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An iOS 7 principle that draws motivation from the ‘Metro’ tile user interface in Windows 8.

iOS 7 is plainly how Apple sees the future of mobile design. It’s an extreme departure from anything the company has ever done prior to. The general visual likewise feels a lot more like Android and even Windows Phone 8.

Whether it’s deliberate or by pure coincidence, Apple’s internal nickname for iOS 7 happens to be the same as Microsoft’s for Windows 8, according to a new report.

The Wall Street Journal is sharing that Apple workers have actually been calling iOS 7 ‘Modern UI.’ Ironically, Microsoft staff members call the Windows 8 ‘Metro’ interface the same thing. It’s a relatively generic term, however still intriguing when you consider exactly how the 2 business have actually fought in areas like advertising for several years.

But Apple is not really keen to urge comparisons to its archrival. So, Apple speakers have been informed not call it “Modern UI” in presentations, the people acquainted with the matter said.

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has actually formerly reported that Apple inside called iOS 7 ‘Innsbruck’ during development. The name describes a popular skiing location in Austria. Major iOS releases have been called after ski resorts in the past.

@ markgurman ‘Modern UI’ not main codename for whole release. I trust your reporting and Innsbruck is right on that one:)

— Jessica Lessin (@ Jessicalessin) June 13, 2013