WWDC banners suggest the new flat design for iOS 7

WWDC banners suggest the new flat design for iOS 7
With the 2013 WWDC coming to the Moscone West Center in San Francisco next week, decorations for the annual event are being put up all around the venue. While we showed you one of the banners on Wednesday, the signs are really going up in earnest on Friday. These banners and signs remind everyone that minus a surprise device introduction, the biggest news to come out of the conference will be the introduction of the revamped iOS 7. Most likely the look of the banners is some sort of clue as to what we can expect from the revised UI designed by Jony Ive. The signs put up for WWDC 2013, show a flat, less glossy look that has long been rumored for iOS 7.

What else related to mobile might be introduced at WWDC this year? One case manufacturer says that Apple will introduce the firth-generation Apple iPad at the event although other reports have the tablet just going into mass production this month or next. While it is unlikely that we will see a new Apple iPhone or Apple iPad at the show, now that Sony Music is in the fold we should see the introduction of iRadio. This is Apple's long-rumored streaming music service that is expected to be free and supported by mobile ads.


source: Flickr via Pocketlint

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35 Comments

1. KickRocks

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

*Yawn*, BOOOOOOOOORING.

7. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

You are saying that iOS 7 will be boring despite having no idea about it,pathetic.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

He means how much they are usually known for hyping their product or OS releases, just to reach the end result of it either looking or largely performing the same, or as he said... it just being "boring"

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And yet you scrolled, clicked, read, and posted a comment on the article just to say its boring? I think you're excited, even though you hate apple. It's ok c'mon out the closet.

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Curious and excited have two different meanings. That's not to say expectations are high.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't recall, or see curious in my post, but ok.

19. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Oh my god im so effing excited!!!!

22. stealthd unregistered

Thanks for paying for the iOS articles. Your comment is utterly worthless, but at least by clicking and posting you make the article appear more popular than it would be if you had ignored it. So the PA and their advertisers keep thinking these articles have value. So seriously, thanks for you patronage.

23. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Next over hyped iCrap.

32. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

grow up

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks so yawn, same conference with its same iOS grid

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I say the same thing about your comments.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!!! Exactly Mxy, just add in stupid, and you've got gadget. Never makes any sense at all. The other day he made all these remarks about Sony not signing with apple. Looks like he was wrong again...or as usual.

3. Seymur unregistered

Interesting

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sarcasm, right?

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is literally the best thing ever.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Literally eh? I would've gone with "wedding day" or "birth of a child", but sure, we'll go with WWDC7. Different strokes for different trolls!

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

What? Putting the icons through a rolling mill is best thing ever?

8. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

can't wait for the great new iOS7

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Can't wait for what? A new row of apps hahahah

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hahaha...not.

31. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

yup, new look of row of apps that fluid and just works out of the box.

33. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

grow up

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Well let us see what changes are to come to iOS. Though I will say that if the changes are purely things they should have done already, it might not be as impressive as investors would hope and that might lower their stock price. Time will tell. I wish them well.

11. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Hmm, they appear to be taking a similar approach to Windows Phone's tiles from a UI standpoint. Wonder if they're also taking that approach from a functionality standpoint, i.e. "live icons." Also wonder if this is going to be received positively or negatively from current and potential iPhone users. Guess we'll see in a couple of weeks.

15. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

You know MS is doing something right when Apple copies them. By copies I mean the flat look of Metro. Best looking OS IMO.

16. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Best looking? No. Go to the new Outlook(hotmail metro-style) website and tell me that looks "good".

17. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

lol, the "flat" iOS will be nowhere near the flatness of metroOS that basically has no design at all... just trow a color in a square and drop some whitey to form letters...

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I bet mainstream media and pundits on tech sites and blogs will rave about this being a "game changer" - or whatever those stupid little "revolutionary" terms of theirs, that are used arbitrarily, are.

29. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Heh... Who's overreacting now?

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