New iOS 7 design leaks ahead of WWDC, depicting big changes in iconography

New iOS 7 design leaks ahead of WWDC, depicting big changes in iconography
Despite the musings that no leak trying to depict the new iOS 7 so far has been right on the money, the latest slip jibes with what the Wall Street Journal said earlier.

It is based on an early beta of the software, about to be announced today at Apple's WWDC event, and, as you can see, the "flat" design doesn't mean it will be devoid of colors, like some suggested, yet the iconography has been quite changed indeed. 

The Photos, Game Center, and other apps that reeked of skeuomorphic design before, are now more abstract, and a full mockup has been supplied by the source at the end, alongside a video that depicts a new volume slider, too. What do you think, "me like"?

source: 9to5Mac



1. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Playing 'Ugly, Uglier and Ugliest', are we Apple?

8. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Samsung fans excited because they are going to get this interface as well.

26. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You just came out from your cave so sh.t up

30. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How dafuq has this comment got 4 likes.....this dude is an absolute idiot...Samsung has never copied apple apple copy Samsung...her this into your tiny dumb brain!

31. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Because there is no more red buttons to hit, good job Phonearena haha. What he said isnt wrong though, i bet custom roms with the same look with be made, but somehow i saw some sarcasm in his post.

38. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Turn your S4 to its side and tell us what it reminds you of

44. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013 reminds me of nothing because its unique!....what so no phone is allowed to have a metal rim as apple did it first! Baaaaa baaaaa go graze with the rest of the flock!

52. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Hmmm...You first said it reminds you of nothing and then you immediately start talking about Apple. Then you said that the rim is unique and then you mention that Apple already did it first. Call me crazy but I think you feel the S4 resembles the iPhone but a part of you doesn't want to fully admit it. I personally thought the sides just looked like the Note II's, but now that you point it out I can definitely see that it holds a strong resemblance to the iPhone. Good eye!

59. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Apple stock is falling, while Samsung is setting SALES records... I'm waiting on a cheap Apple device 4", to go along with my Note III later this year though.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually Samsung rode off apple's success by making the first galaxy ui look like iOS.

83. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Samsung owes it's success to the litigation by Patent troll. That was a huge tactical mistake by Apple. They tend to be repeating it again soon.

85. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There are court sentences that said Samsung has copied some Apple phones; if they only were in US, one might say it's because US citizens are stupid but we can find them all over Europe too. Stop being an uninformed fanboy.

88. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Samsung never copied Apple? I raise you the original Galaxy S, which according to Samsung internal document, was designed to look like iPhone 3G.

92. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

thats why samsung paid apple because of forgot? LOL

47. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Smart mouth.. If samsung copied apple, why would i buy samsung and not buy directly from the Artist? Wake up, Samsung is everything apple wishes to be. Apple copied every tech company that has innovated and then asked for a patent. What would your smart mouth say about apple patenting NFC cross platform when apple has never used NFC on any of there devices nor have contributed to its research, they just patented the idea and then they begin suing everyone. They are a handicap company with one soul goal to cripple the innovation in the market, big thanks to the corrupted patent office in the US because they are being discriminating and giving patents right and left to apple just because it's an American company even though the american economy benefits not from this company because all they do is manufacture in china, while samsung is begning to manufacture in the US. So either you are a blind racist like the american patent office or just too thick to understand.

58. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

At the end of the day 99% of smartphone users have never used or hardly use NFC. For the general population, its as good as non-existent. How do you know that Apple hasn't done any research on NFC technology?

51. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Where the hell is thumb down option?

54. WestFiasco unregistered

Lol, that's pretty funny, thanks man.

61. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hey everybody this guy is trolling... Again.

72. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

You look handsome.

87. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012


14. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

I think it's fake. Safari icon - 100%

100. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

haha loser

24. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

no, the design finally match the iPhone use = for kids its really like some toy for babies, I can not believe that :-D (are really the negatives removed from phonearena discussion? why? so you will never find out how some posts are controversial....)

39. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Apple got tired of square with rounded edges and went with free shapes, just like what Android icons have ever been.

75. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I guess it is still not possible to turn a sows ear into a silk purse.

82. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

not uglier,they are trying to borrow that unique streamlined look from wp8 but don't want to get too close, and i must admit wp8 is beautiful

2. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

hm...... that looks ... awkward personal taste though :D

9. ihatesmartphone unregistered

It looks ok for me personal taste though :D

13. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

just ok is not enough for them They need something ..... "innovative" ?

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