September 16, 2013
The technology world is about to say goodbye to iOS 6 and a skeuomorphic software design long championed by Scott Forstall, Apple’s former head of iOS. The team at Gadget Love recently released a GIF that celebrates the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7. As you can see above, the GIF features icons for many of Apple’s native apps. This includes the Music, Calendar, and Phone apps, among others. We also see a photo of Forstall morph into Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, Jony Ive. Apple’s iOS 7 represents Ive’s first foray into software design. Prior to this, his job focused on the hardware side of the company's business. As Gadget Love notes:
Say what you want about Scott Forstall's role in the iPhone revolution, but his era of green felt and leather will not be missed.CEO Tim Cook fired Forstall in October 2012 mainly due to early problems with iOS 6 Maps. Forstall had led iOS software development since 2007. Apple’s iOS 7 officially becomes available on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at a time to be determined. Most likely, it will arrive as an over the air (OTA) update beginning at 10 a.m. PDT. It will also be available via iTunes on the Mac or PC. The arrival of iOS 7 comes just two days before the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are released to the public. See also: Apple's iOS 7 Software Update Sees Siri Finally Exit Public Beta, Hacker Pod2g Feels 'Confident About An iOS 7 Public Jailbreak', and High Profile iOS 7-Ready Apps Include Facebook, Twitter, Path And PayPal.