iOS 7 To Be Available For Devs Today, Full Release This Fall

Apple just took the wraps off the next version of iOS. Gone are the faux felt and wood veneers. In its place iOS 7 will feature a sleek look that really pushes Apple’s mobile OS into the future (with a little stolen from startups).

Developers can snag the new OS from Apple later today followed by a general release this Fall. The iPad version will hit the dev channel in a few weeks.

The new mobile OS features a nearly complete new look. The familiar rows of icons remain, but they look and feel totally different — at least according to the on-stage antics at today’s Apple press conference.

Surely with developers getting access later today, snap judgement will surface coming from first-hand impressions. The rest of us will have to wait several months until Apple polishes the platform from developers’ feedback.