In the Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco just last Monday, the company announced two exciting services that got thousands of Apple fans excited, and most of its competitors, well, rightfully challenged. Apple introduced the iTunes Radio and the iOS7, which many critics have received quite positively.
iOS 7—dramatic, almost perfect
The iOS 7 is the most dramatic reimagining of the iOS since it was introduced in 2007. During its introduction, it has received cheers and even standing ovations. The interface, with Jony Ive as the design head, looked more polished and has a new color palette that looks quite bold and positive. With the new flat interface, a lot of unnecessary fluff from the previous iOS was taken away, giving a more stripped down yet improvised version.
Most of the apps are also in full screen, such as Safari. There’s also a new Control Center, with features that are easier to access, such as the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplane Mode.
It has been called almost perfect by no less than Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff, saying that each mobile OS is closely getting to perfection. The only question is who gets there first. Well, Apple certainly has a head start.
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The iTunes Radio—redefining the importance of radio
The radio certainly isn’t dead, and Apple has decided to give it a central role through its new music streaming service—the iTunes Radio.
The iTunes Radio is much like Pandora’s Internet Radio. Amazingly enough, it allows the listeners to customize their radio station according to genre. You can even skip the songs and tune in to “featured” radio stations.
The iTunes Radio can be played across different devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as long as it is running on iOS 7. Apple has already made deals with music labels such as Universal Music, Warner, and Sony for this.
What got you most excited about Apple’s new releases? We at iMark would love to hear what you have to say.