It has been speculated on countless occasions that iOS is in store for a radical overhaul, especially with Apple design chief Jonathan Ive in charge of most aspects of the software.
But that “very, very flat” design that Ive is working on across the user interface and native apps could be taking longer than expected, and putting Apple at risk of delaying the launch of iOS 7.
According to Bloomberg:
While the company still expects to release iOS 7 on time as soon as September, internal deadlines for submitting features for testing are being set later than past releases, people said.
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has already spoke of a new iOS version preview at WWDC, scheduled June 10th – 14th (emphasis ours):
“Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
We trust that Apple will follow through with delivering at least a first look at iOS 7 at its annual developers conference this June, but it’s very possible that a purported September launch could be pushed back. If it requires a few extra months of waiting for a radically changed iOS version, it’s probably worth the wait. Keep it locked for any further iOS 7 developments.