Jony Ive Tears iOS 7 Up, Changes Cause For Delays?

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There has been a lot of talk about the future release of iOS 7. Sources have said that the fingerprints of Jony Ive will be all over the new OS, but that it is taking longer than first thought to get it completed. It has been said that Apple have even gone to the trouble of taking people from OS X 10.9 to work on it and get it completed.

John Gruber gave the following insight into iOS 7:

“What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.”

He said that there were certain engineers with privileges working on the OS, however to ensure that it was a secret they had used a polarising feature so as to decrease the viewing angles, making it harder for observers to see the overhaul of the UI.

Apple of course is known for keeping projects a secret and so this could be true. All of the changes that have been made by Ive should make users happy as it is said that he has thrown out the rich textures that were favoured by Scott Forstall.

Many fans of iOS have been bored with the clean and minimalist interface that has not changed since it was released. However you do have to wonder if it is worth the delay of OS X 10.9 to get iOS 7 ready on time.

There has also been talk of when the next keynote will be held, with many people saying that it will be in April and this is where Apple will reveal a new iPad Mini 2. There has also been talk of a biometric scanner being used in the upcoming iPhone 5S or iPhone 6.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.