iOS 7 looks totally different than iOS 6, and most App Store apps are going to have to undergo a big design overhaul to fit it. Gone are the rich textures and deep garnishes. Corinthian leather has been replaced with Gaussian blur. A lot of iOS 6 apps look instantly out of place.
There are, however, quite a few popular apps that look like they belong in iOS 7. Whether it’s by coincidence or intentional forethought, these 16 iOS apps fit in with iOS 7 very well already:
Apple gave this app a 2013 Design Award a couple days ago. The developer is Loren Brichter, a former Apple employee.
One this app’s makers is John Gruber, beloved Apple pundit from Daring Fireball.
Without a second glance this app can be confused with the stock Camera app in iOS 7.
Apple also gave this app a 2013 Design Award after copying it in the official iOS 7 Weather app.
Apple’s iOS 7 Mail app looks eerily similar.
Pretty much all of Google’s iOS apps look great. Some examples:
Google gets it.
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