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Every new iOS version brought its own visual tweaks to the operating system, but said tweaks all stuck to the same basic theme: shiny, faux-glass reflections on icons; surfaces covered in green felt and rich Corinthian leather. There were wood textures, plastic textures, metal textures, paper textures, and even a voice recorder app that looked like an old-timey radio microphone. This desire to make intangible digital elements resemble their real-world counterparts is known as “skeuomorphism,” and in iOS 6 these skeuomorphic elements are present in distracting (and, increasingly, unfashionable) abundance.

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