Apple’s move to “simpler”, “flat design” for next version of iOS validates Metro

imageStriking another blow against critics of Metro, according to rumours Apple is set to join Google in adopting a more digitally authentic user interface, free from the skeuomorphism which characterized the OS.

According to sources this is due to the influence of Jonny Ive, Apple’s head designer, who will be pushing for a more “flat design” that is starker and simpler, according to developers who have spoken to Apple employees.

The first victims will be the fake leather and other “textures that are all over the place right now.”

While we could not care less what Apple does with iOS, the changes would be an interesting counterpoint to those who troll our comments and claim to hate Windows Phone with a passions because they hate the user interface and live tiles. In the end Microsoft’s futuristic mobile user interface was just predicting the future for all the other mobile operating systems.

Via WSJ.