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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Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 14:38 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

It's going to be a "significant system-wide UI overhaul". I honestly can't wait - I wonder what Apple's designers've got cooking for us.


That's all that matters in iOS: bling bling and visual design.

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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by WereCatf on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 14:40 in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"It's going to be a "significant system-wide UI overhaul". I honestly can't wait - I wonder what Apple's designers've got cooking for us.


That's all that matters in iOS: bling bling and visual design.
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If it means less-obnoxious skeuomorphism then atleast I definitely won't hold it against them! I don't own any Apple-made device, but I've seen plenty enough screenshots of their apps to be able to say that I hate the looks on quite many of them.

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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by Chrispynutt on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:01 in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

Yeah because that is all UI design is, bling bling graphics, not that it is the main input system for a touch based OS like iOS...

The UI is the thing that connects the OS to the User. I'd be pretty interested in any major OS having a UI shakeup.

Apparently though those are just vacuous pretty lights.

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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by phoudoin on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

"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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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by majipoor on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:04 in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

Apple keep the same well proven UI: iOS is boring, Android is so much advanced with live tiles, widgets and more eye candy.

Apple change the UI: it's all about bling bling.

Some are shameless as soon as it is about Apple.

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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by NewTron on Thu 4th Apr 2013 00:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
NewTron Member since:
2012-07-27

... Android is so much advanced with ....

...A Java VM over a linux kernel? and an inconsistent user interface?
Comparing an OS (iOs) with a potato (android).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

UI != bling bling.

IOS needs some UI improvements, calling it bling is like criticizing an anorexic for eating a cheeseburger.

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