Here’s a Mockup of an Early Beta of iOS 7’s Flatter Look

Here’s a Mockup of an Early Beta of iOS 7’s Flatter Look

9to5Mac says they were able to get a quick peek at an early beta version of iOS 7. They weren’t able to get any screenshots of the beta, as Apple embeds watermarks in things like that, and sharing the beta could land the tester in deep doo-doo. (That’s a technical term.)


9to5Mac’s mockup (above) shows a skinny font, just like we saw on the iOS 7 banner for WWDC, the carrier signal in the upper left-hand corner is now a series of white or gray dots instead or bars, and of course, the always rumored flatter icons are present.

9to5Mac also says there are separate black and white themes for each app, but they couldn’t decipher how the themes will be implemented.

We’re not sure if they are A/B decoys, if white iPhones and Black iPhones will have their own color schemes or as someone else suggested, the different color schemes might be invoked by the amount of ambient light or the time of day.


The publication’s Photoshop guru Michael Steeber mocked up (above) the icons based on descriptions which closely match what they believe we’ll see at today’s unveiling.

Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote will kick-off live at 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific at Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. MacTrast will be providing coverage, so be sure to check back then.