Getting Ready for iOS 7?

Naaaa... I am not really excited since it has been introduced and I wasn't really getting ready at all... the 'uber' rated and too commercialized mobile OS that will keep users hanging everytime they have updates by limiting each features to save for the next update.

What can I say for iOS 7 release? Keep it coming! We know you will just giving it little by little on each updates... Though it says that this update features a beautiful new design and contains hundreds of new features, including Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and improvements to Notification Center, Multitasking, Camera, Photos, Safari, Siri and more. We already know how you played on your marketing strategies and I myself is not really buying it. Well, I might be updating my iOS sooner or later because I have an Apple device but I am not getting ready at all, not even as excited as a kid having its new toy.

Unfortunately, this is where the journey ends for iPhone, iPhone 2 and iPhone 3GS owners. Boo Hoo...

Now, for those excited iOS devotee... I am sure y'all have experienced problems in the past when it comes to bugs and problems here and there arises after updating your iOS. Do I need to say it again? Yes, I am trying to tell you to update first all your favorite apps to the latest versions and then backup. It is for your own good, believe me, been there, done that and we all learned from it.

But if I were you, I wouldn't be so excited on the update. It is something wise techie people do when it comes to stuff like this. They let the silly users try it first and wait for their complaints about the new stuff that they were eager to try without researching it first, they are really helpful because they act like a lab rat, only they are human.

Anyway, what I want with the iOS 7 is the feature that I have been waiting for since 2011... it's the feature that let's you block SMS an unwanted calls from specific numbers. It was announced few months ago that iOS 7 fights mobile spam with option to block calls and texts from specific numbers. That's the only thing I was excited about, the rest is just okay.

Tee Hee!


For more info about iOS 7:

iOS 7

This update features a beautiful new design and also contains hundreds of new features, including the following:

•  New design
        ◦  Redesigned interface updates the entire system and every built-in app
        ◦  Subtle motion and animation; layers and translucency provide depth
        ◦  Elegant new color palette and refined typography
        ◦  Updated system sounds and ringtones
•  Control Center
        ◦  Quick access to commonly used controls and apps with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen
        ◦  Turn on & off Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb; adjust screen brightness; access media controls; turn on AirPlay and AirDrop
        ◦  Quickly access flashlight, timer, calculator, camera and music controls
•  Notification Center improvements
        ◦  New Today view gives you an overview of your day, including weather, calendar, and stocks
        ◦  Notifications dismissed on one device dismisses across all your devices
•  Multitasking improvements
        ◦  Preview screens of open apps when you switch between them
        ◦  Permits any app to keep content up-to-date in the background
•  Camera improvements
        ◦  Swipe through different camera modes - video, still photo, square aspect, and panorama
        ◦  Real-time photo filters with iPhone 4S or later, and iPod touch (5th generation)
•  Photos improvements
        ◦  Automatically organizes your photos and videos based on time and location into Moments
        ◦  iCloud Photo Sharing supports multiple contributors and videos, plus a new Activity view
        ◦  Add photo filter effects
        ◦  Flickr and Vimeo support
•  AirDrop
        ◦  Quickly and easily share content with people nearby
        ◦  Securely encrypted transfers with no network or setup required
        ◦  Supported on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account
•  Safari improvements
        ◦  New iPhone tab view that lets you easily switch between open web pages
        ◦  Unified smart search field for both search terms and web addresses
        ◦  Shared Links shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter
•  iTunes Radio
        ◦  Streaming radio service
        ◦  Pick from over 250 featured and genre-focused stations
        ◦  Start your own station from your favorite artist or song
•  Siri improvements
        ◦  New, more natural sounding male and female voices for US English, French and German
        ◦  Integrated Wikipedia, Twitter search, and Bing web search results
        ◦  Change settings including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and brightness
        ◦  Supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
•  App Store improvements
        ◦  See apps relevant to your current location with Popular Near Me
        ◦  Discover age-appropriate apps in the Kids category
        ◦  Keep your apps up to date automatically
•  Find My iPhone Activation Lock
        ◦  Turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device, reactivation, and signing out of iCloud requires your Apple ID password
        ◦  A custom message can be displayed on your device even after a remote erase
•  iTunes Store improvements
        ◦  Preview and buy songs you've heard on iTunes Radio while inside the iTunes Store
        ◦  Add to, and shop from, your iTunes Wish List
        ◦  Scan code with camera to redeem iTunes Gift Cards
•  Music improvements
        ◦  Play music purchases from iCloud
        ◦  Rotate your iPhone or iPod touch to browse your music with the Album Wall
•  Videos improvements
        ◦  Play movie and TV show purchases from iCloud
        ◦  View similar movies and TV shows from Related
•  Maps improvements
        ◦  Turn-by-turn walking directions
        ◦  Automatic night mode
        ◦  Bookmarks shared across devices via iCloud
•  Mail improvements
        ◦  New Smart Mailboxes, including Unread, Attachments, All Drafts and To or CC
        ◦  Improved search
        ◦  View PDF annotations
•  FaceTime audio calling
•  Block unwanted Phone, Messages and FaceTime callers
•  Support for sending long MMS messages
•  Pull down on any Home Screen to reveal Spotlight search
•  Scan to acquire Passbook passes
•  New ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds
•  Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Italian, Korean, and Dutch
•  Inclinometer in the Compass app
•  Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 support
•  Accessibility features
        ◦  Individuals with limited physical motor skills can now control their device using Switch Control
        ◦  Customize closed caption style
        ◦  Handwriting input support in VoiceOver
        ◦  Math input support using Nemeth Braille in VoiceOver
        ◦  Select from multiple premium voices for speak selection and VoiceOver
        ◦  Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and stereo audio for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation)
•  Enterprise features
        ◦  Manage which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments
        ◦  Per App VPN
        ◦  App Store license management
        ◦  Enterprise single sign-on
        ◦  Remote configuration of managed apps
        ◦  Automatic data protection for third-party apps
        ◦  Exchange Notes syncing
        ◦  Install custom fonts
        ◦  New management queries and restrictions
•  Education features
        ◦  Mobile device management for Apple TV
        ◦  Request AirPlay Mirroring from a student device to Apple TV
        ◦  Pre-configure AirPlay destinations and AirPrint printers
        ◦  Streamlined MDM enrollment
        ◦  Ability to restrict changes to accounts
        ◦  Web content filtering
        ◦  Authorized apps can initiate single app mode
        ◦  Configure accessibility settings for single app mode
•  Features for China
        ◦  Tencent Weibo integration
        ◦  Chinese-English bilingual dictionary
        ◦  Improved handwriting input with improved accuracy, stroke order independence and support for simultaneous multiple character input
•  Bug fixes

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

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