Apple’s WWDC starts today and one of the most highly anticipated announcements is iOS7. It’s said to be cleaner and flatter and now, thanks to 9to5mac.com, we’ve got the first decent-looking images of iOS 7, care of a site that’s mostly spot on with any Mac-related rumor. The look of these new apps are mockups based on the icon information taken from the Alpha version of iOS 7.
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The new iOS 7 icons look very similar to Windows 8. Flat colours with very subtle gradients. No more photorealistic sheen, just icons made plain and simple. 9to5mac also has this (very) blurry screenshot of the Alpha iOS 7.
It takes the Wall Street Journal to get some solid information regarding the actual mechanics of iOS7.
“The new iOS will also include new ways to share photos and videos with other iPhone users and other enhancements, these people said. The company is also expected to announce a long-expected streaming-music service, new laptops and an update to its Mac operating system. The highly anticipated new service—expected to be available only in the U.S.—will allow users to stream a radio-like channel of music based on their interests. It will be supported by text and audio ads from Apple’s iAd service, people familiar with the matter said. It will feature ‘Buy’ buttons to drive downloads, they added.”
So, a user-generated “iRadio”. Is this the future of iOS? Curated content driven by an MP3-happy nation of iPhone fans? Tune in later today at 10am PST (7PM CAT) as Apple’s WWDC casts these rumours aside and drives truth into our hearts.
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