In the tech world, this week’s been primarily about one device: the upcoming Xbox One. But, in amongst all the hype surrounding Microsoft’s latest black box, there have been some noteworthy stories and opinions in the iOS world. This week they’ve ranged from rumors and concepts to great jailbreak tweaks and opinions. Here are the top 5 articles from the past week (as always, the links to the original articles are the headlines.)
One graphic designer is getting quite a lot of attention over the past couple of weeks. Ran Avni has designed some great pieces of conceptual art in the past, and his latest is – although unrealistic – still worth seeing. An iPhone featuring wireless charging, LED notification alert and a big display? Sign me up!
Yesterday some major information from inside sources was spilled online, and resulted in a much better idea of what Apple is working on for the next version of iOS. The big talking points were the design elements, with a major emphasis on ridding iOS of its textures and gradients, making it much flatter and cleaner.
Despite having been published last week, the in depth comparison between the two most popular smartphones on the market still pulled in a fair few eyeballs. If you haven’t read it yet, give it a look over.
iOS 7 is great, but it’s not perfect. Here are the 7 features I think iOS 7 needs to include for it to be a much better experience all round.
“One more thing…” – Themes hardly ever make major news on iPhone blogs, but one has. Circula8 transforms your iOS user interface from being glossy and square in to a flatter and rounder experience. It not only features over 550 app icons, it works with popular tweaks like Auxo to bring a more uniform look to the whole UI/UX. What’s more, if you pay $5 to go premium, you can change even more elements. (By the way, that $5 goes to charity!) Give this developer a medal.