WWDC 2013 Banners Going Up At Moscone West, Flat Icons Featured

As WWDC nears, the rumors are picking up regarding the rumored changes to iOS 7. Perhaps one of the most often rumored changes includes less focus on gloss, and more on flat and simplistic icons for the operating system, and the banners being installed at the Moscone Center in San Francisco seem to support those rumors.

Since the announcement that Jony Ive would be taking over the software design team, it has been thought that he would make major changes to simplify the operating system, and make it as clean and simple has his hardware designs.

As the picture above (via appleholic on Instagram) proves, the redesign will most likely focus on flat icons. The banner above includes what appear to be iOS app icons for some system apps.

For example, the green icon is an example of what to expect for the phone and messaging apps, the orange is an example of the new music icon, and the purple is the new iTunes icon. This seems to disprove the earlier rumor that square icons could be implemented in iOS 7, as the banners still show rounded corners, just with a lack of the glossy layer over the top.

Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait, as the WWDC keynote is scheduled for next Monday, June 10. It has also been announced that developers can expect to get new versions of both iOS and OS X at the conference.

What do you think about these new icons? Do you think this will be a good change for iOS, or do you prefer the glossy, textured look of the icons? Leave a comment and let us know!

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