Rumors have been making rounds about a major overhaul to Apple’s iOS ever since Jony Ive took on an interface design role after the departure of Scott Forstall, the senior VP and mobile software head. The latest rumors surfacing about iOS 7 suggest that not only will it bring a flat look to the OS but also that it will be “black, white and flat all over.”, reports 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman.
Mark Gurman has been tipped off to a number of new features and design elements in iOS 7. According to his sources, “heavy textures” will be banished in favor of a unified scheme largely featuring black-and-white tones.
“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.”
The report also walks through numerous specific changes appearing in the current development version of iOS 7, including changes to the redesigned stock apps, lock screen, notifications, and panorama home screen wallpapers.
Apple is set to unveil iOS 7 during the Keynote at WWDC 2013 in less than two weeks from now, so we’ll soon see whether or not these rumors of massive overhaul of iOS come true.