What’s new in Apple’s iOS 7
Apple has several primary new features in iOS 7 to go along with a new design from its top developer, Jony Ive. The new iOS is sleeker and has gone “flat,” eschewing shadows and real-life objects (like notebooks and bookshelves) to give the operating system a more modern look, which is a big departure from how Apple has presented iOS in the past.
Multi-tasking: Apple has brought multi-tasking to every single app, not just a select few. The new multi-tasking features will allow apps to interact with the operating system and sometimes other apps. A new multi-tasking application programming interface (API) will allow all apps to run in the background and allow users to switch between apps. iOS 7 will know what apps that consumers use most and keep those running in the background.
Control Center: The new settings menu for iOS that will control features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mute, screen brightness and so forth. If you are familiar with Google’s Android operating system, the iOS 7 Control Center will seem quite familiar, but instead of accessing the settings by dragging from the top of the smartphone screen, users in iOS 7drag from the bottom.
Notification Center: The drop-down notification center is now available from the lock screen on your iOS device and will provide you with details of your day, such as calendar appointments or weather updates.