“iOS 7 is so significant a re-imagining of Apple’s mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it out the door in time for a preview at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“Sources who declined to be named because they are forbidden to talk publicly about Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company has been ‘borrowing’ engineers from the OS X 10.9 team as part of an effort to double down on iOS 7,” Paczkowski reports. “‘Yes, yes – it’s essentially a repeat of the iPhone/Leopard scenario,’ one source said, referring to Apple’s 2007 decision to pull engineers from OS X 10.5 to work on iPhone. ‘Not as much of a fire drill, though. It will ship on time.'”
“iOS 7 is iOS ‘de-glitzed,'” Paczkowski reports. “With, Scott Forstall — an advocate for flashy, skeumorphic design and its stiched-leather and faux wood grain flourishes — gone from Apple, and Ive in an expanded role, the current and former Apple employees I’ve spoken to say iOS 7 was destined for a new coat of paint. As one said, ‘sounds like a much-needed ‘deForstallization.””
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