iOS 7 release date for existing iDevices: September 18

iOS 7 release date for existing iDevices: September 18I’ve already scribbled about the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S tonight, which just leaves the operating system side of things, namely controversially pastel-heavy iOS 7.

As well as announcing two new iPhones tonight, Apple found the time to talk iOS 7 features. Well, for a little bit, at least.

With iOS 7 already being detailed at WWDC back in June, tonight’s focus was very much on the new hardware, but Apple did mention a few iOS 7 features at the keynote.

Again, we’re told that the Control Center will be accessible from anywhere – even the lock screen. Just swipe up from any screen, or down if you’re locked. From there, you can do stuff like toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

iOS 7 also welcomes additional ringtones and improved Siri. Ask: “What is Lady Gaga saying?” and it brings up her recent tweets.

As we heard in June, iOS 7 Moments will group photos by date and location, so you’ll have things like holidays and individual parties automatically grouped together. There’s also a full year view.

iTunes Radio is described as “The best way to experience new music”, but we’re still not sure when it’s landing in the UK.

New iDevices with iOS 7 will also get iWork for free, which is nice, including Keynote for presentations, Pages, Numbers, iPhoto and iMovie.

Apple says installing iOS 7 is like “getting an all new phone that you already know how to use”. Lovely.

When can you grab it? The iOS 7 release date is pegged for September 18, which is one week tomorrow, and two days before the release of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

As for iOS 7 compatibility, we're talkin' iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch fifth gen, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 21:26

New iDevices with iOS 7 will also get iWork for free, which is nice, including Keynote for presentations, Pages, Numbers, iPhoto and iMovie. High time, too. Every 100 buck Android and WP device has a document editor, video editor, etc etc....

I'm still not able to look at those Symbian Belle-sque icons. Awful.

Nickjim7  Sep. 10, 2013 at 23:13

Well really good thing that iphone 4 is capable with ios7.Other than that i see a really high price at the iphone5c.Thanks for reading that's all I wanted to say

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2013 at 00:02

Well really good thing that iphone 4 is capable with ios7.Other than that i see a really high price at the iphone5c.Thanks for reading that's all I wanted to say

Thanks.
I just read that eBay prices for used iPhone 5 devices have gone up by $80 on average???!!!

Stelph  Sep. 11, 2013 at 08:12

Well really good thing that iphone 4 is capable with ios7.Other than that i see a really high price at the iphone5c.Thanks for reading that's all I wanted to say

Thanks.
I just read that eBay prices for used iPhone 5 devices have gone up by $80 on average???!!!
im not surprised, what apple have done really is kill the second hand market for iphone 5's, not convinced the new features are really enough and between an iPhone 5 and 5c I think people prefer the metal phone, so I think the original 5 just got a lot more valuable

Stelph  Sep. 11, 2013 at 09:52

I have to admit, im seriously tempted to just pay for a battery replacement in my 4S and make do for another year (or unless another company pulls out a blinding product), especially as iOS7 features do sound kind of neat and a lot of the apps I use are iOS only at this time

Hope ill eventually get used to the new look

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2013 at 11:09

I like some of iOS7's features - makes some Cydia tweaks redundant.
But the look? Will have to see it in RL.
Camera on the 5S is the only thing tempting me, really

Stelph  Sep. 11, 2013 at 12:59

I like some of iOS7's features - makes some Cydia tweaks redundant.
But the look? Will have to see it in RL.
Camera on the 5S is the only thing tempting me, really


Yes the camera is nice, tho im not yet completely convinced 120fps is anything more than a nice feature that I may use once or twice, and if I were to upgrade for a camera id probably end up looking at the Nokia 1020 or new Sony phones for some serious cameras!

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2013 at 13:05

I only recently learned to appreciate 120fps video...
Short clip, rip frames to jpeg and you catch some stuff even burst mode would have missed. Just wonder what quality will be like? Samsung Galaxy Camera's 120fps delivers some very mixed results. Anything more than 10ft away or closer than 4 ft is just washed out and blurry. I hope Apple will get it right.
Agree about the 1020, of course, although I still find WP lacks a certain something... Ah, heck - there's just no way I give MS money. :p

The new Sony is tempting but it's just too big and I suspect the rumoured "Mini" will compromise.

Stelph  Sep. 11, 2013 at 16:24

I only recently learned to appreciate 120fps video...
Short clip, rip frames to jpeg and you catch some stuff even burst mode would have missed. Just wonder what quality will be like? Samsung Galaxy Camera's 120fps delivers some very mixed results. Anything more than 10ft away or closer than 4 ft is just washed out and blurry. I hope Apple will get it right.
Agree about the 1020, of course, although I still find WP lacks a certain something... Ah, heck - there's just no way I give MS money. :p

The new Sony is tempting but it's just too big and I suspect the rumoured "Mini" will compromise.


I admit having 120fps is quite nice, personally I have a GoPro camera and its great getting 120fps footage but as mentioned its one of those things you may use once or twice and then probably never again, currently I actually get really good and similar footage using the SlowPro app on my iPhone/iPad to create some really good slow motion footage (using Interpolation)

Agree on the new sony, too big :(

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