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Jony Ive Rumoured to be Opting for a Flat Design In iOS 7

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As we get ready for Apple’s upcoming developer’s conference – WWDC we can predict that iOS7 is close to it’s release date sometime soon, it seems to be that the design of the newest version of the mobile operating system will take centre stage over the features and functionality. Since Scott Forstall ex-senior vice president of iOS of software resigned from the company the responsibility of iOS design has fallen upon Apples chief design guru Jony Ive, who has come up with some amazing looking product in the past such as the iPod.

The Design

The rumours floating around are that the design of the software will get a visually flat look which seems to be the newest design trend, an example of this trend is evident in Facebook’s new flat logo that is on the updated version of the Facebook app that includes the chat heads feature.

In the new design update it has been reported that the user interface and the default apps icons are to receive a facelift to meet the new flat look that Ives is going for. This design revamp will address some of the design faux pas that entered the software recently such as; leather bound address books and lighting effects that make buttons look like they’re crafted out of actual metal.

Functionality

The functionality, features and how the user interface will actually look has not been disclosed yet so all we can do is speculate, new functionality and features have not even been hinted but the design is definitely due for an update. This is saddening that there has been no added functionality leaked, especially since the videos circulating of what Apple should include in iOS have actually been quite good and actually made me want some of those features more that i’ve seen them in action.

The new design elements to iOS may be very alien to some users who have grown accustom to the way the OS looks and feels, but the design change may be a good thing so they don’t become too comfortable with the design. It is great having a design that is very iconic and user friendly, but never improving on that design would be a terrible thing to do. I myself like having a bit of a design change on my devices every now and then, it’s good to innovate and you will produce better products through innovation.

Source – TechCrunch