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Dedicated privacy settings
Amid a number of controversies and data breaches in 2012 during the reign of iOS 6, the previous iteration of the software, Apple installed a number of privacy-minded controls right into the heart of the settings menu. These features relate to photo sharing, location settings, and which apps can access hardware functions of the device, such as the microphone.
Live tiles on deck
Some tiles on the iPhone and iPad home screen are live-updating. While the calendar icon has always updated day-by-day, the clock icon now includes a moving second-hand dial. It's hoped that in future iterations, the weather application will also update to include a lie preview of the upcoming forecast.
Private browsing on the fly
Users can now switch to private browsing mode on their iPhone and iPad with the touch of a button. In previous iterations of the software, it was difficult to access and required multiple taps of the screen. Tabs are conveniently noted as in "incognito mode" when their tab titles are darkened.