“I’ve always felt that the flattening of Apple’s user interface that began in iOS 7 was as much a strategic move as an aesthetic one,” Hockenberry writes. “Our first reaction was to realize that an unadorned interface makes it easier to focus on content.”
“But with this new display technology [OLED], it’s clear that interfaces with fewer pixels have another advantage,” Hockenberry writes. “A richly detailed button from iOS 6 would need more of that precious juice strapped to our wrists. Never underestimate the long-term benefits of simplification.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Seems plausible. The more black, the more battery – plus the “Jony Ive look” exudes decidedly more modernity, too.