iOS 7 revealed at WWDC 2013: new features, modern design

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a sort of revolution with the new mobile operating system, iOS 7, with a sleek design and modern features.

“It’s the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone,” Cook said. “It has a whole new structure that is coherent and that is applied across the entire system,” said Jony Ive in a video showing off the new operating system. “We’ve considered the tiniest details like refining the typography to much larger ones like redesigning all the icons.”

The new OS comes with a new interface with bright colors. Everything is much flatter, icons lose their skeuomorphic look, favoring instead a simpler gloss-free design.

“We see iOS 7 as defining an important new direction and in many ways a beginning,” Jony Ive, the company’s design chief, said.

The applications, all of which have been renovated, include new features. Among the new features is the fact that iOS 7 will offer multitasking for all applications.

The user will be able to use any app while viewing social networks or listening to music.

Also, the new Appstore will update applications automatically and the new Siri includes options like a female voice and a male one.

The iOS 7 will also enjoy AirDrop to facilitate transfers between Macs and iDevices.

Other improvements were brought to the Notifications Center, FaceTime, Messages to or even our friends VPN .

Available today in beta for developers, the iOS 7 will be downloadable this fall for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch 5 and iPad mini.

Source: MacRumors