“It has been nearly six months since Tim Cook fired long-time iOS manager Scott Forstall. Now, we’re beginning to see what this shakeup has meant for the company, and for iOS,” Brian M. Wolfe reports for AppAdvice.

“Very little is known about iOS 7, Apple’s first mobile OS without Forstall as a manager,” Wolfe reports. “However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Ive is pushing a ‘flat design’ that is ‘starker and simpler’ than past versions.”

Wolfe reports, “The first indication of what the iOS reboot may ultimately look like takes the form of the recently updated Podcasts app. Version 1.2… includes a number of new tools. However, its biggest change is the loss of the reel-to-reel skeuomorphism of past versions.”

Read more, and see the screenshots, in the full article here.