Jon Ive who is the senior vice president of industrial design with Apple is all set to transform the appearance of iOS in its next edition i.e. iOS 7. The iOS 7 is going to unveiled at Worldwide Developers Conference which will be held nxt month. Ive is aiming at developing an iOS with simpler interface.
The words used to describe the new iOS 7 are “black, white, and flat all over”. This indicates that may be the new OS from Apple will sport a black and white interface. Till now, Apple’s iOS had a 3D appeal. For instance, effects like shadows, reflections and shines are quite common on iOS which gives it a 3D appeal. It is presumed that Ive might be working on stripping down such features in order to streamline the forthcoming iOS and to give a modern appeal. 3D elements may appear good but it may not interest all users since it has been around since quite some time.
When you look at different apps on the iOS, each of them appear very different and have their own color and design. However, the apps on iOS7 will sport the same look. It is believed that it was in November 2012 that Apple decided to work on the newest edition of iOS.
Even the lock screen will undergo a change to suit the new iOS. Also another major change will be seen in the notifications area. Both will appear less shiny and come with a softer appearance. Users will be able to deal with the notifications through gestures. The homescreen will have icons of various apps floating in a grid which can be also seen on the earlier versions of iOS. The new iOS will be offering panorama wallpapers. The same feature has been available on Android OS since quite some time.
The onscreen keyboard from iOS is not very easy to use. In fact many users have been consistently complaining about it. So, the new keyboard on iOS 7 will surely sport a new design and it will definitely aim at providing the best comfort in creating texts seamlessly. Some of the well-known apps may also undergo changes like App Store, Weather, and Camera. Even Safari web browser wil also be slightly modified to suit the new iOS 7.
It appears that Ive wants to completely uplift the appearance of iOS 7. It is a much needed change because since 2007, the iOS has been sporting the same kind of appearance. The new version of iOS will be showcased at the WWDC in the month of June. However, it won’t be available on any of the existing iDevices as an update. It will debut with the next gen iPhone first and then on the next iPad which will be launched next year.