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iOS 7
Part of the iOS family
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iOS 7 Beta 2 running on an iPad Mini
*Apple Inc.*
Website Official website
Initial release Fall (Northern Hemisphere) or Spring (Southern Hemisphere)
Latest preview
release 11A4414e (July 8, 2013; 4 days ago (2013-07-08)^[2]) [info]
Source model Closed, with open-source components
License Proprietary EULA, except for open-source components
Kernel type Hybrid (XNU)
Platform support iPhone 4 and later, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2
and later, iPad Mini.^[1]
Preceded by iOS 6

*iOS 7* is an upcoming mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. as
the successor to iOS 6. It was announced at the company's 2013 Worldwide
Developers Conference on June 10, and is scheduled for release later in
2013. It includes a redesigned user interface and a number of improvements
to the operating system's functionality. The design of iOS 7's new elements
was led by Jonathan "Jony" Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial
Design, for just 8 months.^[3]


· 1 History
· 2 Features
· 3 Version history: portable iOS devices

· 3.1 7.0

· 4 Notes
· 5 Critical reception
· 6 See also
· 7 References
· 8 External links


The launch of iOS 6 in September 2012 was controversial due to licensing
conflicts that resulted in Google Maps application being replaced with
Apple's own mapping software. Upon launch, users who had upgraded reported
several errors regarding the service's accuracy and completeness,^[4]
leading to CEO Tim Cook to apologize for the errors and suggest iOS 6 users
use other mapping applications available in the App Store. Consequently, on


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