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Meta-Liveblog: Apple announces iOS 7

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Meta-Liveblog: Apple announces iOS 7
This is it, guys, it's time for Apple to announce the latest iOS platform - iOS 7! We've been waiting for this one for quite some time, as you probably know that it's expected to be quite the revamp. Now headed by Sir Jony Ive, Apple's hardware design guru, iOS 7 should have a more simplistic look, but at the same time we also expect that it'll offer many new useful features. After all, looks are not all, right?

Stay with us, as the event is scheduled to kick off at 1PM ET | 12PM CT | 11AM MT | 10AM PT | 5PM GMT | 7PM CET!

Live event tracker

14:02That's a wrap, guys, stay with PhoneArena, because we have more amazing iOS 7 coverage coming up!
14:02
14:01They are now rolling a new Apple ad." Emotional as always.
14:00iOS 7 is coming this fall (with the new iPhone, we guess).
13:59"I'd like to close this morning with a reminder that our goal at Apple is to create great products that customers love."
13:59"We're incredibly proud of all these products. They are great examples of what Apple does best," says Tim Cook.
13:58iOS 7 is coming to iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th gen).
13:57Developers are lucky, because they get access to iOS 7 beta today.
13:57
13:56Notification sync, FaceTime audio, Activation lock, Per App VPN, Tencent Weibo, Message blocking and more are all new iOS 7 features.
13:54iTunes Radio will be built into every iTunes version out there, for any device. It'll be ad-supported, and available in the US initially.
13:52But of course, there will be many predefined ones.
13:52Users can create their own stations in iTunes Radio.
13:51Eddie has announced iTunes Radio! It'll be integrated with the Music app.
13:50
13:49Apps will update automatically in iOS 7.
13:49App Store is getting a new Popular Near Me function - giving you relevant apps to your current location.
13:48
13:47iOS in the Car is the next big feature Cue will talk about.
13:46New system functions will now be added to Siri, like "Turn Bluetooth on", or "Increase my brightness!"
13:46These new voices will also be available in French and German, with more on the way.
13:46Eddie Cue is on stage to talk about iOS 7 sevices. Starting with Siri - it has an all-new voice (male voice is available).
13:45iCloud Photo Sharing now supports video.
13:42
13:41Photos in iOS 7 will be able to organize your photos in "Moments."
13:40The new camera app will feature photo-filters to make Instagram somewhat unneeded.
13:39Great way to share content!
13:39AirDrop is supported by iOS 7.
13:37Safari will no longer be limited to just 8 tabs.
13:35
13:35Finally, Safari is getting full-screen mode in portrait mode and a new tab UI, similar to that of Chrome Mobile.
13:34iOS 7 will also have a beautiful new multitasking interface.
13:33All apps will now support multitasking!
13:32All system toggles will be easily accessed in Control Center - just swipe up from the bottom and there they are.
13:30"Installing iOS 7 on your phone is like getting a new phone."
13:30Notification Center is available from the lockscreen, as in Android.
13:29
13:28Super-beautiful weather animations in the Weather app.
13:26
13:26
13:26New lockscreen, animated lock and homescreens, 3D parallax effect in home as you move the device around. It looks super cool.
13:24Craig Federighi is on stage to talk us through the new iOS 7.
13:23Wow, the audience is standing, and cheering at the new iOS, Tim Cook is so happy.
13:22A lot of new stuff guys, detailed look at it is coming.
13:19They are rolling a video to talk up the new design. Narrated by Jony Ive, of course.
13:18"It's packed with amazing new features and a stunning new UI."
13:18"The team at Apple has been working incredibly hard on the latest version of iOS" iOS 7 is here!
13:16Tim says that people are incredibly satisfied with their iOS devices. Statement is backed up by multiple surveys.
13:14Phone usage, as well as web share statistics show that people use the iPhone and iPad much more than their Android devices.
13:13600 million iOS devices sold thus far.

Images courtesy of The Verge.

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:05 1

1. Cesar (Posts: 117; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


i think it will blow the all iOS system

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:31 2

21. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)


here comes wp8 for ios

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:13 2

2. ngyixian96 (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


thanks for giving us live news =D

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:18 6

3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yes!!! The greatest mobile OS gets even better.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:39 9

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4616; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Troll, no one have said anything about iOS yet.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:46 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 9317; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


-1...

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:56 2

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4616; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Red thumbs addict? :D

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:17 1

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's a matter of opinion, not fact. You should specify what's your opinion and what's fact when you comment, some people might be mistaken.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:21 1

4. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Damn we need steve jobs back, f**k this turd sandwich

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:23 3

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What good was he, pathetic theif™

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:34

5. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


osx mehh

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:36

6. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Where can I stream this event.?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:41 4

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4616; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/

But at the moment I see just this:

"Available shortly.
Please check soon."

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:45 2

9. kalloud (Posts: 75; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


And I think it won't be available beacause it's an image

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:06 4

12. pkiran1996 (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Mac Pro looks disgusting.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:25 1

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It copied Sony Zseries, even the keyboard layouts.
Copycats now copying Android, they even stole the notification®

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:23 1

14. Eonnaydra (Posts: 186; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


iOS 7 is very good looking.Awesome design!!!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:25

16. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Ladies and gentleman please get out of your seats

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:28 3

18. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Ok so what apple have done is made a android phone with a flat ui.......wow INNOVATION

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:58 1

33. CheapSocks (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


yes, when your cash cow runs out of milk, go to someone else's. So like apple. and why is something as simple as USB mass storage so hard for them to implement. Some of us don't want to use itunes every time we connect an iDevice to the computer...

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:29 4

19. Eonnaydra (Posts: 186; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Android is dead.
Seriosly,a beautiful UI with the speed/stabiltity/apps quality=iOS is just perfect!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:41 5

28. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Dillusion

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 15:24 1

38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple is dead along with Steve jobs, you Ba™

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:30

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)


For once Apple's UI is up to my expectations: It's as ugly as the company Tim Cook made it to be after Steve's death.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:33 1

22. TritonForceX (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


"Installing iOS 7 on your phone is like getting a new phone."

On Android, we call those Launchers. Search for 'em on Google Play. There's a blue-million of them.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:54

31. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Launchers are a cool idea however it's not for everyone. They are just not as polished as stock ui. When I had an android I never used them. I jailbreak my iphone and don't use them. This stock UI seems to be pretty polished. Just don't like the safari icon. Love the flat look

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:34 4

23. bon24x7 (Posts: 169; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Android wont die cos there're still lot of poor people in this world..

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:34

24. rawbow (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


iOS 7 is sounding good, cant wait to check it out ...damn work!!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:39 4

25. robocopvn (Posts: 155; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


IOS 7: notification and quick settings and multitasking !! is it ... from a little green robot called Android hahahahaa

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:39 3

26. TritonForceX (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


It's sad when even several of the "features" are compared to what Android already has, lmao!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:41 1

27. Eonnaydra (Posts: 186; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


How can we compare the ulgy UI of Touchwiz or even the vannilla Android with this beautiful OS?It is stunning/fast/stable.
No comparasion.You can hate alot Apple,but IVE has done a great great job with iOS 7.
Again,Android looks uglyyy.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:43 4

30. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Dillusion.....you think stock android looks ugly.....baaaaa baaaaa go grazxe with the rest of the flock!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:01 1

34. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)


if you think android is ugly i can imagine how you look when you go out in the mornings, like a total duche! android can be customised to look any way you want it, and the most streamlined os right now is wp8, android, some other names then ios. in case you don't notice ios7 flat interface is looking alot like wp8. Microsoft should patent and sue

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:42 6

29. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


wasn't this in the leaks...and people called it disgusting....now since it is an official announcement...its beautiful...how ironic

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:57 3

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


meh, just more andriod-like features. quick toggle switches, notification center from lock screen, the phone and the ui still looks the same just rows of flat icons now.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:07 3

35. TritonForceX (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Tim Cook: "Oh, and just One. More. Thing. ... *scratch, scratch* Sorry, my balls were itching. Okay, that's it. Enjoy your new skin and Android features!"

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:19 3

36. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Is anyone else realizing it's a bunch of old white guys trying to push their latest junk on the masses?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:30

37. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


the control center gives me a zune-ish feel

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 15:52

39. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Omg iOS 7 = Best OS EVER!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:19

40. boosook (Posts: 778; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to introduce Andr... ehm... iOS7!

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