Apple gives iCloud the iOS 7 design treatment

The look and feel of Apple's iCloud is now consistent with the new iOS 7 interface slated for release today.

Apple has taken the wraps off a redesign of the iCloud.com site, bringing it into line with the look of iOS 7.

iCloud app icons have been treated to Apple's iOS 7-inspired flat look and feel, and sit atop an animated background of blurred floating bubbles. Meanwhile, the interfaces in Apple's core apps — such as Calendar, Find my iPhone, Mail, and Notes — have also been modernised.

The website hosts free beta versions of Apple's browser-based iWork suite, including Pages, Numbers and Keynote — although the icons for those remain the same as the OS X version. It's not clear whether its answer to Google Apps and Office 365 will remain free after it moves out of beta, but Apple is offering iWork free for buyers of its new generation of iOS devices

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iCloud.com

Another change introduced is a shortcut (pictured below) to the home screen in the top left corner of the page within the apps.

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iCloud.com shortcut

The site debuted just ahead of the release of iOS 7 on Wednesday. Among the new features that the OS will bring are additional mobile device management capabilities, and support for the fingerprint sensor included in the iPhone 5s .

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