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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. Rickyfl84's Avatar
      Rickyfl84 -
      I like iOS 7 they definitely added much needed features to stock iOS. I would have liked scrolling wallpapers and widgets that would have been even better yet.... I guess for next year.
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Well... after reading 5 pages of comments I have decided I will not be upgrading immediately to iOS7. There is 1, and only 1 jailbreak tweak keeping me from doing so: Exchange Unlock. This tweak keeps me from entering an 11 character (numbers and symbols) password every time I unlock. This is a pain in the neck! Otherwise I love the new UI and all of the great new features! It's obvious to me that they kept air drop to iP5+ to enable upgraders! Especially with iP5S right around the corner! It is not a hardware limitation....
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by dudeski View Post
      Parallax is an actual word.

      par·al·lax [par-uh-laks] noun
      1.
      the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer.
      We know it is. Just found it amusing we have a tweak named Parallax, which is different from DeepEnd, which is what Apple called Parallax!
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Merman123 View Post
      I don't see why people say apple is ripping off the JB community . Isn't that what we've been bitc**** and begging for ?
      You don't see why? It took second party developers to design the phone we wanted and apple has done none of the work simply saw what others did and took that. Folders, multi task, ect ect.... all jailbreak tweaks that apple stole and then told us how awesome the were for "giving" it to us.... yeah? I already had that BEFORE you "gave" it to me so F off.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      Well... after reading 5 pages of comments I have decided I will not be upgrading immediately to iOS7. There is 1, and only 1 jailbreak tweak keeping me from doing so: Exchange Unlock. This tweak keeps me from entering an 11 character (numbers and symbols) password every time I unlock. This is a pain in the neck! Otherwise I love the new UI and all of the great new features! It's obvious to me that they kept air drop to iP5+ to enable upgraders! Especially with iP5S right around the corner! It is not a hardware limitation....
      Exchange Unlock keeps messing up for me!?!? I love it when it worx but eventually it messes up my Mail.app and I have to uninstall. Weird that it worx for you but not me. BTW, I've tried it on an ip5 and ip4S. It must be something in my Backup file...

      Also...the multitasking that Apple implemented is the same premise as ProSwitcher from the iOS 3 jailbreak. Android wasn't even a competitor at that time so whoever said that comment has no idea what they're talking about!!! Thanx for chiming in, though!
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      Copy of Android.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      Well... after reading 5 pages of comments I have decided I will not be upgrading immediately to iOS7. There is 1, and only 1 jailbreak tweak keeping me from doing so: Exchange Unlock. This tweak keeps me from entering an 11 character (numbers and symbols) password every time I unlock. This is a pain in the neck! Otherwise I love the new UI and all of the great new features! It's obvious to me that they kept air drop to iP5+ to enable upgraders! Especially with iP5S right around the corner! It is not a hardware limitation....
      From my understanding, iPhone 5, iPad mini, and the latest iPad and iPod touches have a different/better wifi radio, the 5GHz band second frequency that enables N-draft wifi. The older devices only support A/B/G Wifi, so maybe that's part of the reason why they won't get Airdrop. Just my guess.

      As for iOS7, I'm freaking loving it, as it eliminates some of the tweaks I use from Cydia, like Clear Lock Screen SBSettings, No LSB, Winterboard. I would love to have Gridlock and TetherMe. Also on my tweaks is *******, but don't even have a need for that but save for 1 pricey app, but Maps.app suffices even now. InstaSave and Phantom I can live without, same with 3GUnrestrictor. Those are all the tweaks I have on my iPhone 5, so I will definitely be upgrading to iOS 7 most likely.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I'm actually quite pissed that contact pics are not in the stock messages app in the list view or address book. why is this so hard to do?

      and an icon of whether the last message received / sent is from you or your contact would be nice.

      let's hope they have new system sounds at least
    1. thefinalhack's Avatar
      thefinalhack -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      I don't know if you've worked with Xcode, but changing a icon is literally a matter of dragging and dropping a picture into the app project
      I have used Xcode however will the devs of EVERY single app on the app store actually design a new icon which fits in with the new style? I doubt it very much the big ones like rovio will but the millions of indie dev made apps which are no longer maintained will probably not going that effort
    1. yatezy's Avatar
      yatezy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      the multitasking that Apple implemented is the same premise as ProSwitcher from the iOS 3 jailbreak. Android wasn't even a competitor at that time so whoever said that comment has no idea what they're talking about!!! Thanx for chiming in, though!
      That'll be me

      What I said was it was identical to HTC Sense, which it is, and before that the palm pre which out dates the HTC Sense way of multitasking, the jailbreak tweak and iOS 3
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
      Copy of Android.
      copy of 6 other posts that said the same thing.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by yatezy View Post
      That'll be me

      What I said was it was identical to HTC Sense, which it is, and before that the palm pre which out dates the HTC Sense way of multitasking, the jailbreak tweak and iOS 3
      Now THAT is true! ProSwitcher was based off of the Palm Pre multitasking. So, really, Apple took this from Palm!
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thefinalhack View Post
      I have used Xcode however will the devs of EVERY single app on the app store actually design a new icon which fits in with the new style? I doubt it very much the big ones like rovio will but the millions of indie dev made apps which are no longer maintained will probably not going that effort
      Yeah probably not, but I can say they don't look bad or out of place at all. So not much to worry about, they fit right in with the remade stock icons
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      I don't really care where Apple got the ideas for their new features, I only care that they are included.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      Edit: everyone should write down the names of the people so willing to jump the jb ship, and tell them to stfu when they're impatiently crying to the evaders every day to release the ios7 jb already!
      Amen... Many people still prefer google maps over apples and will miss that tweak they had to open directions in google maps... Every time former JBers click a video link and it takes them away from their currently used app to redirect to YouTube in safari they will miss Browse In App tweak or a open in mobile YouTube tweak... They will miss safari downloader, chrome downloader, pandora downloader, (prolly an iTunes radio downloader that will be available) they will miss Jay Freeman's very own Cyque for their music app, the ability to change anything significant on the phones file system and on and on... We will be here on mmi laughing as everyone who says "no need for jailbreak" and "the jailbreak community is dead and outdated" is posting about how they can't wait for the evaders or whoever to save the day... Besides, apple needs the jailbreak community to get more ideas for the next iOS and the one after and so on... None of our tweaks and mods are necessary and aren't needed, neither is our idevices in general... So long as we have our idevices apple will limit our ability to do anything they don't feel we need and so to Cydia we will go... And yes, quick reply is still a damn good reason to jailbreak...
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat View Post
      I don't really care where Apple got the ideas for their new features, I only care that they are included.
      Thank you!!! +1000000
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It looks quite nice and I'm sure lots of people will give up their JB for it. There are just too many JB tweaks that I'd miss for me personally though. There is always a trade off. I would like iOS7 but will wait until it is JB - and that could be some time....
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat View Post
      I don't really care where Apple got the ideas for their new features, I only care that they are included.
      Agreed. Who really cares. And why? There's nothing you can do about it. Nobody is gonna sue anybody