“There’s intense interest blooming around reports that Apple plans to revamp the look of iOS 7 with a flatter appearance,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “But there’s more reason to believe that Apple is – or should be – focusing on features, not a radical new appearance.”
“Pundits like to say that iOS 6 is ‘boring,”‘ pointing out that little has changed in the iPhone’s general appearance since it arrived in 2007. This is essentially true; iOS on both the iPhone and iPad continues to serve as a rather plain springboard for apps, rather than lots of chrome that attracts undue attention to itself,” Dilger reports. “This tends to make any adornment at all (such as the use of leather accents, ragged paper skeumorphism and Game Center’s craps table background) a subject of attention, even though these accents are simply a minor graphic embellishment, not a radical shift in the user experience.”
Dilger reports, “In contrast, Apple’s competitors have all focused on completely revamping their mobile user interfaces, in large measure because iOS so clearly leaped ahead of the market at its launch… Beyond a focused face lift, what iOS really needs is exclusive features that make the iPhone and iPad more useful everyday. In large part, Apple has left this task to third party app developers, but Apple has some core apps that it needs to shore up with modern functionally. ”
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