Here's what iOS 18's rumored VisionOS-like redesign could look like

iOS 18 will be announced by Apple on June 10, the first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference. The next version of its mobile OS may see the most significant design changes in years — with several recent rumors claiming it will take a lot of design inspiration from VisionOS, the software that runs on Apple's Vision Pro headset.

Today we get our first glimpse of what it might look like on iOS 18, with the leak of an alleged design resource for the mobile OS. The iPhone frame template you can see below was sent to MacRumors by an unnamed source and claimed to have been obtained from an iOS engineer. With all this being anonymous and such, take it with a grain of salt.

It will reportedly be included as part of Apple's design resources for iOS 18, which helps developers visually design apps using software like Sketch and Photoshop. It's, of course, completely unclear at this point whether or not this is real, but the design here aligns with the previous rumors above, which claimed that iOS 18 will see a VisionOS-inspired visual overhaul.

Then again, Bloomberg's usually-talking Mark Gurman thinks it won't happen full An iOS design overhaul is coming this year, so VisionOS-inspired elements may not be pervasive throughout the UI.

VisionOS Design

VisionOS has a lot of translucency built-in and glass-like buttons with reflective edges. Every time we look at it we can't help but be reminded of Microsoft's Windows Aero design, which made its debut in Windows Vista. Of course, this was a long time ago, so aren't they the same, but more like distant relatives? What do you think? Would you like iOS to be more like VisionOS? Tell us in the comments.

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