Apple is reportedly going to refresh the font on iOS, which can be seen on any iPhone, iPad or the iPod Touch, with the launch of next major software update: iOS 9. If the report turns out to be true, Apple will be doing the same with its next update of its desktop operating system: OS X 10.11.
According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple is going to introduce a new font-face in the upcoming major releases of its both mobile and desktop operating systems. The report suggests that iOS 9, codenamed “Monarch,” will be getting a new font style across the operating system in an effort to give a little refresh to its aesthetics.
The font is said to be Apple’s own San Francisco typeface, that can be seen on an Apple Watch. San Francisco will be replacing Helvetica Nue, which was introduced to iOS back in 2013, as the default font style of iOS on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
San Francisco typeface was first introduced on the smaller display of Apple Watch, and Apple now plans on bringing it to the bigger displays at World Wide Developers Conference 2015, which is scheduled for this June.
Apple already gave its mobile operating system a radical GUI changes, and report indicated that a new font style is meant to give a slight refreshed look to the software without changing much of the overall aesthetics. The report also indicates that the new font doesn’t look good on non-Retina displays, so Apple may face criticism from certain Apple device owners if the company goes for the font refresh.
Apple is widely expected to bring stability, speed, and behind the scene enhancements to the existing iOS feature with the upcoming iOS 9. However, a recent report also claimed iOS 9 to give Siri a makeover, putting the digital personal assistant on iPhone in-line with the Watch OS version.
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