Kevin Rose: iOS 7 is ‘very different’ and ‘a big change’

By , Jun 6, 2013

iOS-7-teaser

If you ask Digg co-founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose, changes in iOS 7 are more than skin deep. Additionally, Rose in the latest episode of The Random Show makes claims – without divulging his sources – that WWDC will bring us updated MacBook Airs.

I approve his message – it’s fairly safe to assume Monday’s keynote will see a specs upgrade for the Air (Retina, much?) and quite possibly for the Pro, stemming from Intel’s just announced fourth-generation Haswell chips.

More importantly, Rose mentions iOS 7 will be “very different” from what we’ve been accustomed to. The way he phrased it, you may not want to put much faith in iOS 7 renderings and mockups that have been floating around the web…

“I heard that the next iOS is very different,” Rose said on the show.

From someone that I know – the next version of iOS, I was told, is a BIG change. It’s not like ‘hey, we’re doing a little updating, fixing some bugs and a couple of things’.

“Apparently,” he goes on to explain, “things have moved around in certain ways, there’s different things happening – a lot of stuff has changed”.

Here’s a clip (WWDC predictions start at mark 1:00:40).

For a glimpse of what the rumor mill thinks the next major version of iOS is going to look and feel like, check out this interactive iPhone 5S + iOS 7 concept.

Rose over the years accurately predicted a number of Apple products.

For instance, he posted accurate fourth-gen iPod nano shots and correctly predicted new iTunes features ahead of Apple’s ‘Let’s Rock’ media event. He also called for iOS 3.0 copy and paste and the Apple TV’s $99 price point and launch date.

On the other hand, Rose has had his share of misses, too.

As 9to5Mac points out, he blew it by calling for a physical keyboard on the original iPhone and incorrectly reported the Apple TV would be called iTV, run the App Store and feature ad-supported TV stations.

As Tim Cook put it, next Monday Apple will be “rolling out the future of iOS and OS X.”

The Loop’s well-connected Jim Darlymple told us to definitely not expect any new iPhones or iPads. Previously, analysts predicted a fall iDevice refresh citing technical challenges and manufacturing issues.

Interactive iPhone 5S and iOS 7 concept (Recombu teaser 004)

Are you getting excited about iOS 7?

I’m not sure I give a damn about the redesign itself.

What I’d absolutely love to see in the next version of iOS is enhanced communication and document sharing between apps. Personally, I like seamless iCloud sync, but hate how iOS keeps my document tied to a certain app.

The big issue here is to let users access their Keynote documents from Quickoffice easily or browse their Camera+ Lightbox images from any photography app, for example.

I’m really hoping for some major innovations on that front because quite honestly – iOS has fallen behind Android in these aspects.

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  • http://twitter.com/mrmberman Marc

    A good day to be optimistic and to get a little bit excited but not to get too carried away as Mr Rose apparently suffers from patchy predictions syndrome.

  • Nico Spatola

    iOS needs a re-design AND new innovating features. BAD. I don’t want Apple to be playing catch-up.

  • mehrab

    So wheres auxo for ipad?

  • arrontaylor

    sooooo excited!

  • Avery Massenburg

    This big change kinda worries me as far a Jailbreaking. A lot of apps/tweaks/themes may have to be rewritten for iOS 7 even more so than iOS 6… Winterboard or Springtomize may end up working differently than they do.

    I might be worth it, but It could get troublesome.

    • nmpraveen

      I have faith in JB tweak developers. They will find a way to work on iOS7, within a week or 2..

      • Vitaliy Anonymous

        Ah. You could say yes and no at the same time. Yes, as long as iOS7 will be supported by any of the A4 devices, the developers will be able to try and check the functionality, but it will get harder to test it on the A5+ devices.

      • Gorgonphone

        its has taken many months to get my iPhone 5 perfectly modes out the way i want with full back grounding etc..

    • Gorgonphone

      yup nothing will work right for a looooooong time that why i told folks to get an iPhone 5 and jailbreak it and hold on to cause the next jailbreak wait will be the longest yet

  • Dark Moyan

    I am an Android User. I May be an Android user but I really don’t hate any OS at all.
    Yes I used iOS (iPhone 3G) used more that 7 Symbian and other OS device too.
    I am really waiting for the new iOS 7 :)
    hope it brings many new features. Good Luck Apple.

    • Kevin Butler

      Same here. Huge android user but I do have an iPad that i use a lot as well. I really rely on tweaks to get more out of it.
      Hoping for the best.

    • Vitaliy Anonymous

      I am a huge iOS fan, and has been using iOS ever since the launch of iOS 1 (or iPhone OS at that time). 6 major revisions and the only difference in the customizability is wallpaper and folders. While I will still love and enjoy using Apple products, I am thinking of switching to Windows Phone (there are more to it than just live tiles). However, if iOS7 would blow me away, I might change my mind.

      • Ronald Weaver

        I’m in the same boat as you. I got a really good deal on a htc 1 x. I like it a lot . I wish my iPhone screen was the same size because that’s my main gripe. I can make due when its Jailbroken but yeah, wallpaper and folders. Good point.

    • Gorgonphone

      ios is the best cause its smooth and stable and fast but it needs a jailbreak to be perfect

      • Brandon Weidema

        Android is actually really nice and smooth to use now that they’ve implemented a sort of v-sync

      • Ronald Weaver

        Agreed my phone is really fast and smooth . App Store sucks though.

  • seyss

    his predictions are as good as what he did to Digg when v4 was released

  • Ignacio Irigoyen

    If they do a real change in the paradigm with the new iOS, I’ll be looking forward to see what Android does, continue in the path they have now of go for the old strategy

  • Prasoon Singh

    Can’t we hold off with the rumors until Monday?

  • Johnathan Jennings

    I haven’t been this excited for WWDC since 2010!!

    • Gorgonphone

      im Still not excited.. i only get excited when the jailbreak is out..lol

      • Adam Paulik

        nice one .), but believe in Apple …

  • laszlo gaspar

    I’m so excited I think I’m going to explode!

    • Adam Paulik

      Same here, I hope It will be compatible with iPhone 4 (it’s old but still smooth:))

      • brooks whiffen seale

        if the iphone 5S is announced (very unlikely then it wont

      • laszlo gaspar

        decided to come back to this post know knowing that the iphone 4 is compatible.

  • Markieze Anthony Mitchell

    in my mind im just thinking.. “I hope that IOS7 doesn’t disappoints me this time.

  • Maxim∑

    I have checked, idownloadblog.macrumors,9to5mac,theverge,technobuffalo ,techcrunch and ars techinca about 20x in the past 4 hours.

    I think I might be a little excited

  • Klikkit

    New Macbook Airs, exactly what I was hoping for, if they are retinas, Apple may as well just take my money now

  • PainToad

    Why is this guy still relevant.

  • http://jorgesilvestrini.com/ Jorge Silvestrini

    Can we say the s in 4S and 5S is for “software”?

    • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

      Maybe it means second hardware revision

      • brooks whiffen seale

        3gs= speed
        4s= sire
        5s= security?

  • William Melendez

    Is it just me but June 10th feels like its taking for ever to come !

    • Ian

      Just you. Finals week for me, so time fliiiieessss…..

  • Yujin

    One thing about Kevin rose. He is always wrong!!!! Rumors are that rumors. Just 4 more days people. In the meantime. Enjoy the bullshit from bloggers and attention seekers.

  • Raul Henriquez

    Steve Jobs was calling it iTV at MacWorld, so he was in fact right.
    iTV App creators threathen to sue Apple so Apple chose the better Apple TV name. Its ashamed how you guys run an IOS blog but miss important history facts all the time.

  • சங்கே முழங்கு

    i am tired of seeing ios7 concepts which makes me feel that the old boring one is better than all. For heavens sake, please dont make any of those real.

  • Dan

    Don’t we will see a Mac Pro update….Haswell Xeons haven’t been released yet have they? Not to say they will only get Xeons, but if the past is anything to go by they will.

  • chjode

    I’m all for something new from Apple for iOS 7, but this is the same Kevin Rose who claimed the original iPhone as such:

    In the latest “Diggnation” (episode 74 – November 30, 2006), Digg founder Kevin Rose discussed some details about the oft-rumored Apple “iPhone” that he obtained via a “solid” source:

    • I have a little bit of inside information on the Apple phone
    • It’s coming out in January
    • All phone providers will carry it
    • GSM, CDMA, Sprint PCS
    • It’s gonna be “small as shit”
    • Operating system unknown
    • They are truly doing some very unique things with the phone
    • 2 batteries, one charger; one for the MP3 player portion, one for the phone
    • I’ve heard about what the OS can do, it’s supposed to be pretty cool
    • 2 capacities, 4Gb and 8GB at $249 and $449 respectively
    • Flash memory-based
    • Slide-out keyboard
    • Touchscreen on the outside, I’m not sure though

  • Anggareksa Putra

    when the iOS 7 could be download?

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