The entire world is waiting for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which will be held in June. At this very event, Apple will unveil a lot of cool and exciting devices which include the new versions of iPhone and iPad. And at the same time, Apple is also expected to unveil the new mobile operating system that will power these next-gen devices, the iOS 7.
The iOS 7, which according to Apple will be the ‘world’s most advanced mobile operating system’ is also expected to be really new and refreshing. We all know that this new version of iOS is being designed by the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple, Jony Ive. And since the time it was said that the new iOS would have a flat and simple design, there have been a number of concepts showing up online every now and then.
This time, we have some information about the design that the genius has been working on. Sources familiar with the design and testing of the new iOS have described iOS 7 as “black, white, and flat all over.” It has been said that heavy textures and designs have been removed and at the same time, new simple black and white user interface elements have been added in many areas.
Sources also said that Apple has re-architected iOS 7′s new interface several times, meaning that there will be considerable changes from what the sources have described now and what we will get to see at the WWDC event in June.
Jony Ive has been putting up his own points about the design and changes or iOS 7.
Jony Ive has shared his reasoning behind his distaste for the texture-heavy interfaces present in iOS as of now. Ive stated that software designs filled with physical metaphors do not stand the test of time. Ive also shared that because iOS’s current applications have several differing designs, Apple’s users could become confused.[/two_third_last]
For example, the current yellow notepad-inspired Notes app contrasts significantly from the silver-textured Maps, blue and white Mail, and casino-inspired Game Center apps.’
Sources also said that Jony Ive has revamped the lock screen as well. There will be a considerable amount of changes to the lock screen that iOS consumers have been using till date. Jony Ive wants to implement these changes that will improve the usability and performance factor of the lock screen, but at the same time make it seamless and unnoticeable for consumers as far as the learning curve is concerned.
The notifications on the Lock screen might have improved manipulability with gestures. So all in all, we have a lot of new things coming out way in the form of iOS 7. But these new things will be very easy to learn and adapt to.