Apple unveiled the long-rumored, radical iOS overhaul. Apple’s mobile operating system retains links to its past, but the difference is stark: it is to iOS 6 what OS X was to Mac OS 9 – familiarity a midst sweeping change. Additionally, we saw peeks of the revamped OS X, changes to which were subtler. Apple showed in both OS X and iOS a new found desire for coherence across an entire operating system. This is something that’s arguably been missing since at least the days of Mac OS 8, shortly before brushed metal reared its ugly head, leading to Apple’s unhealthy obsession with using real-world analogues in its applications:

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With iOS 7 it also leads users of the developer release to make some guesses about what the hardware of the next iPhone and iPad’s could contain:

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