This is a big time for Apple, IOS 7 new phones hitting store shelves and a brand new operating system that becomes available September 18 for compatible devices. The new mobile operating system is a big change, and is likely to feel somewhat disorienting to users upgrading from iOS 6, but in most important ways, it’s not that dissimilar from what you’re used to, and many of the changes are definitely for the best.
If you’re coming brand new to iOS 7 and have been ignoring the Internet for the past three months, you’re going to be in for a visual shock. Apple has completely overhauled the look of iOS with version 7, starting from the lock screen and extending to the icons of default apps, system fonts, status bar indicators, system elements like Notification Center and more. There are new sounds, too, including ringtones and notification cues, in case a host of new info for your eyeballs to process was not enough.