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iOS 7 video shows off concept designs of Apple’s next mobile OS

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A new iOS 7 concept video has been unveiled, with the potential of Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system refresh shown off.

Highlighting a number of possible inclusions for the software refresh, the iOS 7 video has looked at what is expected from the Android rival ahead of Apple’s formal unveiling of the next-generating operating system next month.

Widely expected to be showcased at WWDC 2013 in early June, iOS 7 will be the first Apple operating system to benefit from the design input of Jony Ive, the man widely responsible for the aesthetical appeal of the iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iMac.

With recent iOS 7 rumours suggesting the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch powering software will be “black, white and flat all over”, concept artist Christian Lue of ChanluChannel has mocked up what he believes the new, ‘flatter’ iOS 7 will look like based on leaks, reports and rumours.

Tipped to support a drastically improved rendition of Apple’s voice commanded Siri personal assistant, the latest iOS 7 concept video has predicted the revised Siri will support more location based and local business integration, with compatibility with third party apps such as Flickr also on the way.

Expected to feature app icon cover images for folders, iOS 7 has also been rumoured to support quick reply messages, with the concept video showing off the ability to respond to incoming texts direct from the iPhone or iPad’s homescreen in a mini pop-up window.

Further iOS 7 features teased by the latest concept art include Panorama Backgrounds, akin to Windows Phone 8 handsets, and more detailed settings menus that offers improved handset customisation for users.

Although far from an official confirmation of what iOS 7 will offer, the new iOS 7 concept video provides an indication of potential features we will see hitting Apple handsets and tablets in the near future.

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Via: Ubergizmo

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