Apple is skipping straight to the iPhone 6 next month, bypassing the intermediary “S” model and getting straight to the good stuff. The fully revamped hardware design will come with two major software revisions in the form of the new iOS 7 interface and the refined Apple Maps 2.0 app.
iOS 7 brings a fundamental shift in the iPhone 6 on screen interface, moving to a new flatter design focused less on textured icons and more on open space, engineered by the company’s new software chief.
The iPhone 6 is also the first to feature Apple Maps 2.0, a makeover of the company’s in house mapping app which debuted last year. Apple’s interest in acquiring Waze points to expanded mapping features including social input on reviews of destinations and more.