Jony Ive to change the iOS 7 Calendar and Email apps in a big way

Jony Ive to change the iOS 7 Calendar and Email apps in a big way
As we're getting close to the start of WWDC, scheduled for June 10, we're starting to hear more and more rumors about the changes that will be made to iOS 7 (which will be introduced at WWDC). As you probably know by now, Sir Jony Ive has replaced Scott Forstall as the chief of software, so there's a lot of speculation that iOS 7 will be the first radically different iOS as far as visuals go.

Since its early days, iOS has had a very skeuomorphic interface (meaning that virtual things are made to look like their real-world counterparts), which has worked quite well, but now it seems Mr. Ive has decided that the days of skeuomorphism are over, pushing a simpler and flatter design for the platform.

Of course, it would have been somewhat weird if Apple simply changed the graphics of the OS and left the functionality the same, because there's a lot of stuff to be done in that respect as well, in our opinion. Thankfully, Bloomberg has reported that Ive is seriously looking into introducing radical changes to the email and calendar apps. It's not clear exactly what changes we're talking about, but it sounds like they will not be limited to the way the apps look. According to the source, Jony Ive is keeping a very close eye on everything that's being done, in order to avoid a new "Maps" catastrophe. Due to the big goals and stricter quality control, however, Apple is said to be falling behind with iOS 7. This doesn't really matter, though, because, as we said in the beginning, the company has promised to show us the new iOS at WWDC. What's more, the sources claim that iOS 7 will launch in September. That is when the new iPhone is expected to be released as well.


via: Engadget

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31 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha.......Jony Ive doing the invisible sandwich! xD Have no fear, cuz Jony Ive is here! :D

2. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Funny!!!

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Honestly, iPhone can do more than being in a fridge, eg. you can put onto it a few icons :-)

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Icons are not enough, we need pickles, cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, sliced turkey meat, and the most important ingredient : Apple logo! And there you have it, the delicious and nutritious iSandwich is served! Bon app├ętit! :)

29. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

so forget it....iSandwich will never have cheese because cheese is a hacked cow and we all know that cows are open source

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am reminded about the fairy tale about the Emperor having no clothes.... Invisible sandwich could be Ive's undoing. If iOS 7 is a fail, Jony will own the fail. And, apparently, the good stuff in iOS 7 doesn't ship until v. 7.1....

28. homersimpsons

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy All work and no play make Jony a dull boy

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Lol invisible sandwich &the iphone

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Seems to me that iOS 7 will needs a lot more then an "app" update to compete.

8. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Not sure why I get thumbed down for an honest comment. At least if you disagree then reply with an argument!! I'm not bashing apple... In fact I am an avid Apple supporter. I'm just stating that the current iOS is lame and it needs more then a few app changes to feel refreshed.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I 100% agree with you Dave. Ios7 needs to hit it outta the park, Barry Bonds style. Apple has the know how, money, and partnering to do whatever they please. It's not about what they can't do, it's about what they won't do. Apple needs to rock the boat. I used to criticize google for releasing half baked features on android, and then sending out updates to fix them...well look how that approach paid off for google. Android has made far more strides during its existence than iOS has. Hope apple steps it up...by the way +1 Dave

16. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Google was able to take more risk because all the risk they had was offset by the all of their phone manufacturers and all the devices that were powered by Android. With Apple, since they like doing one phone per year it forces them to sink or swim every year.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed

17. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Thanks DK! Yea man, Apple needs a few tricks to get this pony of to a running start. I'm expecting a complete refresh and not just a few minor app tweaks, I used to bash Android too... I used to laugh at all the useless widgets and bloated software... I'm eating my words now because I wish my iPhone had some of those features. (but not all...haha)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol ditto bro. I think they'll shock us.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't think it needs to. Apple has enough core followers that even if it isn't a big upgrade, and they don't hit it out of the park,it'll still sell well. Don't underestimate apples mind share, add the average users lack of understanding of tech.

19. Ces1ne

Posts: 2; Member since: May 01, 2013

Down-voted for complaining about being down-voted......it's only a comment section bruh, smh

14. stealthd unregistered

The thing is, they don't have to do a lot to compete. They still have the majority of the profits in the industry, their sales are still growing (even if they aren't growing as fast as they used to). This is what successful companies do, they keep making money on small iterations, and they innovate (or go down) when they have to. Samsung's doing the same thing with the GS4.

7. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

What are you taking about?? Its apple.. Better than samsung for sure

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Says the AngryAppleCustomer.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except in total smartphones sold...

11. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

Angry at android companys incompetence. Android is the biggest fail. Ever. If you reject this claim, then you are the same. iPhone > android = 0" is true for all androids and iphones."

12. lovefist unregistered

K, sure.

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

We're you dropped at birth? Cause from your comment on this website you either were or your just looking for a fight!

20. Ces1ne

Posts: 2; Member since: May 01, 2013

Why bother acknowledging him/her? Doesnt matter if you prefer iOS/Android/WP/etc....just let the troll be a troll

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude what's the matter with you? PA will send you on a vacation. Beware

27. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Number one selling smartphone OS. Number one selling tablet OS. Overall 70%+ market share. Over 1.5 million devices activated every day. Over 500 activated in the 30 seconds it took you to type your mini manifesto here. We all should fail like that.

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I already know how to work the app well so I hope its just the design not the functionality. Then I'm going to have to relearn a new app!

24. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

When Phonearena exceeds your ability to understand, it simply becomes...Phonedog

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not really sure what more you can do with a calendar and email that aren't already being done. If Ive is going or a flat simple look to them... well, Outlook kind of already beat them to the punch. I know... it'll look like Outlook, but have Google Now-like notifications/cards! It'll be revolutionary!!!

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