Apple moves on to talking about iOS 7
Apple reports that, in the race to 1 billion, the company has now seen 700 million iOS device activations.
Craig Federighi, the company’s lead executive for iOS and Mac OS, is on stage recapping announcements about iOS 7, which the company introduced in June.
Mashable reports that Federighi is showing off features such as the new control and notifications center and one that will learn users’ commutes and computes trips based on traffic conditions.
These features are all similar to ones already available from Google and its mobile operating system, Android, which has been moving to offer more recommendations for travelers, rather than simply information. Apple will, however, integrate the Siri personal assistant software into search, adding more functionality to one of the iPhone’s central features.
Federighi is also discussing updates to the phone’s camera software, such as the ability to group photos and controls that let you swipe between the camera’s video, still, panorama and new square-cropping modes.
Apple has said iOS 7 will be coming this fall, but has yet to confirm a launch date.