A photo of an iPhone has been posted by the iDownloadBlog which claims it to be running an early build of iOS 7. The image is incredibly blurry, but closer inspection of an image does reveal it to be slightly different from what we currently have on iOS 6. Clearly, the image shows a change in the colour palette of the icons. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Designer Surenix pushed the conversation further as he managed to reproduce the grain laden images with a mock up of his own as he tried to predict how the iconography would look if it were flattened. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
Right off the bat his mockup removes the gloss effects seen on iOS 6 icons and also removes the white borders to get a flatter look. The messages and phone icons are also missing the diagonal stripe pattern. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Additionally, the camera lens and the setting gear just look bigger, and the color of the music symbol has been changed from red to white. The weather icon also features clouds in the back grounds instead of the gloss effect, and ditched the 73 degree reading from it.
By looking at the leaked image one can also notice a flatter design given to the App store and iTunes icons which also appear to be missing the gloss and white border.
Overall, a flatter design language has been expected as Jony Ive took over the reigns from Scott Forstall for iOS. Forstall was famously obsessed with skeuomorphic design, but recent reports have suggested that Apple’s legendary hardware designer will not lend iOS a flatter, a more modern look that will blend more cohesively with the hardware.
What ever may be the case, Apple is expected to unveil the new version of iOS on June 10 at WWDC, so stay tuned for the latest news.