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.