Some other cool (and relatively unmentioned) iOS 7 features
Craig Federighi simply didn't have the time to go through all of the features in iOS 7, so I decided to scrape some of those features from a slide.
- View PDF annotation -- in iOS, it's been impossible to view annotations that someone has added to a PDF. It appears that feature is finally coming to iOS 7, and that will bring even more PDF power to our apps.
- Enterprise single sign-on -- Not sure how this is going to be implemented, but providing a way for enterprise users to use one sign on for all of the sites that they need to work with on a daily basis is huge. This resolves the issue of needing to log into multiple apps on an enterprise network.
- Turn-by-turn walking directions -- Finally, what we have in Google Maps, available for iOS Maps.
- Do Not Track option in Safari --
I believe this is similar to Chrome's "incognito windows.A feature brought over from the desktop version of Safari that blocks websites, ad companies, analytic services and social networks from tracking you online. A version of it was present in iOS 6 as Private Browsing, but was not officially announced.
- Improved Mail search -- I currently find searching iOS mail to be frustrating, and when I really need to look up an old email, I resort to OS X. I can only hope that iOS Mail search is improved to that level.
- Night mode for Maps -- No more glaring screen when using Maps at night.
- WiFi HotSpot 2.0 --
Not sure what the improvements are going to be, but it's interesting to see that "Personal Hotspot" is getting an update.Hotspot 2.0 is a public access WiFi standard that allows devices to connect automatically to a compatible WiFi service when a user enters a coverage area. It'll let users walk around their city and connect to WiFi hotspots on the fly without any interaction with their phone.
- FaceTime Audio -- the ability to do FaceTime using only audio -- this could be helpful for doing podcasts.
- App Store Volume Purchase -- This may be a way for developers or Apple to offer volume purchase rates to schools, perhaps with "promo codes" that work for a large number of users.
- Scan to acquire Passbook passes -- At a store? Want to get a Passbook pass for a discount coupon? Just scan a code to have it automatically loaded into Passbook.
- Inclinometer == built-in level.
We'll continue Zaprudering the slides as time goes by here today. There's a lot of information to digest!5479|27789|
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