iOS 7 is not subject to delays and will ship on time. That’s according to a number of inside sources speaking to All Things D and confirmed by renowned Apple watcher Jim Dalrymple in a short post on his personal blog.
While an exact launch date has yet to be confirmed, Apple is widely expected to show off the wholly revamped operating system at next month’s WWDC.
It will then apparently land on users’ handsets from September. It’s also been confirmed that Sir Jony Ive’s iOS team have had to borrow a number of engineers working on OS X 10.9 in order to complete what is clearly going to be a major redesign of Apple’s mobile operating system .
All Things D’s sources said Ive was looking to ‘de-Forstallise’ iOS, a reference to designer Scott Forstall, who left the company last year following the Maps debacle.
Ive is said to be ditching the realistic designs of Game Centre and Notes, instead favouring a so-called ‘flat’ design that could look similar to some elements of Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
Apple pulled a similar trick with its OS X engineers back in 2007, moving them off redeveloping Cupertino’s desktop operating system in order to get the original iPhone out of the door on time.
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