Apple are known for producing suprises during their iPhone keynote events and everyone is excited to find out what iPhone 5 features will greet us when Tim Cook takes to the stage on September 12.
You probably haven’t realized it yet, but Apple may have already planted a brilliant surprise by way of their design choice for their event banners situated on the building of the Yerba Buena center where the event is being held. On first glance, it looks just like your bog standard contemporary art design, but there may be more than meets the eye if one rumor is to be believed.
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Whispers have emerged that Apple has actually stretched out their iOS app icons, to create the event banners that you’ll see on the building. For example, you should now notice that part of the event banner colors are very similar to the color scheme used for the Game Center app.
The image you see here apparently suggests that the Game Center icon has been flipped and is joined next to the stretched out iTunes app icon and Music icon, just like on the current iPhone 4/4S layout at the moment. Could this be Apple’s way of teasing that the display screen is going to be ‘stretched’ vertically to allow more app space on the homescreen? Who knows.
If this turns out to be true though and that the Yerba Buena design is based off stretched iOS apps, you have to say that it was pretty cool thinking from Apple and very imaginative stuff. MacRumors has included a second image which teases some brand new applications as well which will inevitably take up space on the iOS 6 homescreen – what could they be perhaps?
Just for comparison sake, we’ve added another image below which gives you a look at the design choice for Apple’s WWDC 2012 event which was held at the Moscone Center for comparison purposes. As you can see, it is very bland and a stark contrast to what you see now if you head on down to the Yerba Buena center.
Do you see this as clever advertising by Apple, or just a pointless idea which doesn’t really capture your imagination? Either way, the iPhone 5 is just days away from an announcement and the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are going to have some serious competition. What device is going to take your money? Let us know your thoughts on this interesting building design.