The new iOS7 software for the iPhone is very similar to existing versions but with a few add-ons that complement its finish, with everything from the ‘unlock’ screen to stock apps being revamped in order to reflect a contemporary design philosophy.
In turn, a lot of subtle visual upgrades seem to represent an ethos of attention to detail on Apple’s behalf, a key example being found in the parallax effect that incorporates the iPhone’s accelerometer to alter the icons’ aesthetics in relation to the way in which the phone is being held.
Moreover, the iOS7 Control Center allows iPhone users to toggle between Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, Airplane Mode, display brightness whilst further controlling what music is playing, with further controls at the Control Center menu including – but not limited to – AirPlay, AirDrop, integrated torch function, stopwatch, calculator and easy access camera.
Multitasking is also further developed by iOS7 by doing-away with the double-tap process (which causes app icons to appear at the base of the screen) and replacing it with apps appearing as cards which is not dissimilar to Windows Phones or webOS. This is arguably in response to the increase in popularity of Windows’ equivalent competitors to the iPhone as one of the main USPs they boast is a simpler, user-friendly interface which can be personalised for individual use.
Therefore, after its official Q4 release the new iOS update will offer a more robust and user-friendly take on the original iOS software whilst still complying the familiar base which iPhone users have come to expect and love.
This should, if Apple’s new update proves as successful as it looks it might, help iPhone’s to maintain their position as one of the most fashionable and sought-after SmartPhones on the market.