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Quick access to core features
In a bid to catch up with other mobile platforms -- notably Android and Windows Phone, which already offer this -- Apple now includes a quick-access panel to core features of the device. From airplane mode and radio functions, the Control Center also gives users quick access to a flashlight and other applications. Swapping out these apps for others is not yet supported in the beta.
Live switching and multitasking
When switching between apps -- a feature that has been reworked from the ground up -- apps are no longer in stasis. Apps now update live, meaning you can flick through and see exactly what is going on over each app as it's happening -- from videos to clocks and stopwatches.
Despite being designed around the camera, the iPhone's in-built photo app has always been sub-par compared to rival platforms. One had to scroll through hundreds of photos at a time. Now photos are organized by date and time, and are easily searchable by hovering over each thumbnail. Panoramas and videos are also grouped together making it easier to search for different kinds of photo content.