When you pick up an iOS device and use it, you feel connected. Whether it be an iPad Air, an iPhone, or an iPod, the interface acts as an extension to your fingers; it is smooth, comfortable, and invites exploration. Other competing devices offer similar features, and even sport gadgets such as styluses and trackpads, but they cannot match the user experience that is iOS.

The introduction of iOS 7 solidifies Apple’s commitment to user-focused design. The new operating system places content front-and-center, eliminating the glossy edges and shadows that served as little more than a distraction. Now, depth and translucency help keep users connected to their content and aware of the context in which they are accessing it. iOS has taken ...

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