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Apple Launches iOS 7

September 19, 2013

The new iPhone came out on Friday but even if you didn't line up for a new phone, new Apple software is available for your Mac mobile devices. On September 18, Apple released iOS 7,  the latest version of the operating system which powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Many in the autism community use these and other, similar devices to help with therapies and communication.

Among the new features of iOS 7 is better support for Guided Access, functionality designed to help users stay focused by limiting the device to a single app, and by disabling on-screen controls and hardware buttons so that accidental touches don't affect the application. A new application programming interface, or API, should allow app developers to control Guided Access from within the apps themselves.  Previously, users had to turn on Guided Access by updating settings on the device.

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