Apple is releasing their newest and highly anticipated operating system for the line of iDevices on Thursday September the 18th. There are some big changes coming on board much to the chagrin of Apple purists. Here is a list of the 7 Best features to come on the iPhone.
Without jail breaking your phone, there is now an ability to block pesky telemarketers or even a drunk ex. This is a great feature that will be used often for me, especially with the emergence of calls from salespeople becoming the norm on cell phones. This also blocks messages and face time requests as well as phone calls.
To use this feature, you do have to set up a contact for this number and under their contact information, scroll down until you see “Block Contact”. Hit that and you are now in the clear!
With the flick of your thumb up on your screen, you can now control different actions throughout your phone. You can enter airplane mode, kill or turn on; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, do-not disturb functions as well as lock your rotation, right from your home screen.
Now, without the support of 3rd part apps, you can also enter flashlight mode, timer, and calculator. The flashlight app is always handy if you are stumbling around your room at night to get a glass of water and are too far to reach the light. It’s the little things that make this function great.
Transferring files on the iPhone just became a little easier. AirDrop helps to bridge two devices using iOS7 to share documents, files, and songs from contacts who you allow. This means you can share photos with the family, your new song you made with your band members, or a file you need to get over to your partner.
To enter this mode, select the file in question, and share it. It will prompt you who you want to share the item with and will take care of the rest from there, granted they are using iOS7 though.
New modes in the camera have been added, one of the biggest changes in terms of how you capture the world around you. You can swipe your camera to enter Video, Square and Panorama modes in addition to your standard camera mode. The square mode is the newest edition to the camera option family, allowing you to take a photo which follows instagrams upload parameters.
There are also new filters you can access from your phones camera settings instead of going through 3rd party apps to change and manipulate your photos.
Photos are now categorized into Collections. Collections do access your photo’s meta-data and then creates a collage of events and places, essentially creating a timeline of your photos by Date and Place. This is great for organizing photos into clumps of events and places instead of your standard first taken-last taken. You can now search through your photos with ease instead of having to scroll up and down through all your photos in search of that one perfect meme.
Apple is catching up with the rest of the phone world (namely Android) to introduce moving wallpapers into their lineup. With these wallpapers, they move as you do. Say you put a panorama as your wallpaper. As you move your phone from left to right or visa versa, you can actually see your photos move throughout the whole frame. Pretty neat.
Overall, Apple is rolling out an exceptional product with the iOS7… and best of all, it’s a free upgrade! Apple Fans, Rejoice!