There's not a pixel on the screen that iOS 7 won't be changing come this fall, including the status and menu bars that have lived on top of iPhones and iPads for years. Dave Wiskus, designer of Vesper, has weighed in on that specific change, and what the repercussions might be. From Better Elevation:
Ahead of WWDC 2012 rumor had it Apple was considering a fresh coat of paint for the default iPhone interface elements (UIWebKit). Now that iOS 6 has been introduced, instead of a new, unifying silver, like Snow Leopard did for OS X, we've gotten several new looks, and a newly tinted status bar to go along with them.