With Jony Ive taking the helm for iOS, many expect that we could be seeing huge changes being made to Apple’s iOS operating system, not just visually, but in terms of features as well. While we would love to see those features and changes being introduced in iOS 7, realistically we think that these changes will probably be a gradual process, or is it? According to John Gruber at Daring Fireball, he claims that Ive has made some pretty significant UI changes to iOS 7, so much so that apparently iOS engineers are required to place a polarizing filter on the displays of their iPhones so that onlookers will not be able to catch a glimpse of these changes.
However Gruber goes on to state that development of iOS 7 is running a bit behind schedule to the point where OS X 10.9 engineers had to be pulled from their jobs to help out with the iOS team. This is pretty interesting because according to earlier reports, SVP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, is said to be looking to keep iOS and Mac teams separate for the moment. Either way we’re not sure if this delay is due to the UI changes, but if true, we are definitely looking to see what Sir Jony Ive will have for us at WWDC!