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macrumors 68000
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Jul 6, 2012
Kissimmee, FL
Since today Apple unveiled the beautiful iOS 7! And the Beta is out today! In honor of past posts, This thread is to go over all the little things in iOS 7!

A lot to go over! Im very excited! :D

Highlights of iOS 7

  • Control Center
  • New Notification Center
  • Photo Filters
  • Camera filters
  • FaceTime Audio
  • iCloud Photo Sharing
  • Automatic App Updates
  • New and Better Multitasking
  • Overhaul to the UI
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Amazing looking Stock Apps
  • New Safari
  • All-new Siri
  • AirDrop (iPhone 5 only)
  • Phone, Messages, and FaceTime Blocking
  • iTunes Radio
  • Activation Lock
  • New First-Time setup menus
  • Flickr and Vimeo Integration

    Little Known Things

    ---Beta 1---
    Expires: July 24th, 2013

  • Contact pictures on Favorites
  • Text Resize
  • Cover Flow is gone from Music App
  • Alarm Clock has a countdown for snooze
  • Panorama reduces when battery is low
  • Reading List icon pays tribute to Steve Jobs.
  • Video Player has a new UI
  • FaceTime now has its stand-alone app for iPhone.
  • Night Mode on Maps
  • Lock Screen fades in and out
  • Video Support for iCloud
  • Notification Center has bounces when swiped down quickly
  • App Store shows "Popular Apps" in your location
  • New Music controls in the lock screen
  • When charging the battery, rather than an image of a battery on a lock screen, x% charged appears under the clock, before reverting to the date.
  • You are able to toggle on and off "Automatic App Updates"
  • Spotlight (Swipe down on the home screen)
  • Control Center has a horizontal layout
  • Roaming Icon changed to "1x" icon
  • Screenshots no longergo to Photo Stream
  • Today section in Notification Center provides traffic info on places you visit frenquently
  • Timer shows in the clock screen
  • Better Music Controls in the lock screen
  • New fields in Contacts - "Add Social Profile" and "Add Instant Message"
  • Hotmail is now Outlook when adding an account
  • You can no longer change fonts in Notes
  • In Messages you no longer have to scroll the the top to access "Call" "FaceTime" and "Info"
  • Notification Sync
  • Wifi Hotspot 2.0
  • When you tell Siri to "Launch Maps" it gives you a choice between Apple Maps or other map apps
  • Video Zoom
  • App Store keeps records of app updates
  • Adjust the radius of the geofence in Reminders.
  • Gestures to navigate through Settings, Messages etc.
  • Unified Safari Search Bar
  • Older Third Party apps icons get gloss removed
  • You can add an Unread, Flagged & Attachments folders in Mail.
  • When overheating the iPhone limits some features. (Camera Flash, brightness etc.)
  • Blue dot indicator of a newly updated app.
  • Siri now tells you whats trending on Twitter.
  • iTunes App has been renamed "iTunes Store".
  • Utilities Folder renamed "Extras"

    --- Beta 2---
    Expires: August 8th, 2013

  • Siri has a new voice (Male and Female voices included)
  • Voice Memos
  • Keychain support
  • Group message shows contact photos
  • Messages send button text seems darker
  • New PhotoBooth icon (iPad Version only)
  • Improved FaceTime App UI
  • The user is notified if their pass code is too weak
  • Pink Default Wallpaper removed
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Improved Animation
  • Reduce Motion is know referred to as "Parallax"
  • Nicknames in Messages
  • Clock icon updated and improved animation in Control Center
  • Reminders UI redesign
  • Messages has new bubble animation
  • Group Chat displays contact pics next to text
  • Swiping left on a message displays timestamps
  • "Send" button is bold and turns green or blue when a text is typed.
  • New icon on the bottom of the Weather app brings up the list of cities saved.
  • Nike + iPod updated with a new icon and new UI
  • Exchange Icon in Mail app has been updated
  • Newsstand has an improved UI
  • Find my iPhone icon in Setting updated
  • Tweaked Music Controls in Lock Screen
  • New layout for Calendar list view on the iPhone.
  • Little tweaks to the video player UI
  • Social icons (Facebook, Twitter etc.) in settings have been updated.
  • New animation when deleting a photo
  • Traffic Conditions may now appear in Notification Center
  • Artists name appears when there is no album art in the Music app
  • New Airplay icons

    --- Beta 3---
    Expires: August 29th, 2013

  • Folder icons are more transparent
  • Shadows underneath app names in the Dock
  • As you swipe down on the home screen, the Search iPhone label is centered, and moves to its original
  • UI Tweaks to Notification Center
  • Shadows underneath app names in multitasking
  • Animations are a bit faster
  • New loading bar for downloading apps
  • Dots are back to the Month View in Calendar
  • New Playlist icon in Music App
  • Thicker Fonts
  • Contact options in Messages replaced with icons
  • Status Bar bigger in the Lock Screen
  • Safari has seen some notable UI enhancements for the tab/bookmarks via on the iPad
  • New Fonts in the Weather App
  • Clock icon once again tweaked in Control Center
  • New Genius icon in Music App
  • Nice new UI for arranging tab-bar icons
  • New silent control in iPad Control Center
  • Game Center UI tweaks
  • Tweaked interface when clicking a key in
  • New font in Settings app
  • Yellow selection UI in notes
  • New animation while accessing Spotlight
  • Some UI tweaks to iTunes Radio
  • Dictionary is fully active
  • "Lighting" icon next to battery when charging no longer pulses
  • Siri's Voice has improved
  • iPhone apps now use retina graphics when running on the iPad. They are also locked to 2x mode.
  • Improved Reading List
  • New Wi-Fi diagnostic mode
  • Autocorrect is now enabled when typing "up against" another word.
  • Snooze Timer in Lockscreen

    ---Beta 4---
    Expires: September 12th, 2013

  • Lockscreen UI tweaked (No more up/down arrows)
  • Tweaked Spotlight UI
  • Faster Animation
  • Wallpaper Bug fixed
  • Improved Folder transparency
  • Call button in phone app, Answer/Decline buttons refreshed
  • Search Bar now in Reminders
  • HDR in camera re-located
  • Swipe through panels in Notification Center
  • Photo Filters now available on iPhone 4S
  • Music in lockscreen improved on 4/4S
  • New "Complete Uploads" in Notification Center
  • Traffic renamed to "Next Destination"
  • New Gmail icon in Mail
  • Last names now shortened to first letter of it in Messages top bar
  • "Shuffle All Songs" option is back in Music app
  • Slide to unlock now as an arrow
  • Much larger text in App Store update descriptions
  • Turns can be removed from Game Center
  • Siri has a Q/A section
  • Pin in Maps app now shows estimated driving time to location
  • Buttons are now highlighted when toggled
  • Photos on Maps no longer have pins
  • Screenshot API (Snapchat can now detect screenshot in iOS 7)
  • Photos App Improved
  • Spotlight Instructions
  • Minor System Keyboard UI tweaks
  • Lockscreen bounces to the right when you tap it
  • "Play Explicit Tracks" option added to iTunes Radio
  • Redesigned Bookmarks, Reading List and Shared Links icons in Safari app
  • Minor Newsstand UI changes
  • You can now choose a Sound and Vibration Pattern for AirDrop alerts
  • New Frequent Location options
  • New Control Center/Notification Center grabber
  • New iPad resolution toggle when running iPhone apps
  • New "Dial Assist" feature in Phone App
  • Improved navigations in Settings app
  • New “Improve Maps” opt-in program in Privacy section of Settings
  • "Help Improve Maps" asked when first launching Maps
  • Saved Passwords for Safari now ask you want to setup an on-device password

    ---Beta 5---
    Expires: October 6th, 2013

  • Redesigned icons in the Settings App
  • New system-wide Twitter icon
  • Notifications banner now have a drag down bar
    [*]New "Slide to turn off" slider
    [*]New call options button
    [*]"Allow within Apps" option in Control Center
  • Improved Sleep/Wake speed
  • Animations much faster
  • On/Off Labels
  • Install screen changes color depending on your iPhone color
  • New animation when launching Calculator/Timer/Camera from the Control Center on the lock screen.
  • Cellular Data of uninstalled apps
  • Restrict Microphone Access
  • Yahoo! branding in Notification Center
  • New answer slider
  • Tweaked blur UI across the OS
  • Tweaked options in Camera app; now feels much more smooth
  • "Completed Uploads" seen in Beta 4 is now gone
  • No Unlock Sound
  • Tweaked "Song Preview" in iTunes (iPad Only)

    ---Beta 6---
    Expires: October 6th, 2013

  • Fixes issues with iTunes in the Cloud
  • Bug fixes
  • Boot times improved

    ---Golden Master (Public Release)---
    Released: September 18th, 2013

  • Touch ID (iPhone 5s only)
  • Slow-Mo video (iPhone 5s only)
  • Burst Shot (iPhone 5s only)
  • New Ringtones/Alert Tones
  • 33 New Wallpapers
  • New Siri Mic sound
  • New Charging sound
  • iCloud Keychain is gone (It will return with OS X Mavericks release)

    Released: September 20th, 2013 (iPhone 5s & 5c only)

  • Bug fixes with iTunes purchases
  • Bug fixes with Touch ID

    Released: September 26th, 2013

  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass lock screen passcode
  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry

    Released: October 22nd, 2013

  • iMessage Fix
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Sensor Fixes
  • "Setting Wallpaper" dialog box
  • Touch ID Improvements
  • Reduce animations
  • Bug Fixes

    Released: November 14th, 2013

  • Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • Fix for FaceTime calls

    ---7.1 Beta 1---
    Expires: January 13th, 2014

  • Bug Fixes and Performance Boost
  • Tweaked UI
  • Tweaked closing animation for pinch to close on the iPad
  • Auto HDR Mode
  • New Yahoo! Logo
  • Enable Dark Keyboard
  • Notification Center Dialog tweak
  • Slight Notification Center UI tweaks
  • Upload Burst Photos into Photo Stream
  • Toggling Bold Text no longer requires a restart
  • Improved Flickr system icon
  • Airplay and AirDrop texts are now italics in Control Center

    ---7.1 Beta 2---
    Expires: January 27th, 2014

  • Touch ID and Passcode Settings are now more prominently displayed
  • Animations are now even faster than in beta 1
  • Bug where all tones were the default is fixed
  • Control Center has a new bounce animation when you toggle it and a new label to show you which app audio is coming from
  • New iPad Wallpaper
  • New list view redesign/toggle in Calendar app
  • You can now turn on button shapes so you know where to tap
  • Dark keyboard option is now gone

    ---7.1 Beta 3---
    Expires: February 10th, 2014

  • New Power-off slider
  • Tweaked buttons on the phone app
  • Tweaked FaceTime, Phone, and Messages app icon

    ---7.1 Beta 4---
    Expires: March 3rd, 2014

  • Slight text change to the "Slide to Unlock"
  • New “+” button for adding a phone number in the dialer to your contacts.
  • iPad has gained new Siri voice gender options for the UK.
  • Smoother animations
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

    Released: January 29th, 2014

    China Only
  • Fix for network provisioning in China for iPhone 5s and 5c

    ---7.1 Beta 5---
    Expires: April 14th, 2014

  • New design to the shift/caps lock keys on the keyboard
  • iTunes Radio gained a "Buy Song" button
  • Siri has natural sounding voices in other countries (AU, UK, and China)
  • Calendar Tweaks

    Released: February 21st, 2014

  • Security Update for SSL verification

    ---7.1 (Public Release)---
    Released: March 10th, 2014

  • CarPlay
  • Improved Siri voices for other countries
  • Better look and feel to Calendar Events
  • iTunes Radio improvements
  • Other Visual UI Tweaks
  • Touch ID improvements
  • Major Bug Fixes
  • Manually control Siri's listening

    Released: April 22nd, 2014

  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

    Released: June 30th, 2014

  • Bug fixes


Most findings of little things were from the wonderful users in this thread. Keep updating us on what you find. Thank you~ :D
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macrumors member
May 27, 2013
iOS 7 All The Little Things

The beta's out, let us know everything new and interesting you find!


macrumors 6502a
Jan 27, 2009
Cant wait to get my hands on the beta ... other then a few app icons it looks great


macrumors 68040
Dec 16, 2011
Just gotta get the beta installed. I was going to put it on my 4S but it's too nice, it's going right on the 5 instantly!


macrumors 603
Jul 31, 2005
One word: the new iOS 7 UI is simply atrocious, especially the new Safari icon, OMG it's awful.


macrumors 65816
Jun 30, 2011
Prague, Czech Republic
Well... hope they'll make it better over time, since it looks like it was done too quickly...

As much as I'd love to love the new UI, the whole minimalistic design (when we're talking about UI) is kind of worse than what we see on Mac OS X in UX. It's not really user-friendly. The elements are not properly separated and there is almost no hierarchy.

Few elements of the design are not that bad but:

- Game Center, Notes, Reminders, Settings, Newsstand, Calculator and Contacts icons - Oh really?!
- the bottom Safari bar - ewwww
- the small spaces between two messages
- cluttered photo gallery - oh Apple, what have you done...
- the quick on/off thingy - that doesn't even fit the design!

I could go on and on, but I think you get me....
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macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2012
How have you guys been able to download it? The Dev Center page won't even load to let me log in.



macrumors 6502
Aug 8, 2009
Once someone gets it, can you please check to see if there is any sort of quick reply/compose for Messages?


macrumors 68030
Jul 4, 2012
I thnk all the new API available to developers could be the biggest improvement in the long run. Will give a lot of functionality to developers to do a lot of great things. This will be one item that will be forgotten about from a lot of people who will complain, in a couple of days that IOS7 doesn't have enough.


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