Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

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 been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.