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iOS 7 Release Details

iOS 7
Source: apple.com – iOS 7

The iOS 7 is an operating system designed and developed especially for iPhone and iPad by Apple from 2013 to 2014. The system was released on September 18, 2013, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5th Generation, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2.

iOS 7 introduced a completely redesigned user interface, a design credited to a team led by Apple’s former senior vice president of design, Jony Ive. The new look, featuring flatter icons, a new slide-to-unlock function, and new animations, was described by Ive as “profound and enduring beauty in simplicity”.

The new design was implemented throughout the operating system, including the Notification Center, which was updated with three tabs offering different views of information; notifications visible on the lock screen; a redesigned Siri voice assistant offering visual indicators; and a Control Center offering easy access to the most commonly used features.

iOS 7 also introduced AirDrop, a wireless sharing technology; CarPlay, phone and car integration; and automatic app updates in the App Store.

This software got the last update (7.1.2) on September 17, 2014, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 8. Today iOS 7 is 10 years old!

iOS 7 Details

ReleasedSeptember 18, 2013 – 10 years ago
Last Software UpdateJune 30, 2014 – 9 years ago
Time of Support285 days (9 months)
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 4
iPhone 4s
iPhone 5
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPod touch 5th Generation
iPad 2
iPad 3rd Generation
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Air
iPad mini
iPad mini 2
Apple TV 2nd Generation
Apple TV 3rd Generation
DistributioniTunes
Over-the-Air
Apple TV Software Update

Versions of the iOS 7

VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 7.011A465
11A466
September 18, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.111A470aSeptember 20, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.211A501September 26, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.311B511October 23, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.411B554aNovember 14, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.511B601January 29, 2014 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.0.611B651February 21, 2014 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.111D167
11D169
March 10, 2014 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.1.111D201April 22, 2014 – 10 years ago
iOS 7.1.211D257June 30, 2014 – 9 years ago

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