iOS 7 is Behind Schedule, New iPad to Be Unveiled This Month?

Posted April 3, 2013 at 2:44am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 37597 views

Apple is reportedly behind schedule with iOS 7 and has apparently pulled developers from OS X 10.9 to help get the mobile operating system ready, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.

In a decision thread on Branch, several journalists shared whispers they have been hearing about Apple's plans.

Gruber notes that the revamp to iOS is significant enough that "iOS engineers with carry privileges all have some sort of polarizing filter on their iPhone displays, such that it greatly decreases viewing angles, thus making it difficult for observers to see the apparently rather significant system-wide UI overhaul."

Rene Ritchie of iMore adds, "Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."

Additionally, Ritchies says that he's "heard from several sources that there was/is an event planned for April, new 9.7 inch iPad if it's ready. Also still hearing iPhone 5S for August (though a lot of other people are saying July, so maybe it's more of a window than a date for now)."

The thought is that iOS 7 could be released alongside the iPhone 5S in order to offset its minor hardware changes. MG Siegler says, "Since we're talking whispers, the one thing I've heard multiple times now is about some sort of biometric scanner on the new iPhone. Perhaps not surprising given the AuthenTec buy — but surprised it would be this soon."

You can check out the thread at the link below...

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Sam - April 3, 2013 at 3:10pm
Whatever they do to the iOS, here's hoping its just terrific. I'd like to see some significant changes, not loosing the simplicity and the elegant feel though.
Goebes - April 3, 2013 at 2:23pm
How could iOS possibly be behind? All they will probably add are one or two things that have been available via a jailbreak months ago and it's not as if they are about to change the same UI which they've been using since day one are they? When jobs died the apple slowly started to go brown...
Dyllon - April 3, 2013 at 4:51pm
Are you idiot, can you not read. They wanted be using a polarized filter that reduces viewing angle if they weren't changing something drastically I know that people would notice just by glancing... Tim Cook isn't Steve Jobs Tim Cook wants a huge change so he can make the iPhone his Plus he needs something to offset the minor hardware changes in the 5s so he can squeeze every penny out of that
Space - April 4, 2013 at 3:54am
Try using English. It's hard to read when you just write in one long unbroken sentence that stops making sense.
crazyone - April 3, 2013 at 8:56am
I wish that these Rumors should get 100% right like the way iPhone 5 rumors were, I'm so addicted with iPhone cant leave the ecosystem, but feeling bore with same UI as always
WaterFalls2013 - April 4, 2013 at 4:47am
Sorry you feel bored with Apples elegant universal age defying iOS. Personally, iOS is beautiful. It's user friendly and intuitive (if Apple can improve on this then all the better). But to add Eye-CaNDY so people are not bored to use iOS perhaps some fades and animations OPTIONS would suffice. But i prefer Apple does not do silly useless things like that. iOS is the most intuitive and easy to understand OS on the planet.... to stray away from this and complicate things --- Apple will lose the fact that 1 year olds to 99 year olds find it just wonderful. Also, for jony to mess with flattening icons to helvetica generic texture-less UI it would suddenly feel and look more like Windows 8. Apple should put its efforts into Destroying Android not Samsung. Without Googles Android Samsung would have to develop an OS. And other OSes have and still are failing -- yet - you can see there are slight infringements to Apple with every OS that competes. Kill Android Apple... then force Windows and Rim to stop with the gestures they have copied. Before iPhone - no smart phone was pen-less, keyboard less, finger swiped, finger pinched, finger zoomed... Apple changed the world. Its' time the copycats pay or croak.
John - April 3, 2013 at 8:05am
I just hope that if iOS is drastically overhauled it will be compatible with the iPhone 5. Here is hoping they don't pull a Microsoft/Nokia stunt where the Nokia Lumia 900 wasn't compatible with the new Windows Phone 8 OS. That would really suck.
Thunderbyte - April 3, 2013 at 8:34am
With 100% certainty the iPhone 5 will work with iOS7. And Apple is not MS or Nokia.
Dyllon - April 3, 2013 at 4:52pm
Apple will put iOS seven on all but the oldest models
WaterFalls2013 - April 4, 2013 at 4:51am
agreed - this is why yet again iPhone is the premium choice in phones - elegant upgradable OS - extending the life of your purchase - buy iPhone
Karandeep singh - April 3, 2013 at 3:37am
Does iphone 3gs support this ios version
dave - April 3, 2013 at 3:50am
lets hope not!
Christopher Williams - April 3, 2013 at 4:17am
Your Joking right? Your iPhone is SERIOUSLY underpowered, so you'd need to Upgrade stuck wit what you have.
Dyllon - April 3, 2013 at 4:56pm
No have the last couple IOS's supported 3GS? iOS 7 Well only support iPhone 4 and up
WaterFalls2013 - April 4, 2013 at 4:54am
most likely no - sorry - something needs to give -- yet -- if it does, many features would be disabled and the device responsiveness could be unbearably slow -- if the case, Apple will deny the upgrade path for 3gs
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