If you thought last year's iPhone 5 launch was spectacular with five million units sold, apparently splitting the product line into two new models is capable of nearly doubling that amount in a single weekend.
There's no question about it. We had our hottest story of ever this week with the release of iOS 7. The 90 tips and tricks documented here was so popular you readers CRUSHED our servers. So we'll lead off with that article for the two of you who missed it this week, but please go easy on us, okay?
As more and more people get a chance to tinker around with iOS 7 in the days following its release, even more surprises keep popping up that were never discovered during the long beta period. One of the most notable, as reported by 9to5Mac, is a new feature that allows Wi-Fi and cellular data streams to run run at the same time, presumably to assist with streaming media.
It doesn't take an Apple Store Genius to figure out that kids love iOS devices (and the iPad in particular), which makes it a bit puzzling why it's taken Cupertino so long to create a section just for them.
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.