Apple spent quite a bit of time talking about the design philosophy of iOS 7 along with some of the big new features that include Control Center. As with previous versions of iOS, what we see today will evolve over the new few weeks and months. There will be a host of new unannounced features that will be flushed out during the beta period. It’s also possible that new features are being held back, as they would reveal a new iPhone. There were a few features that were not mentioned, but instead glossed over during the wide-ranging demonstration of the new iOS.

iOS 7 features

Unannounced iOS 7 Features

  • Enterprise single sign-on
  • View PDF annotations
  • Inclinometer
  • Long MMS support
  • Per App VPN
  • Maps Bookmark Syncing
  • Chinese-English bilingual dictionary
  • Phone, Facetime and Message blocking
  • Handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters
  • FaceTime audio
  • Italian, Korean and Dutch dictionaries
  • Smart download of TV shows
  • Improved Mail search
  • Turn by turn walking directions
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes
  • New Smart mailboxes
  • Notification sync
  • Managed app configuration
  • Night mode for Maps
  • WiFi Hotspot 2.0
  • Tencent Weibo
  • App Store Volume Discount
  • Do Not Track option in Safari
  • Streamline MDM enrollment

The most impressive feature is the ability to hide the Newsstand app in a folder. Ok, kidding aside, we’ve seen reports that it’s really happening and that’s reason to rejoice.

Some big features here are FaceTime audio. Now you can bypass your calling minutes, making audio calls over FaceTime. I cannot imagine the wireless carriers are happy with this, but just the same, this is great for consumers. There are more than a handful of improvements to the Mail app. Again, iOS 7 is still in its infancy. We’ll know more as they progress through the betas. Don’t be surprised if we see a few major features added when they introduce the new iPhone later this summer.