So will the new iOS 7 kick it up a notch? John Gruber believes so, in a branch chat yesterday he added a few details.
“What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it. (Let me know if you’ve heard this song before.)”
It is believed/rumored that Apple is so concerned about iOS 7 development taking too long so Apple is putting engineers from the OS X 10.9 team in order to keep it on track. If you ever wondered how serious Apple takes its mobile platform, you can use this as evidence that this is serious business. The only other time something like this was done was the intial launch of the iPhone in 2007.
Gruber indicates now that Ive’s has more control over iOS 7 the update will feature a significant overhaul of its user interface, possibly even getting rid of the skeumorphic design loved by Scott Forstall.
No one will know for sure for awhile since iOS 7 is being kept as a highly classified secret and the Apple testers that are currently running the software have a version that comes with a special filter. A filter that makes it virtually impossible to view from any angle if you aren’t holding the iPhone directly!
iMore’s Rene Ritchie added what he’s heard about the new design team and overall look.
“Ive’s work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad.”
Both of these sources have a great track record and are very reliable.