Video: A quick look at iOS 7

Ready for iOS 7? Apple's next mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is due to be unveiled later today, at Cupertino's big launch event which kicks off at 18:00. We'll be there, of course, covering all the revelations including the new iPhone 5S and 5C, the two handsets that we're pretty certain Apple will be unveiling.

But maybe you can't wait until later to take a gander at iOS 7 in action? That's why we're bringing you this quick-look video ahead of the big event this evening.

And, of course, the really impatient can still install an early release of iOS 7 – to do so, you can follow our instructions here.

And you might also want to take a look at our article on 5 overlooked new features Apple is introducing with iOS 7.

Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, put it best: "If you're an iPhone user, everything — your email, your calendar, your texts, your phone dialler, your photos, your notes — will look and work differently."

In this video, we show you the radical new interface, how some of the most basic of features work differently, and a few other improvements that we're really excited about.

Check the clip out below...

In case you're restricted from seeing the video, here are a few close-ups of some of the new features.

Here you can see the new control centre, which you get to by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, is laden with controls.

In this next image, you'll see the multitasking bar, which you get to by tapping the home button twice any time the phone is unlocked.

Including preview images in the multitasking bar is along the same lines as Android, and for iOS users, it's definitely an improvement.