iOS 6 vs iOS 7 app comparison guide: see how the designs have changed

iPads, iPhones and iPod touches have got a new look. Here's how Apple's apps, and some of the other apps you use on a regular basis, have changed with iOS 7.


iPads, iPhones and iPod touches have got a new look. Here's how Apple's apps, and some of the other apps you use on a regular basis, have changed with iOS 7.

Apple has rolled out iOS 7, and with it comes a complete redesign of the look and feel of the user interface. It's not just iOS 7 itself that's changed – many app developers have updated their apps to coincide with the release of iOS 7, and have taken design cues from Apple in their apps' makeovers.

In addition to many of Apple's own apps, the developers behind Evernote, eBay, Twitter, Facebook and more have ditched skeuomorphism, added transparency and simplified the overall design.

Here, we bring you a before and after look at how apps have changed with the iOS 7 update.

Use the sildeshow controls above and right to see them. 

Apple has updated its Photos app. Here's a before and after image, with iOS 6 on the left and iOS 7 on the right.


Apple's Music app has some changes, including the way you'll see Albums when you're looking for something to listen to.

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You'll now be able to see an image beside each artist in Apple's Music app.


iOS 7's now playing screen now has a transparent effect.


Here's how Evernote has changed. On the left you can see the iOS 6 version, and on the right, the skeuomorphic-free design that has arrived with the update.

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With the new iOS 7 update, Twitter has introduced a new, flatter design.


Similarly, Facebook has adopted a flatter design.


eBay has also gone for a new design that takes cues from Apple's iOS 7.

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There are some apps, of course, that haven't changed at all in the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, including Hipstamatic, which is still absolutely and (to borrow a word from Sir Jony Ive) unapologetically skeuomorphic.