AquaLookAndFeel no more in Leopard?

June 26th, 2007

Judging by the applications coming lately from Apple (such as native controls in Safari on Apple and iPhone), Aqua is as good as dead. Here are two screenshots from the latest iTunes (taken from the activation guide just posted on Apple site). Click to see full-size images.

ITunes shot 1 thumbnail

ITunes shot 2 thumbnail

Does this mean that the system look and feel will no longer be apple.laf.AquaLookAndFeel? Will it go back to Or maybe Apple JDK 6.0 will have a brand new class with a brand new name? Or maybe Apple will choose the same route as Sun did with JDK 5.0 and extend AquaLookAndFeel with a new theme (re: Metal / Ocean)?

By the way, is this the new look for tabs?