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Version Build Baseband Release date Features
iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad Mini

7.0[edit]

11A4400f

Beta 2

4.3.01 P4S4.14.01 P5 June 24, 2013; 1 day ago
  • UI and Human Interface
  • Flatter design and move away from skeuomorphism in general.
  • Less weighted system Helvetica font.
  • Full Screen apps that make use of the system status bar and navigation bar.
  • Translucent design in tab bar, navigation bar, status bar, system keyboard, Control Center and Notification Center.
  • Opaque design in Alert view, Action sheet and share sheet.
  • Border-less buttons in general.
  • Back navigation gesture by swiping to left edge of the screen.
  • System wide dynamic font size which is configurable in Settings.
  • Home Screen
  • "New" banner on new apps have been replaced with blue dots.
  • Build-in app icons remove glossy effect.
  • System wide, accessible by swiping upward from the bottom of the screen.
  • A unified area to quickly access toggles and controls for system settings and services, and using AirDrop andAirPlay.
  • It is accessible in the lock screen.
  • FlashLight (device-specific features that come with physical camera) toggle button provides function as a torch.
  • Landscape support.
  • provides Siri integration in selected car models to offer eyes-free and hands-free satellite navigation, telephony, music and iMessage integration through the car's screen, which will be supported with any new cars released by select vendors in 2014.
  • AirDrop
  • Integrates Apple's ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing feature AirDrop for the iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (5th generation).
  • Alert view for receive invitation from other devices, option to accept/cancel.
  • Options to set discoverable: Off/Contacts only/Everyone
  • Inter-app Audio
  • Register audio streams to share with other apps.
  • Provides for MIDI control of audio rendering, remotely launching other registered Inter-App Audio apps.
  • Notification Center
  • It is accessible in the lock screen.
  • Today tab for previewing the events calendar, stocks and tomorrow events; provides traffic info on places visit frequently.
  • Bounces when swiped down quickly.
  • Landscape support.
  • Folders
  • Unlimited number of subpages.
  • Newsstand icon can be moved inside any folder.
  • Newsstand
  • A dedicated app, previous version is a kind of folder and short cut to Store.
  • Alert
  • A countdown for snooze
  • Spotlight
  • Accessible on every page of the Home screen by swiping downward from the top of the screen.
  • Multitasking
  • Redesigned switcher with horizontal scrolling for previewing all running apps and swipe upward gesture to kill any app.
  • Smart Background app running mode to fetch the data based on network connectivity and users habit.
  • Landscape
  • Wallpapers
  • New wallpapers.
  • Dynamics Wallpaper.
  • Gyroscope-responsive parallax wallpaper effect based on user's movement (available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation)).
  • Panorama wallpapers
  • Weather
  • Dynamics animation for different weathers.
  • Shows sun rise/ sun set humidity, chance of precipitation and wind speed
  • Phone
  • Block list.
  • Contact pictures on Favorites.
  • Contacts
  • New fields in Contacts - "Add Social Profile" and "Add Instant Message".
  • Chat/Facetime/Mail button next to the contact information, no longer need to scroll down to the bottom.
  • FaceTime
  • FaceTime Audio.
  • Block list.
  • A dedicated app on iPhone, like previous version in iPod Touch/iPad.
  • Messages
  • Long SMS.
  • Block list.
  • No longer have to scroll the the top to access "Call" "FaceTime" and "Info".
  • Safari
  • Full screen browsing.
  • Unified text field for both URL and search.
  • Bookmark icons appear when text field is activated.
  • Top-hit, Google suggest, Bookmarks and History appear while typing on unified text field.
  • Preview tabs are no longer limit to 8, it uses 3D vertical animation for previewing the opened tabs; long press to edit positions, swipe to remove.
  • Reading List shows website thumbnails on the right.
  • Scrolls articles one-by-one vertically from Reading List.
  • Supports iCloud Keychain for website login & Wi-Fi network passwords, credit/debit card management, and other account info.
  • Swipe gestures for back/previous history that found in the counter part of OS X.
  • Parental controls
  • Private button to enable "Do not track me" feature per website within the app, previous version this config appear in Settings for the every website.
  • Recent links - a reading list of all user's friends on Facebook or Twitter post
  • Reading List button, new round glasses icon pays tribute to Steve Jobs.
  • iCloud
  • Video Support
  • Notification Sync across different iCloud devices.
  • Maps
  • Automatic Day/Night Mode that responds to ambient light and current time to switch between day and night color schemes.
  • Turn-by-turn walking directions with estimated time.
  • Maps bookmarks syncing.
  • Receives notification data send from the Maps app in OS X Mavericks (version 10.9).
  • Clock
  • Icon shows the live time.
  • Music
  • iTunes Radio services.
  • Scrub along the song to get to a certain part directly from the lock screen.
  • App Store
  • Automatic app updates, switch to enable/disable in Settings,under iTunes, App store.
  • New catalogues for kids based on ages.
  • Genius tab replaced to "Apps Near Me" tab - recommendation based on user's location.
  • Volume purchase.
  • iTunes
  • Smart download of TV episodes.
  • Photos
  • Album are organized by Places, Moments and Years from the EXIF data as the base of the collection.
  • Share Sheet that shares photos to iCloud, social networks and AirDrop (if available).
  • New default album "Panorama Photos".
  • Camera
  • Control redesign; swipe horizontally to select the still images, videos, square photos and Panorama modes (if available).
  • Live Image filters (if available).
  • SDK for 60 FPS video recording.
  • Digital zoom while video recording.
  • Redeem iTunes gift card using front camera.
  • Panorama reduces when battery is low
  • Calendar
  • Removed list view.
  • Years view.
  • Week view.
  • Integration with Map, users are notified with transit information when entering places information.
  • Integration with Mail.
  • Game Center
  • Secure game scores.
  • Authenticated players.
  • turn-based game modes.
  • Ranking-style leader boards.
  • Compass
  • Mail
  • New smart mailboxes.
  • Improved Mail search.
  • Hotmail is now Outlook when adding an account
  • Flagged, Unread, To or CC, Attachments, All drafts, All sent, All Trash smart mailboxes.
  • Notes
  • No longer change fonts in Notes
  • Settings:
  • Per App cellular data usage permission
  • Per App using microphone privacy permission
  • China features
  • Tencent Weibo social network integration.
  • a Chinese-English bilingual dictionary.
  • improved Chinese input including handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters.
  • Updated voices, and a new male voice (in select regions/languages). English (US), French and German will be available with the launch of iOS 7 (additional languages will be added over time).
  • can control certain system settings, such as turning on or off Bluetooth and changing display brightness.
  • Search from Wikipedia and Bing search engines.
  • Instruction "Launch Maps" gives users a choice between Apple Maps or other map apps.
  • Reminders
  • Geofencing.
  • Passbook
  • Find My iPhone
  • Re-activation with iCloud account if the device have been wiped remotely using Find My iPhone service, to prevent unauthorized usage of the lost device.
  • New version along with Beta iOS7 in the developer center
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise single sign-on.
  • Per app VPN.
  • Managed app config, for more efficiently deploying and managing iPhones and iPads.
  • Accessories
  • Setup and configure Wi-Fi accessories, such as AirPlay speakers.
  • Alert error message "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" when connecting to uncertified cables or MFi accessories.
  • Location Beacons – a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby devices, which serve as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum or product displays in stores.
  • Bluetooth LE profiles; including time, notifications, keyboards, and stereo sound.
  • MFi game controllers.
  • Screenshot
  • No longer included in the Assistive Touch appear on the layer of the image.
  • Screenshots no longer go to Photo Stream.
  • Trusted Devices
  • User is warned when plugging their iOS device into their Mac/PC, "Trust the currently connected computer? Trusting this computer will allow it to have full access to your device and all of its data."
  • Other
  • New First-Time setup menus.
  • Add Passcode Lock during Setup Assistant (added in Beta 2.)
  • WiFi Hotspot 2.0.
  • Vimeo and Flickr social network integrations.
  • View PDF annotation.
  • Italian, Korean, and Dutch dictionaries.
  • Voice Memo app removed (in Beta 1, added in Beta 2.)
  • When charging the battery, rather than an image of a battery on a lock screen, x% charged appears under the clock, before reverting to the date.
  • 1xRTT icon on CDMA iPhones changed from "o" icon to "1x" icon in the status bar.
  • GPRS icon on GSM iPhones changed from "o" icon to "GPRS" icon in the status bar.
  • Dots representations for cellular signal strength in the system status bar.
Version Build Baseband Release date Features

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