iOS 7 Running Behind, Rumored to Have Significant Visual Makeover

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    Gruber went on to say that he's heard that iOS 7 is a "significant system-wide UI overhaul" and the iOS engineers who are allowed to carry around devices with iOS 7 on them even have special privacy filters on their devices which reduces viewing angles. This is to prevent others from accidentally getting a glimpse of the new iOS design.

    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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  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
  3. macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2009
  4. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    The iPhone 5S was running behind so they had to pull people off the Mac Pro.
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Lets just hope they don't release ios7 before its really ready.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA

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  7. macrumors 603


    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    All together now:


    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 :):apple:
  8. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Is Clayton Morris on crack: "April Event: iWatch, Flat Panel TV, new iOS cards app. In that order."
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2011
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2012
    The only bad thing that could come of this is that we'll have to wait longer for release.
  11. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I think he was joking...
  12. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
  13. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    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
  14. macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    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!
  16. macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2011
    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) :rolleyes:
  17. macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2006
    The writer of this article sure likes to use the word "that."
  18. macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    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.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Will be interesting to see what changes are coming.
  20. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    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?
  22. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2006
    Boston, MA
  23. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Buy a Mac, they said.

    It's a premium experience, they said.
  24. macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    A new iPhone has never been released without a new version of iOS, and there has always been ~3 months from the announcement of a new version of iOS to it's release, so a June announcement of the iPhone 5S is out.
  25. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL

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