While I’m excited to see what Ive can do with both OS X and iOS, I’m hesitant to think anything significant will happen to the design or appearance of either this year. It’s a slow change necessitated by not wanting to disorientate the hundreds of millions of users of both.
Well, you can imagine my surprise when Gruber posted this in the linked Branch thread:
Word on the street is that iOS engineers with carry privileges all have some sort of polarizing filter on their iPhone displays, such that it greatly decreases viewing angles, thus making it difficult for observers to see the apparently rather significant system-wide UI overhaul.
Rene Ritchie chimed in:
Ive’s work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad.
Very interesting. Disappointingly, the rumours also suggest that OS X 10.9 is getting a little less love after some engineers have been moved from it to focus on iOS 7. In some ways, I’m more excited about a new version of OS X.
Lots of other tasty nuggets from some well-connected people in this thread. It’s worth reading the whole thing.