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iOS 7 (AAPL +0.5%) is unveiled, and Jony Ive's fingerprints are all over it. The OS' fonts,...
iOS 7 (AAPL +0.5%) is unveiled, and Jony Ive's fingerprints are all over it. The OS' fonts, icons, and even color palette have been overhauled to provider a cleaner, "flatter" look, and every built-in app has been redesigned. "We ran out of felt and wood," quips iOS/Mac OS chief Craig Federighi. New features include a Control Center for settings that slides up, 3D icons, an updated Safari browser, and multitasking support for all apps (Android has long supported this, but Apple has held off due to battery life concerns it says are addressed by various tricks). Also: iBooks and Apple Maps apps are coming to Mac OS, and Apple is launching a Google Docs alternative called iWork for iCloud. (previous) (live blog) (webcast)