iOS 7 bringing a new mobile look for Apple

There is talk of an iPhone 5S launching as soon as June. But the big news when it does land might actually be iOS 7.

It seems that Apple has asked its VP of industrial design, Jonathan Ive, to rework the interface of Apple's mobile devices, a new departure for a frontage that has changed little since Apple launched it all those years ago. Details are still scarce, but comments surrounding the project hint that something could be launching in the not-too-distant future, although things might not be running to schedule right now.

According to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, the push hit a deadline is requiring the company to repurpose resources from the OS X team: 'What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.'

That hints at the significant job Apple is undertaking. Other reports claim Ive is developing a more modern, 'flat' design for the new OS, a task that is being hindered by changes of personnel at Apple.

However, with the added support of engineers from the OS X team, it looks like iOS 7 will make its debut as expected in June, which is when the new iPhone 5S is rumoured to be landing. It doesn't take a genius to work out that the two could make their debuts together, perhaps with some features of the new iOS 7 pushed back for a later upgrade.

More on this almost certain to follow, but a new iOS 7 will perhaps put less pressure on Apple to produce something stunning on the hardware front. Just as well really, as the iPhone 5S is likely to be just a tweak on the current iPhone 5.

Source: The Verge

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