“The star of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year was clearly iOS 7, which gets a new look and a raft of new features. Officially slated for release sometime this fall, it’s already in the hands of developers, giving them a few months’ lead time to update their apps and prep for the rollout — likely at the same time new iPhones are released,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld.

“iOS 7 represents a fairly fresh approach to on an already successful design,” deAgonia writes. “And while there will inevitably be changes before the final version arrives, the preview version shows the direction Apple is moving and gives a broad look at what’s in store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users later this year”

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deAgonia writes, “Sure, iOS feels different than previous iterations, but functionally, it does the same things. From what I’ve experienced, Apple engineers knew when to say no; lines were drawn where they needed to be, and the new features — in concert with that restraint — will be appreciated by users once they start working with iOS 7 themselves.”

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