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iOS 8 concept shows realistic merging of Control Center and multitasking

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iOS 8 concept shows realistic merging of Control Center and multitasking
One of our biggest complaints when it comes to concept renders is when the designers forgo rational thinking about what is realistically possible either within the realm of hardware, or even what is realistically possible given a company's ethos. For example, we hate smartwatch designs that forget that these devices need battery power, or designs that push iOS to be more like Android or Android to be more like iOS. This time, we're seeing a concept for iOS 8 that has a very realistic feel to it.

The concept comes from designer Bill Labus who says that he finds "double-clicking the home button to be irritating" when trying to access the multitasking menu for iOS, so he has come up with an elegantly simple solution to fix that issue - he has merged the multitasking menu with the Control Center. This means that instead of double-tapping the home button, you simply swipe up from the bottom of the display to pull up a unified screen that holds both the Control Center on the bottom and your list of open apps on top. 

It certainly seems like a faster option, and gesture controls are usually more user-friendly than buttons that work double (or triple) duty, like the iOS home button does now. As it stands, if you tap the home button, you get to your home screen; holding the home button brings up Siri (on compatible devices); and, double-tapping brings up the multitasking menu. Apple tends to prefer simplicity, so Labus' design makes more sense from that standpoint. We approve!


source: MacRumors

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 20:46 10

1. giper54 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 May 2010)


That's not an original idea. BlackBerry 10 already does that.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 20:57 7

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4014; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


We can't tell since no one use blackberries.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 20:58 3

5. ilkinandr92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


maybe you can tell that Samsung already has round Icons and next thing you gonna say they stole it from iPhones

http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/newsimg/14/02/s5-screenshot/gsmarena_001.jpg

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:32 1

15. irvinkeith (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


I'm sorry but this comment just made me laugh so hard LOL!!!!!!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 20:54 3

2. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Good idea

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 20:55

3. Kishin (Posts: 631; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Ready...

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:04

6. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 389; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


That just sounds like a usability nightmare. I accidentally pull up the little menu on my iPad way too often when browsing the web. I can't imagine a design that actually pulls me out the app when that happens!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:20

7. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


picky picky. fine, you can keep using your windows xp tablet.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:29 1

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 389; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Just saying this would not be an improvement to my "XP tablet" ;)

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:53

14. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


lol, point taken.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:24 2

8. wilsong17 (Posts: 1057; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


multi tasking really i must be dreaming

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:29

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sweet apple do that.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:32 1

11. JMartin22 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Michael, you're typically one of the more credible journalist and writers on this site. I didn't expect a trash piece about some fan's unrealistic concept idealistic show off of something that will never exist in the official product, from you.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:46 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude shutup for crying out loud. This is a tech site man, stop whining all the time. That's all u do.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:51

13. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I honestly want a iphone with a metro look but of course they copied so much from windows already. But still I like my ios apps in a metro look. Still love WP and nokia tho. Hard to choose when the new phones come out!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 16:45

16. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Double clicks should be avoided.

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