Apple has redesigned its iCloud beta page to imitate the look and feel of its incoming mobile OS, iOS 7.
iCloud is getting its own iOS 7 redesign, with all the icons for native apps like Mail, Contact, Calendar and Notes receiving the update.
The beta.icloud.com has recently been updated with a whole iOS 7 redesign, ditching the previous skeuomorphic designs in favour of the new pastel colour scheme and flatter, more refined user experience.
The iOS 7 icons for Mail, Contact, Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find my iPhone have all made their way to the iCloud beta, which is only accessible to those with an Apple Developer account.
There’s a new animated background on the iCloud beta as well, that reacts to wherever the user’s mouse cursor moves as shown in the below YouTube video.
It’s not just the icons for the apps that have changed on the iCloud beta, but how the open app is presented too. Have a look at how that’s affected them in the screenshots below.
iOS 7 Features
iOS 7 is “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone” and comes complete with an entire refresh of the exiting iOS experience. Apple aimed to create a flatter, more refined experience for its iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users.
Expected to be released to consumer on September 10 after an Apple media event that is said to launch the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the iOS 7 update isn’t purely aesthetic.
In fact, it has a heavy focus on increasing the multitasking functionality for iOS users to make the Apple experience more streamlined.
“We have always thought of design as being so much more than the way something looks,” said Jony Ive. “It’s the whole thing, the way something works on so many different levels.”
“True simplicity is derived from so much more than the absence of clutter and ornamentation. It’s about bringing order to complexity. iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals.”
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