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Jack Delgado
May 24, 2013, 07:54 AM
9to5Mac.com has an article out claiming to have new knowledge of how iOS 7 should look and feel:

http://9to5mac.com/2013/05/24/jony-ives-new-look-for-ios-7-black-white-and-flat-all-over/

Notable is the idea of "White + <color>" themes in different apps, panoramic wallpapers, a possible toggle widget, new lock screen, etc.

GoCubsGo
May 24, 2013, 08:09 AM
Panoramic wallpapers, meh. If that is iCal then I like it. I'm excited to see the changes.

FSMBP
May 24, 2013, 08:17 AM
iOS 7 sounds very promising. I can't stand the current lockscreen...I think Windows Phone 8's lockscreen is more Apple than Apple's.

AQUADock
May 24, 2013, 08:21 AM
iOS 7 sounds very promising. I can't stand the current lockscreen...I think Windows Phone 8's lockscreen is more Apple than Apple's.

I agree, i liked the sound of what was written in the article about the lockscreen.

Abazigal
May 24, 2013, 08:25 AM
If that report has any ounce of truth to it, we may finally see setting toggles in IOS7...:o

Frankied22
May 24, 2013, 08:31 AM
A redesign is fine and dandy but we all want to see changes in functionality. Let us set third party apps as defaults. Let apps share with one another.

Mackan
May 24, 2013, 08:36 AM
Black and white? I have faith in his design, but it also sounds like a more sterile and less lively OS.

otismotive77
May 24, 2013, 08:42 AM
wow, seems good.
cant wait for iOS7, apple will bring out a great new design.

Armen
May 24, 2013, 10:56 AM
Black and white? I have faith in his design, but it also sounds like a more sterile and less lively OS.

I think what they mean by black and white is the primary color palette of each app. For example the music app's primary color is white while the podcast's app primary color is black.

What I think Jony Ive has done is to incorporate an application's native color into the color scheme as accents.

Messages: We all know the messages app is green. That's how our eyes find the icon when scanning. Now imagine the messages app background becomes white and the arrows to go back and fourth inside the app have green highlights.

Music: We all know the music app is orange. Now imagine the music app with white background and orange accents on the arrows and the bottom menu.


Thats how I'm envisioning the changes. Notes app may be white with yellow accents. Calendar could be white with red accents. etc.

jrswizzle
May 24, 2013, 10:58 AM
I'm a huge fan of that weather concept in the article.....add a little more functionality to it and that's a winner right there.

Excited to see how iveOS evolves :D

hieubui.rtz
May 24, 2013, 11:16 AM
sounds less fun

cobbyco
May 24, 2013, 12:11 PM
I think what they mean by black and white is the primary color palette of each app. For example the music app's primary color is white while the podcast's app primary color is black.

What I think Jony Ive has done is to incorporate an application's native color into the color scheme as accents.

Messages: We all know the messages app is green. That's how our eyes find the icon when scanning. Now imagine the messages app background becomes white and the arrows to go back and fourth inside the app have green highlights.

Music: We all know the music app is orange. Now imagine the music app with white background and orange accents on the arrows and the bottom menu.


Thats how I'm envisioning the changes. Notes app may be white with yellow accents. Calendar could be white with red accents. etc.

A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg
http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg

beaniemyman
May 24, 2013, 01:16 PM
themes, new lock screen, widget, WOW.
can't wait for June 10th.

Armen
May 24, 2013, 03:23 PM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

Thats exactly how I imagined it would look like. I didn't even know that concept picture existed lol

cmChimera
May 24, 2013, 06:44 PM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

I really like the calendar, but I'm not sure I'm a fan of the music app.

ThisIsNotMe
May 24, 2013, 09:44 PM
Apple has a MASSIVE untapped market in 'themes'.
Apple should treat themeing like they treat apps.
Themes should be developer driven and a section added to the App Store.

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A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

Love this.

Mackan
May 25, 2013, 03:26 AM
I think what they mean by black and white is the primary color palette of each app. For example the music app's primary color is white while the podcast's app primary color is black.

What I think Jony Ive has done is to incorporate an application's native color into the color scheme as accents.

Messages: We all know the messages app is green. That's how our eyes find the icon when scanning. Now imagine the messages app background becomes white and the arrows to go back and fourth inside the app have green highlights.

Music: We all know the music app is orange. Now imagine the music app with white background and orange accents on the arrows and the bottom menu.


Thats how I'm envisioning the changes. Notes app may be white with yellow accents. Calendar could be white with red accents. etc.

Maybe people don't like the particular color that is used? I mean, I imagine the reason why there's so much gray in OS X is because it is a more 'neutral' color. To suddenly have these single color themed apps with some color you don't like, doesn't exactly sound like a hit.

I agree the concept pictures are nice, but can't help to worry I'll get annoyed at it after a while. Red color isn't exactly 'neutral'. And too much white up in your face might get annoying as well. It's just me though... While I agree iOS needs to be spiced up, I've been happy with their design/colors used so far.

Drunken Master
May 25, 2013, 11:46 PM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

One thing I'll say about their iOS 7 mockup is that I sincerely doubt Apple will get rid of rounded corners on app icons.

Droidrage729
May 26, 2013, 12:40 AM
Apple has a MASSIVE untapped market in 'themes'.
Apple should treat themeing like they treat apps.
Themes should be developer driven and a section added to the App Store.

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Love this.

I agree totally although i think less is more with themes at least some color changes would be cool.

tmanto02
May 26, 2013, 02:37 AM
I think this concept is amazing! The lock screen and home screen look brilliant!

cobbyco
May 26, 2013, 11:34 AM
One thing I'll say about their iOS 7 mockup is that I sincerely doubt Apple will get rid of rounded corners on app icons.

Totally agree on this one. Here's another concept that looks very plausible and absolutely brilliant (go through ALL the pages of comments, you'll see more):

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1585895

Here's an interesting find, although I don't expect Apple to change the dimensions of the icons:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1586755

sleek881
May 27, 2013, 01:37 AM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

Hope it look close to this, and not too plain.

omenatarhuri
May 27, 2013, 02:31 AM
I agree totally although i think less is more with themes at least some color changes would be cool.
That's exactly the beauty of his thought. By creating a marketplace for themes/customization, Apple can create a business and delight users with different tastes at the same time.

Drunken Master
May 27, 2013, 06:20 AM
Totally agree on this one. Here's another concept that looks very plausible and absolutely brilliant (go through ALL the pages of comments, you'll see more):

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1585895

This concept seems dead-on so far.

http://cl.ly/image/3m1x0z0D110H/iOS%207%20Settings%20Helvetica.png

http://f.cl.ly/items/470i0J2x420H0Z0I1V3s/iOS%207%20-%20Messages%20Green.png

http://f.cl.ly/items/0V2x2V2I34270W1Z0d0j/iOS%207%20-%20Music.png

http://f.cl.ly/items/1z0h2j1V2o0e3y2X1y3y/iOS%207%20-%20Music%20Open.png

sflomenb
May 27, 2013, 06:35 AM
This concept seems dead-on so far.

images

I'm ok with this... it actually looks good.

The question is: would OS X also reflect these changes? If not, apps on both platforms would look completely different (Notes, Reminders, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, etc.).

RTT
May 27, 2013, 06:48 AM
This concept seems dead-on so far.


I agree, it looks clean, fresh, & simple

Drunken Master
May 27, 2013, 06:59 AM
I'm ok with this... it actually looks good.

The question is: would OS X also reflect these changes? If not, apps on both platforms would look completely different (Notes, Reminders, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, etc.).

I have to imagine the apps on OS X will change with the next version to reflect these changes.

No doubt Ive has already created a name and general theme for this new design language and it will spread across all of Apple's software.

blitzer09x87
May 27, 2013, 09:33 AM
good thing apple is considering a new lock screen and widget. i hope these rumors are true.

Hephaestus
May 27, 2013, 09:38 AM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

Wow that looks beautiful! If it's anything like that I'd probably not switch to the HTC One and stick with Apple.

GunZi
May 27, 2013, 04:14 PM
This concept seems dead-on so far.

Image (http://cl.ly/image/3m1x0z0D110H/iOS%207%20Settings%20Helvetica.png)

Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/470i0J2x420H0Z0I1V3s/iOS%207%20-%20Messages%20Green.png)

Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/0V2x2V2I34270W1Z0d0j/iOS%207%20-%20Music.png)

Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/1z0h2j1V2o0e3y2X1y3y/iOS%207%20-%20Music%20Open.png)
I Really like those Settings =)

not sure about the others though, i cant see Apple redesigning the Music app and its iTunes & App Stores because they did that last WWDC... so maybe the other stock apps will be redesigned to match their texture style?

Drunken Master
May 27, 2013, 06:04 PM
I Really like those Settings =)

not sure about the others though, i cant see Apple redesigning the Music app and its iTunes & App Stores because they did that last WWDC... so maybe the other stock apps will be redesigned to match their texture style?

I figure the new Music app won't be too different, but it might have an album view similar to iTunes. Do people use album view much in the iOS music app?

cmChimera
May 27, 2013, 06:58 PM
I figure the new Music app won't be too different, but it might have an album view similar to iTunes. Do people use album view much in the iOS music app?

Not currently because it sucks. If it looked like iTunes 11, I would use it a lot.

acuriouslad
May 29, 2013, 03:10 AM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

I love this!

Parise
May 29, 2013, 10:51 AM
Geez, I really hope Panoramic Wallpaper doesnt take up 15 minutes of WWDC to be touted as a major feature (if rumor is accurate).

LSUtigers03
May 29, 2013, 01:33 PM
A lot of people didn't realize about this, so I'm glad you've explained it. If people want to see a concept for this:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/Blog/Article/May-2013/iOS-7-Concept-Designs-Welcome-To-The-Future-Of-The-iPhone

Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/97638a29-e570-46fd-8075-35c14852cce1/music-ios7-concept-design-765x512.jpg)
Image (http://www.simplyzesty.com/getmedia/029e12e4-3aa9-4dc1-8b37-6d8d7aac4cc1/same-great-apps-765x512.jpg)

Now I'm going to be disappointed with iOS7. That concept was awesome. I don't see Apple making iOS that great.

mrmarts
May 30, 2013, 04:11 AM
While everyone is anxiously awaiting io7 to outed, I wonder if previous gen devices such as the iPhone 5 will miss out on more desired features like previous years.

I am not sure whether the new ios is going focus on a software integrated with hardware approach which Apple has been aiming for, if so how is this new revamp going to affect the regular updating patterns of previous years i.e. ios6 can run on a 3GS. Will this years update see a greater demise of iOS devices like the iphone 3GS, 4 etc.

cmChimera
May 30, 2013, 07:52 AM
While everyone is anxiously awaiting io7 to outed, I wonder if previous gen devices such as the iPhone 5 will miss out on more desired features like previous years.

I am not sure whether the new ios is going focus on a software integrated with hardware approach which Apple has been aiming for, if so how is this new revamp going to affect the regular updating patterns of previous years i.e. ios6 can run on a 3GS. Will this years update see a greater demise of iOS devices like the iphone 3GS, 4 etc.

The 3GS is likely not going to run iOS7. The 4 likely will, but will not run iOS 8. iPhone 5 will clearly get iOS 7.

Drunken Master
May 30, 2013, 08:13 AM
Not currently because it sucks. If it looked like iTunes 11, I would use it a lot.

Yeah, this is what I figure, I've never found a use for album view on my iPhone.

But that concept looks like it could be fun.

xraydoc
May 30, 2013, 10:27 AM
Geez, I really hope Panoramic Wallpaper doesnt take up 15 minutes of WWDC to be touted as a major feature (if rumor is accurate).

And you know everyone who uses an Android will say it's stolen from them.