This is big. Lately, iOS has felt stale. From iOS 4 to iOS 6, it’s felt essentially the same. I’ve been holding out hope for some time that at the very least, a UI refresh was on the way. According to Tim Cook’s remarks in a recent interview, this is the case. Jony Ive, for those who don’t know, is Apple’s most famed designer.
Over the years, he’s been instrumental in the design of many products from iMacs, to iPhones. Now, Tim Cook has revealed that Ive has been allowed to play a major role in the development of the aesthetics for iOS 7. This is great news for anyone growing bored with iOS so far, as his designs are not known to disappoint.
My only worry, however, is that the redesign may only be concerning the look of iOS. I want to see features added. Last month, I did a post about what I want to see in iOS 7. So I hope that Apple has planned not only a skin redesign, but also a redesigned feature set to keep up with Android. All of these rumors will culminate at Apple’s annual developer conference (WWDC) keynote on June 10. Let’s cross our fingers, shall we?