“OS X 10.10 will likely gain a much flatter look, much like iOS 7, but it will still have an interface optimized for mouse and keyboard,” Lou Miranda blogs.
“Now, there is a possibility Apple may make the click targets larger (i.e., make buttons, pop-up menus, etc. taller) in order to support hybrid devices (laptops with touch screens, tablets with keyboards), but it’s a pretty fair guess that all the control complexity in OS X (that’s missing in iOS) will remain,” Miranda writes. “OK, so no major functionality changes, just appearance changes. But what exactly will the appearance be? Well, if you’re an iOS or OS X developer, the changes have been staring you in the face for a year. ”
“That’s because when Apple debuted Xcode 5 at last year’s WWDC, it came with a much flatter UI,” Miranda writes. “The screenshots [below] (Xcode 4 on the left; Xcode 5 on the right) show how some–but not all–features have been flattened by removing drop shadows, gradients, and borders.”
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