Mac OS X 10.10 Concept shows iOS 7 inspired design

os x syrah concept

Earlier this year, a reported claimed that OS X 10.10 is codenamed Syrah, and one of its biggest highlights will be its “flatter” look and feel like iOS 7. Designer Danny Giebe has created a Mac OS X 10.10 Syrah concept to show us what a “flatter” OS X might look like.

The Contacts and Notes app in OS X Mavericks already gives us a peek at the future of OS X’s design. The two apps shed their skeuomorphic textures and metaphors and Giebe extends this style of design to other OS X apps like Finder, Messages, Mail and more.


Finder concept


iPhoto concept


Mail concept


Messages concept

As you see, most of the real-world textures have been stripped out in favor of transparency, blur, and flat UI elements, just like on iOS 7. OS X 10.10 is expected to be launched later this year, in June at Apple’s annual WWDC conference.

iOS 7’s all-new design was quite polarising amongst users, with some who found it a welcome change from iOS’ skeumorphic origins, while others who didn’t find it as good. What do you think about this concept? Let us know in the comments below.

[via Dribbble]