Whats new in IOS 7 ?

Was looking for a definitive list of the new features and fixes in IOS7 – have highlighted some of the ones that I thought were interesting

iOS 7

This update features a beautiful new design and also contains hundreds of new features, including the following:

•  New design

◦  Redesigned interface updates the entire system and every built-in app

◦  Subtle motion and animation; layers and translucency provide depth

◦  Elegant new colour palette and refined typography

◦  Updated system sounds and ringtones

•  Control Centre

◦  Quick access to commonly used controls and apps with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen

◦  Turn on and off Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb; adjust screen brightness; access media controls; turn on AirPlay and AirDrop

◦  Quickly access torch, timer, calculator, camera and music controls

•  Notification Centre improvements

◦  New Today view gives you an overview of your day, including weather, calendar and stocks

◦  Notifications dismissed on one device dismisses across all your devices

•  Multitasking improvements

◦  Preview screens of open apps when you switch between them

◦  Permits any app to keep content up to date in the background

•  Camera improvements

◦  Swipe through different camera modes – video, still photo, square aspect and panorama

◦  Real-time photo filters with iPhone 4S or later, and iPod touch (5th generation)

•  Photos improvements

◦  Automatically organises your photos and videos based on time and location into Moments

◦  iCloud Photo Sharing supports multiple contributors and videos, plus a new Activity view

◦  Add photo filter effects

◦  Flickr and Vimeo support

•  AirDrop

◦  Quickly and easily share content with people nearby

◦  Securely encrypted transfers with no network or setup required

◦  Supported on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires an iCloud account

•  Safari improvements

◦  New iPhone tab view that lets you easily switch between open web pages

◦  Unified smart search field for both search terms and web addresses

◦  Shared Links shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter

•  iTunes Radio

◦  Streaming radio service

◦  Pick from over 250 featured and genre-focused stations

◦  Start your own station from your favourite artist or song

•  Siri improvements

◦  New, more natural-sounding male and female voices for US English, French and German

◦  Integrated Wikipedia, Twitter search and Bing web search results

◦  Change settings, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and brightness

◦  Supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation)

•  App Store improvements

◦  See apps relevant to your current location with Popular Near Me

◦  Discover age-appropriate apps in the Kids category

◦  Keep your apps up to date automatically

•  Find My iPhone Activation Lock

◦  Turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device, reactivation and signing out of iCloud requires your Apple ID password

◦  A custom message can be displayed on your device even after a remote erase

•  iTunes Store improvements

◦  Preview and buy songs you’ve heard on iTunes Radio while inside the iTunes Store

◦  Add to, and shop from, your iTunes Wish List

◦  Scan code with camera to redeem iTunes Gift Cards

•  Music improvements

◦  Play music purchases from iCloud

◦  Rotate your iPhone or iPod touch to browse your music with the Album Wall

•  Videos improvements

◦  Play film and TV programme purchases from iCloud

◦  View similar films and TV programmes from Related

•  Maps improvements

◦  Turn-by-turn walking directions

◦  Automatic night mode

◦  Bookmarks shared across devices via iCloud

•  Mail improvements

◦  New Smart Mailboxes, including Unread, Attachments, All Drafts and To or CC

◦  Improved search

◦  View PDF annotations

•  FaceTime audio calling

•  Block unwanted Phone, Messages and FaceTime callers

•  Support for sending long MMS messages

•  Pull down on any Home screen to reveal Spotlight search

•  Scan to acquire Passbook passes

•  New ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds

•  Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Italian, Korean and Dutch

•  Inclinometer in the Compass app

•  Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 support

•  Accessibility features

◦  Individuals with limited physical motor skills can now control their device using Switch Control

◦  Customise closed caption style

◦  Handwriting input support in VoiceOver

◦  Maths input support using Nemeth Braille in VoiceOver

◦  Select from multiple premium voices for speak selection and VoiceOver

◦  Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and stereo audio for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th Generation)

•  Enterprise features

◦  Manage which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments

◦  Per-app VPN

◦  App Store licence management

◦  Enterprise single sign-on

◦  Remote configuration of managed apps

◦  Automatic data protection for third-party apps

◦  Exchange Notes syncing

◦  Install custom fonts

◦  New management queries and restrictions

•  Education features

◦  Mobile device management for Apple TV

◦  Request AirPlay Mirroring from a student device to Apple TV

◦  Pre-configure AirPlay destinations and AirPrint printers

◦  Streamlined MDM enrolment

◦  Ability to restrict changes to accounts

◦  Web content filtering

◦  Authorised apps can initiate single app mode

◦  Configure accessibility settings for single app mode

•  Features for China

◦  Tencent Weibo integration

◦  Chinese-English bilingual dictionary

◦  Improved handwriting input with improved accuracy, stroke order independence and support for simultaneous multiple character input

•  Bug fixes

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.