Jony Ive’s iOS 7 redesign reportedly eliminates ‘heavy textures’ for a flat, ‘black and white’ design


Rumors have been flying around about a major visual redesign to Apple’s iOS ever since Jony Ive took on an interface design role following the departure of senior VP and mobile software head Scott Forstall. Most of those rumors have focused on a new, “flat” design that would remove many of the skeumorphic aspects of iOS that have cropped up over the years, and now 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been tipped off to a number of new features and design elements in iOS 7.

For starters, Ive will reportedly banish the mismatched “heavy textures” found across iOS in favor of a unified scheme largely featuring more simple black-and-white tones. It sounds like the wildly divergent visual styles of many default apps like Notes, Game Center, Mail, and…

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