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Apple Ramping Up iOS 7 Employee Training Ahead of Alleged September Release

by Brandon Russell | August 29, 2013August 29, 2013 1:00 pm PST

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Ahead of iOS 7’s September debut, AppleCare employees have allegedly started training to help prepare for the new-look mobile OS. With Jony Ive now in charge of Apple’s famous mobile platform, skeuomorphism has been (mostly) banished from the company’s culture. With that, though, comes a much different experience, at least visually, which means a lot of your average consumers will be wondering how the heck to use the redesigned OS.

According to 9to5Mac, training is expected to wrap up by the second week of September, just in time for the platform’s rumored consumer-wide release on Sept. 10. Because iOS 7 looks and acts so differently than what folks are used to, Apple is allegedly increasing training hours of part-time employees; this will ensure everyone is prepared for the onslaught of inquiries once iOS 7 hits.

Much of AppleCare’s focus will be on features such as Control Center, AirDrop file-sharing and iOS 7’s redesigned camera app, which now features built-in filters. Development on Jony Ive’s new mobile vision has moved along at a pretty fast clip, suggesting a final version is imminent. With Sept. 10 only a few weeks away, and training already ramping up, we have a feeling a consumer release isn’t that far off.


Brandon Russell

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