With Apple's WWDC 2013 set to kick off early next month, the pressure is on for engineers at Apple to finish iOS 7 for its big preview on the global stage.
In recent weeks, we've heard plenty about Sir Jonathan Ive’s purportedly ambitious redesign efforts for Apple's mobile operating system. So elaborate is the redesign, we're told, that Apple's engineers will need every minute between now and the start of WWDC to finish iOS 7.
Ive, 46, has begun revamping iPhone and iPad applications, shunning realistic images, such as wood bookshelves for the Newsstand feature, and he’s exploring more dramatic changes to the e-mail and calendar tools, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private.
Sources inside Apple indicate that the company still plans to release iOS 7 in or around the month of September. But internal deadlines for submitting features for testing "are being set later than past releases."