OS 7 was the most important step for Apple since the release of the first iPhone. With its new features, the system leaves the competition far behind. And here’s ten arguments why this is so.
1. The new iPhone out of the old
All those who bought an iPhone 4 three years ago, iPhone 4S two years ago and the iPhone 5 this year or last year, received as a free gift for the New Year: now their smartphone looks as if it just bought today. This happens when you enter in my old apartment after the grand renovation with a new design – like the walls are the same, but at the same time all around new. New design, icons, wallpaper, visual effects, fonts, embedded applications. Everything works and is moving much faster, smoother and softer, looks modern and cool – as if all the old furniture and appliances thrown out of the apartment and bought a new one. And a new kettle to boil faster than the old.
n Android, too, is the concept of system upgrade, but if you are not lucky enough to own branded Nexus, then the updates come to you or long delays, or do not come – it all depends on the will and desires of smartphone manufacturer. And the new Android system different from the old so low that sometimes you can upgrade and do not notice it.
2. Personal Secretary
If you run your finger across the screen from top to bottom, the Android you will see all the information from different applications, piled in a heap: updates, messages, low battery level, advertising and more – depending on how many applications you have already installed. In iOS 7 in this place you will see a screen personal secretary. Only the most important information: the date and time, weather, calendar events, birthdays and friends – to the next tab – missed calls and unread messages and messages. If you run your finger from the bottom up, then there is another screen, which handed down the most important elements of smartphone management: on-off button, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Mode “Do not disturb”, the brightness slider to the screen, the buttons control the music player and call four apps (flashlight, alarm clock, calculator and camera), as well as management areas and AirDrop AirPlay, of which a little later.
iPhone always lost to Android in terms of true multitasking – the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously. Android was originally conceived as a multitasking system, and such a problem he never had. There was another – applications that are “against”, quickly eat up the battery, and if you accidentally forget to turn off, such as Yandex, then after a couple of hours, you get the smartphone from his pocket, you find that he was no longer breathing. iPhone is now also able to work in multi-tasking mode, but acts more intelligent, if the application is not used for a long time, it automatically goes to sleep, but if you use it often enough, the data in it are automatically updated. For example, if you are fond of Facebook, then posts and statuses of your friends will be downloaded in the background, so you do not wait until they are updated when you run the application – they will already be there.
Apple has always paid much attention to the safety of personal data as well as of the iPhone. Now, if your smartphone has got into the wrong hands, you can remotely lock it (and not the usual four letter password and present, made up of letters and numbers), delete all the data from it and leave a note with the request to return the unit or wish to burn in hell ( but you can do both at once.) Unlock iPhone can not be anyone but you, even after a full factory reset. The system Android is nothing even close to this – there is only third-party applications, which, by itself, be destroyed when you reset your smartphone, and leave it open access to anyone.
5. AirDrop and AirPlay
AirDrop – file transfer to other devices Apple, located nearby, whether the MacBook, iPad or another iPhone. No need to put third-party applications do not need to bother with Bluetooth, send each other letters and messages – simply select the file and dropped it on its icon or a friendly unit. And no need to worry about file size or its accessories – you can share everything, even the music, even though the documents.
AirPlay – this is the ability to play media content from one Apple-device at the other. For example, movies from your PC to iPhone or photos from iPhone to Apple TV. Everything works like a clock, and no dancing with polunesovmestimymi standards like DLNA.
In Android, there is neither one nor the other.
6. Popular – next!
A new feature Apps Near Me («Popular beside”) allows you to quickly find the applications in the store App Store, which is particularly relevant to the location where you are now. For example, at London’s Heathrow Airport you will see the firmware application airport interactive map of London and the electronic version of the magazine Time Out. And in Khimki – “Yandeks.Metro”, “iGdeAvtobus” and application “City-Mobil” to call a taxi.
7. Free Calls
Of course, many of us have long had a Skype accounts, and it is used successfully as a courtesy phone. So the brand new feature Apple FaceTime video chat to make voice calls hardly surprise anyone. But, on the other hand, we are very lazy. We do not like to once again push the buttons and make new accounts (which is why WhatsApp has become so popular), and if you can call for free to a friend’s number, which is also iPhone users Wi-Fi, your phone will do it myself. In the same way as you exchange messages for free iMessage, thinking that typing SMS. Thus, the main function of the phone – call – in the new system takes on an entirely different meaning: if both parties are connected to the Internet, their calls will be free, and they do not even notice it. Smartphone users on Android can only dream.