iOS 7 screenshots leak ahead of WWDC? [Update: Fake]

Just one day ahead of Apple's WWDC conference, screenshots have emerged that appear to show Apple's next major iteration of iOS. 

Twitter user @appletipoff posted the images earlier today that show a version of iOS with a considerably cleaner and flatter design than we've seen previously. The images are in line with rumours we've been hearing of a flatter design to iOS, and the fonts in the interface are in line with those used on banners that were put up yesterday at San Francisco's Moscone Center ahead of WWDC. The images appear far more legitimate than those we showed off earlier in the week.

In the Settings image, a new 'edit' button in the top right of the screen indicates the order that app settings are displayed can be altered. This would address an issue that users have had with Brightness settings being less easy to access. A new 'Notifications and Widgets' option has also appeared in the Settings app, corroborating with long-term rumours that Apple would introduce Android-style widgets to its mobile OS. John Gruber of Daring Fireball, however, believes that "all the leaks are wrong".

Apple's WWDC 2013 conference kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 AM PDT (13:00 PM EDT, 18:00 PM GMT). Neowin will be offering full coverage of all major announcements from the firm's annual event.

Source: @appletipoff | Images via @appletipoff

Update: It turns out the images are fake as some users expected. A YouTube video outlines the process in which the images were faked.

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everyone knew these where fakes anyway, apple have kept this completely underwraps, I doubt if iOS 7 has even left the building its been designed in. As for widgets, I hope it brings what android has in the swipe down area, a simple tap to turn off/on wifi, bluetooth, gps an so on.

That would be extremely handy for me!

The comment Ben posted on the Youtube video says it all.. The guy gets duped again, then goes crying about it..lol

This is the second time this Ben fella posted an article with fake iOS 7 screen shots. At least this time you didn't try to defend them in the comment section brah.

Edit button on the settings screen? I'm 98% sure that wasn't there when I was on iOS. I think someone mocked up a fake app and forgot to set the edit button flag to 'no'.

Plus, the law of headlines probably applies here: if the headline ends with a question mark, the answer is no.

Look at how far apart the time differences were. Within that 3 hours, surely he could have taken more of these (what I now believe to be fake) screenshots.

Brian Miller said,
Look at how far apart the time differences were. Within that 3 hours, surely he could have taken more of these (what I now believe to be fake) screenshots.

who's to say he didn't. not everyone releases 100% of what they have

So where is the changes to note? It appears to be another fake that is doing its rounds and causes everyone to swoon needlessly....oh the joys!!

The icons looks like Metro with rounded corners. The orange, blue and purple icons do match the colors used by Microsoft in the standard apps.

This. I noticed that too. It seems Apple's finally realized that the stupid glossy shine at the top of buttons went out of style in 2004. Hopefully someone with half a brain over there will realize that their idiotic skeumorphic UI design went out back in the late '90s.

Next to the title Settings it has an edit button. I wonder what it does.

Never mind, it say it in the article. Silly me.

Fake or not: I like it. It's quite a conservative change from what we see ( I hope there's more going on elsewhere) but

1. it's actually, for once, consistent; the settings section of the iPhone is a HUGE mess right now

2. "Notifications & WIDGETS" - that's NEW ..

3. On/Off consistency with at least personal Hospital. Quite why this isnt possible for BT is infuriating.

wdowell said,
Fake or not: I like it. It's quite a conservative change from what we see ( I hope there's more going on elsewhere) but

1. it's actually, for once, consistent; the settings section of the iPhone is a HUGE mess right now

2. "Notifications & WIDGETS" - that's NEW ..

3. On/Off consistency with at least personal Hospital. Quite why this isnt possible for BT is infuriating.

"Personal Hospital" is still making me laugh...

Jaxkesa said,
Wow. Your comment is a Grammar Nazi's wet dream.

Grammar shouldn't have a capital letter in your sentence.

These really makes me think about the transition from the 'Glassy' Vista to 'Flat' Windows 8 I actually like it, cant wait to try it.

Pluto is a Planet said,
That's the only changed thing on the lock screen it seems, it screams out fake.

How does that scream out fake? With their last major update, the only visible change was simply adding an extra row of icons... lol.

j2006 said,

How does that scream out fake? With their last major update, the only visible change was simply adding an extra row of icons... lol.

Well, I don't buy Apple products but I seriously doubt they'd only change that about the lock screen which looks worse, I doubt any company would do that. Anyways, the article's been updated to mention that this was a fake.

sM4llziE said,
I'm sceptical. Why not leak a screenshot of the home screen? That's what everyone really cares about isn't it?

Because these leaks are probably coming from Apple itself.