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iOS 7 concept shows that change is good
Even diehard Apple fans have gotten to the point where they are looking forward to a UI redesign for iOS, and the rumors say that is exactly what Apple has been working on. And, while Apple may not pay attention to concept renders, maybe Tim Cook and Jony Ive should take a look here and there, because this new one shows a striking new look for iOS 7.

One of the keys to a quality concept render in our opinion is keeping the concept in the same spirit as the company that makes the real life product. That was one thing that disappointed us about the recent multitasking concept we saw, because it didn't feel like an Apple design. It felt like the BlackBerry 10/MeeGo multitasking pasted into iOS. It's also what we really enjoyed about the iOS widget concept we saw way back (that led to the designer being hired by Apple). That felt like an Apple implementation. 

And, that's what impresses us about this iOS 7 concept from Simply Zesty. Certain elements were obviously lifted from other sources. For example, the weather widget is just the Eye in the Sky weather from Android, some of the color and design looks inspired by the Google Play Store, and the lockscreen feels a bit like Windows Phone with the popup menu. But, overall, it feels like a product that Apple could actually release. The widgets are hidden in the notification tray, the homescreens still look like iOS, and while certain items are similar to other platforms, there is just enough change to seem like an Apple product. 



source: The Next Web

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posted on 10 May 2013, 11:46 22

1. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


At the end when they showed the current iOS vs the concept, the current iOS looked better. The concept over did the flatness.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:23 14

26. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think the old one looks better and more cleaner.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:40 5

30. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I retract all comments I've made about you hating anything non Apple. This proves that you are just a hater.

posted on 10 May 2013, 14:02 3

35. AngryAppleCustomer. (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Apple for the win!

posted on 10 May 2013, 14:11 7

36. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


are you sure u r an 'AngryAppleCustomer' ?

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:23 8

41. Chaseism (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Does anyone else think it feels a lot like Windows Phone? I agree that they took the "Flat" design a bit too far. I think Ive meant that he was looking for iOS to not vary so much in look and feel (Find a Friend vs. Game Center vs. iCal). I like it, but if this is what iOS was going to be, I'd rather stick to what it is now...

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:46

45. apple4never (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 May 2013)


this might just make me apple4ever

posted on 11 May 2013, 09:37

64. apple4never (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 May 2013)


why the down votes lol ??

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:49

72. apple4never (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 May 2013)


again, wtf ??

posted on 18 May 2013, 09:06 1

78. apple4never (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i guess no one likes me :( or r u all apple fanyboys ?

posted on 11 May 2013, 00:03 2

54. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Exactly. At least WP's flat tiles have animations.

posted on 11 May 2013, 00:05

55. AeroPrime (Posts: 142; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Yea i do i owned a 920. LOL i think it's a great copy of meego as well.

posted on 11 May 2013, 03:26 1

59. ReddD (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Totally agree. The logic of these designers astounds me. WP is the worst looking OS but all the designers are slowly heading towards it in their designs! they need to stop and think

posted on 23 May 2013, 13:34

83. drkuthan (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


mxyzptik are u blind ?

posted on 12 May 2013, 13:55 1

68. Airforce (Posts: 61; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


U know weirdly..i am liking this io7 concept..lets hope its the real thing

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:46 16

2. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


This actually looks incredible. I understand that every feature here is already available on Android devices, but if you mix Android features with Apples name as shown in the video above, very good things will happen. Hopefully this concept will become a reality.

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:54 11

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4598; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...if you mix Android features with Apples name as shown in the video above..."

Apple already doing that, appropriating things that doesn't belong for Apple and then putting Apple name on it.

posted on 10 May 2013, 14:31

37. mss1988 (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Good nick ;)

posted on 11 May 2013, 03:52 1

61. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Looks like MIUI 5... Its the theme i use on apex launchet

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:47 16

3. feres13 (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Great concept! This flat iOS 7 really matches the iPhone's beauty...

posted on 11 May 2013, 00:35

56. AmitMajumder (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Ya Dude, the concept is really good...

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:50 10

4. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


If this beautiful concept turns out to be true, I'm gonna sell my android for the 5S!

posted on 10 May 2013, 14:57 4

38. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I praised this concept the way comment #3 did, but the only difference was that I involved selling my android. I guess that's the reason I got so many red thumbs. Lol, you fandroids suck!

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:57 18

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Looks like MIUI.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:00 6

7. jimjam (Posts: 228; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


or some other Chinese homescreen

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:12 4

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Why is this article hyping something that isn't real and won't look anything like it at all when it's released. Why are the people getting excited over it either?

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:18 4

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4598; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why people are going to the theater or watching movies and getting excited? It is the same reason.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:12 4

9. SirHamm (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Good lord imagine the battery life on this thing. Considering Apple barely increases it's battery between phones I'm hard pressed to see anything like this happening. I mean don't get me wrong this looks amazing but to sacrifice the already sub par battery life of the current iPhone this would be bad.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:38 6

19. moronman66 (Posts: 157; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Just out of curiousity, how would this sacrifice battery life? I don't really see how it would really change that besides the widgets, which don't really take up too terribly much on Android...

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:24 4

27. ecmedic4 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Dont see where the battery life on the iPhone 5 is "subpar". I get excellent battery life. I get over a day on a single charge, but everyone does use their phones differently and have different usage patterns. But to say its to say the battery life is subpar is a bit off, its quite comparable to other flagship phones on the market, and it has excellent stand by time. Currently my phone showing Standby 1day 7 hrs, and Usage 4 hrs 1 min and battery 38%. I have screen shots showing Standby 1 day 3 hrs, and Usage 4hrs 14 mins and battery at 26%, one showing Standby 4 hrs 9 mins and Usage 3 mins batt at 100%, and finally Standby 20 hrs 19 mins and Usage 7 hrs 10 mins and batt at 3%, so i dont consider the battery life "subpar".

posted on 16 May 2013, 20:04

76. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The iPhone 5's battery life is very good actually. I own a Verizon variant and I have LTE on most of the time and it doesn't effect the battery life. I get 6-7 hrs w. moderate-heavy use and it only packs a 1440 mah battery. If they were to put in, lets say, a 2000mah battery in the 5S, it should get you about a solid 18hrs w. moderate use.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:13 5

10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Great concept! This concept iOS 7 will definitely match the design of the iPhone.
Simple and clean.

Hope it's true.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:16 14

11. solomonsteve (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


A complete Windows 8 rip-off

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:17 4

12. ahhxd717 (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Looks really nice. Wouldn't sway me from Android but it would finally give iOS a little breath of fresh air

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:28

14. A_Steal (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


While very different it has a bit of touchwiz nature feeling to it. May just be the green background giving me that feeling, but it just has that essence to me.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:34 4

17. A_Steal (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


Clearly has a lot of WP7 influence too.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:29 2

15. dangchitrung (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Is it me or is the concept REALLY a crossbreed between WP7 Tiles and Android's Icon Arrangement?
It also has widgets.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:33 1

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1716; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Not really sure I like the clean & flat thing... too Fisher Price-y to me.

Then again, I'm not really one to buy into hype, especially hype about UI. At the end of the day it's still icons in a grid and scrolling lists, no matter which OS is used.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:36 8

18. gmp009 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Remind ME of MIUI!

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:50

20. alltechinside (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


This concept looks good! It almost feels like a mixture between Android widgets and Window 8 tiles. We probably won't see the concept being like that, but it will be more of a simplistic, flat design.

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:57 1

21. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


I like the look of the current IOS more.
I don't like this Mickey Mouse Concept...

All I want is better sharing options and maybe better multitasking..
Nothing more, nothing less.
What is this Android/ Windows Cartoon Garbage?

At the end of the day it's the quality and quantity of apps that matters and in that department nobody beats IOS.

posted on 10 May 2013, 17:02 1

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4598; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Since you are talking about garbages, in your comment I see only bunch of garbage propositions and zero arguments.

posted on 11 May 2013, 03:31 1

60. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


You are the biggest Apple fanboy I have ever seen...

posted on 10 May 2013, 12:59 1

22. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


The little clouds looks kind of like HTC One's...

The UI looks more interesting that's for sure... but lose the physical button please.

Anyways, overall, I think this is a welcomed change for iOS. As for the physical look for the phone... we'll wait for the changes on that.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:05

23. BigBoss10 (Posts: 193; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


LOL Copied on Jailbreak

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:14 1

24. scsa852k (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Looks more and more like Android

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:20

25. CreeDiddy (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Looks magnificent!!! The fluid movement and screen transitions are remarkable. Flat design is in!!! Just look at some Web 2.0 websites that resemble this type of design. This is a huge step in the right direction in terms of execution towards iOS7.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:29 1

28. Furbal (Posts: 141; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So its Miui?

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:36

29. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Looks incredibly clean and cool. It's the first time in a VERY long time that I can say I'm honestly impressed with what Apple is doing.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:40

31. nghtwng68 (Posts: 71; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


I like the new interface changes. much cleaner, enhanced graphics and more engaging overall. Since the first iPhone hit in 2007, this revamp of the iOS interface is more than welcome and overdue.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:44

32. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I like it myself. Even if it looks a little like Android, its a really nice concept.

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:44 2

33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


In case none of you saw it this guy is using android widgets...look at eye in the sky weather widget for the exact same look as the weather widget in the video....also apple would never do this there too arrogant ...

posted on 10 May 2013, 13:57

34. Rexperia (Posts: 98; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Good job! Can't wait to install it on my 4s.

posted on 10 May 2013, 14:58 1

39. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, the old design surely took a lot more effort..just look at the icons.
I mean, get real, people.. everyone can do clean and simple.. it's not a damn rocket science.

I can foresee in a few years when people start to feel really bored with all that bland look(including the UI designers), things will start reverting back to normal, i.e. rich, natural, organic variety.

This is all a short sighted pseudo evolution.
Mark my words

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:04

40. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


This is nice but then I like it because it has an ANDROID flavor. If Apple does anything like this then the will be conceding that Google got it right with its Flat theme. I don't think Mr Ives and Cook would want that. It then makes the iPhone resemble every other Android phone out there. My take is that it will be something more that will be deferential for apple.

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:40

42. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


the concept looks great.. really waiting for the month of june.

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:44

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 9262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me too bro, the anticipation is killing me.

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:44

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 9262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awesome concept! Lets see what the big A comes up with...I think we have a winner on our hands.

posted on 10 May 2013, 19:48 1

47. eharris560 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Basically make it an Android

posted on 10 May 2013, 19:56

48. kozza3 (Posts: 573; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


MIUI!

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