iOS7 beta hands-on preview

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we take a closer look at Apple’s brand new iOS7. It’s cleaner, more colourful and refreshing…but most importantly, it’s very very functional.
Was the risk worth it? What do you think?
Setup
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notice the new keyboard UI

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Home Screen
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it’s like…candies! the clock and calendar [thanks KAC for correcting me] icon is finally live too!

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folders now take all the focus off everything else on screen

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transition animation, mid-flight.

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we all have WebOS to thank for this new multitasking system.

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iOS Notification center marries Google Now cards…

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The brand new Control Center, accessed ANYWHERE by an upward gesture! very useful indeed.
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Spotlight Search also gets a revamp

Settings
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Control Center- quite possibly the best thing on iOS7

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Spotlight search is actually still here but it’s no longer accessed by swiping left on the Homescreen.

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battery drainer?

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hello Bing.

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search field suggestions and preload

Camera UI and features

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plain old camera, but then:

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it’s an Instagram-photobooth takeover!

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stylised, AND ready for Instagram sharing (@ square)

Photo samples
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Apps and other things

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new sharing options and UI

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it’s no longer green. jonny has done well to remove all the skeumorph UI.

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Newsstand

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Appstore
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Mobile Safari tabs look beautiful
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the new Calculator
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but Siri doesn’t yet know of McDonalds in my local area…

that’s it for a quick walkthrough. if you’re interested in seeing the rest of the screenshots, then swing by our Facebook gallery!

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