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.

  1. Travis Ulrich says:

    There’s no way it would look that bad.

    1. Matthew Maddock says:

      LOL, I was thinking exactly the same thing Travis!

    2. photomadd says:

      Travis – looks like we were wrong – it really is that ugly! I mean, some of it is nice, but what’s with the early 90’s graduated gaudy backgrounds? Takes me back to the days of dodgy DTP programs where they just added that feature and you had to use it!

  2. hafiz m says:

    no way!! thats ugly

  3. 16paws says:

    Agreed. That is awful.

  4. Blair Russell says:

    <—- could be switching to android….looks ugly

  5. iMacLawyer says:

    No way. No bl00%y way. Never, never, never; no no no-no-no. Not until Ive AND Cook AND Federighi AND every other top Apple echelon have gone utterly bonkers.

  6. Scott Weigner says:

    looks like something from pre-school. You don’t have to be a Photoshop guru to mock up that crap.

  7. Junior says:

    So my iPhone will now look like an ugly childs toy? If it does look remotely close to this, it’s terrible, what in the heck is Apple thinking?

  8. gxavier6 says:

    ive seen other rumored screen shots. i hope this isn’t the one. it does look flat. not good.

  9. Alex Sal says:

    Well… It turned out to be true

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