Tech fans unconvinced of the virtues of Jony Ive’s iOS remix might learn to love it by the time it’s available to download, it seems, amid claims that the software we saw this week is a work-in-progress version.
This week saw the unveiling of iOS 7, which is the first version of Apple’s smartphoene software created under the aegis of hardware head honcho Jonathan Ive.
However the ‘flatter’ approach and decision to ditch skeuomorphism have polarised the iFaitfhful, with many tech-watchers going so far as to dub the new icons as “ugly”.
If you were among the naysayers, though, you might want to hold your tongue, though. For now, anyway.
That’s because according to Apple insiders cited by The Next Web, the edition of iOS 7 we saw was a “mid-stride snapshot", with plenty of scope for change before its expected arrival later this year.
The report states: “The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’.
“Of the various aspects of iOS 7, the design of its icons and other visual cues are the most in flux at the moment.”
As well as a new look, iOS 7 ushered in a revamped version of Safari that takes design cues from the Google Chrome app, plus a rethought camera app and improved multi-tasking.
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