Smoother, cleaner, flatter

Boasting a cleaner design, smoother layout, plus that "skinny jeans" retro font, Apple's new iOS 7 shows icons that are are flatter, brighter, and almost appear to float above the screen. Check out our First Take of iOS 7 for a deeper dive.

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Lock screen and notifications

The lock screen is a fresh approach, as well, as are the enhanced notifications.

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Control Center

We finally get a Control Center, which puts your most-used settings front and center, and available from any screen.

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Launching September 18

iOS 7 will launch on September 18 for the iPhone, with other devices coming later.

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Free apps

Apple announced that iMovie, iPhoto, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers will be free with any new iOS device.

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Camera

The shutter button on the camera app becomes a large red circle. It surfaces all your shooting modes, and you can apply filters.

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Multitasking

With multitasking, you'll be able to see a screenshot of each running app.

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App Store

As does the App Store. Notice the white background, which is a common theme.

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A cleaner calendar

Apple's new iOS 7 features a redesigned calendar as well.

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Messaging

The new look extends into a host of other features like Messaging.

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Mail

Mail gets more minimalist, as well.

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iPhoto's new tricks

The photo app in iOS 7 has been completely redone. Gone is the endless list of shots; photos now get broken up into "moments," much like what the company's been doing in iPhoto for years.

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Safari has been revamped

Apple iOS 7 features a worked-over Safari mobile browser, too. The app now has a tab view.

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A smarter Siri

Siri in iOS 7 gets smarter, too. It's now able to tackle more-complicated voice commands, such as "Play my last voice mail," or "turn on my Buetooth," or "increase my brightness".

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iTunes Radio now real

The iTunes Radio Internet music service, long rumored, is officially part of the new iOS 7 operating system.

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Push photos to the cloud

iOS 7 now allows you to push your photos straight to the cloud from your iPhone.

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