As expected, Apple just unveiled the Jony Ive-ified update to iOS at the WWDC 2013 keynote. iOS7 features one of the biggest user interface overhauls for the platform to date. The past few weeks have been filled with talk of a new ‘flat’ design concept, and flat it is, but a new look isn’t all you can expect from iOS 7. Apple has tweaked nearly every aspect of iOS, from the apps to the typography and even more
The design will be the biggest talking point when it comes to iOS 7. Along with completely new icons for stock apps like Mail, iTunes, and Safari, Apple has also majorly tweaked the UI in several other areas. Look for a thinner sans-serif typeface, dots that replace the traditional signal strength bars, and a parallax viewing that detects phone movement and adds a bit of dimension to and otherwise 2D design. It’s as if a layer of space exists between icons and your wallpaper.
Notification Center has been revamped with larger, easier to interact with notifications. You can even access it direct from the lockscreen. Apple looks to add new multi-tasking capabilities with app previeiws, Control Center brings quick access to common functions, and that’s not all. The main highlights of iOS 7 are currently being previewed on stage and we’ll have all the details as the day goes on.
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