Apple’s WWDC 2013 developer conference has been hold from June 10-14 in San Francisco, and we have learnt more details on the 7 update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. But rumors have been going around before this conference. Let look back to what the rumors were saying.
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iOS 7 Release Date
It looks like the new operating system might be running a little behind schedule. John Gruber, a famous writer whose weblog focused on Apple, Mac, and web nerdery, believes that iOS 7 is “running behind”, with engineers being pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.
We’re expecting a September or October release date for iOS 7 in line with previous releases. We’ll almost certainly see a reveal at WWDC. Apple has promised to give devs “an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X”, Mobile web traffickers such as Onswipe have already reported seeing iOS 7 pop up in their logs.
iOS 7 Design
According to the Wall Street Journal in late March 2013, Jonathan Ive, the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc., is pushing for a starker and simpler design for iOS 7. He may change the entire look and feel of iOS to a fresh one, thus making it a stiff rival to Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry OS 10. Apple must take it a chance to breathe a new life to the operating system to turn it highly competitive in mobile markets.
What else may be seen in iOS 7’s feature?
1. Hide Apple apps. Is it too much to ask for a switch in Settings that will hide those we don’t use?
2. Better app management: more screens; by default saving app data on delete; and an alphabetical list of installed apps, perhaps accessible from Spotlight.
3. Change app defaults. We want the ability to use non-default apps for important things email and calendaring. Apple’s own apps would remain the defaults, but you should also be able to pick your own in Settings.
4. Provide a guest account. You can switch to when handing your device over to someone for a short while; something similar already exists on the Mac in OS X.
5. Change Siri’s voice. It’d be great if you could choose the voice your device uses to speak.
6. Provide App Store demos. Apple should just allow demos: 24 hours from first launch and then you buy or the app won’t run.
7. Power up “Do Not Disturb”. Do Not Disturb is a great feature that enables you to time when your phone will quit bugging you. But you can define only a single schedule, and we want to see alternative options for weekends.
8. Make locking location-aware. It could be more intelligent, locking on a location-aware basis, and not when you’re, say, happily sitting at home on the sofa.
9. Improve the lock screen. For example, artwork from a currently playing song is displayed on the lock screen, but there are no controls for pausing or skipping to the next track, until you double-press Home, which isn’t hugely discoverable. And beyond notifications, nothing else shows up there at all.
10. Cut all iTunes ties. Thus we have no need to backup files through iTunes.
11. Make more icons dynamic. It’d be nice at the least if Apple made its own Clock and Weather icons dynamic.
12. Enable cross-platform installs.
Even though we don’t know the exact new features of iOS 7, we still put eyes on its release. In other case many Apple users begin to worry about the data losing after the update. Don’t be panic as we have iPhone Data Recovery to recover all photos, text messages, contacts, notes, etc.