You have probably heard about this update from a million different places, but I feel I would be remiss if I didn't mention it as part of this series. iOS 7 is a huge leap forward for the iPhone and iPad, providing an entirely new look and feel for iOS as well as expanding functionality for the future. Using the link above you can explore all the "new" that iOS 7 has to offer before upgrading your own devices. You should soon see (if you haven't seen it already) and notification to upgrade under Settings, General, Software Update and you can start the upgrade process directly from there.
On my iPhone 4s the process took around an hour to download and install and I experienced no issues with the upgrade. All of my apps and data was preserved. My overall experience after a couple of hours of use is very favorable. The phone feels as fast, if not a bit faster than it did under iOS 6.x. I like the new look and feel, which feels lighters and easier to read/use than before.
Apple also released iTunes 11.1 today to support the new iPhone 5c/%s models and include their new iTunes Radio feature. You can upgrade your iTunes directly from the Macintosh or Windows application or using the Mac App Store.
Here are a couple of articles I have shared today about iOS 7:
- Reminder: Back Your Stuff Up Before iOS 7 Drops Tomorrow
- Apple releases free iOS 7 User Guide on iBookstore
- iOS 7 Features For iPad: Video Walkthrough
- iTunes 11.1 is out, bringing iTunes Radio to your desktop.
Previously in "On my iPhone/Android…":
- IFTTT (If This Then That) for iOS
- Mynd Calendar
- Saga – The Essential Lifelogging App
- Donna Proactive Meeting Management
- Amazon Cloud Drive
- Clear To-Do Manager
- Over for iOS
- Any.DO To-Do List Manager
- Feedly RSS Reader
- Sleep Time by Azumio
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Trickle Passive Twitter Client
- Stitcher Radio - Podcast management and playback
- Kindle Reader
- iMap Weather Radio
- LiveStrong CalorieTracker
- Facebook/Facebook Pages Manager/Facebook Messenger
- Waze social GPS traffic and more
"On my iPhone…" is a new series from TechnologyIQ, sharing real world examples of how I use my iPhone, interesting apps and more