View Full Version : Why iOS:7 Doesn't have Shadows

Jun 14, 2013, 07:47 AM
I thought this was a perfect reasoning why there's no shadows in iOS:7

I think there’s a simple answer to this, and it isn’t about iOS “going flat.” My impression of the illumination metaphor (for lack of a better word) in iOS 7 is that the whole user interface is backlit, just like the physical device screen is. Hence, no shadows.

Source: https://medium.com/design-ux/e5b7bf3318e8