Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 14:27 UTC
Apple MacRumors has collected a few interesting quotes from people in the know about iOS 7. John Gruber: "What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it." It's going to be a "significant system-wide UI overhaul". It will apparently make people who love rich textures "sad". I honestly can't wait - I wonder what Apple's designers've got cooking for us.
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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by phoudoin on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
phoudoin
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"The UI is the thing that connects the OS to the User."

Nope. UI is the thing that connects the task/app - not OS - to the user.

But the thing that connects tasks to the OS also matters. Like actual multitasking, actual layout engine, background activities, reducing (re)loading times are design issue that are *not* UI ones, but still impact the User eXperience.

I hope that by significant system-wide UI overhaul they means UX, not just a facade overhaul. Those tends to get old quickly anyway, whatever the trademark written above (Android <4.x UI looks old too, for instance, even worse for <2.x ones!).

User eXperience is not bling bling, but if what you offer is only new look over same old material, it can be just that.

The fact that they pulled OS 10.9 guys to works on iOS 7 is a good news: they seems actually to focus on stuffs behind the screen.
The bad news: it's harder and longer than initially expected. As always for stuffs which are not just easy FX...

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