Apple has today released the next major iteration of the iOS operating system to the public in the form of iOS 7. The software, available free of charge as a software update through an iOS device directly or through iTunes, can be downloaded now, although it is likely that servers will be under heavy load for some time. The software itself has over 200 new features and changes from iOS 6, including a completely new user interface. The new iOS 7 operating system can be installed on the iPhone 4 and later models, the iPad mini, the iPad 2 and later models and the fifth generation iPod touch.
The company has also released a small update for iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.1 which are designed singularly for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S prior to their public release on Friday. The update is not applicable to other devices at this time.
In addition to iOS 7, Apple has also released iTunes 11.1, which enables support for iTunes Radio, the US only service which is similar to that offered by Pandora. This is also available free of charge and can be downloaded through software update through the Mac App Store.