Apple will reveal a completely overhauled version of iOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this evening.
That’s according to ‘people involved in its development’ who have spoken with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ahead of Tim Cook’s opening keynote.
The WSJ is known as one of Apple’s go-to places for leaking news, so it seems this is final confirmation that Jony Ive has torn up Scott Forstall’s life-like, dated iOS 6 in favour of a ‘flatter’ iOS 7.
‘Plain solid backgrounds’ and white space will be seen in abundance in iOS 7, according to the insiders.
There’ll also be new photo and video sharing options, tying in with talk about Flickr and Vimeo coming to iOS.
Word is that Apple staff have been desperate to make a change for years, but were held back by Steve Jobs, who insisted the design language remain the same from version to version.
Tim Cook will roll out iOS 7 to developers tonight, with the final build likely to arrive alongside the iPhone 5S later in autumn.
Apple is also expected to reveal its new iRadio streaming service this evening, after all the major record labels sign on for its Spotify-rivalling service.