A new report claims that Apple will overhaul their mobile operating system interface, making it “very, very flat”
Sources who have seen the latest version of iOS7 have told 9to5Mac that the new OS has a more simplistic look to it, comparing it to Windows Phone. An overhaul to iOS was expected when Jonathan Ive took over as head of the Human Interface Department last October, and he is rumoured to be against ‘flashy’.
If the speculation is true, such a move would be a dramatic change from what we are used to in an iOS interface and it could mean significant changes, such as new-look icons for Apple’s native apps. It has also been claimed that Apple has been looking into adding ‘glance-able’ information and panels for system options.
The sources add that despite the changes, it would not be more difficult to operate the new interface, as the core apps and system would still function in the same way.
iOS 7 has not yet been given a definite release date, but is expected to be unveiled at the WWDC in June.