Concept for iOS 7 allows users to turn flat UI on or off

Concept for iOS 7 allows users to turn flat UI on or off
With WWDC getting closer every day, it means that we are closing in on the introduction of iOS 7 and the new skeumorphic free, flat design of the new UI. As we've already discussed, iOS 7 supposedly does away with the real-life icons that the late Steve Jobs and former Apple software head Scott Forstall favored.

Now, designer Ran Avni has come up with a concept that allows users to swap back and forth between the old skeumorphic ways of Forstall and Jobs, and the expected flat design said to be favored by Jony Ive. Avni's concept, which can be seen in the video below, allows the user to change the settings to turn on iFlat.

Don't expect this to show up on iOS 7. With the Samsung Galaxy S4 nipping at the Apple iPhone 5's heels, changing the UI is one of the things that Apple is doing to try to recapture the excitement that surrounded the introduction and launch of the original Apple iPhone back in 2007.

source: YouTube via RedmondPie




Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

wow, simple just got ugly. Look away, I'm hideous!

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Apple is just trying to catch up with other platforms these days such as WP8 and Android. But Apple can't get there by any chance. Sorry

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31541; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Another of your comments that don't really make any sense.

20. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yeah it really doesn't make any sense to trolls like you so get your a$$ out of the way....!!

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31541; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I mean just re read your comment AnTuTu. "Apple is just trying to catch up with other platforms these days such as WP8 and Android. But Apple can't get there by any chance. Sorry". It's more of a matter of what they won't do vs what they can't do. They're a giant tech company with literally billions, they can do whatever, but will they is the question. Your logic simply makes no sense at time, but I also understand that you really hate apple, and you're just trying as hard as you can to diss them, and get your green thumbs.

36. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

Actually darkkjedii is pretty on point with this. Apple can afford to do whatever it likes. It could make a 5" smartphone. It could add widgets. It could make multiple versions of the iPhone in a single year. What they don't do is of their choosing. Not sure why the guy is being down voted for stating what we all know. As for the concept iOS, I think this is another case of people misinterpreting what Jony means by "Flat." People are taking it as meaning non 3D imaging. That's not the case. He just isn't a fan of different portions of iOS looking so dramatically different than others. He wants to create a seemless iOS that doesn't have different levels. Think of it as having a house with different "themed" rooms. I agree, this concept is ugly and doesn't really do anything with iOS that isn't already there. Apple can't get away with that for another year and even Apple knows that. That's why we are hearing reports of a dramatically different (at least design wise) of iOS. The question is will it work or end up being Apple Maps on a far larger scale...

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31541; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that's a mature, and intelligent post. Why can't we have more Chaseism, and less AnTuTu

30. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Just how your literacy makes sense, right?

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31541; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please hush... Thanx in advance.

32. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Come on, booboo. Just go back to school and I'll stop poking fun :D

23. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

looks like a toy lol

28. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I doubt that Apple just go change all visual elements for flat versions of themselves. It makes no sense. I believe in a completely redesigned UI, with very few similarities with the current UI. Probably only the icons retain some similarity to the user instantly know what each one does.

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This would actually be a failsafe approach for the new design. People can revert to the old design, if they don't like the new one, instead of abandoning the OS.

3. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

I think UI design not is what apple needs to bring back the excitement. Maybe more functionality. But its a welcome change.

5. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

this concept looks boring

6. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Wow. Beside the function that allows users to switch the device on/off, now Apple expands their generosity so that we can get more access to the core of the device. That is called Innovation of Freedom. The question is: Will they allow us to switch on/off their CEO' s praise on their beloved brainchildren?

7. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012


8. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

Google is king

9. jsjr76

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

What's amazing is how many of you take the time to hate Apple. Did they beat you up as a kid and you just can move on or something? Tit for tat they make a better device, period. Their OS could use more options not unlike the drag down menu that Androids have, but their system works flawlessly in comparison to Android. They don't have malicious apps or apps that crash. Their OS is smooth and simple. Simply put, it works. Their build quality is second to none, and more stuff is available for iPhones. It's like Glock, so many shooters wanna bash Glock because they aren't as pretty or as cool looking as Sig or HK, but more people world wide choose them because like Apple, they simply work the best and you can get more s**t for them almost anywhere you go. Hate a child molester or something, quit taking the time to hate a successful American company (which hating America first seems to be all the rage).

41. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Sorry but stating there aren't any apps that crash on an iphone is stupid as hell. I have an iphone 4 and the phone itself and apps have crashed on numerous occasions. And you can't compare smartphones to guns. Guns have only one function, fire bullit. A smartphone has a lot more to offer than that and what model or OS you like depends on how you like to work with your smartphone. And why did you need to bring up that it is an american company? Google is american too. Like people wouldn't hate Apple if it were European or from other parts of the world

10. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Good or bad, I can't wait to see the new iOS 7

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

...did you just say "nipping at the Apple iPhone 5's heels"? riiiight...

12. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

I reckon I'll be leaving the iPhone for Android once again....smh. They can never do anything right.

13. karimhasebou

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

when us wwdc

14. kurosanji

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2013

android already do this stuff for 2 years with honeycomb, and smartphone with ICS, and know ios, so who is the trendsetter now? :D

15. Furbal unregistered

The flat icons look like they belong in my google now header.

17. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Hehe this guy is funny, since when is Apple about free choice? No no, Apple tells you what you like and dont.

18. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This concept is fail

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Lol forget apple being lost even the concept pp r lost o what to come up with hahahaha

21. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Don't tell me that's a mix of Project kennedy (the new design style for google : eg: google now) and Windows Phone OS?....That looks too flat! Icons need some toning!

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