Now this is something that may very well unsettle a lot of iOS users. Insider sources have tested the upcoming iOS 7 claim that some radical changes are in order for Apple’s mobile operating system.
The interface is said to be — wait for it — as flat as Metro in Windows Phone.
Talking to 9to5mac, one source said that the new version of iOS that is set to be unveiled at WWDC in June is very, very flat. Additionally, it is said to be potentially unsettling for longtime fans of the platform.
Another person in on the matter says that the interface loses all signs of gloss and shine seen across the current and past versions of the operating system.
According to the sources above, customers will not find iOS 7 difficult to use, but it is noted that while the software looks different, its core services still operate the way in which they do currently.
While this is all chatter for now, reliable chatter at that, we will know the complete details when Apple debuts the new version at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on June 10.
If this holds true, we can probably say goodbye to icons — and thank Microsoft for it.
Microsoft’s design philosophy for its latest operating systems (Windows Phone and Windows 8) have been well-received by the general audience. Both platforms do away with the glossy effects in favor for an improved user experience.