Telemarketer’s troubling you or wasting your time with unwanted calls? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iOS 7 has the solutions. The iPhone maker revealed the new feature along with the other announcements made regarding the expected features in iOS 7. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the new privacy option in the WWDC keynote.


Apple Call-Blocking Feature in iOS 7:

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will bring a new call-blocking feature with the iOS7. The new feature will also allow users to block numbers in FaceTime and Messages. The call blocking feature will facilitate blocking of specific numbers, which will be handy to avoid a call from ex’s or from any other unwanted number.

“Phone, FaceTime and Messages blocking to prevent specific people from being able to contact you,” says an Apple executive.

How it works

The call blocking can be availed by visiting the contact details screen via the Favorites, Recents or Contacts tab. After that, a user has to select ‘Block this Caller’ button at the bottom. Then to remove the contact from the blocked list, user will have navigated to its contact card and then select ‘Unblock this Caller’. The feature has not been made consistent as the feature is not available while browsing contacts directly through the Contacts app. The call-blocking feature will be device specific and not on the carrier side.

The feature lacks a centralized list to view all the blocked contacts. However, it will be useful while unblocking multiple contacts, saving the efforts to browse their individual contact cards.

iOS 7

The new operating system has been described as the most significant update since the launch of the first iPhone, described the Cupertino based firm. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s senior vice president for design Jony Ive, described the operating system as an enduring beauty in simplicity, clarity and efficiency. As per the designer “a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system.”

As per the company the new iOS 7 has a remarkable user interface combined with elegant color palette enhancing user experience. Some of the new features added to the iOS are Control Center, the Notification Center, improved multi-tasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes radio.

iTunes radio is the free internet service radio having more than 200 stations and superb music collection available from the iTunes store.