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Apple’s Ive will reportedly put his own stamp on iOS with more ‘clean edges, flat surfaces’

Updated Nov 1st, 2012 1:46PM EDT

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So now that Apple (AAPL) has put Jonathan Ive in charge of designing and implementing OS X and iOS, what sorts of changes can we expect? While nothing is definite yet, a designer who knows Ive has told the New York Times that he will waste no time overhauling the design of iOS to make it fit in more with his own minimalist hardware designs. According to the Times’ source, Ive’s iOS makeover will incorporate “clean edges, flat surfaces” to “replace the textures that are all over the place right now.” From a practical perspective, AppleInsider says this means that “software designed to look like real-life textures, such as linen or felt, is expected to become a thing of the past.” In other words, expect the next version of iOS to have a sleeker, more industrial look to it than the current version.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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