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iOS 7 is Codenamed 'Innsbruck', Features 'Very, Very Flat' User Interface?

iOS 7 is Codenamed 'Innsbruck', Features 'Very, Very Flat' User Interface?

Posted April 29, 2013 at 8:11pm by iClarified
Some details about iOS 7 have reportedly been leaked by 9to5Mac ahead of its debut at WWDC 2013. The new mobile operating system is codenamed 'Innsbruck', three sources tell the site, and as rumored it will feature a flat design.

The new interface is said to be “very, very flat,” according to one source. Another person said that the interface loses all signs of gloss, shine, and skeumorphism seen across current and past versions of iOS. Another source framed the new OS as having a level of “flatness” approaching recent releases of Microsoft’s Windows Phone “Metro” UI.

While the look will change, iOS 7 will reportedly remain be easy to use and there is no learning curve for existing users. System apps and functions apparently work similar to how they do now.

The interface changes include an all-new icon set for Apple’s native apps in addition to newly designed tool bars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features across the system.

Apple is also said to working on a way to add more 'glance-able' information and system options panels. It's unclear how these new views would be implemented; however, one option discussed was to make them appear via swipes from the left and right side of the device similar to how the Notification Center drops down when swiping from the top.

Earlier today, the site also detailed some information about Apple's update to OS X.

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Dyllon - May 1, 2013 at 5:01am
I really have high hopes for this, hearing the comparison to metro ui and knowing Jony Ives is in charge of this project and knowing what he likes I am really really very excited to see what he does and his interpretation of a flat interface with heavy information at a glance... I'm also very excited as I'm sure this new UI is going to add many many new system hooks so alot of wonderful new Cydia themes and tweaks will be able to be made
qwe - May 1, 2013 at 4:06am
I just hope this IOS7 ain't gonna drain battery like IOS6 shit does with my current phone!!!
56404c5 - April 30, 2013 at 11:43am
HTC One is the best phone i have ever seen in my life. Shits all over the iPhoney
ak - April 30, 2013 at 2:24pm
why does sales person use the word "iPhone* to sell Samsung/HTC. "this is iPhone killer" "This phone is way better than iPhone" "Galaxy s4 have more features than iPhone" "HTC One left iPhone behind"
Dyllon - May 1, 2013 at 5:06am
I don't think so, the HTC one is too big I don't like the design it has shitty sound and the only interesting feature it had It's heavy reliance on swipe gesturing turned out to be a huge gimmick that the majority of people turn off
Linux - May 29, 2013 at 8:45pm
HTC be funny Haha Windows in general be funny!! :{D
dzinxxx - April 30, 2013 at 11:20am
Just bought new htc one for 520 pounds. Had a Iphone 3gs, 4gs, 5! The htc is like lightning fast iphone with more to offer. No need( for make me very upset) Itunes. Very good Job HTC.
John Sprm
John Sprm - April 30, 2013 at 12:31am
Why would u copy a copy ? Lol android sucks galaxy s4 is so ugly and big looks like I'm holding my plasma
iPhoneEverything - April 29, 2013 at 11:39pm
Its funny how people have and android say its the best but when u have had both the iPhone is so much better works better and faster
Leggoman - April 29, 2013 at 11:33pm
Sorry to say apple was good iPhone was the best but now it just an old out dated iPhone and every new iPhone is just a make over of the old. All the iPhones I've had now and from fist to last really not much added to really make it stand out. I keep looking at the galaxy 4 it has some nice new stuff but I just hate the OS so may be ill just have to keep this old out dated iPhone and update to the next out dated iPhone when it comes out
danR - April 29, 2013 at 11:28pm
People don't want to hear that MS made a cooler visual interface than Apple. But they did: Metro is minimalist, Mondrian, Frank Loyd Wright, zen-cool. Poor Jobs lived long enough to see it.
Linux - May 29, 2013 at 8:49pm
Metro is way better than OSX or iOS!!! Just LOOK at the sales!! #half what vista had at equivalent time :{D
ideaprison - April 29, 2013 at 10:17pm
the comparison with win8 makes no sense, I bet its more like how Google is designing their mobile and online apps/sites atm• all white, little color on it, clear fonts. either one i'll dislike rather hate Matte design style
Cheyenne Gutierrez
Cheyenne Gutierrez - April 29, 2013 at 10:02pm
Make it a cool shape like a curvy shape or whatever but still flat. Make it something really awesome:)
Nikolay - April 29, 2013 at 9:43pm
Hehe Apple is getting worse and worse. Instead of trying to copy the best (aka android) they copy the worst operating system in mobiles. There is very little competition for Google if Apple follows thru wit this. Too easy hehe
Anonymous - April 29, 2013 at 9:21pm
I dont belive in TIM but when it come to steve jobs i really do and i think that he makes a hole plan for apple before his dead!
Darryn - April 29, 2013 at 8:52pm
Please don't be flat like Windows 8. That would be a terrible decision.
Lee - April 29, 2013 at 8:25pm
Microsoft's UI for phones, Win8 is ABSOLUTELY HIDIOUS !!! Hope Apple doesn't try to copy them
This is sad.
This is sad. - April 29, 2013 at 8:24pm
Tim Cook will be the downfall of Apple! Sell whatever AAPL stocks you have NOW!!
Jumper - April 29, 2013 at 9:50pm
stay calm dude! AAPL is now, where it has to be! 8 $ of dividend are the exactly result when you get the 2 % of inflation from the 400$ the stock is worth.
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