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Apple said to be giving iOS 7 a major UI overhaul

iOS 7 Leak

The user interface that helped make Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and iPad the most popular devices in their respective categories may be getting a major overhaul after six years on the market. The look of Apple’s mobile UI has remained essentially unchanged since it was first unveiled in January 2007, and its simplicity sparked a big shift in the look and feel of smartphone software. Now, according to Apple watcher John Gruber, the mobile platform will get its first overhaul since its debut when Apple takes the wraps off iOS 7 this summer.

While discussing Apple executive Jony Ive and the upcoming iOS 7 software, Gruber wrote that Apple’s next major iOS release will debut a “rather significant system-wide UI overhaul.” Details are few and far between, though Gruber noted on Daring Fireball that his sources indicate iOS 7 will lose some of the graphical texture that currently characterizes many areas of the operating system.

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 7 at its annual WWDC conference this summer.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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