Following the launch of iOS 7.0, the updated system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, there are new features and some serious changes for users to get used to. YNN's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
People don't have to run out and get one of the new iPhones to feel as if they have a new iPhone.
The new iOS update to 7.0 is such an overhaul that phones really will feel different, and users really will have to re-learn how to do a thing or two.
Aside from the cleaner, more colorful, more modern look Apple is going for, there are lots of new ways to perform certain functions.
The first one that's helpful to know: swipe down from the home screen, and there's the bar for searching the phone.
Swipe up from the bottom, and there is one-touch access to the phone's so-called "Control Center," which holds features users had to previously hunt around for a bit, including airplane mode, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, airplay, a camera, a flashlight, a level and a calculator.
For multitasking or to see which apps are open, double click the home button.
Instead of app icons appearing at the bottom, users can now flip through their open apps, kind of like music in iTunes.
To close an app, just toss it up off the screen.
Speaking of apps, users can also configure them to update automatically, so that the process of having to go to the App Store everyday for updates is no more.
In the camera feature, just swipe left or right to get to different modes, such as still camera, video camera and panorama.
There are also a handful of new photo filters, which can be found by hitting the filter button on the bottom.
Rather than just being all lumped together, photos now get the same treatment the would in iPhoto on a Mac, arranged together by location or date.
"Siri" is also getting a bit of a makeover, or rather a voice-over, as "she" can now be a "he."
"Siri" can now assist users with more, from Tweets to getting voicemail to toggling on and off Wi-Fi settings.
The new iOS 7 is a free download for the iPhone 4 and up, the iPad 2 and up, as well as for 5th generation iPod touches.
There are already one or two security glitches being reported, so users may either want to wait for the fix or at the very least keep their eye out for when the patch is available.