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