Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 14:44 UTC
Apple "Sources have described iOS 7 as 'black, white, and flat all over'. This refers to the dropping of heavy textures and the addition of several new black and white user interface elements." I couldn't be happier.
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iOS Refresh
by Shane on Sun 26th May 2013 10:51 UTC
Shane
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iOS is looking a bit dated and is due for a refresh. Let me put it this way: if I'm building an iOS app, I do not even consider sticking with the default control theme. Whereas I will probably stick to the holo look if I'm building an Android app.

Apple may go for a flatter look, but iOS 7 will not look like Metro, which has heaps of sharp corners everywhere. Round rects have been in Apple's DNA forever. Both in their hardware and in their software. See http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Round_Rects_Are_Everywhe...

I like Google's recent designs. I think Google's recent stuff strikes a better balance between minimalism and usability than Metro does. Also, Metro often does not use space efficiently. Huge headings and largish type means that they need to use more whitespace, leading to low information density and more scrolling.

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