The changes may be visually dramatic, if largely cosmetic. Jony Ive, Apple's chief of industrial design, will reportedly replace iOS's traditional 3-D appearance with a flatter look (think Windows Phone 8). In addition, skeuomorphic elements -- meaning digital features that resemble their real-world counterparts -- of the iOS interface may be history as well. If true, the gaming table on the Game Center screen (seen here) is a prime candidate for Ives' iOS makeover.
Other iOS 7 upgrades may include improved Maps and Siri integration with cars, and better hooks into social networks, including Flickr and Vimeo, said 9to5Mac.
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