Apple Unveils iOS 7: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Apple announced the final version of iOS 7 Beta Gold. Here are five fast facts you need to know.

1. iOS 7 Will Be Released On September 18


The final release date for iOS 7 will be on September 18th (Getty)

Apple will be releasing its latest mobile operating system on September 18. It will be compatible with iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th gen. The download will be completely free.

2. The Final iOS 7 Features Include Improved Photo Albums


Apple SVP Craig Federighi introducing the new photo album feature for iOS 7 (Getty)

iOS 7 will have an improved photo album feature when it downloads on September 18th. Galleries will be able to flow better with the new and improved mobile operating system as well as have enhanced graphics when viewing your favorite pictures. This brand new element is the perfect example of the design scheme Jony Ive had in mind when this premiered at WWDC 2013 a few months ago.

3. The Most Controversial New Change Will Be With The Siri Features


The perfect personal assistant is about to get an upgrade (Getty)

iOS 7 will be a big improvement for the next model of Siri. Some of her improved features include searching for Tweets, Wikipedia search, inline web search, and photo search. While the significant search function enhancements will benefit the use of Siri,

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4. iOS 7’s Multitasking Features Simulate Online Browsing


Apple SVP wrapping up his presentation at the iPhone 5s & iPhone 5c keynote (Getty)

The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system completely changes the user’s visual experience with their devices. This includes the multitasking, which will now appear in a multi-panel visual representation, similar to how you view multiple tabs on Safari and Google Chrome.

5. Where Was the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5?


Where are the new iPads? (Getty)

Apple’s iOS 7, there has unfortunately not been any mention of a new iPad to accompany the new software. The iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 were supposed to be the next set of tablets launched with these two new iPhones but Apple neglected to mention then. While this would not be a cause of concern, this could mean that the rumors about struggles with the iOS 7 version for iPads has delayed their release. Ultimately, this still bodes well with the final release date and download for iOS 7 coming next week.