SINCE the launch last week of iOS7, Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads has been criticised for ugly wallpapers and a too-bright screen, while the new fingerprint security system has already been cracked by hackers. These snagging problems have overshadowed some of the real benefits of iOS7, says Time . Here are five of its best new features:
Change Siri's accent : She'll tell you a short story; she'll even have a go at summing up the meaning of life. In fact there's little Siri - the iPhone's digital assistant - won't do for her owner. Now with iOS7 it gets even better - you can change Siri's settings to give her a Canadian, Australian or even a United Kingdom accent, whatever that may be.
Built-in spirit-level : Apple has added a spirit level feature to iOS7, making it the most DIY-friendly update yet. Coming as part of the compass app already installed on the iPhone, it's ideal for those who like to orienteer and hang doors simultaneously.