iOS 7 won’t be coming to your iPhone and iPad until later this year, but a lot of its best features are available through third-party apps and jailbreak hacks already. If you want to get in on the action early, here a few ways to add some of the new functionality right now.
A Brand New Look
For the icon set, FlatIcons is a good place to start if you want a similar aesthetic. With a few tweaks to FlatIcons, you can give Notification Center a similar look to what we’ve seen in iOS 7.
As for the rest of the apps, a few third-party replacements might help make the wait for iOS 7 a bit easier. The new Apple Weather app looks a heck of a lot like the Yahoo Weather app, Calendar could be replaced with WeekCal (or Sunrise), and if you want that simple email client with gestures Mailbox is a good place to start.
With SBSettings up and running, it’s incredibly easy to create all your own toggles right now. If jailbreaking isn’t your thing, you can add quick toggle access to your home screen with Icon Project.
Unfortunately, you can’t really reproduce this function exactly at the moment. However, if you want true multitasking, Background Manager for jailbroken devices gets you pretty close. You can set apps to always run in the background, even on reboot, and set up app switching on a priority basis so only certain apps stay running. If you also want to add in a new multitasking app switcher that looks like iOS 7, Dash is a good place to start.
Additional Siri Commands
Automatic App Updates
Auto App Updater