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iOS 7 redesign risks delays, may miss September

A “sweeping software overhaul” of iOS leaves Apple at risk of delaying the operating system’s release, according to a new report. While Apple expects to release iOS 7 “on time as soon as September,” “engineers are racing to finish” the software in time for a preview at next month’s WWDC, and internal development milestones are being shortened due to the rush. As noted in a previous report, Apple’s Jony Ive is apparently making massive changes to iOS, moving toward a flat interface and away from skeuomorphism. “More dramatic changes” are also expected for email and calendar features in the new iOS. Ive is reportedly taking great care to review new designs, as Apple looks to avoid a repeat of iOS 6’s Maps fiasco, which cost former iOS software chief Scott Forstall his job. [via Bloomberg]

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I’ve ought stick with hardware. No one, I mean no one who uses apple products wants it to look like a Samsung or even smell like one. It will put apple right in the cross hairs of the competition. N apple will loose n I will sell all of my many shares. Stick with skeumorphism. That’s what made n will sustain apple!!!  Why would I pay apple prices for Samsung/google clones designed by apple. Its Stupid. Remember. I said it first.

Posted by Mark on May 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM (CDT)

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While the consensus seems to be that the interface is going to be overhauled (flatter, less texture) it doesn’t seem likely to me that it is for that reason Apple is moving resources to iOS. If they are adding programmers, it must be for core functions. Bringing new functionality to the platform without breaking the old has to be a genuine challenge. Unless Apple is ready to go all-in as they did with the transition from the legacy Mac OS to OS X. This promises to be a very interesting year.

Posted by Andrea on May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM (CDT)

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