Apple testing new gestures, folder improvements in iOS 7

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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18 Comments

1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

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

8. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

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

13. astroparthi

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 19, 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...

2. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

"control centera" Last para, 2nd line. Fix it.

3. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Gestures?! Samsung call the lawyers! Lol

5. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Gestures can't be patented. Fail..!

9. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Obviously dadler22 didn't read that memo.

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Make moves apple. Good to see it.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple fan has really low expectation.

14. astroparthi

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

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

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1775; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1775; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

6. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

7. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

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