Jony Ive, the design visionary behind the iPhone and iPod’s runaway success apparently is hard at work rolling out big changes to the iOS platform. According to Apple news site 9 to 5 Mac, “The new interface is said to be “very, very flat… the interface loses all signs of gloss, shine, and skeuomorphism seen across current and past versions of iOS.”
Apparently insiders are leaking information to the media. Rumor has it that the iOS7 design is similar in nature to Microsoft’s Windows Phone “Metro” UI. Apple prides itself on releasing products and software with intuitive, stylish and easy to use design aspects. The 7th version of iOS to be released promises to deviate from previous versions of the software with newly designed tool bars and tab bars.
The iPhone and iPad app developer community is excited to see what nifty interface features may be released. Some reports predict Apple may add new gesture based navigation options and user engagement tools.
As an iPad app developer in San Diego any number of these predicted changes to iOS7 could fundamentally shift the way iPhone and iPad apps are designed. Mobile developers will be watching with anticipation for big iOS software announcements at this years WWDC in San Francisco. We’ll stay tuned and post credible iOS7 updates as they develop.Tags: 9 to 5 mac, Apple, apple news, apple wwdc 2013, ios platform, ios7, ipad app developer, iphone design, jony ive, san francisco, tech news