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by Brian Schrader

OS X's New Look

Posted on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 at 09:23 PM

With the release of iOS 7 last summer and the upcoming announcement of iOS 8 in a couple weeks, the Tech world is abuzz with iOS 8 rumors. One thing that sticks out to me, and a few others, is the question of what will happen to OS X this June. Many assumed that it would get a re-skin along with iOS 7, and it didn't. OS X Mavericks did remove a lot of extraneous skeuomorphic elements of OS X, but the basic visual structure remains unchanged. That begs the question though, whether Apple will revamp the visuals this year to make the Mac look similar, but hopefully not exactly, like iOS 7.

@Dexwell_ tweeted his re-skin of the OS X Finder and the "About this Mac" window recently and I have to say, I love the look. I've also noticed recently that Spotify's new desktop app looks very iOS 7-y and I think it works really well on the Mac. Could these be the style that Apple leans toward if they are re-skinning OS X? If so, I love it.

Spotify's new look

OS X Finder, by @Dexwell_. All credit goes to him. I did not make this image, nor do I own rights to it.

OS X About this Mac, by @Dexwell_. All credit goes to him. I did not make this image, nor do I own rights to it.

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