One of the significant visual changes in iOS 7 is the ‘flattening’ of the UIPicker, and by association the UIDatePicker. On the surface, the new picker looks much cleaner. I’ve never been a fan of the heavy-handed visual treatment given to the iOS 6 picker, and the pseudo 3D rotational effect using gradient overlays probably grated on most anal engineering and designer types. ‘They’re faking it!’, I thought. So when the new iOS 7 picker arrived on the scene there was a piece of me that thought, ‘cool, they’ve cleaned it up and done the 3D effect properly’. That was until I got to use the thing.