iOS 7 release dates for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPads
The iOS 7 software is coming to a a handful of devices and we let you know which ones
Apple just finished introducing iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 and we wanted to let you know if you'll be able to get it when it lands this fall.
The iOS 7 software will be coming to the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad Retina Display, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini and the iPod touch 5th generation. Although it wasn't mentioned at the WWDC keynote, iOS 7 should also be powering the next iPhone that is expected to be released this fall.
The iOS 7 was described as the "most important version of iOS since the introduction of the iPhone" during the WWDC keynote. The iOS 7 will have a radically-reveamped user interface which will make iOS 7 devices look completely different than previous iPhones and iPads.
That user interface will impact iOS 7 devices in a variety of ways, as the interface will actually make subtle changes depending on how you're holding it. If you have a picture of your friends set up as your background, the icons will shift a bit as you move the device.
Apple's iOS 7 will also make use of system-wide gestures which will let you flip through messages and e-mails with a quick swipe from the side. Another much-needed feature is the ability to quickly call up the phone's controls for things like music and WiFi from any place by swiping from the bottom.
The iOS 7 software will also let you have AirDrop, a quick way to transfer files to other devices through Wi-Fi. Look for Siri to get improvements, a new in-car mode, a revamped App Store and a whole lot of other features for developers to come when you get iOS 7.
The iOS 7 software is available as a developer preview right now and if you're brave enough and want to shell out $100, you can find out how to download and install it here. For the rest of you, you're going to have to wait until the fall to get your hands on iOS 7.