Jony Ive's iOS 7 To Be "Black, White And Flat All Over"

theserpent

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Apple’s new iOS 7 will be unveiled at the upcoming WWDC on June 10th. Rumours are that the OS will receive a complete “software overhaul” and scrap the “realistic images” in favour of a “flat” design. 9to5Mac, who’s been incredibly reliable over the years, has written an in-depth piece from insider sources about the upcoming features within iOS 7.

The site reports that the OS will come with a few new features, but mostly sport design enhancements that will see it be “black, white, and flat all over.” Apparently Jony Ive, Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, wanted to shed the “texture-heavy” iOS of past years (designed by Steve Jobs and former iOS chief Scott Forstall) by making “his mark on every corner of the operating system.”

Some other notable takeaways are that the lock screen will “drop the shiny, transparent time bar on the top of the Lock screen in exchange for a shine-free, black interface. Additionally, the square-grid for entering a pin code has been replaced with round, black buttons with white text and white borders.” In addition, the drop down notifications will be changed to a dark grey/black colour with white text.

As 9to5Mac reports, in software design meetings with Apple’s iOS designers, accompanied by Apple’s Human Interface vice president Greg Christie, Ive has shared his reasoning behind his distaste for the texture-heavy (skeuomorphic) interfaces heralded by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and former iOS chief Scott Forstall.

Ive stated that software designs filled with physical metaphors do not stand the test of time, according to a person familiar with the design meetings.

According to the report.

The iPhone’s Notes app has replaced the yellow notepad design for a flat white look. Apps such as Mail, Calendar, and Maps have also gained a more uniformed look with flat white textures.
While the core elements of those apps are mostly white, each app has been given a unique button color. Essentially, each app has a white base with a respective color theme.
For example, the Calendar app could potentially have red buttons, while Messages could have green controls.
Apple is apparently also testing new panels/widgets that could see easy access to WiFi, Airplane Mode, and Bluetooth (like on Android).



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A cheap java OS image is coming in my mind now.

After steves jobs, Apple is loosing it.IMO,It might give a clean and neat look, but colors look better.
 

Anorion

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the whole textures and depth in icons thing was for the stuff to give the appearance of expensive materials... the embossed felt look in game center, the wood in compass, the leather in notes

all of that looks good, but artificial nonetheless, maybe there is a better way to do it.

Any design change decisions are not set in stone anyway, they can change again in the next update. jony ive was the designer of this current round of products even when jobs was alive, there are maybe a handful who can do that job better than him.
 
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theserpent

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It "might" look good and might turn out to be much much lighter

You never know, android 5 may also go flat?
 

Anorion

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uh if they go ahead with this, they may be breaking some of their own human interface guidelines

Use color and shadow judiciously to help the icon tell its story. Don’t add color just to make the icon more colorful. Also, smooth gradients typically work better than sharp delineations of color.

and

Portray real substances accurately. Icons that represent real objects should also look as though they are made of real materials and have real mass. Realistic icons accurately replicate the characteristics of substances such as fabric, glass, paper, and metal, and convey an object’s weight and feel.

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Consider replicating the look of high-quality or precious materials. If the effect of wood, leather, or metal is appropriate in your app, take the time to make sure the material looks realistic and valuable. For example, Notes reproduces the look of fine leather and meticulous stitching.

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Flash

Lost in speed
BTW, who's gonna look in detail about the realistic texture in an icon. What matters is the function that gets invoked, when it is clicked on;
However, Design & looks are always a speciality on i-Products.

With the Jobs gone, no one's gonna MAKE(pun intended) the developers/designers to make it more realistic.
 

quagmire

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BTW, who's gonna look in detail about the realistic texture in an icon. What matters is the function that gets invoked, when it is clicked on;
However, Design & looks are always a speciality on i-Products.

With the Jobs gone, no one's gonna MAKE(pun intended) the developers/designers to make it more realistic.

I think things work at a more subconscious level. The moment iOS is mentioned you get the images of homescreen with those icons designed with great attention to detail..

BTW, I wonder how the new task manager/ open apps manager will look like..
Greatly looking forward to see the ability to open multiple apps or 'Real multitasking', on the iPad at least. If this feature is missing I won't even look at iOS again..
 

Flash

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I think things work at a more subconscious level. The moment iOS is mentioned you get the images of homescreen with those icons designed with great attention to detail..

Am not dejecting your point. But no one's gonna look at the icons like this in their real life (maybe except few) ..

stevejobs_04.jpg


It will be just like ..

iphone460.jpg


So, even they put extra efforts in that minute thing to make it more realistic - it will be noted only by few people..



iOS 7 Prototype:
(neowin.net)

 

theterminator

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As per tradition, there won't be a major hardware upgrade. iPhone 5S or whatever will not have any major upgrade. Its the software that will see a major change. Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference 2013 tickets were sold in record 2 minutes! This is their moment for the year, they have to come up with something big.
 

Anorion

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icon is noticeable... iamrich was a $999 app, that sold only because the icon said iamrich. say there is a game with two versions, everything in the two versions is identical, except the icon. one icon says free! and another icon does not have free! on it, which will you prefer? ofc it matters

some of it is really bad, the native youtube app on 5.x does not have the youtube icon, but an icon of some old tv.

anyway, it's not the icons only, it's also the start screen, the notification panel, and every native apple app.

 

quagmire

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This so original and unexpected.. :lol:

Colourful Live Tiles - Windows has been there, done that..

Customisable Widgets - Android has been there, done that..

Apple comes in copies the design patents it, eventually to be praised by critics like:

Apple have continually shown the entire industry how to design, manufacture and execute both hardware and software to the highest level achievable at a particular point in time.

The following is not iOS 7, just speculating it might look like this:

flat-ui-free-large1.jpg
 

Vyom

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Apple going the Windows way?
Its time Apple is sued from Microsoft. :p
 
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