Apple's new look for iOS 7 leaks online

Sir Jony Ive's redesign of iOS 7 has leaked across the interwebs, showing off a simplified, flatter look for Apple's mobile operating system

A very blurry picture purporting to show an alpha version of Sir Jony Ive's redesigned iOS 7 has appeared online.

It comes courtesy of iDownloadBlog, which claims that the simplified design of the stock icons is in line with Ive's expected 'war on skeuomorphism'.

While it's impossible to verify the photo, it seems like a less dramatic redesign than anticipated, removing the gloss effects and borders from the iOS icons. Curiously, the Newsstand icon in the photo still resembles a wooden bookshelf, while the Weather app now sports added clouds – which seems at odds with Ive's design philosophy and his unfavourable view of skeuomorphism.

Check out our roundup of five minimalist themes iOS 7 needs to beat and join us on Monday June 10th for the expected full reveal at WWDC.

[iDownloadBlog via T3]

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