With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference just a month a way, rumours continue to surface that iOS 7 could see a major UI overhaul. Word on the street is that Jony Ive and his team at Apple are going for a very “flat” look. Since then, many designers have put together some interesting mockups and concepts together speculating on how a flat iOS 7 might look. Some are a bit radical, others seem more realistic. Here are a few of our favourites.
The first is a possibly one of the more dramatic changes we’ve seen. In this design, Dámaso Benítez elects to go with three icons per row, rather than the current four. If we’re being honest, we think this is very unlikely. With that being said, the design aesthetic has a nice playfulness to it.
Jesse Head re-imagines the app switcher allowing users to see more information. Rather than just seeing an icon, his concept introduces previews that allow users to see what they were doing in that app last. He’s even put together a video showing the concept in action.
Alex Iv puts together something that we think is more realistic by simply de-chroming iOS. Though he takes away the text labels, it still retains a fresh, clean look without changing much of iOS.
Pieter Goris offers his take on the Messages app by stripping out the messaging bubbles we’ve all come to know with both Mac OS and iOS. He also replaces they keyboard with a darker, more subtle look. Very clean.
Anton Kovalev‘s mockup looks very much like a flatted iOS 6 without any gloss. Some of the icons have a slight drop shadow giving them a bit of depth too.
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All in all, we’ll have to wait a month to find out what Apple has in store for the next version of iOS. If the rumours are true, it should be pretty exciting.
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