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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone
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Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 7, will be available to the public in a few months.

The OS has been completely redesigned with a "flatter" look. Apple also changed all the basic apps that come with the iPhone like Mail, Calendar, Notes, and Game Center.

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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

This is the new lock screen. Notice how the slider switch is gone? Now you just swipe left to right to unlock your phone.

This is the new lock screen. Notice how the slider switch is gone? Now you just swipe left to right to unlock your phone.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Here's the new home screen. Notice the new icons for Apple's apps like Weather, Phone, Messages, etc.

Here's the new home screen. Notice the new icons for Apple's apps like Weather, Phone, Messages, etc.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Here's the new Notifications Center, which you access by swiping down from the top of the screen. You can now divide notifications by category.

Here's the new Notifications Center, which you access by swiping down from the top of the screen. You can now divide notifications by category.
Image credit: Screenshot

  

First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

This is what it looks like when you get a new notification in your lock screen.

This is what it looks like when you get a new notification in your lock screen.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Siri has a cleaner look.

Siri has a cleaner look.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

This is what Siri looks like now when you get search results.

This is what Siri looks like now when you get search results.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Double tap the home button to access multitasking mode. This lets you quickly switch between apps.

Double tap the home button to access multitasking mode. This lets you quickly switch between apps.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

You can swipe up to close an app for good.

You can swipe up to close an app for good.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

A new look for app folders.

A new look for app folders.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Swipe over inside a folder to see more apps.

Swipe over inside a folder to see more apps.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

If you want to search your iPhone, swipe your finger down in the middle of the home screen. You'll see the search bar pop up at the top of your screen. (Also, take a look at the new keyboard.)

If you want to search your iPhone, swipe your finger down in the middle of the home screen. You'll see the search bar pop up at the top of your screen. (Also, take a look at the new keyboard.)
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Here's what search results look like.

Here's what search results look like.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The Control Center pops up when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. This panel lets you toggle settings for WiFi, Bluetooth, screen brightness, etc.

The Control Center pops up when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. This panel lets you toggle settings for WiFi, Bluetooth, screen brightness, etc.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The keypad in the phone app now has circular buttons.

The keypad in the phone app now has circular buttons.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new weather app.

The new weather app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new App Store.

The new App Store.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new App Store lets you search for apps popular in your location.

The new App Store lets you search for apps popular in your location.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new settings menu.

The new settings menu.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

iOS 7 includes Flickr and Vimeo integration for automatically uploading photos or videos to each service.

iOS 7 includes Flickr and Vimeo integration for automatically uploading photos or videos to each service.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new compass app.

The new compass app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The Newsstand app has a new look too.

The Newsstand app has a new look too.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The Music app comes with Apple's new Pandora-like radio service, iTunes Radio.

The Music app comes with Apple's new Pandora-like radio service, iTunes Radio.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

iTunes Radio is free, but supported by ads. Apple has some radio stations ready for you to listen to. Let's try the '80s station.

iTunes Radio is free, but supported by ads. Apple has some radio stations ready for you to listen to. Let's try the '80s station.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Billy Idol!

Billy Idol!
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new Notes app.

The new Notes app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The Safari browser has a cleaner look.

The Safari browser has a cleaner look.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

And cool 3D browser tabs.

And cool 3D browser tabs.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new Game Center.

The new Game Center.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Here's what your list of Game Center friends will look like.

Here's what your list of Game Center friends will look like.
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First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new stocks app.

The new stocks app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new calendar app.

The new calendar app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new calculator.

The new calculator.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new Passbook app, which stores coupons, concert tickets, boarding passes, etc.

The new Passbook app, which stores coupons, concert tickets, boarding passes, etc.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Here's what the contacts list looks like.

Here's what the contacts list looks like.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new Reminders app.

The new Reminders app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Apple Maps looks pretty much the same, but has a different navigation bar at the top and bottom.

Apple Maps looks pretty much the same, but has a different navigation bar at the top and bottom.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new Mail app.

The new Mail app.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The new inbox for Mail.

The new inbox for Mail.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The Video app pulls in content you've purchased on iTunes.

The Video app pulls in content you've purchased on iTunes.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

Just tap a show or movie to download it to your device.

Just tap a show or movie to download it to your device.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

The camera app lets you switch between shooting modes by swiping left to right.

The camera app lets you switch between shooting modes by swiping left to right.
Image credit: Screenshot
First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone

You can also choose from a few Instagram-like filters.

You can also choose from a few Instagram-like filters.
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  • First Look: A Visual Tour of Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone
  • This is the new lock screen. Notice how the slider switch is gone? Now you just swipe left to right to unlock your phone.
  • Here's the new home screen. Notice the new icons for Apple's apps like Weather, Phone, Messages, etc.
  • Here's the new Notifications Center, which you access by swiping down from the top of the screen. You can now divide notifications by category.
  • This is what it looks like when you get a new notification in your lock screen.
  • Siri has a cleaner look.
  • This is what Siri looks like now when you get search results.
  • Double tap the home button to access multitasking mode. This lets you quickly switch between apps.
  • You can swipe up to close an app for good.
  • A new look for app folders.
  • Swipe over inside a folder to see more apps.
  • If you want to search your iPhone, swipe your finger down in the middle of the home screen. You'll see the search bar pop up at the top of your screen. (Also, take a look at the new keyboard.)
  • Here's what search results look like.
  • The Control Center pops up when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. This panel lets you toggle settings for WiFi, Bluetooth, screen brightness, etc.
  • The keypad in the phone app now has circular buttons.
  • The new weather app.
  • The new App Store.
  • The new App Store lets you search for apps popular in your location.
  • The new settings menu.
  • iOS 7 includes Flickr and Vimeo integration for automatically uploading photos or videos to each service.
  • The new compass app.
  • The Newsstand app has a new look too.
  • The Music app comes with Apple's new Pandora-like radio service, iTunes Radio.
  • iTunes Radio is free, but supported by ads. Apple has some radio stations ready for you to listen to. Let's try the '80s station.
  • Billy Idol!
  • The new Notes app.
  • The Safari browser has a cleaner look.
  • And cool 3D browser tabs.
  • The new Game Center.
  • Here's what your list of Game Center friends will look like.
  • The new stocks app.
  • The new calendar app.
  • The new calculator.
  • The new Passbook app, which stores coupons, concert tickets, boarding passes, etc.
  • Here's what the contacts list looks like.
  • The new Reminders app.
  • Apple Maps looks pretty much the same, but has a different navigation bar at the top and bottom.
  • The new Mail app.
  • The new inbox for Mail.
  • The Video app pulls in content you've purchased on iTunes.
  • Just tap a show or movie to download it to your device.
  • The camera app lets you switch between shooting modes by swiping left to right.
  • You can also choose from a few Instagram-like filters.
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