Saturday 11 May 2013

iOS 7 a radical concept even by Apples standards, a sleek peak into the world of new iOS 7

iOS 7 as we all know is expected to be release at the  upcoming WWDC 2013 conference.  And one question everybody has right from iOS lovers to its competitors Google has the same question will iOS 7 be a game changer in the field of operating systems.  By the looks of it and by what Art Director of Simply Zesty, Phillip Joyce's video, it will be a rather radical operating system. 

By watching the video, you will find that the concept completely overhauls old look of iOS. It opts for flat square icons with sharp corners which remind us more of Windows Phone's tiles. The lock screen has also been changed with the slider to unlock the handset being moved to the top. 

The concept also has provisions for widgets from the pull-down notification centre, but it ends up looking too cluttered. Apps have also been changed to better align with the general interface. The apps generally seem to follow a two-tone colour theme.  It seems that the concept is heavily borrowed from the MIUI custom ROM.  Android users will remember MIUI custom ROM which brought iOS type UI for Android phones and it had the same kind of heavy use of white and bright colours.  

If Apple indeed were to apply this radical concept for iOS 7 it would have a unforeseen problem because every single App on the Apple Store would seem out of sync with the design of the concept and it would have to redesign of hundreds of thousands of apps.

As a iOS follower, I don't think Apple would embrace such radical changes with iOS 7 but Apple sure is going about the job of launching iOS 7 in a hurry.  Just this month, it was revealed that Apple is gathering additional engineers and UI designers from within the company to get a preview of the OS ready for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.  It is also said the Apple is borrowing engineers from the OS X team so that it can meet the June deadline.  

“The key question here is whether those changes deliver on the core Apple promise of improving customers’ ability to make productive use of the device and deliver a clearly superior experience,” Forrester analyst Charles Golvin told AllThingsD. “Presumably they don’t need the flashy stuff to realise that vision,” he added.

What ever the changes iOS 7 will guarantee hardware and software optimisation to the users.  Write in your comments on what you think Apple should do with its new operating system.

Vijay Prabhu

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