First Look: The New Ringtones & Dynamic Wallpapers in iOS 7 for Your iPhone 5
During today's press event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple announced that iOS 7 will come bundled with several new ringtones—something that has stayed relatively static the past few years.
I've download the GM version of iOS 7, which is the last version for developers before Apple releases the finalized version next week on September 18th to the general public, and I'm going to show you the new ringtones and wallpapers they have to offer.
Almost instantly after going into the settings, I could see the updated sounds with an extensive list topping 27 new ringtones, with Opening now taking the place of the Marimba default sound. Scrolling down, I saw 12 new alert tones as well.
If you're someone who's accustomed to the old tones, or is just plain weary of change, not to worry—at the end of each new list of sounds is an option to go through the Classic ring/alert tones you know and love.
In addition to new sounds, iOS 7 also brings dynamic wallpapers, as well as new still wallpapers.
With the dynamic wallpapers, you'll see slightly animated backgrounds, with bubbles that appear and disappear over time. Unfortunately, there are only seven of these wallpapers, and they're pretty much identical (except for the color).
In the Stills part of the wallpapers, you'll find a handful of new backgrounds, filled with wonderful nature shots, as Apple is known to do.
At the bottom of the stills, you'll see the Johnny Ive influence on the wallpapers with the colors that match the new iOS.
All of the wallpapers have the parallax effect in full, so you'll see a change of depth and view when moving your smartphone.
There's a lot to learn about the new iOS 7 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so make sure to visit our iOS 7 tips section to explore all of the new features and hidden tricks. Also make sure to check out the 15 most annoying things, 18 coolest new features, and 18 sneaky privacy-betraying settings in iOS 7 that every iPhone user should know about.