More Details on Jony Ive's Flat iOS 7 Design: Heavier on Black and White

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    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.
    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:
    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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    it sounds Microsoft Windows ;)
     
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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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    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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    1 too many

    huh, black >and< white ??
    I thought this dude was into minimal and clutter free design?
     
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    Ableton Live Copycat

    So basically it will look like Ableton Live. Thats exactly how Ableton Live looks like -- flat with minimal colours.
     
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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 :mad:
     
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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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    That's what I want to know.
     
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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 :D
     
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    Wouldn't that just be Linux ?
     
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    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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    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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