The Future of iOS Is Looking Flat

Posted: April 30, 2013 in Test Equipment


The odds are looking good that Apple will ditch the textured, bubbly look of its iOS software in favor of something more modern.

Citing “multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed” on iOS 7, 9to5Mac reports that the software for iPhones and iPads will sport a flatter look:

The new interface is said to be ‘very, very flat,’ according to one source. Another person said that the interface loses all signs of gloss, shine, and skeuomorphism seen across current and past versions of iOS. Another source framed the new OS as having a level of ‘flatness’ approaching recent releases of Microsoft’s Windows Phone ‘Metro’ [user interface].

We’ve heard a similar story before. Last month, the Wall Street Journalreported that Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, was pushing for a flatter look across iOS.

A few questions come to mind:

  • Given that both Windows…

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