Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple’s next generation mobile OS will launch at the its Worldwide Developer Conference 2013 which takes place in San Francisco next month. No further information was shared by Apple on what changes will be there and what will be included in iOS 7. There are a lot of rumors going around which says that it will receive a major software overhaul.
Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design is personally leading the team that is designing the new version of Apple’s mobile OS. Mostly reliable 9to5Mac has reported previously that it will be “black, white and flat all over”. It also said that Jony Ive wanted to scrap realistic images and textured heaved design for a flat design.
It further added that lock screen will also receive an overhaul by dropping the shiny and transparent time bar in favor of a neat black interface. The pin-code entering grid will also be replaced with rounded black buttons having white text and borders. Drop down notifications will also receive a new coloring scheme. The report also said that Apple is testing new panels and widgets which will provide easy toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data etc. similar to Android.
In the words of the report:
The iPhone’s Notes app has replaced the yellow notepad design for a flat white look. Apps such as Mail, Calendar, and Maps have also gained a more uniformed look with flat white textures. While the core elements of those apps are mostly white, each app has been given a unique button color. Essentially, each app has a white base with a respective color theme. For example, the Calendar app could potentially have red buttons, while Messages could have green controls.
The confirmation from Tim Cook also quoted him saying that Jony Ive is the key to the Apple’s new mobile OS. This has shed all doubts about above rumors, and we believe that the new OS will, in fact, be flat as Jony Ive intended. Whether this flat new look will entice and connect with the consumers, will become clear with time but we are excited that iOS will finally get a major overhaul.
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