Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 7, a radically-redesigned new version of its formidable mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
He may be right. From what we've seen of iOS 7, the new operating system is a far cry from iOS 6 – or, for that matter, most of the other mobile operating systems on the market today. For one thing, it's flatter, which means minimal 3-D effects on the icon and interface. For another, it boasts a new feature called Control Center, a kind of one-stop, centralized app for important features such as screen brightness, Wi-Fi, and Airplane mode.
As CNET notes, iOS 7 even boasts a retro-looking, skinny font style.
"True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation – it’s about bringing order to complexity," Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, said in a press statement. "iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals. It has a whole new structure that is coherent and applied across the entire system."