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Apple's iOS 7 said to be as flat as Windows Phone, with a lack of gloss and shine

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Apple's iOS 7 said to be as flat as Windows Phone, with a lack of gloss and shine
The old (L) and new look of the iOS podcast application

The old (L) and new look of the iOS podcast application

Apple fans, you wanted it and now you have it. According to those who have seen iOS 7, a redesigned version of the UI is on the way, designed by Jony Ive. The verdict is that those who have never seen iOS before will like it, while those familiar with the current version of iOS might be sorry that that they opened their mouth and called for a change.

Apparently gone is the gloss and the shine of previous iOS builds, leaving a "flat" look that is said to resemble Windows Phone with its simplicity and lack of textures on digital images of real-life items. Take a look at the old and new design used by Apple for its podcast app and you can see the change from a life-like reel to reel recorder to the current design. Despite the changes, iOS 7 remains intuitive and easy to use. The code name for iOS 7is Innsbruck and brings all new icons for native apps along with newly designed tool bars and tab bars.
 
Apple is said to also be looking at working on a way that users can glance at the screen to get information. Hmm. That almost sounds like the function of a widget. WWDC 2013 runs from June 10th through the 14th and iOS 7 is expected to be unveiled then. And with the two major proponents of skeumorphic design inside Apple now gone (Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall), you can expect some big changes in the look and feel of iOS 7.

source: 9to5Mac 

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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 17:37 34

1. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


This could be either great in the way of change for ios or it could go horribly wrong if not done correctly, either way there in no middle ground in this one.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:39 4

39. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is innovation happening.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 20:10 2

43. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i have to agree. finally apple is changing. something they hate is a change. so i like that they are improving their mind set.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 20:26 3

47. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Says the person who more than likely never saw a reel to reel player in his life...

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 23:40 10

64. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Copying yet again? Sure it is apple-innovative but not industry-innovative.

Bwah. Hah. Hah. WP FTW

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 23:46 8

65. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


you call copying windows phone innovation /facepalm

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:24

75. cdgoin (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Exactly..

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 00:04 5

66. ddurand (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


obvious sarcasm was obvious. LOL

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 01:00 5

70. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You haven't been around here for very long have you...?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 21:21 4

54. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


luckily i have an iPad...so i'll be able to preview the update on that before i jump in head first.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 10:22 5

77. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


The lack of basic features:
1) no default app selection
2) no free copy file
3) no free open any object
4) just icons
5) stolen statusbar
will fix a "nicer" look?
They really must think their customers are very limited :-)

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 10:52 7

79. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Their customers "are" limited.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 17:46 26

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I honestly can't wait to see what they come up with, but I will call it like I see it...no sugar coating. Apple had better deliver, cuz now that I've tried the s4...the HTC One is looking like my next purchase.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 17:52 10

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You chose the HTC One? What led you to the One over the S4?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:14 15

17. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


He likes to test the devices out and see which one he likes more. There is nothing wrong with that at all. I have the droid Dna but im probably giong to get the s4 and keep my dna till i decide which one i like more. There is nothing wrong with see which device you like better.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:42 6

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 javac

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 22:01 9

57. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Who the fcuk gave you those red thumbs?
I wonder if they have pea sized brains!
Jezz...cut the man some slack! Stupid fanboys!!

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 23:17 8

61. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It was a question, not me bashing him. People on this site literally need to read carefully. All I asked was his opinion in why he chose to go with the HTC One, meaning what grabbed him in making his decision. No bashing, hatred, or insult was intended.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 00:10 1

67. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


The reason I said that was more because of the thumbs down i knew would be thrown around as soon as i read his and your comment. To be honest I hate that everyone on here attacks everyone without being educated about everything themselves. I personally work at Verizon selling these phones every day. I just want people to get the device that suits them best. IDC if that the iphone5s, galaxy s4 or the revere. as long as they are educated and they can answer why that phone is the one they want. Im thinking about writing articles for Phonearena just because there is so much bias that it kills me to watch people post things that are incredibly miss leading.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:41 14

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not chose, but may be "choosing". The s4 I tried out had a lot of lag, and none of the gestures worked when I tried them. They were delayed to the point where I got frustrated, and just used my finger. Also the video camera has no auto compression/auto edit so if the file is too large it simply says can't attach, file size too large, which I don't like. The One performed flawlessly Smurf, it was plain and simply the better working phone. I honestly think Sammy made a mistake by cramming in sooo much, and not upping the ram. The HTC One is very beautiful, and smooth bro...just being honest.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:46 4

25. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The guys at celltraderonline were mixed about the S4, but I haven't heard of anyone who has had much luck with all of the gestures. Given that Android, TW, and system apps make up over 8GB of internal storage, I could see lag being a problem.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:49 2

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep that's another thing I don't like, AT&T only sells the 16 gig rite now, and you only get 9 gigs. I'll catch hella flack for this, but even with a 64 gig sd I'd still want more internal storage. If I get an s4 I'd have AT&T order me a 32 gig.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 20:45

51. andynaija (Posts: 919; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Whats TW?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 10:27 1

78. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Touch Wizz Samsung's Android UI name.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:20 2

35. blingblingthing (Posts: 545; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I agree Jedii. Fron what I've seen from the S4 and HTC One videos, the HTC definitely is more snappy hile S4 has its delayed animations. I definitely would would go with a HTC one over a S4.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:36 1

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's what I'm thinking too bro

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:29

36. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Are you in the US? From the little I've read, the Exynos/PowerVR international version is the big brother.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:38 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah I'm in Vegas Ted. We got the snapdragon version. I seriously think there's more features than RAM though Ted.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:53

40. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Ton and Tons of bloatware. It's insane. A lot of it can be disabled, and if rooted, uninstalled. Still, if you only disable and ignore the gimmicks, it's an amazing phone. I bet you anything that samsung goes for a more dumbed down approach next, like HTC did with the One.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 21:21

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 22156; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And I hate tampering with a device, I just feel you shouldn't have to. It should be strictly a want ya know?

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