Mac OS X 10.7 to Get iOS Scrollbars?
Example of scroll bar in iOS 4
With less than 24 hours from Apple's Back to the Mac media event, a few more claims have been trickling in. MacStories claims to have information about some subtle interface changes to Apple's next version of Mac OS X. According to the site, iOS's influence will be apparent in 10.7's window scroll bars:
The first big news is iOS scroll bars and scrolling behavior are coming to OS X. That means you'll have to say goodbye to the current Aqua scroll bars and get ready for a more minimal look. Also, the "rubber band" elastic scrolling iOS is famous for is making its first appearance on the desktop, and we're told it "works really well and feels natural". Basically, it works like the current inertial scrolling, but when you hit the top or bottom of a scroll view it "rubber bands" down like iOS devices do.
The site also reports a new Quick Look interface.
MacStories has not been a regular source of Apple-related rumors, so we can't comment on their reliability. Mac OS X visual changes have always been a big topic of discussion and speculation over the years.
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