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  • Apple Raises The Curtain on 'Stunningly Simple' Flatter iOS 7


    As expected, Apple today unveiled iOS 7 during the WWDC 2013 keynote, showing off the handy work of Apple's design guru Jonathan Ive and the broader design team. Chatter about a massive resign began less than one year ago when Scott Forestall was fired and replaced by Ive who effectively became the man in charge of the new look and feel of iOS 7.

    Introduced through video by Ive personally, iOS 7 "defines an important new direction and a beginning" for the iOS ecosystem. Offering what is best described as a remarkably clean, almost invisible look for iOS, the mobile operating system refresh definitely impressed those on hand at WWDC 2013.

    "You are absolutely going to love iOS 7," Cook said, to which an audience member shouted "I love you!"



    Perhaps most striking upon first glance in iOS 7 is the motion tracking element. As you move the device, it now tracks your motion and capitalizes on parallax to allow users to see behind the icons. Best of all, Apple says, "it carries over the entire system, this liveliness."

    Yes, the design is flatter than what we're used to, but not in a stale or drab fashion as some had feared.

    Taking the stage again this morning in San Francisco, Craig Federighi demonstrated the more sleek typography delivered in iOS 7, new icons, and a broad color scheme. Messages, Calendar, and the phone application itself are all touched by the redesign. In Messages, for example, users can just swipe from the left bezel and look at a list of messages.

    There's improved browsing, multi-tasking, control center, better photo organization, built-in photo filters, shared photo streams, tabs, airdrop, bookmarks, new Safari, and more. Want to check out the weather? You can tap and swipe through locations, each giving you a gorgeous representations of the weather in these spots (motion thunder, lightning, snow included.)

    iOS 7 will even will monitor usage habits so that it can run certain apps automatically upon launch.

    There are just some of the many new attributes and aspects of iOS 7. Stay with MMi for more details as the day progresses.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Raises The Curtain on 'Stunningly Simple' Flatter iOS 7 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 118 Comments
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Johnny Ive is my hero.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I cannot wait for iOS 7; it's just what I've been wanting for YEARS. Thank you, Mr. Johnny Ives! I will definitely give up my JB for this.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      iOS 7 Jelly Bean. Looks the bulb off a Samsung Galaxy S4
    1. CaliRican415's Avatar
      CaliRican415 -
      Looks so plain, I will most definitely not give up my jailbreak for this;-)
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Zephyr + new theme + photo filters = ios7

      Appler you mah savior!!!11!!
    1. tb007's Avatar
      tb007 -
      Don't like what I can see so far.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      They take all that time knocking Android then make it look similar, wow.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Love it
    1. AGIAMIU's Avatar
      AGIAMIU -
      I hope that does better than it looks! Not very appealing design concept for the apps icons.
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Apple just rips off the JB community.
    1. Mahboi's Avatar
      Mahboi -
      That looks like ayecon. I might like it, but I'm saving my iOS 6 icons as replacements if I need them.
    1. CaliRican415's Avatar
      CaliRican415 -
      So does this mean Samsung is going to sue Apple for stealing their App designs and technology lol.
      I bet if I play with it for a while it will grow on me, if not thanks to Cydia Themes;-)
    1. Merman123's Avatar
      Merman123 -
      Wow it's truly beautiful. Quite frankly, It eliminates any need for jail breaking for me.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      I'm just looking forward to changes in general... Flat icons are fine by me, I just want that spotlight effect on the icons to be gone once and for all...

      Quote Originally Posted by billmilo View Post
      Apple just rips off the JB community.
      This is true... On the upside, when they steal Cydia tweaks and implement them into the stock iOS we have less tweaks to install...
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      My only comment is this: yes, Apple will take things from the JB community, but I believe that with Johnny now aboard the design team for iOS, we will see things that Mr. Forstall didn't want or was slow to implement.

      I just WISH Apple would redesign all of their stock apps and do them all a different color. That damn clock icon has never changed, and I hope contact pics are available across the board in the message inbox and contact list.
    1. Cj121's Avatar
      Cj121 -
      I'll wait for the JB!
    1. 24inthelead's Avatar
      24inthelead -
      goodbye jailbreak, hellllloooooo IOS7!
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      Still no #$***(@$ Quick Reply!!!!!!!! Other than that it looks amazing.. But seriously now, how hard is adding quick reply?
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      I'm down with iOS 7 once it's jailbroken...
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      You people judging iOS 7 stfu please