2 years, 7 months ago

Over the past few weeks, there have been rising complaints that Apple’s iOS has grown stale, since it hasn’t seen a major upgrade in so long. Indeed, the core functionality of the OS has remained remarkably similar to its initial state, with more features getting added on top.

However, according to several sources who are known to have good inside info of Apple’s workings, the next major upgrade to iOS, iOS 7, will bring a host of new features, as well as a complete design overhaul. Renowned blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball has this to say:

“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. tuaw.com)

Regarding Ive: Word on the street is that iOS engineers with carry privileges all have some sort of polarizing filter on their iPhone displays, such that it greatly decreases viewing angles, thus making it difficult for observers to see the apparently rather significant system-wide UI overhaul.”

We here at JBN have observed this phenomenon ourselves. Such a change is long overdue, and will do doubt make a lot of people very happy. Gruber agrees:

And regarding that system-wide UI overhaul, I hear the same thing as Rene Ritchie: “Ive’s work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad.”

Jony Ive, for people that do not recognize the name, is the chief designer behind all of Apple’s products. A large portion of his work has been hardware, but with Scott Forstall gone, his responsibilities have shifted to iOS as well.

If all goes as planned, iOS 7 will be debuted this summer at WWDC, but this redesign could push development past the scheduled release. All in all though, it will be worth it to have the overhaul that many Apple fans have been waiting for for quite some time now. Keep checking back for more news of WWDC and Apple’s upcoming announcements.

  • Freds

    Oh come on, Apple’s gonna leave skeuomorphism behind? :|

  • Luke

    Finally apple <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.mcdonald.351 Brent McDonald

    Samsung galaxy s4 is better than the iphone

    • Dan

      Then why are you on an Apple related website?

      • http://www.facebook.com/sovairon Eren Atas

        and how da heck you know the phone coming on june?!?!

      • http://www.facebook.com/brent.mcdonald.351 Brent McDonald

        Because i own a iphone look at my picture.Just because i like samsung better doesnt mean i cant own both companies products

    • Fyeag

      My father is better than yours

      • alex


    • alex

      then why are you here

    • AndroidWithADick

      Brent McDonald sucks android dicks.

  • Thariq

    iPhone when jailbroken is the king of all mobile’s

  • Yagnik

    Iphone is best of all

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecil.mcmillion Cecil McMillion

    call of duty mw3 and black ops 2 rules all oh wait were talking about icrap again still not impressed next — Samsung s4 and HTC one still ruling

  • childfukr

    i like turtles…

  • DarkPenguins

    Can’t wait!

  • dedecapt

    ahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah the samsung is better than iphone, the android sis is like windows, and the iphone is more like MAC and that you don`t have!! …………. my father is better yours? you are a kid?? (…)

    • Fail

      Android isn’t like windows lmao! Microsoft phones are like windows… And android is like android and apple is like apple… Simple logic.

    • Christian

      What the hell! XD AHHAHA! The day the come out with a Linux based phone <3 that will be the best phone alive.

      • alanaktion

        Are you serious? Android is linux-based! It’s been around for years!

  • applefan

    I already know that apple will release ios 7 in 2013 because apple is keep updatig their firmwares.

  • 205

    iphone s…ks! The most dangerous phone in the world becouse the software, OS, aplications,…! The iphone has no avtonomy as consern free downloading the new OS(system locking), you cannot recall aplications after jailbreaiking without PC (android recall with one touch), and more…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.marenk Robert Marenk

    there’s big risks on Iphone about sinshronisation and downloading.

  • vini77

    Oh, you people haven’t switched to Android yet? You will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003960909896 David Davis

    Stupid kids keep your opinions to ur self .. No one cares bout ur opinions . U just wasting place to read good comments about topic.