Sir Jony Ive’s colourful creation is finally ready to download. Yes, Apple fans, the iOS 7 update is now rolling out worldwide and is available on numerous iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models.
The update, first revealed at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier in the year, is undoubtedly the biggest revamp to the mobile operating system in years. Apple’s design chief Sir Jony Ive took charge and the result is a rather colourful and very different piece of software.
Users can either plug their iOS device in to a PC or Mac and download the update using iTunes – the old fashioned way, as we like to call it – or can connect to Wi-Fi and download the update over the air, though this method tends to take longer.
If you’re not one for following the latest tech updates then you’ll no doubt be wondering whether the hassle of installing updates will be worth your time. Well, iOS 7 brings in over 200 changes and additions, including plenty of new tricks that Siri has learned, a new-look Safari web browser and more.
Unfortunately due to iOS 7 requiring a device with a fair bit of power in the graphics department, not all devices will be eligible to update. However if you’ve got one of the following iOS products then you’re good to go:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPad 2
- iPad 3
- iPad 4
- iPad Mini
- iPod Touch 5th generation
To download the update over the air, open the Settings app, head into General and then Software Update. If you’re going down the old fashioned route, just connect the device by USB, open iTunes and await the update message!