We don't know about you, but yesterday's iOS 7 launch wasn't exactly the smoothest, and the App Store is still having problems dishing out updates to our favorite apps -- so here is a heads up on a few that you might have missed out on.
What's the adoption rate like for iOS 7? While we still have no concrete numbers from Apple, consider this: according to Business Insider, allegedly the demand is so high for the redesigned mobile OS that it's crashed the Wi-Fi servers at several colleges throughout the United States. Few universities have acknowledged iOS 7 as the culprit at this point, but the simultaneous outages not long after iOS 7's public release seems clear proof of the cause.
Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier this morning, which means that you can now update your existing iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with the long-awaited operating system at your leisure for free. If you want to update it straight through your device, just access Settings in iOS 6, click on General, and then head to Software Update where your new download should be waiting for you.
Whether you’ve preordered a 5C or just plan on updating a scratched and dented 4S, iOS 7 will make your iPhone feel like a million bucks. Due to various UI tweaks, you'll likely find yourself swapping out your wallpaper a lot more often than you did in iOS 6. This is why we love Blur, which lets you create subtle backgrounds with incredible ease that fit spectacularly well with the iOS 7 aesthetic.
iOS 7 is more than just a fresh coat of paint. Along with the new icons, lock screen and animations, Apple's revamped mobile operating system includes dozens of changes to the way we interact with our iPhones and iPads, from major new features to subtle enhancements that make navigation a whole lot easier. We've tracked down 90 of them, so fire up the new Notes app and get comfortable.
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you're probably aware that Apple will release iOS 7 sometime today -- but you can already get a sneak peek at what it will be like to use by visiting iCloud.com.
Happy iOS 7 Day! In just a few short hours, we'll all be crushing Apple's servers by updating the operating system on our iPhones, iPod touches and iPads with a fresh new user interface -- assuming we don't send the internet to its knees in the process, that is. Let's celebrate the occasion with a handful of stories you might have missed yesterday!
Apple really wants you to know that the iPhone 5s has a smokin' good camera, and to prove it, the Cupertino giant teamed up with Burberry to shoot the fashion label's video for its Spring/Summer 2014 show entirely on the iPhone 5s. The video from yesterday's event runs for 15 minutes, although Burberry also released individual photos and short video clips on its Instagram account earlier in the week.
Ever since the announcement of iTunes Radio earlier this year, commentators have tended to describe it as an Apple-branded version of Pandora with some elements of Spotify thrown in. But according to a recent report from Cnet, there may be more to it than that. Rather than relying on an algorithm to create song suggestions (in the matter of Pandora), Apple plans to hire musical experts to perfect their own take on streaming Internet radio.