“The Jony Ive era is upon us,” Christina Bonnington reports for Wired.

“It has become increasingly clear since the ouster of Scott Forstall as Apple’s iOS chief, and the elevation of design wunderkind Ive to oversee both product industrial and user experience, that Apple is planning an iOS and OS X interface overhaul,” Bonnington reports. “‘I don’t think Apple will ever stop refining their OS’s and interfaces, and with Jony Ive at the helm we should expect to see improvements,’ Gartner analyst Brian Blau told Wired. While Apple issues yearly updates to its OS, and minor updates at other points during the year, Blau said the ‘timing is anyone’s guess.'”

Bonnington reports, “The latest sign that changes are afoot is a job listing seeking senior software engineers for Apple’s iLife suite. The posting calls for ‘an enthusiastic Cocoa engineer to help us re-imagine how user interfaces should be built and work.’ That doesn’t sound like a simple facelift. That sounds like the ground-up revamping of a core software suite — iLife, included in every new Mac, includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.”

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