It looks the same for your average person but it terms of design it is not the same. No color gradient. The entire design is lighter in color. The shadows are thinner. The buttons locations switched. I wouldn't call them the same. This is good indication of the new direction in design. Check this comparison:
suddenly newton wrote: »
Yes, and they're going to pull them out to check maps, conference schedules, etc. while walking around. They're that hardcore. /s
andrewofarabia wrote: »
I think 9to5's rumor was that the new newsstand design looks like the Mac OSX dock, if that's the case then it's pretty nifty. All I keep hearing about is the removal of gloss or whatever, but I haven't heard much about how any of this looks or functions better. Those leaked iOS7 photos on macrumors look like a baby version of iOS. I somehow doubt this redesign is simply a matter of removing all accents from the software.
This kind of app doesn't make any sense on a MacBook Pro though.
Of course, you wouldn't want someone sitting in one talk taking notes to be able to swipe to another beautiful full screen app and see a map of what's coming up and where to go next. They have to pull out their phone and drill through layer upon layer of columns for that.