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50 iOS 7 Features You’ll Actually Care About

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Apple announced a major iOS 7 redesign, with countless iOS 7 features that are rolling out in the iOS 7 beta today.

There are hundreds of new iOS 7 features, but you won’t care about every single thing that’s new in iOS 7. You can check out a dozen new iOS 7 features on Apple, but there are many more iOS 7 features that Apple tucked inside descriptions, quickly flashed on slides or glossed over during the iOS 7 announcement.

These “hidden” iOS 7 features join the major items announced on stage to make up the 50 iOS 7 features you will actually use and care about.

Read: iOS 7 Release Coming This Fall 

50 iOS 7 Features You’ll Actually Use

Control Center in iOS 7 replicates some jailbreak features and makes it easier to change settings.

Control Center in iOS 7 replicates some jailbreak features and makes it easier to change settings.

  1. Control Center – In iOS 7 Apple adds a Control Center, which allows users to swipe up from the bottom of any screen for access to toggling WiFi, Do Not Disturb, Brightness, controlling music playback, AirPlay and more. There’s also a flashlight built-in and shortcuts to apps.
  2. Swipe to Go Back - When in Safari or other apps, if you need to go back, don’t bother looking for the back button, swiping in from the left will go back.
  3. Scrolling App Folders - The new app folders in iOS 7 aren’t limited to a few apps. If you want to put all your games into a folder you can now do that and scroll through apps in a folder.
  4. Better Sharing Menu - The new iOS 7 sharing menu includes a scrollable list of apps and other iPhones to make sharing photos and more simpler.

    Share faster with a new sharing menu in iOS 7.

    Share faster with a new sharing menu in iOS 7.

  5. Great New Look - Apple changed the look of IOS, from the font and dock up to the status bar at the top of the iPhone. This is a brand new look that many users are already excited to try out.
  6. New Multitasking With Previews – The new iOS 7 multitasking uses the full size of the iPhone 5 display to let users see what’s going on in apps. Users can also swipe up to kill an app, instead of long pressing on it.

    The new iOS 7 multitasking offers large previews and easy access to closing apps.

    The new iOS 7 multitasking offers large previews and easy access to closing apps.

  7. Siri Voice Options – In iOS 7 Siri offers a new female voice and a male voice for the first time.
  8. More Control of iPhone with Siri – Siri can now control more of the iPhone. In the demo Siri on iOS 7 controlled brightness, returning calls and controlling iRadio.

    Siri can do much more in iOS 7.

    Siri can do much more in iOS 7.

  9. iOS 7 Looks Change to Match Your Background – When you change the background of the home screen, elements of the IOS system will change to match the colors. This includes the dialer and other parts of iOS 7.

    In iOS 7 parts of the system change based on your background color.

    In iOS 7 parts of the system change based on your background color.

  10. New Camera App – iOS 7 features a new Camera app that includes faster access to panorama, a new look and much more.
  11. Live Camera Filters - If you like Instagram, the new square photo option and live filters will be at the top of your favorite iOS 7 features list.

    A new camera app comes with iOS 7, with several new features.

    A new camera app comes with iOS 7, with several new features.

  12. Photos App That Sorts By Location – The new Photos app knows where you took photos and sorts them by location making it easier than looking through an endless stream of photos.
  13. Tap and Scroll to Search for Photos – If you want to find a specific photo, tap and hold to scroll through thumbnail previews.
  14. iCloud Video Sharing – iCloud will now support sharing videos. A great feature when you don’t want to share on YouTube or Facebook.
  15. iCloud Photo Sharing Activity View – See what friends are sharing in a Facebook like feed of new photos and videos shared to a Photo Stream.
  16. iPhone Theft Deterrent – In addition to Find My iPhone, iOS 7 makes it impossible to activate a stolen iPhone if it is still tied to your user ID.

    The new iOS 7 Photos app makes finding photos easier.

    The new iOS 7 Photos app makes finding photos easier.

  17. iCloud KeychainiCloud will now sync passwords, credit card info and WiFi networks to all OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 devices.
  18. iTunes Radio - iTunes Radio is a new way to listen to music in iOS 7. Pick a genre or create a station form your favorite artist like on Pandora, but gain Siri control.

    iTunes Radio comes in iOS 7 with streaming stations that are ad-free for $25 a year.

    iTunes Radio comes in iOS 7 with streaming stations that are ad-free for $25 a year.

  19. One Bar on Safari – Safari gets a new look on iOS 7 and finally sees a single bar at the top to enter addresses and searches.
  20. More than 8 Safari Tabs At Once – On iOS 7 users can open more than 8 tabs in Safari at once. Finally.

    Safari in iOS 7 features a single bar and a new look.

    Safari in iOS 7 features a single bar and a new look.

  21. Notification Center On Lock Screen – Users can now access the Notification Center on the lock screen.
  22. Synced Notifications – Notifications will sync between OS X Mavericks and other iOS 7 devices to make sure you don’t see notifications twice.
  23. Today Mode – A new mode shows today’s weather, appointments and other info at a quick glance.

    The iOS 7 Notification center is on the lock screen.

    The iOS 7 Notification center is on the lock screen.

  24. Smarter App Updates – iOS 7 groups app updating to save battery life, essentially batching multiple app updates and preferring WiFi.
  25. Automatic App Updates – iOS 7 also includes automatic app updates, so you won’t have to tap update all in the App Store.
  26. AirDrop simplifies file sharing.

    AirDrop simplifies file sharing.

    AirDrop – Simple, wireless sharing to iPhones and iPads nearby without the need to upload to a service or all be on the same WiFi network.

  27. Shared Links in Safari – See every link posted by your Twitter friends in one location with easy access to reading.
  28. Popular Apps Near Me – Find apps that relate to what you are doing, such as apps popular at a museum or at a beach.
  29. Better Business Support - Enterprise Single Sign On arrives in iOS 7, which might help your company say goodbye to BlackBerry.
  30. Siri Can Search Better – Search Bing, Wikipedia and Twitter right from Siri,
  31. Smarter Weather App – The weather app shows more weather information without the need to go to Yahoo where they try to change your search engine.
  32. iCar Integration – Starting with select 2014 models, the iPhone display will basically AirPlay to the dash offering access to the iPhone apps and features.

    In iOS 7 the iPhone will connect to the dash systems on many 2014 model cars.

    In iOS 7 the iPhone will connect to the dash systems on many 2014 model cars.

  33. Block Calls, Messages and Facetime – iOS 7 now includes built-in support to block calls, messages and FaceTime calls from anyone. No third-party apps needed.
  34. Facetime Audio – Make FaceTime Audio calls on WiFi for better sound than a cell phone call. Perfect for calling friends on AT&T.
  35. Support for Game Controllers – iOS 7 brings support for Made for iPhone game controllers, which is huge for iPhone gaming.
  36. 60 Frame Per Second Video Capture – Capture video at high speed on the iPhone. This feature may be limited to the iPhone 5.
  37. Enhanced Parental Control – Guided Acces API opens up support for apps to tie into Apple’s iOS controls, which could lead to a better Kid’s mode for the iPhone and iPad.
  38. Send Apple Maps To Your iPhone – OS X Mavericks will send Maps details to your iPhone or iPad for simplified sharing between your devices.

    Apple Maps in Mavericks can send info to the iPhone or iPad.

    Apple Maps in Mavericks can send info to the iPhone or iPad.

  39. No More Waiting for Updates on Notifications – Apps will load the notification pushing an alert so you don’t need to wait after opening Facebook to see the updates.
  40. Smart Calendar – The new Calendar app factors in time to commute, weather, businesses nearby and more. And it comes with a new look.
  41. Kids App Section – Apple now includes a kids section on the app store that makes finding age appropriate apps easier.
  42. Per App VPN – In IOS 7, users can now set up VPN use on an app-by-app basis. Big news for security minded users or business users.
  43. Smart TV Episode Downloading – Apple didn’t dive into the details of this, but we assume it means when you finish watching an episode it will start downloding the next.
  44. Do Not Track in Safari – Safari now supports Do Not Track mode for users that don’t want advertisers to track them.
  45. Turn By Turn Walking Directions – There are now walking directions built-in to Apple Maps in iOS 7. Walk on!
  46. Scan to Add a Passbook – Users can now scan barcodes with the PassBook app to add a new Pass, making it easier to add a pass from a business or the web.
  47. Night Mode for Maps – iOS 7 not offers a night mode for Maps that tones things down when driving at night, a great feature for users that mount the iPhone on a dash.

    Pull down to access Spotlight from any iOS home screen.

    Pull down to access Spotlight from any iOS home screen.

  48. Fast Access to Spotlight – Pull down on any home screen to search the iPhone with Spotlight. No need to tap or swipe all the way to the left.
  49. Automatic WiFi Connections to Save Data Usage – iOS 7 supports WiFi Hotspot 2.0 which should help the iPhone automatically connect to a partner WiFi network like AT&T or Verizon hotspots when you are traveling, saving on data usage.
  50. Apple Maps Bookmark Syncing - Apple Maps bookmarks will now sync between the iPhone, iPad and OS X Mavericks so your favorite places are always at hand.

The iOS 7 release is set for this fall, likely timed with an iPhone 5S release. The iOS 7 beta is available today for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Apple is preparing an iOS 7 beta for the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini. Not all devices will recieve the same features.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

100 Comments

  1. Varun Verma

    06/10/2013 at 10:51 pm

    40 of the above 50 features already existed on Android since ages !

    • cat

      06/10/2013 at 11:09 pm

      stfu

      • syphern

        06/10/2013 at 11:46 pm

        It’s true… Apple ripped off android and Windows big time

        • Mark Thomas

          06/11/2013 at 4:59 am

          ..and did it better, which, at the end of the day, is all that matters.

          • Larry Amazon

            06/12/2013 at 8:55 pm

            Correct! That’s what apple does

          • emma rex

            06/17/2013 at 4:18 pm

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          • Kiley

            01/08/2014 at 12:03 pm

            Exactly! All the phone were CRUSHED by all the Iphones!

        • rkedm

          09/18/2013 at 11:31 pm

          yes, apple integrated shite from all the vendors….so it can do EVERYTHING.

      • AntonLw

        06/11/2013 at 5:30 am

        He’s probably mad cause he’s part of the 37% still using Froyo.

        • Jake Falcon

          06/11/2013 at 11:46 am

          It’s really sad how android doesnt update but oh well, what can you do…Apple rules Mobile now :)

          • jillxz

            06/27/2013 at 8:32 am

            Jake Falcon , it’s only in your dreams that Apple rules Mobile.. Dream on

        • statefarmjake

          09/09/2013 at 3:15 pm

          lmao

    • bpierce26

      06/12/2013 at 4:43 pm

      Too bad the android systems suck! I’ve had an android and will never go back.

    • Craig

      06/16/2013 at 11:11 pm

      Android isn’t safe. Way too many viruses! Enough said.

      • Bugfan1

        09/04/2013 at 9:35 pm

        Had an Android for 4 years & NO viruses. And so many of my friends had the same. So you saying Android isn’t safe because it has too many viruses is “WAY TO BROAD A STATEMENT”. I like both the Android & Apple. Sometimes you just get a lemon in anything you purchase.

        • chris

          09/17/2013 at 8:08 am

          you sir, are worth talking to

    • Ronald Hunter

      06/22/2013 at 8:04 am

      So? I don’t have an Android, nor do I want one. Why are you here?

    • juno.az

      07/28/2013 at 12:53 am

      get a life

    • sarah

      07/28/2013 at 12:55 am

      and? wats ur point? its specifically saying that the above features are going 2 b included in ios7. who brought android into the picture? if u hav these features go & enjoy them and let us ios users deal with our own things. thanks. peace :):):)

    • Emma Killyou

      09/16/2013 at 12:48 am

      Oh why don’t you just go & shove your face down the toilet, you annoying little man. Android is SHIT. Your phone insecurity complex is just BORING, so i suggest u either get a life, or, like i said, shove your stupid little face down the toilet. You and all your jealous little android friends.

    • Tay Traveler

      09/16/2013 at 12:44 pm

      Isn’t this Android? All of these features have been available on Android since 2.2….Apple is running out of ideas. It’s official

  2. Jewell

    06/11/2013 at 12:12 am

    Apple makes it so much better

    • Tay Traveler

      09/16/2013 at 12:51 pm

      Actually they don’t. With Android you can have your phone to your personal preference with Widgets, etc. With Apple it’s assuming everyone likes the same thing which is obviously not true. You can NOT customize an Apple device to your personal preference.

      • Martin Raffalt Kjær

        09/19/2013 at 2:44 am

        Well, Apple users are all the same mindless drones, they like what they are told to like. So it works for simple minded beings that doesn’t like to think for themselves.

  3. Noel

    06/11/2013 at 12:26 am

    This is what they have done for a while now…let’s not forget the following quote from the man himself…”Great artist steal good artist copy”. In some cases they make it a little better and call it their own or patent it. The way i look at it most of these OEMs copy somewhat from each other or improve on already existing tech…no need for all the silly lawsuits.

    • The Man

      06/11/2013 at 1:53 pm

      Like the one against Samsung?

  4. Noel

    06/11/2013 at 12:28 am

    Also OEMs are copying the heck from App developers…

  5. Lee Jie

    06/11/2013 at 2:49 am

    Android sucks

    • jillxz

      06/27/2013 at 8:33 am

      You got that wrong , it’s Apple that sucks.

      • kamalrajdhanapal

        07/19/2013 at 1:29 am

        You again got it all wrong… ANDROID SUCKS BIG TIME!!!

        • Joe Larsen

          09/15/2013 at 8:17 pm

          Android rlly is crap, I’m sorry but its true. You most likely started with an android and because you know it you never switched over or if you did switch you have just been on android so long that it just seems easier, it is not. Apple thinks long and hard about everything, however they don’t want people to use other non apple products so they lock them out unless they are willing to jailbreak. The design of every iPhone is so slick and nice, the screens are excellence and have used the best technology they can get their hands on.

      • Mark

        08/31/2013 at 6:43 am

        You’re a dingaling. There’s a reason Apple dominates the industry with its innovative perspective. Don’t forget the reason Android is even around is because apple is a trail blazer and all mobile operating systems learned from apples vision. Android still can’t get it right. I’ve had 2 droid phones and each time the operating systems eventually slow down and contract viruses like the one your mom gives to every man that pays her. Bam!

        • Mark is stupid

          09/11/2013 at 11:12 am

          Only retards gets viruses. You sir sound highly qualified.

        • I Gave your mom the herp

          09/18/2013 at 9:31 am

          lolololo

  6. Roger

    06/11/2013 at 5:21 am

    No drop shadow on icons or the text on home screen, to much contrast, to much white everywhere, dull flat chat bubble, no file transfer (airdrop) for iphone4s users?. After all these years waiting for filetransfer over wifi and bluetooth, but now we get nothing? I hate to say this, but It looks more like Windows 8. I know it’s still beta 1, and i sure hope it’s not 100% set in stone with the look. What a shame. Let’s hope this is not the future look of OS X 10.9.x

    • Jake Falcon

      06/11/2013 at 11:43 am

      It’s weird, I have not seen one Black iPhone or iPad running this in the Beta. It must look awful with all this White contrast everywhere. I gotta say, i like this white contrast look BUT only with a white device to match, otherwise, it’ll look odd.

      • dje

        06/15/2013 at 5:44 pm

        I’m glad to see someone else noticed. This style over function is a chump’s change to dazzle the slave masses who work the forty-pluses. It’s all about flip phones now, anyhow. Get with the times, people. An imported Korean flip & a cheap nexus7 is all you need. If Android don’t wet yr panties go waste some dough on an iPad, if you gotta, but that junk is harder to sync.

  7. Jake Falcon

    06/11/2013 at 11:41 am

    I’m ditching my android. I always said that Apple is so plain and flat but after this update, it just looks incredible. Also, no more waiting 6 months for my phone to update from 4.2 to 4.3. I gotta agree now, android looks like a piece of shit compared to this amazing new UI and I’ve had android since gingerbread. They need to step up their game because Apple is crushing them. Good bye Android, hello iPhone! :D

    • Bugfan1

      09/04/2013 at 9:47 pm

      I have the Apple I-phone 5 & absolutely love it. I also have the Samsung Galaxy 3. I just switch up about every 6 months. My Mom wanted a smaller phone last year, but not an I-phone so I did my homework & we ended up getting her the Moto M. I don’t care what anyone says about the Android system. It’s all according to WHAT YOU GET. But you do have to study up on cell phones as with any other electronics. But this little phone has been just what she wanted. She doesn’t care about fast or anything like that but I do. And I used this phone for a couple of weeks while she used my Samsung & I truly didn’t want to give it back to her. What they call the Moto Mini is so much more. This little phone is fast & packed with features. So with me; you NEVER know what I may upgrade to next. I love electronics.

  8. Jay Berger

    06/11/2013 at 3:02 pm

    I always like to see any device get an update. I’m an Andriod Fan personally, but my daughter loves her iPhone. And lets face it… everyone copies everyone in the tech world… lol

    • Shaun Bainbridge

      06/14/2013 at 11:40 pm

      Read the developer rules you can’t do this. I recommend u don’t had a buddy that Apple bricked his phone. Had to go back to past rom

  9. Phil Abi-Najm

    06/12/2013 at 1:15 pm

    I really like the new interface, and have noticed a trend in minimal, flat UI in web design for the past 2 years, so it’s about time for Apple to release this. Like I mentioned in a comment on a more recent article, I’ll probably just upgrade to the iPhone 5 when this is released so I don’t have to work out all the bugs with the new iPhone 5S hardware.

  10. urstrinath

    06/13/2013 at 1:39 am

    This IOS7 features are already there in Android……

    • Ronald Hunter

      06/22/2013 at 8:17 am

      I don’t have an Android phone. I don’t want an Android phone. Why do you have to try to advertise here? If you like your phone, fine, use it. And find something else to do.

    • aaro4130

      09/16/2013 at 11:10 am

      Yes, Android has AirDrop already, and the new app switcher. As well has Siri and the car integration..

  11. no

    06/13/2013 at 7:28 am

    no

  12. HUMANCENTiPAD

    06/13/2013 at 7:32 am

    hey look it`s iDroid! Thats innovation for ya

    • Android likes little boys

      09/18/2013 at 9:34 am

      you are aware that apple did this first and android just copied apple, right?

  13. cmmtb

    06/13/2013 at 8:22 am

    With the exception of AirDrop, my jailbroken i5 has every feature on this list that actually interests me, including a better app switcher, the features of Control Center, Notification Center on the lock screen… the list goes on.

    I’m not saying iOS 7 isn’t a step in the right direction; the features it brings are all welcome additions. But I’m sure Apple will continue to tightly control the system, and I think iOS 6 is much more visually attractive. So, I’m happy sticking to my iOS 6 jailbreak, which gives me the features I want and a customizable operating system, with the simplicity and reliability of iOS.

    • Joe Larsen

      09/15/2013 at 8:19 pm

      Upgrade to 7 then jail brake, then download 6 and toggle and set it so clicking home 3 times switches from 7 to 8… that is if you have the memory.

  14. sasha

    06/14/2013 at 8:28 am

    I’m an iPologist. What Android has doesn’t matter to the average iOS user. We love the iPhone because it’s the iPhone. Plus, it’s Apple. Most Android users love their droids for the opposite reason (it’s not Apple). For the average non-techy user (~90% of users), iOS 7 will be a step above iOS 6 as it should be.

    Was #37 just a dig at AT&T?

    • Joe The Wizard (@Joe_The_Wizard)

      06/24/2013 at 1:33 pm

      #34 IS!!! That’s saying to AT&T: “Oh Well… no HD audio calls yet… will introduce a feature that pushes carriers into worrying about having better audio quality”

  15. My GS4 eats iPhones for breakfast...

    06/17/2013 at 8:18 am

    I find it hilarious that Apple is always accusing others of ripping off its iPhone functions, yet when Apple BLATANTLY rips off android features everyone cheers and says it’s OK. iPhone users are sad pathetic people who hope their lame status symbol of a phone will make them friends.

    • iDsean

      08/03/2013 at 9:10 pm

      Now when u generally refer to iPhone users you’ve crossed the line. I’ve used androids they lag, freeze up & the battery life sucks. The iPhone 5 rocks man, suck it up.. By the way best audio player, sound quality, and u get to type with a single hand. Unlike the large cheap plastic android phones out there….

      • sarah

        08/03/2013 at 9:17 pm

        oh very well said!! awesome comment!! most people keep comparing the features of ios phones & android phones. no one ever actually talks about functionality first. and thats whats most important. tell me theres a single android device that can give u the smooth lag free experience of an iphone especially the iphone 5? there isnt!! yuk theyr laggy, they freeze & crash ewww! so all the android users out there go & enjoy ur features in ur laggy OS & leave us apple users be! we r happy as we are!!! thats my opinion :) peace :)

      • Michael

        09/14/2013 at 3:14 pm

        The battery sucks on all thousands of android phones?
        You can get a metal android phone
        You can get a small android phone
        You can get a android phone with great speakers
        You can get a fast android phone

        What is your point?

        • Joe Larsen

          09/15/2013 at 8:26 pm

          …but you can’t get any 3 of those features in 1 phone XD. His point was very clear. iPhones are simply great phones, apple makes the best choices and puts them in a neat little package. They come with the best hardware and software you will find at the time.

    • Jake

      08/21/2013 at 2:42 pm

      Wow, that’ s a rash generalization. Only someone incredibly insecure could fathom making such a comment. What could inspire hate like this? Did an iPhone user kill your family or something? The OS that the iPhone provides is very easy to use, and that is why it is popular.
      You know nothing of the complexities of the lawsuits that have occurred between Apple and its competitors. PLEASE try not to be this hostile, either here or in your life. It does NOT create a positive atmosphere.

  16. Android is better.

    06/17/2013 at 8:21 am

    EXACTLY! And I love the angry fanboy responses to your post. LOL

  17. r0bm2000

    06/17/2013 at 9:52 pm

    funny how apple made it to the market before android did and its funny how the guy behind google was an ex apple employee go figure right? apple didn’t steal from android but instead let android steal from it by releasing the same crappy buggy builds while apple keeps releasing their much stable ios’s. just like with the 4g first came out when hardly any carrier really had it but people bat’s would go quick so apple found a way to have 4g with a great batt life same with the IOS they wait until its great and stable then release TO 95% of their line up UNLIKE android users who either have to hack their rom or buy the newest phone at the time……..so android users stay getting the UPDATE SHAFT from OEM’S who fill the phones up with BLOATWARE ……making it slow and buggy and if android was so open WHY DO PEOPLE ROOT ANDROID??? root as in another word for JAILBREAK hahaha give it up android users

    • Aaron

      09/01/2013 at 2:38 pm

      We get Android because rooting our phones and installing custom software is the fun part. Having Apples locked down, cookie cutter system is boring. “Jailbreak” is actually the hipster Apple word for “rooting” not the other way around. Rooting has been around since unix systems with a “root” user were invented. Jailbreak, as in, I’m in prison locked into Apples way and not my way, I want out! Android at least has options. Also, I get an update for my HTC One every month or so. That’s not to say Apple is bad, the idea of a locked and regulated app store that doesn’t contain shit apps sounds great, but Android is an open source system. Its like comparing Apples to Oranges. They’re for 2 completely different markets, both of which are easy enough to use for the general public. Win win for all.

    • Michael

      09/14/2013 at 3:17 pm

      Android is open and Google doesnt make you root it

      The phone manufacturers make you root it if you want.

  18. Brian

    06/20/2013 at 5:33 pm

    I’m actually looking forward to the iOS 7 update (although a couple of things will be missing on my 4S), but I do NOT, repeat NOT, want it to automatically go and download updates on every app that has one listed…! I sure hope that’s something I can turn off. (Oh, and just for the sake of tap-dancing in a minefield, I’ve only seen the phone function/app crash on a smartphone in one OS: Android. Several times, different models, different carriers.)

    • Ronald Hunter

      06/22/2013 at 8:22 am

      I am with you on that. Sometimes an app update adds new features, or changes how an app works, and I want to KNOW about these changes. How else can I get full use from the new features.

      • iOS7 Developer

        06/27/2013 at 8:15 am

        You can turn this feature off. I can confirm that from my testing.

        • lulu

          09/07/2013 at 11:40 am

          thank god! when I read it updated automatically i got worried! some app updates were really crappy!

  19. Farid Saidan

    06/23/2013 at 12:44 am

    I was an Android user from Gingerbread to Jelly Bean. However, I just bought an iPhone 5 last month as I was so fed up with Android – it’s like the mother of all lags! Most of my friends are using Androids too (different brands/models) and they all are complaining how terrible the OS is but they just can’t really afford to buy an iPhone (as it is very expensive here in my country – I paid RM2599 for my 32GB one). I am soooo lovin’ and satisfied with the current iOS. Absolutely 0% lag and simply brilliant. I’m so excited for iOS 7 this coming fall. Will make me love my iPhone even more! And in my opinion, it’s not about copying ideas, etc. It’s about the performance of the device. Although yes, Android/Windows Phone may look nicer than the previous releases of iOS – the current Calculator and Text Messaging for iPhone (iOS 6 and lower) are hidious! And the UI for WhatsApp and Viber are nicer on Android. But what about the performance, apps stabilities, etc? iOS sure win when it comes to that. Sorry to say but once you go iOS, you’ll never go Android! So all you Android freaks should stop comparing, as Android/WP is NOTHING compared to iOS! Go get yourself an iPhone then only you talk (like I did), otherwise just shut your pie hole. And FYI, iOS 7 looks way better than Jelly Bean and Windows Phone combined. I mean way better. Enough said.

  20. True "innovators"

    06/27/2013 at 12:34 am

    Nothing like a company that claims it’s cutting edge to wait until the 7th major OS revision to include what its competition has had basically since its inception. Maybe you dumb Apple users are happy with the white walled world of no free choice, no widgets, and no flash support but I’ll gladly throw my money at companies that don’t have a cult following where everyone “should” have the same brand products in all categories. I have a Galaxy S2, I’m looking at a tablet and it might be the new Nexus 11 or one of the new Surface Plus offerings. At least those of us who use Android aren’t such a cult of morons that we think only one company can provide innovation and is the only company to buy from. Much better to think your laptop should be a Macbook, your tablet an iPad, your phone an iPhone, your home computer an iMac, and your music player an iPod. I had an iPhone. Two actually, both worked fine but it just sucked not being able to play videos on websites that I visit that don’t use YouTube or that use flash and show a dumbed down iPhone version when I visited them. The difference is, those of us who are on Android generally tried iOS and didn’t like it whereas most of you iOS users were brainwashed from day one by the almighty Jobs. And yes, that is why we are better than you.

    • Ronald Hunter

      06/27/2013 at 7:40 am

      Well, I guess I am just one of those morons, but I am certainly not an Apple cultist. My computers are HP PCs, and I don’t have a tablet, and I have had several phones, including a Windows smartphone. I spent several months evaluating my choices, and options, before buying an iPhone. When it came to features, the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S3 were pretty much equal on the features that I felt were important to me. But the real issue that caused me to choose the iPhone, in spite of a deepseated distaste for Apple, the company, was that it offered regular, and free, updates to the OS. Android is its own worst enemy in this area, and they know this. The fragmented OS situation makes App support hard to come by, and users have access to hundreds of thousands of apps that won’t work on THEIR phone. Bad. Now, it may come as a shock to you, so please, sit down if you are standing, but everyone doesn’t have the same wants, and needs for features. I, personally, HATE widgets (my first smartphone had them), and I can’t stand ‘live tiles’, and I play videos less than once a week, on average. It is OK if you think I am a ‘dumb Apple user’, or a ‘moron’, or that you think I am ‘brainwashed’, but at least I have sufficient mental ability to present an argument based on reason, and logic, rather than insults, and innuendo, and personal opinions about others.
      The real question is why do Android users feel obligated to enter into discussions about products from other companies? Why not use, and enjoy what YOU chose to buy, and let me do the same? Life would be easier.

      • sarah

        07/24/2013 at 4:40 pm

        oh bravo!! well said, i applaud u :)
        apple 4ver!! peace :):):)

      • iDsean iPhone 5 Black

        08/03/2013 at 9:27 pm

        Indeed, this forum was created for iPhone users to get more informed about the new iOS. Thanks for your response, I love my iPhone & yes I’ve used androids. But my preference is iOS, that’s why I’m in this forum.

    • IOS

      07/03/2013 at 12:17 pm

      Sir, Android itself copy cat. Go and look at the SPB mobile shell, which is actually a polished android OS. I have been using the same in my Windows 5.0 (Widgets, Customization etc). So don’t say Android innovate all these features. Android users living in the theme. IOS does the best and better. Go an have a look at the web for SPB mobile shell.

  21. Pankaj Mehra

    06/28/2013 at 9:59 am

    I am going to buy iPhone 5 which will have iOS 7 operating system. I am very much excited.

  22. John

    07/03/2013 at 10:34 am

    What if I don’t care what phone I have just so long as I can do what I need to do… iPhone/ Android they are the same thing… so just pick a phone that serves your needs and shut the heck up about it… you guys are like politicians, arguing all day and doing nothing useful with your lives, don’t you have something better to do than argue about phones, go help someone, or do SOMETHING useful, stop being a hopeless american waste of space and go make a real difference in someone’s life. LEAVE YOUR BASEMENT!

  23. Larry

    07/06/2013 at 2:16 pm

    Very nice finally but pretty sorry ass to take 7 years to do this??? All that $$$ and greed I would expect more and how many bugs in software now???

  24. Jay

    07/11/2013 at 2:41 pm

    A feature is an idea – different brands projecting in different manner at different times. However What apple has earned no one in this industry has earned so far i.e. Loyal Customers.
    An Apple user will never look for other options eva!! We will always buy apple – doesn’t matter if we have to wait for a feature that came out in other phones earlier and also doesn’t matter if it costs more than other plastic phones.

    • sarah

      07/28/2013 at 1:01 am

      omg i so agree with u !! well said! u have captured our true feelings. anyway wateva features apple includes is a bonus. the fact that theyr phones just simply work with no issues & r smoother than any android device is really more than enuf. at least thats my opinion :) peace :):):)

  25. galaxy 5

    07/18/2013 at 5:47 am

    The design and colors are very ugly, I realy prefer the old iOS, don’t you find ?

  26. Monty

    08/15/2013 at 2:52 pm

    So we have all bought our idevices which usually cost over $300
    We spend all that and now
    We have to pay for the betas
    Isn’t that stupid?
    We buy the product shouldn’t we atleast be given he software to try out for free?

    • Rajib Aditya

      08/26/2013 at 5:49 am

      Who said you have to pay for the beta? If you are registered developer you can try this beta. Else not. Nothing to do with money. And iOs upgrades are free. Are you really an iOS user?

      • AppleAnnie

        08/27/2013 at 7:10 am

        So will iOs7 fix the “VZW charging data usage while in an active WiFi spot” without manually turning ‘cellular off’? I was told I had to turn cellular off myself to save charges. This has been an on-going issue with thousands of customers. I’m sure Apple has the technology to integrate an automatic identifier that will choose WiFi over cellular and shut off cellular. Will #49 take care of that issue or is it just to search for WiFi?

  27. iPhone 5 user Jellabad

    08/29/2013 at 4:28 pm

    iPhone 5 User
    Indroid users what the hell are u doing here on apple forum??? Indrod sucks big time….
    I ❤ my iphone 5, can’t wait for the new update….Get a life indroid u don’t belong here….

  28. Kevin

    09/03/2013 at 1:44 pm

    I have the iOS 7 beta and as a jailbreaker, and android user, I must say its wonderful! Why? Because many of the features a jailbreaker typically adds to their phone is present. Yes android has those too but these are what people jailbreak to do even before android. My only disappointment is the choose of colour eg. In settings… I find it to be too white

  29. Bill W

    09/08/2013 at 4:25 pm

    Apple and Android both make good products…for those Apple people with a sense of humour and Android users…you will enjoy this…

    • sarah

      09/08/2013 at 5:40 pm

      lol its funny but come on apple arent that bad. my gosh the new specs of the iphone 5s r all amazing, i know theyr rumours at this point but it shud b awesome. lets wait & see wat they pull out of the bag 2moro, i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bill W

        09/08/2013 at 6:04 pm

        No IOS 7 and the 5S should be a great user experience. But I personally know tons of Applers that will hate the change.

  30. Dudley Charles

    09/10/2013 at 10:32 am

    Can I download ios7 to my. iPhone 4S .

    • Ronald Hunter

      09/10/2013 at 11:12 am

      On Sept 18, you can.

    • Joe Larsen

      09/15/2013 at 9:16 pm

      You can illegally download iOS 7 beta 6 or you can wait like less then a week and get ios 7 free.

  31. Joe Larsen

    09/15/2013 at 8:43 pm

    Though you say you don’t want to fight it sure as hell seems like you want to. First link i click and i see a nice screen on a badly designed phone, rounded top and bottom of a phone that both looks bad and is not functional. The camera is awkwardly smashed in the top right of the phone. The second link i click and i see a annoying half circle on my screen, that when i click i can scroll over apps but without a picture of them. which is not helpful. 30 seconds into the video you can see lag and scrolling thats among the worst of all phone, sure does not stand up to apples smooth scrolling. The 3rd link starts with loading, every time he presses a button it is not instantaneous, just from that i would immediately through out that phone. And thousands of more reasons…

  32. Velastros

    09/16/2013 at 1:38 pm

    *eats popcorn and watches the blood bath* hot dang, your Iphone and android fans are at each others throats worse then the FF fans ripping limbs over ff3 vs ff7 o.O this is halarious.

    Keep going, pleaseee keep going, i ran out of awesome “im gonna shove my -insert phone brand here- down your throat to show you its better” comments.

    P.S. spare me the grammar nazy attacks, English is my thrid language.

  33. Tyler

    09/17/2013 at 6:30 pm

    If you love android why did you click on this link. It doesn’t apply to you!

  34. Kelly

    09/24/2013 at 7:58 am

    What would be nice is if they would update so we could change the creaking colors in messages. Ugh…

  35. iphone 6

    01/16/2014 at 12:46 am

    I hope iOS 8 will be better. I don’t like this version of iOS 7.

    • Ronald Hunter

      01/16/2014 at 10:44 am

      I am sure that iOS 8 will fix some of the problems that still exist in iOS 7, mostly inconsistencies in how various apps work, and display issues. I think they overdid the flat and monochromatic thing, and hope they will back off from that a bit. Some apps, like the reminders app, need a lot of work. What over app has a shopping list you can’t sort??? There are a lot of little things like that that need fixing. Other than that, though, don’t expect much change, just added features for the new devices.

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