Though we are AndroidPIT, with the Android held high, the Apple iPhone 5C event didn't miss our radar. It got kicked off with Tim Cook who, on top of the big device news about iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, made a few announcements about the new mobile operating system, iOS 7, the brandnew iTunes Radio and the free Apple apps to boost productivity and creativity. Lots of the iOS 7 stuff may seem like repetion or a recap from the WWDC.
He started by giving us an update of what's been going on lately with Apple: with over 20 million applicants, the iTunes concert was a big hit for Apple with Lady Gaga performing her entire album. What's more, an Apple store in Stanford is getting a big make-over and they've been working really hard at completing the new iOS7. Thanks for the update Tim.
iTunes Radio and iOS 7
Aside from this small chit chat, a quick announcement was made about the new iTunes Radio, Apple apps and lastly, the iOS 7 mobile operating system. In fact, they hope to have the iOS 7 shipped out to 7 million iOS devices worldwide by the end of next month which they think will be an easy feat, claiming that the update will be easy to distribute.
iOS7 will be receiving some new features and will be bringing a new lock screen as well as a new ''harmonious layout'' to the home screen, spruced up in many different areas like in the Control and Notification Centers. A new feature will be the capability of accessing the search function by pulling down anywhere on the home screen. Another new feature: a multitasking view, much like Google Now cards. Siri, which can now also adopt a male voice, can even look up tweets, and includes Wikipedia, inline web search as well as photo search.
The new iOS 7 has something for all the senses: new, more textured ring tones as well as sound alerts. The camera, which has been improved greatly with the iPhone 5C and more specifically, the iPhone 5S, has also received some new features, such as some extra built-in filters and modes which are easier to operate, while the gallery has been organization features, like grouping photos in either ''moment'' or in related collections.
They've also included a new ''Share Sheet'', much like Cloud, which will be better for sharing files and pictures onto Twitter and email. The new AirDrop enables the user to share data with people close-by using 'P2P Wi-Fi''.
Free Apple Apps
Tim Cook also announced new Apple apps which will be free with any new iOS device. You'll be given one screen to be able to download apps from the new iWork productivity apps, like Keynote, Pages and Numbers, as well as ones for creativity: iPhoto and iMovie.
IOS will be coming to the iPhone 4 and later, the iPad 2 and later, the iPad mini and finally, the iPad Touch 5th generation by Sept 18th 2013, not to mention be included with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. According to Apple, ''iOS 7 is designed to match the iPhone 5C."