How Ready Are you for the iOS7?

Finally, Apple has responded to questions and cleared the cloud of doubt that has been hovering around the rumors about the impending release of the iOS7. They have finally revealed the latest iOS7 and it certainly is a breath of fresh air especially because this operating system has been less than stellar in the last couple of years. ios-7-logoA Breath of Fresh Air

According to industry experts, the iOS7 is solid proof that Apple has finally taken a cue from other operating systems available in the market. The iOS7 will showcase the addition of a control center which users can access from any page they are on. Performing tasks like managing your virtual PBX system will certainly be easier with the addition of this feature. Surprisingly, the iOS7 comes with many other innovations, much to the delight of loyal Apple fans. Aside from the control center, the iOS7 comes with new and exciting features which give Apple devices a more aesthetically pleasing interface. But they are not only pretty to look at; they are also pretty usable which will definitely make users very happy.  If you have been unhappy with the single search and URL field in Safari for years now, then the iOS7 might be the answer to your problems. The preview option of all the running applications also underwent a major overhaul. With all of these major changes and improvements, it would then be safe to say that the iOS7 gives the Apple operating system a whole new life. Android should be worried.

The Issue of Compatibility

Of course, there is always a downside. Just like with the Windows Phone 8 operating system, there is the issue of compatibility. There will be some Apple devices that won’t be able to run the new iOS. If you can still recall, the Nokia Lumia 920 was the vessel of the Windows Phone 8 OS but unfortunately, all of the earlier Lumia phones weren’t compatible with the new Windows operating system. Although Windows Phone 8 OS exhibited serious improvements as compared to its earlier versions, the issue of its compatibility with other Nokia devices had a serious effect of the sales of Nokia. It was unfortunate that the new Windows operating system was too evolved and developed for the earlier Nokie smartphones. Admittedly, the case of iOS7 isn’t as bad as what happened to the Windows Phone 8 OS but the same thing is bound to happen to earlier models of Apple devices such as the iPads and iPhones.

Who Won’t Get A Piece of the Cake?

Obviously, the iPad 1 will not be compatible with the latest iOS7. iPhone 3G owners won’t be able to take full advantage of it as well. Unlike the iPad 1 which isn’t even compatible with the iOS6, the iPhone 3G, although able to run the iOS6, has some features that are not supported by the operating system. And you guessed it right, the iPhone 3G will end its run with iOS6 because it won’t be getting iOS7; the 4th Gen iPod Touch and all that came earlier will suffer the same fate. The only devices that will be able to bask in the beauty and efficiency of Apple’s latest operating system will be the 5th Gen iPod Touch and the iPhone 5. iPad Mini and iPad 4 users will be able to update to the latest version but there are some features that they won’t be able to take full advantage of. The iPad 2 and iPhone 4 will only be able to get the iTunes Radio and the new version of Siri and that’s it. On the other hand, the iPad 3 and the iPhone 4S are a bit luckier since they will get all the additional features with the exception of a few ones like new camera filters, the Panorama mode and Airdrop.