WSJ: iOS 7 will have solid backgrounds, more white space and “new ways to share photos and videos”

The Wall Street Journal has piped up and stated that, as expected, Apple will show off a new version of iOS at their Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco tomorrow. Similar to previous reports, the WSJ claims their sources believe Apple will unveil “an overhauled mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.”

However, instead of “black, white, and flat all over” from past rumours, “The new design abandons Apple’s longtime approach of designing icons and apps to resemble real-life objects, like address books and fabric, in favor of plain solid backgrounds and more white space, these people said.” It’s expected that we’ll see some calendar and email enhancements, plus some mysterious new way to share photos and videos within iOS 7, plus the rumoured iRadio streaming-music service.

Apparently Apple employees have been worried for years that the look of the iPhone and iOS have been outdated and “has a growing number of inconsistencies,” namely maps and voice recognition features. Apple will first release the new version of iOS to their developer community, then to consumers “in the coming months.”

We’ll bring you updates as the event unfolds at 1PM EST.

Source: WSJ