“This week, Apple Inc will try to regain its shine,” Jessica E. Lessin reports for The Wall Street Journal. “The company’s annual developer conference, which begins Monday, looms as the latest crossroads as the technology icon struggles to maintain its trendsetter status since the death of Steve Jobs.”
“The next version of its iOS software—now overseen by Apple’s longtime hardware-design guru, Jonathan Ive—will have a new look, according to people involved in its development. Apple is expected to give developers an early version of the software this week and release it to consumers in the coming months,” Lessin reports. “The new design abandons Apple’s longtime approach of designing icons and apps to resemble real-life objects, like address books and fabric, in favor of plain solid backgrounds and more white space, these people said.”
Lessin reports, “The new iOS will also include new ways to share photos and videos with other iPhone users, as well as other enhancements, these people said. Apple is also expected to announce a long-expected streaming-music service, new laptops and an update to its Mac operating system… The next iPhone isn’t expected until the fall, with the latest model expected to look a lot like the current one, other people familiar with the matter said.”
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