Apple unveils iOS 7

iOS 7

To the anticipation of many an Apple fan, the new iOS 7 operating system was finally unveiled yesterday.

As expected, the interface, created by Jony Ive, offers a much flatter design, which gives an overall cleaner appearance. The OS also makes the move away from using textures such a wood and leather in its design, offering a much more user-friendly interface.

Critics have long criticised Apple for not offering revolutionised devices at every release, with the iPhone 5S expected this autumn only featuring this software update.

However, Craig Federighi, the senior vice president of Software Engineering said “This is a clear statement from Apple that it acknowledges the need to refresh the user interface and is willing to do something pretty dramatic."

Also as predicted, Apple unveiled its iRadio at the WWDC yesterday. The music streaming service will provide iPhone and iPad users with an alternative to existing services such as Pandora and Spotify.

iRadio will be accessable through the iOS 7 music app, and will enable users to discover new tracks and artists based on their listening habits on iTunes. The service will be free of charge (with adverts), unlike Google’s Play Music All Access which was released for Android devices last month.

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel