

90. someones4 (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

I'm just waiting to see what new bugs they would introduce along with the iOS 7.

Nice design though..but that's as far as things go.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 20:45

96. ojdidit84 (Posts: 457; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I can't believe I'm saying this but... I... I, I like it. They're going in a good direction. I still wouldn't buy an iPhone because I still prefer Android but this is pretty refreshing after 6 iterations of pretty much the same thing.

You can see where they've taken ques from WP, Android and WebOS. They're still playing catch-up at this point because they still haven't brought anything new to the table but this is a good start at giving people what they're paying for.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:17

153. tedkord (Posts: 10640; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I don't like the look of IOS 7, I've never like bright and gaudy. But they absolutely made the right steps function wise. And it's long past due.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 20:46

97. dubyabecker (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

jelly bean meets ubuntu and out came ios 7

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 21:14

101. nothingmuch (Posts: 189; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Ohh crap! Well I guess all other OS can say good bye to their similar features now that apple will most likely patent this and try to take it away like usual. Samsung get ready!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 22:33 1

103. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Personally I prefer the flatter design of Windows Phone. The industry is moving away from "UI" (user interface) and into the new era of "UX" (user experience). Here's an excellent editorial that phone arena has chosen to ignore for some odd reason :


posted on 10 Jun 2013, 23:37

104. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

only thing i find interesting is true multitasking finally they got it

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 02:02 2

106. .KRATOS. (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

Not bad nice redesign apple i like it, not much of an innovation though it's been on android for quite a time so apple is trying to catch up, better late than never right.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:17

108. DerryAhmad (Posts: 275; Member since: 05 May 2012)

New features on IOS. But these are old features for the other OSs.
I see many things from Windows Phone/BB10 (and of course WebOS).
Heck, even BB10 has that swipe navigation, multitasking frames, photo filter and control centre. And AirDrop? Lol.. Finally Apple is catching up.

I see these things as a good thing for Apple fans though. And the OS itself is closing its gaps from the other OSs (which is a good thing).
I just miss the real innovation from Apple.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:55

111. therealestmc (Posts: 192; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

You people need to a knee. To love android does not mean you have to hate apple. I will be enjoying this on my new ipad 4 and rocking android on the S4. I get the best of both worlds.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:57

112. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

I wonder if AirDrop would allow cross-platform sharing?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:59

113. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

If you really want an OS with a Simplistic UI w/ flat icons. Go with windows phone or If you want more features go with android. Apple is copying the look of Windows Phone and copying the functions of android.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:27

114. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)

i was expecting someth more from apple, but all we heard and saw was symbian revisited. Apple really need to work on their iphns , like they are doing to their mcbooks. I see no sense in these updates.. Most of the updates in ios were already there in symbian devices , and also in android. So it really seems ios is really outdated . And people will still going to buy iphns for showoff. Dumbness at its best..

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:18

115. alaahershy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

iOS Let's Change The Decor, Anw I miss stevie.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:02

119. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

For people who dont like iOS 7
who give a f**k what you think of it. the bitter truth is that you cant afford an iphone and are using a cheap android and it makes you feel good to criticize what you dont have!!. people who actually HAVE an iphone or ipad or ipod are really liking it and its probably gonna be a hit among the 600 million ios users

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:53

128. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, you are way off base...even if you do buy an Android at full price, esp. with T Mobile, it can cost 649.99 and you would have to tack that cost onto your bill each month if you could not pay that all at once, or you get a 2yr contract and pay 99 to 199 for an Android device that is as good or better than an iphone 5. Also, why would I want to spend a bunch of money on an iProduct that is inferior to an Android device? That makes zero sense, but if you like throwing money out the door, well, APPLE with oblige, laughing all the way to the bank.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:24

123. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Seriously these are the top 20 new things it does. All they did then was took the same old garbage and made it prettier. This is an ios 6 update not a whole new version there is nothing new. The bluetooth airdrop app. Even with apple just use bump. does the same thing. only difference is now it comes already downloaded. Damn apple knows how to disapoint its fans

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:50 1

127. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

My wife will be happy with iOS7 and maybe in a few years her phone will really be as good as my Android device.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:56

129. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Apple sells well in the U.S. so what motivation do they have to truly innovate? Not much, not until U.S. drop well below expectations, and I doubt it happens, because you will hear stuff like 'I have invested too much into the iOS ecosystem to switch', even though there are programs out there for Android that can run your itunes stuff. Also, go to Sea World or Disneyland, and you will see employees using iphones for business, same for Sears.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:25

130. google8374 (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)

i os7 is great. i got mine from etsy.com/listing/153786325/udid-activation

it was super easy and worth the $7

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:19

132. android_hitman (unregistered)

so much hate :) :) :)

don\'t buy the damn thing and that\'s it

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:37

134. darkkjedii (Posts: 20044; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

4 hrs to go

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:54

140. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Interesting if there will be live video stream?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:52

137. domz1988 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)

I hope that they would release the iOS 7 after this. I\'m so Excited!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:53

138. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

First off, the new UI reminds me a lot of a Miui UI for Android. But honestly. I like the look. Not going make me buy a iPhone...still prefer Android. But I will give it to Apple. I find they did a decent job. I\'m just happy for iOS user that they didn\'t get stuck with the same outdated UI like they have been. I would say they took some design cue from Android. But, there\'s nothing wrong with that.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:53

139. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Im not trolling (for once). Hats off to apple for adding features that the rest of us have had for month (or even years). I still dont like apple products because if the closed eco system, lack of customization options and their products are overpriced

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:54 1

141. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Nice girly UI though, finally multitasking came in. Sigh for iPhone fanboys.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:33

185. wrxified (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Right. Nobody thought of multitasking before Android because of course the idea was revolutionary.

Initial multitasking limitations were based primarily on the processor, battery life and the fact that they hadn't launched the app store at the time so there was very little impact in switching between countless apps like we do today. Multitasking was a normal transition for any of the systems because it's what we do as users on our desktops.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:57

142. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will urinate all over that vile Apple!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:03

146. domz1988 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)

Why are people like this, If they don\'t like the Iphone or the Apple, then don\'t buy it. There\'s no need to make any issue about it. These (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Manufacturers) companies did not force us to buy their products. If your satisfied with what you have then enjoy no need to make issue of other platforms or manufacturers.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:23 1

155. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Person still can express opinion doesn't matter he buys product or not.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:39

162. domz1988 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)

I understand that, Its just funny, that they always complain like this phone or manufacturer ruined their life...

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 05:30

187. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Apple ruined people rights of the freedom to buy choosen device by first patent sueing, which now some of they're invalid.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:22 1

154. someones4 (Posts: 624; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

most are already present on Android while the rest are minor improvements on execution and styling based on existing features.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:38

157. frustyak (Posts: 207; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)

Did you mean to say that Siri will have a more "humane" voice, and not more "human" voice? Is it an inhumane voice now? :-)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:24

161. likemorethan1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

i hope steve jobs won\'t be mad about this :( miss him

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 22:01

166. madmikepr (Posts: 136; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

apple make an whole video for one features \"touch ID sensor\" if android did that with every feature they will make a whole movie... xD

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 02:43

167. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

And people complain about Z1's big bezels.
This is the mother of all bezels!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:04

168. DaBigDogg (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

And still no individual timestamps on messages...

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:08

169. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

new features: Nothing

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:09

170. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I want to try it on my iPhone 5.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:23

171. suiadan87 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

“biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone” Oh I don't doubt it, but that (to me) says a lot more about the state of IOS then the update itself. IOS is an eyesore, stale, unappealing and unintelligentely designed piece of software. So "sorry" to everyone who loves it but, I'd rather eat ashes then try to suck up any of that- pass!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 14:05

179. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Clearly obvious they took all android even windows old features and act like they invented them. An phonearena should be be ashamed with their all new title

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:23

184. wrxified (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

I can't help but laugh when people make these uneducated comments about how Apple stole something from Google or Microsoft's textbook. Wake up. Look at the chronological timeline of iOS, Android and Microsoft and the times in which each company implemented new features into their operating systems then come back to reality and post something useful.

From the very 1st moment an Android model hit the market, they were 18 months behind in what Apple had already put in place. Features like multiple screens, dragging apps from one area to another, holding for options to delete etc. All of if was first implemented on iOS. The app store open to developers. Hmmmm. Apple. God, even the thought of combining a media player with a phone. The most basic characteristic of the iPhone. It all started there.

Do you even understand the history of how Google acquired Android, the actual company with the idea of bringing it's search engine to the mobile user? Do you know why the CEO of Google Eric Schmidt stepped down as a board member of of Apple in 2009? Do you realize that the first prototype developed by Google was strictly shooting for a phone that simply was aware of a person's location and preferences and brought the search engine into the mix with of course a full blown keyboard (yes like your old Blackberry). Do you honestly believe you would be using a touchscreen keyboard if it wasn't for Apple's success of the iPhone? Look it up. Google's initial phone has a projected release in mid 2007 until the iPhone took the world by storm with a touchscreen keyboard. So of course Google scrapped that idea of a Blackberry type Google phone and completely redirected their efforts around a touchscreen. Even then they still proceeded with the G1 featuring a blackberry style keyboard.

And I hate to even go here but those saying Microsoft, get real. Refresh your memory. What version is Microsoft on. Yah, I thought so. Have a look at 4,5,6. Ummm, when did Microsoft release what you know of Today. 3 years after iOS, 18 months after Google. And you think by flattening icons on the home screen somehow Apple stole from Microsoft's playbook? Pass the pipe please. I want what you're smoking.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 05:43

188. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

People won't bragging and bashing apple if just apple didn't drew the first blood: sueing.

Now, apple were left behind and apple playing catch up just like android did, using the already developed feature, so people hate it, because people thing apple had no rights to just use already android had features.

It is just that plain simple. If apple didn't ever drew the first blood, people will not hate apple. Remember competition from old days, nokia-sony ericsson-motoroll-siemens, they introduce each other features with all their pros and cons and no sueing.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:08

190. wrxified (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

By drawing first blood you're probably referring to the Apple vs. Samsung case or Steve Job's attack on Eric Schmidt which is more of an iOS vs Android issue.

-Understand that the Samsung case was a slamdunk for jurors. Both companies filed suit against one another claiming that the other had infringed upon technology they created and implemented. The jury only deliberated for 3 days, that's what I mean by slamdunk. They ruled unanimously in favor of Apple. The evidence that was brought to light was very strong with Samsung officials forced to testify. There were proven instances where Samsung actually brought the iPhone into their internal development strategy presentations and said "the iphone works like this, ours doesn't, make it look and work like this".
-If you’re more referring the Steve Jobs attach on Eric Schmidt and the Google Android debacle you might not be taking a non-biased look at when it was said and the context of why this was an issue. I don’t understand how anyone could justify why the CEO of Google would sit quietly on a board pretending to act like they’re working in the best interest of Apple without at some point raising their hand and saying they feel like there might be a conflict of interest because they’re working on something similar to what’s being disclosed confidentially. And there is no way someone can truly believe that the board of executives weren’t getting first hand looks at what was being developed months if not years before it was unveiled to the public. So the disgust that Steve Jobs expressed was legit. For Google to completely change from their Blackberry style Google featured web browser enabled phone to what eventually was offered by Android through their manufacturing partners was for sure in part due to what Apple developed and their immediate success.

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