simulator

Product comparison site Recombu has created an interactive iPhone 5S with iOS7 simulator, in large part based on our exclusive preview of what to expect.

9to5Mac has heard new details about the iOS 7 redesign from sources. According to the site, iOS 7 has been described internally as “black, white, and flat all over.” Skeumorphic elements have been dropped in favour of flatter and cleaner designs, with Ive apparently saying that physical metaphors “don’t stand the test of time.”

The simulation, based on a roundup in which most of the content will be familiar to 9to5Mac readers, allows you to switch on the phone, swipe to unlock and click on a number of the app icons to see non-functional mockups of what the new apps may look like … 

Click the status bar to see a possible way of providing fast access to wireless settings.

Impressively, the entire simulator was created with a mix of HTML5, CSS and Javascript – there are no actual images embedded in it, all of the visuals are dynamically generated.

For the record, this is nothing like what iOS 7 will look and act like.