As you certainly know, Apple’s iOS chief Scott Forstall left the company in October 2012 and since then designer head Jony Ive has been overseeing design of Apple’s mobile platform. Forstall is believed to be ousted after a huge fiasco with Apple Maps release and for his preference for ornamental designs. He is also believed to have been at odds with Ive over the design language used in Apple products.
Now, way before we hear about iOS 7, this WWDC 2013 app could well be revealing of Jony Ive’s plans for platform redesign towards simplicity and modernity. Take a look at the comparison between the WWDC 2012 and WWDC 2013 apps below for an indication of where the winds might be blowing for iOS.
WWDC 2012 app on the left vs WWDC 2013 app on the right