At its press event on Tuesday, Apple reviewed some of the changes in iOS 7 and announced September 18 availability for the new software. Much of what Apple showed off at its event was a recap of the software presentation at its WWDC event earlier this year.
So which devices can get the update next week? iPhone 4, 4S and 5 handsets, iPad 2 or better, the iPad mini and the fifth generation iPod touch.
The software represents one of the most radical changes to iOS since the original iPhone debuted in 2007. Icons are generally flat while the overall color scheme is more vivid than in the past. The new software also includes features such as AirDrop for wireless file sharing, a new Control Center and Notification Center, an improved multitasking interface, native camera filters and support for the new iTunes Radio service.