Falling Flat or Flat Out Awesome? – What iOS 7 Will Mean for Designers…

“Technology will continue to disrupt and mutate our lives. Our job is not to resist the mutation, but embrace it and figure out how the differences can work together.” – UX Magazine

ios 7

Case in point to the above was last week’s iOS 7 unveiling at WWDC.  “iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone,” proclaimed CEO Tim Cook to attendees. “It’s packed with tons of new features, and a stunning new user interface.”

Technology analysts are loving the new features, but others are calling it a threat to existing apps and services.

With the radical redesign that’s heavily influenced by flat design, there’s a lot of buzz about what this will mean for designers and how Apple’s new announcement can have a significant effect on iOS app interface design which may be a concern for designers.

We’ve scoured the commentary on the web to share a few articles we thought you’d find interesting:

  • iOS 7 Changes Everything – In an insightful article by @Dan_Rowinski he summarizes how iOS 7 changes everything for app designers.  Read Dan’s full article here:   How Apple’s iOS 7 Changes Everything For App Designers
  • 10 Things Designers Need to Know – A recent CreativeBloq piece outlines what designers need to know including the introduction of transparency and translucency for interface designers.
  • Apple’s Guide – In addition, Apple has produced an extensive guide to designing for iOS 7, as mentioned in TechCrunch last week

What do you think? Are you ready for iOS 7?

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