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.
New Ringtones & Alert Tones
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.
New Wallpapers & Dynamic Wallpapers
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.