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Apple testing new gestures, folder improvements in iOS 7

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Apple testing new gestures, folder improvements in iOS 7
Apple has quietly tested some secret features for iOS 7 including improvements in folder management and additional gestures throughout the system. Apple developer Hamza Sood found out about features such as folders within folders and additional gestures for multitasking and navigation, but to enable them some additional tweaking is required.

Interestingly, Apple is testing swiping gestures from the edge and the corners that will work from anywhere on iOS.

Another useful feature that Apple is testing is the ability to hide system apps. Folder management could get a lot of improvements as well including features such as pinch to close a folder.

Apple’s iOS 7 is touted to be the biggest redesign to iDevices software since the first iPhone launched in 2007. It introduces a brand new set of icons and animations, along with features like control centera and notification center. Some of the features have been well received, but others like the icons look surprisingly raw even for an Apple beta.




source: Hamza Sood via 9to5Mac

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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 03:12 11

1. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Love it or hate it, Apple's making moves.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:20 4

8. neurobiologist (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


This moves are like sex with condomes. Moves without a progress.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:40 1

13. astroparthi (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)


/...This moves are like sex with condomes. Moves without a progress..../
really...?
y u r thinking in that way...?... but think that its a pleasure with security...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 03:12 3

2. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


"control centera"

Last para, 2nd line. Fix it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 03:35 1

3. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Gestures?! Samsung call the lawyers! Lol

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 04:13 9

5. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Gestures can't be patented. Fail..!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:54 9

9. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Apple has been doing gestures for a while with the iPad and their Macs

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:26 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10055; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Obviously dadler22 didn't read that memo.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 15:36

16. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I see Samsung fans going full *******.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 04:13 7

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10055; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Make moves apple. Good to see it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:26 2

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 2483; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple fan has really low expectation.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:42

14. astroparthi (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)


apple fan is not having low expectation... but ample expectation...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 12:02

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10055; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple fans just enjoy their world class devices, and allow others to do the same...without bothering them about it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:51

17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LOL If that is true then you SIR are no Apple fan

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:52 3

18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Super low, I don't see how anyone could be excited about a paintbrush version of iOS now with more Android features LOL

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 04:45

6. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 242; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I like the new(ish) UI they're going with, the new (to iOS) features are really going to give the iPhone a fresh new look especially since all that skeuomorphism is gone.

Will it pull me away from Android again? Probably not, but it did grab my attention long enough to make me want to at least play around with it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 04:52

7. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


They are gonna copy and copy all android features under the radar, but who cares, only Apple patent little things like that.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:10 1

10. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I thought they were goin to patent their old folder style ;)

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