iOS 7 news are spreading very quickly across the internet, almost everyday we hear news/rumors and concepts about Apple's upcoming new major software that will be introduced at the WWDC 2013 (World Wide developers conference). And today AllThingsD website says that, according to its sources, iOS 7 is such a big design overhaul, Apple has had to pull engineers from other projects to help it along…
“Sources who declined to be named because they are forbidden to talk publicly about Apple’s plans tellAllThingsD that the company has been “borrowing” engineers from the OS X 10.9 team as part of an effort to double down on iOS 7.”
Paczkowski, who has been extremely accurate with Apple intel in recent years, likens the situation to the iPhone/Leopard scenario back in 2007. It’s been said that Steve Jobs pulled OS X 10.5 engineers to help the iPhone team hit its deadline.
And just as we’ve heard in previous reports from Bloomberg and other outlets, it sounds like the holdup has to do with a major redesign. It’s been said that Jony Ive, Apple’s new head of human interface, is really pushing for a flatter interface:
“I’ve heard similar descriptions from sources who say iOS 7 is iOS “de-glitzed.” “Put it this way,” said one source who’s been briefed on iOS. “You know Game Center’s green felt craps table? Well, goodbye Circus Circus.”
Not a surprise, really. With Scott Forstall — an advocate for flashy, skeumorphic design
and its stiched-leather and faux wood grain flourishes — now gone from Apple
, and Ive in an expanded role, the current and former Apple employees I’ve spoken to say iOS 7 was destined for a new coat of paint. As one said, “Sounds like a much-needed ‘deForstallization.’”
While this particular report doesn’t offer up much in the way of new information, it certainly reaffirms what we’ve been hearing over the last several days: that iOS 7 will look different than its predecessor, And that could be both a good and bad thing.
If you want my opinion I am really in love with Skeumorphic concept
But everything we need to know will appear as soon as possible next month...