Yesterday, Apple released iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The major update, which includes 200 new features and a completely new interface aesthetic, not only effects Apple’s operating system, but it has a profound connection to the hundreds of thousands of apps available on the App Store. Since yesterday, we’ve been posting in-depth looks at the new operating system, how-to posts, and reviews & previews of new applications that fit the design of iOS 7:
- Our walkthrough post provides in-depth explanations, video tours, and tips on using some of iOS 7’s most important features. We cover additions such as the iTunes Radio streaming music service, Control Center, new Multitasking interface, improved Notification Center, and Siri feature additions.
- We have also put together an extensive profile of top iOS App Store developers and their experiences with designing for iOS 7. We have interviewed the developers behind Camera+, Clear, 1Password, Eventbrite, and other popular apps. Some of these developers have already released their new apps, while the post also shows off some apps that are yet to even hit the App Store.
- In addition to sitting down with certain developers, we have put together a running list of the notable iOS 7-redesigned apps that we have spotted thus far. This article has first looks at the new Flipboard, Kindle, Mailbox, Instacast, and Skype apps (plus many more), in addition to more in-depth discussions about new apps such as Clear for iOS 7 + iPad, Screens 3, Photoful, Snapguide, Infinity Blade III and the new version of Pocket.
- We’ve also covered Apple’s work on iOS 7 versions of their own App Store apps. We’ve noted that many of Apple’s apps are not ready for iOS 7, except for the icon of Find my iPhone, the new Apple Store app, and AirPort Utility. While not all of Apple’s apps are ready, you may want to check our preview of what some new Apple apps could look like from earlier this year.
- We’ve also noted that an Apple keynote presentation slide showed an early glimpse at some upcoming iOS 7 apps from third-party developers.
- For those interested in updating to iOS 7, it could be worth taking a look at our roundup of what early reviews of the new operating system have to say.
- Of course, you should also check out our extensive iOS 7 How-tos column. We have also posted how-to articles for iTunes Radio, Blocking Calls and iMessages, Control Center, Multitasking, and how to actually backup your phone and update to iOS 7. Stay tuned because we’ll be posting a couple of new iOS 7 how-to articles each day for the next couple of weeks.