Apple’s final pre-release version of iOS 7 is here, so we thought we’d give you a brief look at all the key features and changes of the latest version of the iPhone’s operating system. More in-depth coverage will be coming as soon as the public release is available. Consider this your refresher course in what to expect.
The new experience begins at the Lock Screen with the new typeface immediately apparent. Slide to unlock is completely changed and you now have access to two of the most useful additions to iOS since its inception: Control Center, and the re-imaged Notification Center. A quick gloss over the stock apps reveals a common design language, and one that helps unify the entire iOS experience. Unlike olden days where each app look radically different, and like they didn’t belong together, Calendars, Notes, Reminders, Safari and Photos all look like they fit together.