A major interface redesign is coming to iOS now that Jony Ive has taken over after the departure of Scott Forstall, the former senior VP and mobile software head.
Nathan Ingraham at The Verge reports:
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 Maps would be much more closely linked in this redesign. The apps will apparently be mostly white, but will each have a unique color theme. Ive reportedly has stated that software designs that mimic real-world elements (like iOS Notes and Calendar apps) don't age well.
New widgets are also expected to be introduced, in addition to the Notification Center and lock screen getting a facelift.
The redesign is rumored to be unveiled at WWDC on June 10, where Apple CEO Tim Cook will give the keynote speech.
[via The Verge]