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Report: iOS 7 ‘black, white, and flat all over’

The new iOS 7 is reportedly dropping heavy textures and adding black and white elements, with sources calling the new iOS “black, white, and flat all over.” A new report from 9to5Mac offers more details about iOS 7, about a month after a previous report noted the new iOS would have a “very, very flat” interface. Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive is — as many expected — leading iOS away from skeuomorphism, reportedly believing “designs filled with physical metaphors do not stand the test of time,” and that differing designs could confuse users.

Ive has apparently made sweeping changes to the interface. These changes may include: A removal of the shiny, transparent time bar on the lock screen, replacing it with a “shine-free, black” interface; the square pin code grid will feature round, black buttons; the lock screen could utilize additional gestures; widgets may be added to Notification Center; Notification Center will be dark with white text instead of featuring the current “dark linen” background; a panel for Wi-Fi, airplane mode, and Bluetooth toggles could be added; app icons have “lost shine” and Apple icons have been made less skeuomorphic; Apple’s Notes, Mail, Calendar, and Maps apps have a uniformed “flat white” look; panorama-like wallpapers are available; navigation and tab bars have lost gradient textures with some bars sporting a “minor blurring effect”; App Store, Newsstand, Game Center, Safari, Camera, and Weather have changed significantly; iPhone may introduce its own standalone FaceTime app, just like iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 7 has reportedly been “re-architected” several times, so interface changes are still possible. Designers and engineers are also “prioritizing an overhaul of the iPhone’s version of iOS” over iPad’s version of the software. As noted earlier, Flickr and Vimeo will likely be integrated. iOS 7 will likely be released in the fall with new Apple hardware.

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So, Steam then…

Posted by Anthony Hunt on May 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM (CDT)


Never understood why Apple uses that dark linnen.

Posted by Paul Pleijs on May 24, 2013 at 5:39 PM (CDT)


“16.7 million color capability! Let’s just use 2 of them.”

Posted by Beyondthetech on May 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM (CDT)


This is the part I love:

“and that differing designs could confuse users”...

...and so after 6 years of consistent design we’re going to make everything different!


Posted by Code Monkey on May 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM (CDT)


Sounds hideous and dull - couldn’t just give people the option to customize the appearance/layout or anything..

Posted by Xya on May 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM (CDT)


Father knows best!

Posted by ahMEmon on May 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM (CDT)

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