Some other cool (and relatively unmentioned) iOS 7 features

Craig Federighi simply didn’t have the time to go through all of the features in iOS 7, so I decided to scrape some of those features from a slide.

  • View PDF annotation — in iOS, it’s been impossible to view annotations that someone has added to a PDF. It appears that feature is finally coming to iOS 7, and that will bring even more PDF power to our apps.
  • Enterprise single sign-on — Not sure how this is going to be implemented, but providing a way for Enterprise users to use one sign on for all of the sites that they need to work with on a daily basis is huge. This resolves the issue of needing to log into multiple apps on an Enterprise network.
  • Turn-by-turn walking directions — Finally, what we have in Google Maps, available for iOS Maps
  • Do Not Track option in Safari — I believe this is similar to Chrome’s “incognito windows”
  • Improved Mail search — I currently find searching iOS mail to be frustrating, and when I really need to look up an old email, I resort to OS X. I can only hope that iOS Mail search is improved to that level.
  • Night mode for Maps — No more glaring screen when using Maps at night
  • Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 — Not sure what the improvements are going to be, but it’s interesting to see that “Personal Hotspot” is getting an update
  • FaceTime Audio — the ability to do FaceTime using only audio — this could be helpful for doing podcasts
  • App Store Volume Purchase — This may be a way for developers or Apple to offer volume purchase rates to schools, perhaps with “promo codes” that work for a large number of users
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes — At a store? Want to get a Passbook pass for a discount coupon? Just scan a code to have it automatically loaded into Passbook

We’ll continue Zaprudering the slides as time goes by here today. There’s a lot of information to digest!


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