iOS 7 is Behind Schedule and New iPad to Be Unveiled This Month?

Adria Ho
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Apple is reportedly behind schedule with iOS 7 and has apparently pulled developers from OS X 10.9 to help get the mobile operating system ready, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.

In a decision thread on Branch, several journalists shared whispers they have been hearing about Apple's plans.

Gruber notes that the revamp to iOS is significant enough 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 of iMore adds, "Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."

Additionally, Ritchies says that he's "heard from several sources that there was/is an event planned for April, new 9.7 inch iPad if it's ready. Also still hearing iPhone 5S for August (though a lot of other people are saying July, so maybe it's more of a window than a date for now)."

The thought is that iOS 7 could be released alongside the iPhone 5S in order to offset its minor hardware changes. MG Siegler says, "Since we're talking whispers, the one thing I've heard multiple times now is about some sort of biometric scanner on the new iPhone. Perhaps not surprising given the AuthenTec buy — but surprised it would be this soon."

You can check out the thread at the link below...

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