Details on Jony Ive's 'Very, Very Flat' Design for iOS 7

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    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.
    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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    If the WWDC 13' logo is any indication of the new design, then I'm in.
     
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    flat design ≠ windows 8
     
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    "Flat-Ivy"
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    IMO: I still think Scott Fortstall moved over to the Watch team.
     
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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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    Getting more and more excited about iOS 7. Only 41 more days to go! :)
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    So they are copying Windows 8 Phone? Just great.

    Last I checked, people LIKE gloss and shine.
     
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    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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    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 W:eek:W on that day
     
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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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