Apple is said to be behind on its redesign of iOS with iOS 7. The tech titan is far enough behind schedule that it has supposedly pulled people off of OS X 10.9 to work on the project. As we told you the other day, the changes are said to be so dramatic that those Apple executives given permission to carry a device testing the new software are using special polarizing filters that prevent the curious from spying on the new UI. So far, the buzz around the water cooler is that Jony Ive's new look for iOS is getting rave reviews from those who have seen it.
Meanwhile, designer F. Bianco posted an iOS 7 concept video that shows an enhanced lock screen with easy access to certain settings like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There are even widgets although they are not presented in the same manner as widgets are on Android. The new iOS concepts are shown twice in the video, once on an Apple iPhone and the second time on an Apple iPad.
Hopefully, with all the additional help working on iOS 7, we will see Apple introduce it this June at WWDC.
56.xperiaDROID(banned)(Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I agree with you and every things like widgets, drop down toggles etc. you mentioned are on my android phones too.
And Mxyzptlk can't change, he "overloved" Apple, and we can't blame him for an Apple fanboy, cuz there are many Sony fanboys, Samsung fanboys, Nokia fanboys etc. , but at least he must make it fair, not always Apple.....Apple....Apple......, why come to PhoneArena, if he only likes Apple? :/
"The best thing is to wait for Apple introduce it this June."
If they 'introduce it this June', it will be a greater perfidious lash-up than iMaps was. It has previously taken at least 1 month to go from beta test to Golden Master for earlier versions of iOS (more like 2 months). Pulling engineers off of OSX 10.9 to work on iOS v. 7 doesn't sound like they are anywhere near a June release of iOS v. 7.
Forstall isn't around to take the blame for software failures. They better get it right the first time, even if it means a delay into 2014 for iOS v. 7.
33.lyndon420(Posts: 4405; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Good post. They suddenly put 100 engineers on their watch iDea, and now they pull engineers from one project to focus more on another. Damage control or scrambling to catch up to innovation? But if they pull the monkey from their product naming department...they're doomed.
52.darkkjedii(Posts: 21368; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apple should try to use those features in a unique, and partly innovative way, but they sure as heck better not try to act like they invented them. Androids taken things to such a level, coupled with wp8 innovative metro UI that's there's not much apple can do rite now. Even google is doing more refining then revolutionary things, BUT, google can get away with it...it's there stuff.
5.moronman66(Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Pretty good ideas I think, and most of them are realistic, the widgets would be a good addition, although I don't know how exactly they would be activated, maybe a double tap? Also the quick settings should be able to be activated from anywhere, not just the home screen, opening the settings would be just as quick sometimes
The widgets in this video remind me of a launcher replacement called Action Launcher Pro. Action Launcher Pro has widgets called shutters, which are normal icon but you swipe up and then its a widget, like on this video. But I haven't used Action Launcher Pro before through because I don't have a Android yet, so I don't know how good Action Launcher Pro's shutters are.
Sorry its true, everything in this concept has been done before. Not sure about the lock screen swipe up for quick call through, that's a good idea I haven't seen before, but I don't have an Android, so I'm not sure if its on an App in Google Play.
The lock screen setting, icons turning into widgets, quick settings, download and shelf and mission control features are all already on Android or on Apps in Google Play.
I think its not much interesting, more like a jigsaw, there are many non intuitive thing in there
For example he has swipe for quick settings but uses double tap for widgets, double tap is pain sometimes plus he could use swipe for the widgets... Also those quick settings on the lock screen and that options to edit within the lock screen I can see people accidentally dragging one thing into another... Not much here
LMAO, I like how Android was a BlackBerry ripoff before it became an iPhone ripoff. The iPhone is the father of all modern smartphones, and it took quite a few generations of Android stealing from iOS to get where it is.
It is not about copying, it is about execution. Anybody can cram features into a phone. But it takes hard work to make them intuitive. I highly doubt apple will implement these features in iOS. And if it does it will be highly Intuitive and improve the user experience immensely. iOS is a good mobile OS. I have both the galaxy note 2 in an iPad 4. I use the iPad far more than I Use the galaxy note 2. I do not feel like the iPad 4 is missing anything.
well, the concept is just really cool and i wish someone from apple could see it and show it to johnny ive.
it does have features from android and BB10, but all users need to know that these OS influence each other in so many things, just for all apple haters you can hate iOS but still, have some appreciation
I almost believed it until the Widgets part, seriously doubt Apple will use widgets any time soon due to their current battery issues. Not only that, but you have to double click on an icon to activate them, so they really aren't real time data, just shortcuts to get quick app information from.
The lock screen portions seem extremely useful though, I'm sure additions like that would be greatly appreciated by iOS users.