|Apr 2, 2013, 07:52 PM||#1|
iOS 7 Running Behind, Rumored to Have Significant Visual Makeover
In a Branch chat, which at the time of this writing is still going on, Daring Fireball's John Gruber says, according to what he's heard, iOS 7 is running behind schedule and that it will bring a significant user interface (UI) refresh.
Back in 2007, Apple delayed the release of OS X Leopard to concentrate work on iPhone. Gruber hints that this could be the case with Mac OS X 10.9 and iOS 7.
iMore's Rene Ritchie follows up Gruber's comments, saying that he's heard that Ive's work with iOS 7 is "making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."
His comments come during a Branch talk that includes Gruber, Ritchie, TechCrunch's MG Siegler, Engadget's Tim Stevens, The Next Web's Matthew Panzarino and more.
Ritchie follows up his earlier predictions, noting that he's heard that an event for a new, 9.7-inch iPad is or was planned for April, but it was contingent upon the new iPad being ready for release. He also notes that he's hearing the iPhone 5S will arrive in August, although Ritchie also says it could be a July/August window rather than a specific month.
As for what could be on the iPhone 5S, both Siegler and Panzarino say they've heard a lot about biometrics on the new device. The feature would apparently be used for payments and identification. Panzarino notes it wouldn't be surprising to see AuthenTec's biometric technology in Apple devices so soon after Apple purchased the company last July because of the urgency of the deal.
Finally, Siegler says he's heard "a whisper" that Apple's Passbook team is due for a shakeup and is in "shambles," though Ritchie points out that Forstall's departure could be the reason for the Passbook team's troubles.
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|Apr 2, 2013, 07:56 PM||#6|
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|Apr 2, 2013, 07:56 PM||#7|
All together now:
ABOUT DAMN TIME APPLE!!!!
In regards to the total makeover. I really appreciate the efficiency of iOS, reminds me so much of Symbian in that respect, but even Symbian was refreshed and updated more often! So yeah, love the efficiency, more then ready for some fun new looks graphics and features
|Apr 2, 2013, 07:57 PM||#9|
I'm soooooo excited for this. I really can't wait. Whether it's a major overhaul or not... If the feel of the OS is just as good as the feel of the hardware, it will be absolutely amazing.
|Apr 2, 2013, 07:58 PM||#12|
Before you get too excited:
'Marble' Interface to be Revealed in Next Snow Leopard Seed?
Mac OS X Lion to Have User Interface Overhaul?
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|Apr 2, 2013, 07:59 PM||#13|
Here's what I see happening:
June WWDC: iOS 7 Previewed; iPad 5 Introduced; iPhone 5S Introduced
June: iPad 5 Ships/Launches
July: iPhone 5S Launches with iOS 7
September Keynote: iPad Mini 2 Introduced; "Cheap" iPhone Introduced; iOS 7.1 Previewed
September: iPad Mini 2 and Cheap iPhone Launch with iOS 7.1
November Keynote: iWatch Introduced
November: iWatch Ships
|Apr 2, 2013, 07:59 PM||#14|
The last thing I (we) want them to do is to hurry on the project. Though it's important to get things done by a set date, the importance of it getting done right is way more important.
iOS 7 needs to arrive with a bang, no questions.
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|Apr 2, 2013, 07:59 PM||#15|
I'd much rather have delayed software that is amazing than rushed software that is buggy or slow. Can't wait to see what iOS 7 has to offer!
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|Apr 2, 2013, 07:59 PM||#16|
Meh I don't take anything seriously from a faboi such as Gruber. He's boring.
In fact he's implying that Apple is seriously mismanaged if Apple has to 'pull' engineers from OS X to iOS to finish something (as if throwing more engineers has ever helped solve a problem before - Apple did once do so in the past, but only in light of their surprise success of iOS... the success and importance of iOS is not an unknown factor at Apple today.. though in the imaginations of Gruber it is still 1997)
|Apr 2, 2013, 08:00 PM||#18|
So iOS will deviate away from the OS X UI, or how should one interpret this? I thought Apple was about keeping things uniform. Hearing about any UI redesign from Apple always makes me sceptical, because in the end, it never happens. I bet any UI changes are minimal.
|Apr 2, 2013, 08:00 PM||#19|
Will be interesting to see what changes are coming.
Thanks Steve for all of the awesome technology!
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|Apr 2, 2013, 08:01 PM||#21|
New iPhones have traditionally coincided with major new iOS versions. If the iPhone 5S is still due in the previously rumoured July/August timeframe and iOS 7 is now supposedly behind schedule, would Apple actually launch the iPhone 5S without iOS 7? That seems unlikely. So then if iOS 7 is delayed shouldn't the iPhone 5S be similarly delayed if they need to launch in sync?
|Apr 2, 2013, 08:04 PM||#24|
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|Apr 2, 2013, 08:04 PM||#25|
Its a wait and see situation.
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