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  • Does This Leaked Shot Reveal iOS 7's Flat Design?


    For those of you who are looking forward to the release of iOS 7, next Monday's kickoff to the 2013 WWDC should satisfy your craving for information about what's on tap for the future of iOS.

    One of the most persistent rumors ahead of WWDC 2013 is that we will soon behold the iOS revamp envisioned by Jonathan Ive, who is overseeing the design of iOS 7 and its reportedly "flatter" appearance that eliminates skeuomorphism.

    So... does the image above provide a sneak peek at iOS 7 and the aforementioned design overhaul? According to a new shot presented on the iDownloadBlog, you're looking at the new home screen in iOS 7.

    What does that mean for parts of the UI such as app icons? Our friend Sonny Dickson got his hands on a blurry screenshot showing the Home screen of an iPhone running iOS 7. The image quality is terrible, but with the help of talented designer Surenix, we were able to reproduce some of these icons to give you an exclusive look at what some stock app icons on iOS 7 might look like.


    "The first thing that caught my eyes when looking at these icons is that the gloss effect is now gone," writes Sebastien Page. "Apple first introduced this effect when iPhone OS first came out six years ago. Through its SDK, Apple currently allows developers to either easily add a gloss effect on an icon, or not."

    Although it seems pointless to speculate about what iOS 7 will deliver being this close to actually getting the answers we're all searching for, you can bet the next week will be a blogophere barn-burner of rumors and speculation.

    Source: idownloadblog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Does This Leaked Shot Reveal iOS 7's Flat Design? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. thefinalhack's Avatar
      thefinalhack -
      Well they did get rid of the glossy blue scrolling bars in os x lion so it does seem believable however the glossy icon is one of the most distinguished parts of the whole iOS and ditching it will not be a welcome change for many people (me for one).

      I hope with all my heart that this screenshot is fake otherwise iOS will be dead to me
    1. smittyjf's Avatar
      smittyjf -
      That's about the worst photoshopped picture i've ever seen.
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      thats about the worst picture ive ever seen it looks like it was shot with a potato
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Lmao gtfoh lol wtf is this crap? The screen icons don't even line up with the screen!
    1. Reymago23's Avatar
      Reymago23 -
      so fake!
      I like the music icon though
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Hope it's not the new design. They should come up with a couple full themes u can choose from.
    1. jamesgunaca's Avatar
      jamesgunaca -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      Lmao gtfoh lol wtf is this crap? The screen icons don't even line up with the screen!
      totally agree. this image is bogus as hell. more crap page-view fodder for the apple masses...ugh.
    1. Mohit555's Avatar
      Mohit555 -
      I swear. If ios is going to become that, i will not upgrade.
    1. recognition's Avatar
      recognition -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      Lmao gtfoh lol wtf is this crap? The screen icons don't even line up with the screen!
      It looks like a photo of an iPhone showing a photo of the iPhone (supposedly) running iOS7... I think?
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      What a game changer lmao.
    1. LoloBond's Avatar
      LoloBond -
      Quote Originally Posted by smittyjf View Post
      That's about the worst photoshopped picture i've ever seen.
      I don't know what's worst... the bad photoshop or that iDownloadblog water marked the picture lol
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      That would be taking 10steps backwards for one, and two, Microsoft is all flat designed icons like that ish...

      Hope it's fake
    1. xFURxBURGERSx's Avatar
      xFURxBURGERSx -
      Its not the in my opinion HIDEOUS flats we've been seeing so i'm all for this design it doesn't show great over the top change but does show the subtle crisp fine polished design apple likes.
    1. Manchovies's Avatar
      Manchovies -
      Honestly?

      This could be anything. This could be a theme someone made.

      It's made apparent in the article that this is purely speculation, but come on!
    1. knd775's Avatar
      knd775 -
      Not at all.

      Remember, Jony Ive is in charge of is. He knows what he is doing. iOS 7 WILL be great. That's not even a matter of question.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Hahaha, slow news day I guess.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Manchovies View Post
      This could be anything. This could be a theme someone made.
      Quite true, as there are have been flat-themes floating around cydia for a while now, such as this one.
    1. OUT FOX EM's Avatar
      OUT FOX EM -
      It's obviously fake. If the rumors about iOS 7 getting rid of skeuomorphism are true, then the Newsstand icon would not be made of wood, nor would the Passbook icon still have a pocket holding imaginary tickets.

      Nothing to see here. Move along.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by OUT FOX EM View Post
      It's obviously fake. If the rumors about iOS 7 getting rid of skeuomorphism are true, then the Newsstand icon would not be made of wood, nor would the Passbook icon still have a pocket holding imaginary tickets.

      Nothing to see here. Move along.
      That said, the Game Center icon (which would also be changed) has been changed.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Everything i have read says this pic is from the early days of ios 7