Russian designer Nico Achkasov takes iOS 7 to the next level, and presents us with a polished iOS 8 “Infinity” concept which will also be available as a free Cydia theme in the near future.
After iOS 7 was announced, a lot of people started criticizing its icons. And suddenly every person is a designer, and in some ways even better than Apple. Though not everyone spent some time thinking about the actual design.
iOS 8 Infinity is a project to show Apple what we’d really want the icons to look like in their upcoming iOS release. It took over 3 months to complete this project and it is really beautiful. Unlike Apple, iOS 8 Infinity icons do follow the grid system and a specific color palette. They are consistent and harmonious.
This project shows what we really believe Apple is capable of. And together we’re asking Apple to rethink their iOS icon design. And we have a clear representation of what we want them to achieve.
iOS 8 Infinity is also going to be available as a WinterBoard theme on Cydia for free.
Check out the concept after the break. » iOS 8 Infinity Concept & Future Cydia Theme
Apple has released iOS 7.1 Beta 3 to developers for testing purposes. The update with build number “11d5127c” can be downloaded via over-the-air update or through Apple’s developer center website. Details about the latest Beta can be found after the break. » Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 3 to Developers
SteelSeries has unveiled its new Stratus controller, becoming the first wireless gamepad to support Apple’s latest iOS platform in the process. The Stratus connects to an iPad, iPhone and the iPod touch via Bluetooth 2.1 and allows you to play against up to three other players, which can also be seen on the big screen via AirPlay. » SteelSeries Launches First Wireless iOS 7 Gamepad
Pebble has announced the launch of the Pebble Steel. The Pebble Steel is a steel version of the populair smart watch and comes with a brushed stainless steel band, a matte black steel band, or a black leather band. The Pebble Steel is covered with the scratch resistant Gorilla Glass and is water proof, the smart watch lasts for up to a week on a single charge. » Pebble Steel: Next-generation Pebble Smart Watch
Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-man app maker behind the SnappyCam app, which has now been removed from the app store. TechCrunch reported: “Sources have since affirmed that the company was acquired by Apple, and that there was also acquisition interest “from most of the usual players”, meaning other tech giants. I don’t have details on the terms of the deal, and I’m awaiting a response from Apple, which has not confirmed the acquisition“. Now a couple of days later Apple has confirmed the acquisition to Recode.net » Apple Acquires Maker of SnappyCam App
Apple is set to open a new retail store in China this Friday. The store spans 500 square meters over two separate floors and will open at 10 a.m. on January 10 at the China Central Mall in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. » New Beijing Apple Store at China Central Mall Will Open This Friday
AppLocker is a Jailbreak tool that is allowing users to lock individual apps with a password. With iOS 7 and an iPhone 5s, AppLocker is able to lock and unlock apps using Touch ID’s fingerprint recognition capabilities, as shown in the video above. » AppLocker: Locks Individual Apps With Touch ID [jailbreak]