The iOS 7 features Apple didn’t mention at WWDC
There’s no question that iOS 7 is a sexy looking mobile operating system. Jony Ive and his team have done a fantastic job of reinventing and modernizing the interface, but the great news for fans of Apple products is iOS 7 isn’t all style and no substance.
Apple ran through a lot of the new or improved features yesterday, including Control Center, AirDrop, Photo app, Siri (with added Bing!), iOS in the Car, FaceTime Audio, and iTunes Radio. But there were features that Craig Federighi, SVP of Software Engineering, didn’t mention but which appeared on a slide in the background.
- Enterprise single sign-on
- Turn-by-turn walking directions
- View PDF annotations
- Italian, Korean and Dutch dictionaries
- Scan to acquire Passbook passes
- New Smart Mailboxes
- Long MMS support
- Managed app configuration
- Per App VPN
- Night mode for Maps
- WiFi HotSpot 2.0
- Maps bookmark syncing
- Chinese English bilingual dictionary
- Smart download of TV episodes
- App Store Volume Purchase
- Do Not Track option in Safari
- Handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters
- Improved Mail search
- Streamline MDM enrollment
Some are self-explanatory, others are easy enough to guess at. There are probably more new features too that weren’t deemed worthy of inclusion, and it’s likely Apple may introduce further functions and options prior to iOS 7’s official release.
We can expect to see a new iPhone in the Fall and having been blown away by what iOS 7 has to offer, I think I might be one of the first in the queue (sorry Samsung/Android, it’s not you, it’s me).