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Every App On Your iPhone Is About To Change, And Here's What It's Going To Look Like

This will feel like a bigger change than iOS 7 itself.

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When iOS 7 becomes available for download on September 18th, a strange, unprecedented thing will begin to happen to your iPhone. In the ensuing hours and days, every single app on your phone will change. A lot of it will happen right away, as Apple's in-house apps and well-prepared developers push out their iOS 7-ready apps, but some will take longer. When it's done, you'll be left with what is essentially a completely different experience, from the homescreen all the way down.

There's been a lot of talk about what this overhaul means — especially since even tech journalists haven't had access to most of the new iOS 7 app designs (other than Apple's) — but now, for the first time, we can actually see it for ourselves (though it's a bit blurry).

In Apple's broadcast of this afternoon's event, the company gave us a quick preview of a few select third party developer apps. They purposefully flashed the image for just a moment at a distance, but the above screenshot at least offers a tease of how your favorite apps are about to evolve.


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Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.

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