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Old May 24, 2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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More Details on Jony Ive's Flat iOS 7 Design: Heavier on Black and White




9to5Mac shares more details on Jony Ive's redesign for iOS 7, noting that not only will it bring a flatter look to the operating system but also more emphasis on black and white design elements.
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Sources have described iOS 7 as "black, white, and flat all over." This refers to the dropping of heavy textures and the addition of several new black and white user interface elements. [...]

For the upcoming operating system, which Apple says will be unveiled at its June Worldwide Developers Conference, Ive has not simply picked areas of the software design to tweak. He has essentially made his mark on every corner of the operating system, according to descriptions from sources, all while mostly keeping the essence of what has made iOS so ubiquitous.
The report walks through a number of specific changes appearing in the current development version of iOS 7, including changes to the lock screen, notifications, and the home screen. The report also describes how the look of some of the default iOS apps has changed:
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[T]he 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.
Other changes include the addition of panorama home screen wallpapers that pan as the user swipes between screens, subtle animations in the Weather app, and the possibility of FaceTime being moved out of the Phone app into a standalone app for greater visibility.

Apple is expected to show off at least some of iOS 7's changes at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) where the keynote is scheduled for June 10. Today's report indicates that Apple has tested several different design themes for iOS 7 over the past several months and that things may still change before the public release, but it seems reasonable to expect that aspects shown at WWDC will be close to the final shipping version.

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sounds terrible
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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What about actual features?
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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Ive got a good feeling about this.
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:32 AM   #6
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sounds terrible
it sounds Microsoft Windows
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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I dunno... I think I'm going to miss the old design... But I don't wanna speak too soon I guess. We'll see!
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:33 AM   #8
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You missed what many will consider the most important part of the article - that Apple is testing a quick toggle area for Wifi, bluetooth, etc!
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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huh, black >and< white ??
I thought this dude was into minimal and clutter free design?
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:34 AM   #10
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So basically it will look like Ableton Live. Thats exactly how Ableton Live looks like -- flat with minimal colours.
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:35 AM   #11
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Great idea! Put a hardware guy on software! Horrible, no new innovations. What a joke.
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damn i was excited for a flat design but not now
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So the code name is either Penguin or Zebra?

Sounds impressive...iOS Penguin.
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This won't go over well.

Sounds like Apple is following in the footsteps of the Microsoft Office 2013 designers.

Panorama swiping home screen wallpapers?! OMG! Why don't we just call this the new MS-Droid phone. If this stuff is true, Apple is going to get soooo ripped to shreds for just copying the competition.
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You were all complaining about skeuomorphism now shut up. this will be as flat as it is possible to be
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Maybe they're building up to a 30 year aniversary edition of the Mac OS and unifying the original black and white of the first model across their different OSs
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So the code name is either Penguin or Zebra?

Sounds impressive...iOS Penguin.
Wouldn't that just be Linux ?
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sounds terrible
If this rumor is true it doesn't matter if it sounds terrible. The only thing that matters is if it looks terrible (although that's always subjective) and/or doesn't work well.
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*Bracing for the proclamations from people who haven't used iOS 7 that it's the end of App...*

Oh. It has already begun.

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Old May 24, 2013, 08:38 AM   #24
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It's about damn time iOS got a decent homescreen, and most importantly, let's hope a decent notification system. The old one and the new one are really really awful, especially after trying Android's approach.
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this sounds exciting. At this point almost anything would be an improvement over the staleness we've grown accustomed to
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