iOS 7 Leak Reveals 'Skinny' Text, Graphics [Mockup]

Posted June 10, 2013 at 5:45am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28855 views

Newly leaked information about iOS 7 reveals that in addition to a flat design, Apple is also going to be updating the text and graphics in the operating system with a 'skinny' look.

9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub says he's seen an early beta of the operating system but can't post the images because they're watermarked.

The whole OS has that ‘skinny jeans’ Helvetica Nueue Ultra Light or similar that you’ve seen in those posters. At the top, instead of carrier signal bars, Apple now has 5 dots that are white or gray to represent the signal.

The site commissioned Michael Steeber to mockup what the icons and homescreen look like.

Highlights:
● iTunes is Purple-ish with white (iSync-like arrows instead of a music note).
● Camera is Gray gradient and icon is same shape as you see on the lock screen
● Facetime is like it used to be without the gray. and flat.
● The Maps icon is a different place. Perhaps near the Spaceship campus?
● Compass icon is darker and flatter.
● Safari icon is like the Mac circle icon without the silver frame.
● Photos icon is a color wheel
● Game Center is similar to the photos icon – totally different than before.

Interestingly, the site says there are a two color schemes for many apps. One scheme is light the other is dark. It's unclear if this is for the white/black phone or for day/night. They've also heard that the UI of the phone might change based on external factors.

When in “Black mode”, the keyboard is black with gray letters. In “white mode”, gray keys with white letters – a little like Android.

Other Tidbits:
● Maps gets walking directions
● Grouped tableviews now extend to the edges of the screen.
● Rounded rectangles are more squared off
● Updated share menu with sideways scrolling rows featuring one row with Airdrop devices, one row with social networks, and another with copy/paste/etc.

Check out the mockups below or hit the link for more details.

Notably, this appears to confirm an earlier report from Daring Fireball's John Gruber who said the new design would be "polarizing". Either you like it or hate it.

We will be live blogging the WWDC 2013 keynote tomorrow at 10 AM PST/ 1 PM EST.

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! - June 12, 2013 at 3:36am
The icons were very accurate...
misko - June 12, 2013 at 12:50am
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Biny - June 11, 2013 at 4:20pm
How to intall iOS 7 on your iDevide (step-by-step guide): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE-1dtEeqms&feature=youtu.be
Consumer - June 11, 2013 at 4:16pm
OMG, does apple think that the public is just plain stupid as they are? So they make the look and text skinny so we might think the iPhone is somehow bigger by reducing the size if things. Duh
NoGoodNick - June 10, 2013 at 7:12pm
I agree, the new design looks TERRIBLE. A horrendous design decision attempting to captialize on what others (Windows) have done--even though Apple continually harps on how everyone steals THEIR ideas! I blame china because most of this was produced in China. So yell all you want but it's black and white so pick away.
rexology - June 14, 2013 at 7:46pm
You're honestly stupid. The time it takes for you to write this comment, God is honestly regretting creating mankind more and more. You blame China? For laboring and manufacturing the device? I hope you have a book, called the dictionary in your parents basement. Look up the word, "manufacture." You retard, the designs are not designed in China. It's thought up in concepts in the States. So before you run your cheap, shitty mouth, get educated first. NoGoodNick, you're worse than the immigrants who come to North America for a better future.
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