iOS 7 – a safe update or leading edge?

At the 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, iOS 7 was unveiled.

Speculation within the development community was that Apple would focus more on overhauling the interface design rather than making major functionality changes to their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

This being an “S” year, with the iPhone 5S in the wings and the iPhone 6 a year away, this expectation made sense. Still, it did not prevent everyone hoping, and some demanding, that iOS 7 deliver on features and functionality. Or at least lay the groundwork and promise a feature rich future.

This paper looks at the interface, features, and functionality changes that were made to Apple’s iOS7.