Apple to Give OS X 10.10 a 'Flatter' Look But Not as Stark as iOS 7?

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Apple will reportedly give OS X 10.10 a 'flatter' design but it won't be as stark as iOS 7's look, reports 9to5Mac.

OS X 10.10 (codenamed Syrah) is reportedly at around build number 14Z109 and will offer improved notifications and possibly AirDrop compatibility with iOS and Siri.

Mark Gurman reports that he is expecting OS X 10.10 to have user-interface tweaks that will make the interface “flatter,” but not as stark as iOS 7′s look. I’d also expect some blur and translucency effects in a few places, but not in anyway that is central to the experience like it is on iOS. There will be a little bit more white space, more defined menu bars, and squared-off window controls, but I would not expect a full color palette change and redesigns for every single application and icon.

Notably, Apple SVP Craig Federighi recently told MacWorld that “The reason OS X has a different interface than iOS isn’t because one came after the other or because this one’s old and this one’s new. Instead, it’s because using a mouse and keyboard just isn’t the same as tapping with your finger. “This device,” Federighi said, pointing at a MacBook Air screen, “has been honed over 30 years to be optimal” for keyboards and mice.

“We don’t waste time thinking, ‘But it should be one [interface]!’ How do you make these [operating systems] merge together?’ What a waste of energy that would be,” said Apple SVP Phil Schiller

“To say [OS X and iOS] should be the same, independent of their purpose? Let’s just converge, for the sake of convergence? [It’s] absolutely a nongoal,” Federighi said. “You don’t want to say the Mac became less good at being a Mac because someone tried to turn it into iOS. At the same time, you don’t want to feel like iOS was designed by [one] company and Mac was designed by [a different] company, and they’re different for reasons of lack of common vision.”

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Stuart Sheppard - January 28, 2014 at 11:42am
Oh please god no, IOS 7 is the worse release to date for design the email looks like a five year old has drawn on the screen! Leave it alone, mac users don't need this shit, put iOS back the way it was in 5.1.1 which I've still got running at the moment! As if the Maps fiasco wasn't enough ? I've not upgraded due to apples shit maps, what are they trying to do push everyone to Samsung?
NoGoodShit - January 28, 2014 at 12:18pm
This is why I thought of this idea, move every iOS 6 apps, siri (look and voice), web, built-in app, design, etc. and the call screens from iOS 7.0.x to all to be moved to iOS 7.1 so everyone will be happy and stop the downgrading whining shit and customize in hundreds of old and new combinations without switching versions. Rumor this if you want this, you will have iOS 6 apps once this happens. Know how to rumor this?
NoGoodShit - January 28, 2014 at 12:19pm
And FYI, the maps look you called it is perfect, you're just referring to the built in iOS 7 toolbars, you're pushing yourself, not apple.
James Cameron - January 28, 2014 at 7:52am
F. U. Apple..
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Captain Sexypants - January 28, 2014 at 3:03am
In all honesty, I wouldn't mind a little refresh of OS X. I love my Mac, but after working with iOS 7 I must say I like the fresher, lighter look of it. A compromise between the two, as the article suggests, would be optimal in my opinion. I agree that a simple clone of it would make no sense.
! - January 27, 2014 at 10:02pm
Maybe it should be called Mac OS XI (11.0)
NoGoodPrick - January 27, 2014 at 6:56pm
Hope they offer an option for osx and iOS 7 to switch between old and new looks (icons, siri, built in app design, etc.).
For the love of (Steve) God!!!! - January 28, 2014 at 2:55am
Will you give it up with this nonsense of being able to switch between UIs?!? It isn't going to happen, ok? Man!!!
For (Steve) God's sake!! - January 28, 2014 at 3:06am
Uh, maybe some of us HATE iOS 7 looks and maybe warn apple about an idea to help them get more users so they won't be all like "looks so childish" or "I', waiting for this bullshit to go away" and the only way they will upgrade is that this idea, you see, is what has been mentioned before about this idea eill work, ok dude?
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