Rumor: Design changes coming to iOS 7; software is falling behind schedule

Rumor: Design changes coming to iOS 7; software is falling behind schedule
According to a person claiming to have insider knowledge of what is going on with iOS 7, the design changes are so radical that those engineers with carry permission are using polarized display filters. The goal is to prevent those with wandering eyes to get a gander of what Sir Jony Ive and crew have done. That doesn't stop everyone from hoping that an Apple engineer stops off at the local watering hole and accidentally leaves an iOS 7 powered Apple iPhone behind. But that never would happen, right?

Those in the know are also passing along the word that iOS 7 is running late, forcing Apple to pull engineers off of OS X 10.9 in order to get things moving at a quicker pace. Is there anything that we can learn now about iOS 7? The latest news is that it will make many people happy, but those designers who love rich-texture will be sad.

The hope is that we will see either the whole shebang or just a partial look at iOS 7 at WWDC, all timed together with the introduction of the next Apple iPhone. Is there any particular change you are hoping to see on iOS 7?

source: DaringFireball via Slashgear

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53 Comments

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"iOS X 10.9" lol... I believe thats an error. On the subject, i hope they add disk transfer mode.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

A copyright alert for Android, Window, BB10 and Firefox OS.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All platforms that originally borrowed from apple/iOS. This is why on some level everyone is suing everyone.

48. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Get a life man...!!

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U always say that when some one challenges u. I have a great life, just do your research before u post silly stuff. We all know u hate apple, but u can still at least be intelligent about it. "Get a life" my fiancé, son, health and fitness, and career are my life.

50. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

LOL to that mate :)

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm sure u are

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'm hoping for a redone, nor revamped, user interface.

3. Nocturne

Posts: 24; Member since: May 21, 2012

One thing i would love to see is If it was actually iOS 7.0 instead of iOS 4.4 as it is more accurately referred to. A dedicated screen to put highly used apps or more customization would be great, none of this you can customize app drawer nonsense. Its clunky and outdated. If not the above at least a pinch to zoom on its app drawer is much needed as well as a burst mode for camera. Quick toggles like jellybean or how Samsung has implemented on touchwiz. Basically catching up to features Android has had for awhile. It doesn't need a voice assistant that will be marketed like crazy, or a new feature that is more gimmick than useful. What it needs is to add a tonne of features they have either intentionally, or through lack of foresight, left out in previous updates. Also new icons please, its current ones are dated,clunky and ugly.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound as if you plan to get ios7?

4. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

dont trust Apple, they will never change outdated iConboard from cave....they maybe add another row of icons and more vulnerabilities to iOS "iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones": goo [dot] gl/WF2kj

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And what if they do?

29. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

they have never done, why would they now? :)

30. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

because they are slowly slipping.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just wondering why they might make it known that they are, if they have no intention on doing so. Why shoot themselves in the foot like that? Generally companies step up when they need to, to stay relevant. Your comment sounds more like the typical bashing type, rather than something credible. I'm just saying

5. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I wonder if 3Gs would support iOS7. I can't wait to see the new design, hope the price would change too hahah. By change I mean cheaper.

27. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I hope so, but I'm affraid they won't make it cheaper

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Have you seen the horrific lag on the 3GS running iOS 6? It's like the G1 running ICS.

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I think it's time for Apple to really revamp the iOS platform, as it is getting old and stale, losing its cool. It's been the same since 2010 with little changes in the design and features. If Apple does this new iOS right, they could start seeing even more promising sales.

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

they are not able to improve anything....they put very small amount of money to innovations, they have transferred money to litigation and corruption (iPads for turkey policemen????, higher prices of IT products in Australia, fine in Italy etc.) .....simply new Microsoft

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

So you are expecting this cultural and technology icon, pioneering innovator to just make a crappy version of iOS 7, because they aren't ABLE?! Jesus, does everyone undermine Apples power and money? Whatever they throw in the market, everyone follows! They reinvented phones, mobile gaming(applications), tablets, branding, music players and music. Apple is able to reinvent and if people disagree then they have had their heads in the sand for the last 10 years.

13. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

yes, everybody follows iPad where you can not even copy a file and open the file in any app = its not a tablet, its just a gaming console.....who follows Apple must be logically simply simple and very limited person....its not in contradiction that world is full of limited persons....thats the reason Apple lives, why not? :) and imagine, that someone thinks that Apple reinvented a Phone, but iToy has just iCons and is made for fingers......like Windows 3.1 without touch display....nothing more.....just stolen LG Prada but LG didn't have so many limited fans....thats all the secret :)

16. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

What you said makes no sense with no proper example/explanation .. just biased statements. I wont bother with you.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

While I myself am an Android fan, I disagree with your logic. Mainly I disagree because it is flawed. Just because someone chooses to use iOS doesn't make them any less intelligent. My father is much more intelligent than I, and he loves his iPhone. It's people like you who use lower case letters to start a sentence and .... instead of commas, who truly are the less bright.

20. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

ok, facts: 1) first iPhones bought just Apple MAC or iPod owners 2) ifst iPads bought just iPhone owners (90 %) and because of Apple has so a lot of limited fans, the world was mistaken these facts are facts so you have to understand a little to written text :) dear boys, deal with the facts :)

21. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Wheres the source for these "facts". Don't just magically make them up from YOUR experiences, just because YOU don't like it doesn't make it true or right or even wrong. I bought an iPad, and i aint an iPhone owner, like many others who bought the iPad.

22. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I have no reason to create such a lies..... I've read it somewhere....just deal with it with your iToy :) but you can give me a proof its a lie :)

23. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

he IS limited in IT :)

37. dakota30312

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Come back when you speak english.

44. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

err... since 2007***

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