Among the future key products of Apple that are making quite a buzz this year are the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and their new operating system, the iOS 7. Despite the dominance of Apple in the market, it seems the people behind it can’t just sit back and relax.
With the tight competition this year due to the introduction of new products from Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, Blackberry and other manufacturers, the Cupertino-based company founded by Steve Jobs has all the reason to regularly come up with new products that could go head-to-head with the other major players in the market. Apple’s forms of defense to preserve its place in the market are in the form of iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and the iOS 7.
According to the UK-based site called Phones Review, The iPhone 5S is set to be released in June. The new iOS could also be making its debut during the event, added the source.
With the impending introduction of Google’s Android 5.0 (codenamed Key Lime Pie) this May, Apple is likely speeding up the release of its new iOS two months from now. However, the announcement of iPhone 6 will probably take place at a later time. But let’s see about that.
iOS 7 Features
Based on related news from various sources, the possible features of the iOS 7 are the following:
- Enhanced lockscreen
- Apple Maps 2.0
- Fingerprint software technology
- Customizable pop-ups
- Improved battery performance through a little modification in the software
- Better ways to organize apps and icons
- More advanced auto correct
- Faster way of replying
- Addition of widgets
In addition to the ones mentioned, the new iOS is expected to be more stylish in terms of interface following the transfer of Apple lead designer Jonathan Ive from the hardware division to the software side. Phones Review commented that overhauling the look of the iOS 7 will surely silence many critics who have blasted the stale style of the previous and present versions of the Apple operating system. But again, this remains to be seen when the release is finally made.
So far, the most controversial feature that is rumored to debut with the new phones and iOS is the Facebook Home integration. There were mixed reactions from enthusiasts and various tech sites on this matter.
Some fans commented that Apple should steer away from the move to incorporate Facebook Home because they are already contented with the current Facebook app that the App Store offers. A number of people said that this could give an impression to others that they are actually Facebook addicts. Moreover, others are not welcoming the idea of getting spammed with notifications from the social network from time to time.
Lastly, the addition of the Facebook Home feature could mean a quick way of draining the battery too. The source stated that they tested it on Android devices and the result was a faster-than-usual power depletion.
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Source: Phones Review