Over on Forbes, I’ve taken a look at the opportunity presented to iOS developers with the new UI changes in
System 7 iOS 7:
Technically they’ve avoided doing a compatibly break with the code base, but for any iOS application to stay relevant it’s going to have to be re-coded for the new UI. Because of that process these apps will look fresh and new to everyone using the. There will be some hold-out applications, but in the main the top tier applications that everyone will be exposed to will all have been updated in the six months leading up to Christmas.
Tim Cook has led not just a refresh of the iOS platform through the new UI, but it forces all the third party applications to update their apps ahead of the presumed launch of the iPhone 6 at the end of September.
Well played, Cook.