iOS 7 Ships on September 18

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2013 - 2:02pm.

Apple today announced that the completely redesigned iOS 7 will be available starting Wednesday September 18th for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users as a free software update.

“iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface and over 200 new features, so it’s like getting a brand new device, but one that will still be instantly familiar to our users,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Next month we’ll be shipping our 700 millionth iOS device, and we’re excited about what our hundreds of thousands of iOS developers are doing to bring great new features to their apps.”

Apple designed iOS 7 to take full advantage of 64-bit technologies and it includes native 64-bit kernel, libraries and drivers, as well as all built-in-apps are now 64-bit. iOS 7 has more than 200 new features including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos app, new Camera app, redesigned Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio.

iOS 7 will be available for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) on September 18th.