App Store (Designed for iOS 7 001)

Following The Great Flattening earlier today, Apple has added a new section to its App Store designed to highlight apps that are optimized for the iOS 7 appearance and technologies that make this OS update arguably the most important in Apple’s history.

The all-new ‘Designed for iOS 7’ section advertises apps like Evernote, OmniFocus 2, NBC, OpenTable, Perfect Weather and other third-party software featuring the iOS 7 style design. Jump past the fold for the full breakdown…

The section, available via this link, is now live both through the App Store in the newly updated iTunes 11.1 for Mac and Windows PCs (and older versions) and via the stock storefront app on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

At post time, Apple listed a few dozen apps.

I have a feeling there will be a ‘Designed for iPhone 5s’ section come this Friday.

App Store (Designed for iOS 7, Name)App Store (Designed for iOS 7, Release Date)App Store (Designed for iOS 7, Featured)
You can sort iOS 7-ready apps by Name (left), Release Date (middle) and Featured (right).

Tapping the section takes you to a continuously updated list of third-party apps which can be sorted by name, release date and featured, the latter highlighting iOS 7-optimized apps that had been hand-picked by App Store editors.

Cody has also published our own running list of major iOS 7 app updates.

  • Jonathan

    Actually, that section has been there since the release earlier today.

    • Cameron Chao

      actually, they did say today.

      • Jonathan

        Actually, they didn’t.

      • Steven Honey

        actually they did. you have to read past the headline

      • Jonathan

        *caugh sniff* mhm… I must need glasses.

  • Gell Flores

    dammit! i’m gonna update my ios 6.1.2 to ios 7 now!

  • Prasoon Singh

    Finally they fixed the Facebook app! lol. Looks so much nicer and it works a lot better now.

    • Daniel Green Hersing

      In some way I agree, BUT! I feel that the Facebook update is “Half-baked”, cause there are still places with no UI changes, and that makes the overall feeling a bit unfinished… BUT AGAIN iOS 7 also haves a “Half-baked” feeling to it, so maybe thats why Facebook is doing the same thing.

      And the “Works better”… i can’t feel the different, other then it sometimes freezes up for 20 sec.

  • Prasoon Singh

    Who else is waiting for Tweetbot to get updated?

    • Lance Baker

      Me!! I can’t wait to see what they’ve cooked up.

      • Prasoon Singh

        Same here! Not a fan of the official Twitter app. It does look nice though.

  • Noé García

    Do you guys having trouble with the remote app? I can’t control apple TV since updating

  • Guest

    Facebook’s update is crisp!!!

  • Arjhay™

    why 4s not have airdrop ?

  • Melan

    Apple said iWork apps will be free? How to Download those apps for FREE?