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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Details on Jony Ive's 'Very, Very Flat' Design for iOS 7




Echoing recent reports about a redesigned 'flatter' user interface in iOS 7, 9to5Mac says the next version of the operating system will lose "all signs of gloss, shine and skeuomorphism".

Jony Ive took charge of all Apple's user interface teams last October following a management shakeup.
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While the look of the updated system may be surprising to some, iOS 7 is reportedly not more difficult to use than earlier versions of software platform. There is apparently no new learning curve in the same way there was no learning curve when the iPods went color. While iOS 7 does look different, its core apps and system fundamentals (like the Lock and Home screens) mostly operate in a similar fashion to how they do today.

iOS 7 is codenamed "Innsbruck," according to three people familiar with the OS. The interface changes include an all-new icon set for Apple's native apps in addition to newly designed tool bars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features across the system.
9to5Mac says Apple's engineers are looking to add more at-a-glance information to iOS, while keeping the system easy to use for less tech-savvy customers. The article notes that Apple has looked at ideas to implement new panels with swipes from the left and the right of the screen, much like how the Notification Center currently drops from above.

Apple's industrial design is the face of the company for many customers and with Ive heading up both the software and hardware teams, there could be a closer connection between the devices themselves and what users actually see on the screen going forward.

Article Link: Details on Jony Ive's 'Very, Very Flat' Design for iOS 7
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Like Windows 8 then?
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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Flatter than it is now? May God help Apple.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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If the WWDC 13' logo is any indication of the new design, then I'm in.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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Like Windows 8 then?
No. Like OS X.

Note how candy-coated, colorful, reflective, and bubbly OS X once was. Note how it's much flatter now.

http://www.iotechie.com/macintosh-2/...the-macintosh/
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Like Windows 8 then?
flat design ≠ windows 8
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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IMO: I still think Scott Fortstall moved over to the Watch team.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM   #8
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Wow, it looks beautiful! I'm looking forward to the release of iOS 7 already.

I really hope it will look something like the Windows Mobile UI.

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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM   #9
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM   #10
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:07 PM   #12
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Getting more and more excited about iOS 7. Only 41 more days to go!
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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Hopefully it doesn't look less refined. Minimalism looks good in real life, but it can be difficult to translate onto a screen without looking dull.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:08 PM   #14
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Lmao

It will be very much in keeping with Apple if they release a flat mobile OS, just like Windows and Android and everyone else these days, but then claim they have invented a new level of flatness that is superior to everyone else's flatness.

Apple will then patent flatness and sue everyone else for flat UI.

Honestly if Apple wants to be revolutionary bring back glass buttons and at least look different than all their competition.

Geeze, if this is Apple's idea of innovation, to duplicate other people's design trends now, its game over.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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We are getting more and more rumors surrounding a redesign of iOS.

This could be the biggest thing to happen to iOS since it was first released.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:08 PM   #16
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Let's hope it doesn't fall flat with iOS users.


ba da dum!

But really, I just want it to function well.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:09 PM   #17
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No. Like OS X.

Note how candy-coated, colorful, reflective, and bubbly OS X once was. Note how it's much flatter now.

http://www.iotechie.com/macintosh-2/...the-macintosh/
True, I see it now when compared to older versions of OS X
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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So they are copying Windows 8 Phone? Just great.

Last I checked, people LIKE gloss and shine.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:09 PM   #19
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Flatter than it is now? May God help Apple.
It isn't flat at all...

The flattest things I can find at a glance on iOS are only the small icons at the top (signal, wifi, battery) and the little camera shortcut on the lock screen.
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Like Windows 8 then?
Or Google's iOS apps? There are many flat interfaces out there. We'll see. Maybe it'll have its own look.
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But that just sounds like a rip-off of Windows Phone 7/8.

I like some gloss and shine in an interface anyway.
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Changing the look and nothing under the hood will please a lot people around here who only care about aesthetics.
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This is just so cool

all i can say is i cant wait to be like WW on that day
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New podcast app has a "flat" design..

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what do they mean by Flat? i may be using iOS for 6 years, not sure what they mean flat ...
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