iOS 7 is codenamed “Innsbruck,” according to three people familiar with the OS. The interface changes include an all-new icon set for Apple’s native apps in addition to newly designed tool bars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features across the system.
Innsbruck is the capital city of federal state of Tyrol in western Austria, known for its skiing. You may recall that all previous codenames of iOS builds have been named after ski resorts. iOS 6 was “Sundance”, for example.
Lots of good info from Gurman regarding Jony Ive’s iOS 7 design overhaul. Sounds like “flat” is indeed the new black.
I’m very excited about iOS7 and the design changes AND that Austria could “be a little piece” of the whole thing.
In my opinion it’s time for Apple to get some major design improvements for both Systems: iOS and OS X and I’m sure that a design overhauls don’t mean a new learning curve.