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iOS interface concept shows how much better Apple devices could have been

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iOS interface concept shows how much better Apple devices could have been
iOS 6 is soon coming out with plenty of new features, but it looks more like a gradual improvement and evolution over the existing iOS 5 rather than a revolutionary leap into the future of interfaces. And this lack of inspirational ideas actually inspired designer Joost van der Ree to show his ideas about how iOS 6 could have looked like in an ideal world.

The video you’d see below is merely a concept, but it’s full packed with such awesome ideas we thought, you’d like to see some of the features. We wouldn’t be all that surprised if Apple itself gets inspired from seeing this and decides to implement a feature from here in one form or another.

The ideas start with a notification center so different people wouldn’t have thought Apple copied it from Android. Also, Mission Control is a neat idea how Mac’s OS X could influence Apple’s mobile platform.

Finally, we love the idea of dynamic badges for notifications in various apps and Flipcons is a brilliant concept. Check them all out below.

source: The Tech Block

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:33 23

1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


This is the type of stuff that would get me looking at iOS again.

Do it up Apple...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:31 7

20. matty1323 (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I'll never understand how a totally unbiased comment made about an apple product not being the best in the world gets 'thumbs down'd' Look at the comments in this article and just about every single comment that makes logical points regardless of what side of the apple you are on gets a thumbs down, while there are at least double that number of 'thumbs up' on the same comment. Just isn't right.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:50 6

24. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Welcome to PhoneArena.

:P

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:22 2

45. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


+1. matty is trying to be logical. Logic and the Internets are often incompatible.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:01 7

26. JessJess (unregistered)


Since they are anonymous, people can thumbs down with impunity. I saw tons of thumbs down on comments in the article on that shooting recently (for example). It's a bit of a worthless system as it does not show if a post is good or bad, just how well it's been trolled.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:22 5

30. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Shut up meg

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:48 3

33. JessJess (unregistered)


Shut up kurt

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:11

55. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


simple... rich people love iphone and a lot of techie people like android...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:11 4

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4860; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It did have a lot of Sense in that concept but it's also something that Apple needs desperately. To me it's funny how other people without Apple's bank roll can make iOS look fresh & new.

Apple please take this as your queue to make some changes to your iOS. Believe it or not that concept video is an Apple fan or fans screaming for something new already.

It doesn't get more subliminal than that.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:18 3

28. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple has stuff like this they have been working on but they have no real reason to release it.

As long as people are buying a crap ton of iPhones they really have very little incentive to actually improve the product. I'm not faulting Apple for it because I would probably do the same thing assuming that I a) owned a business and b) was out to make a profit.

The reality is they do have a well built product. It's fairly reliable, it looks nice, and it fits the requirements of millions of people. Why change that? Yes they could add to it but until they really NEED to I do not see them doing that.

Just my opinion though!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 16:43 2

51. Aeires (unregistered)


Doesn't look good when you take into consideration the previous article about Apple not paying any attention to market research. Sad really, some of these features are cool but probably only make it on jailbroken phones.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:54 5

42. DownHer (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Apples gonna buy this guys idea and claim it as their own "revolutionary innovation" idea.. Atleast for once they'll be right about it being an innovation

Apple world 1st legal monopoly

#PrayForTheSheeps2012

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:14 1

47. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


The whole app idea where you swipe on an individual app to reveal a small sized pop up of basic info has already been done on the latest motorola 4.0 skin on the razr.

Also obviously it has a notification drawer as well.

And as far as multitasking goes well android 4.0 has a simlar card type system to what you just saw (showing what you last did in the app).

So yes I agree they will claim it as their own innovation but its already being done imo.

Perhaps this guy has inspiration from the motorola 4.0 skin

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:35 25

2. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I concur. iOS was great at first, but now it's a boring sea of chicklets.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:41 12

3. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think it has a low probability that this will gonna happen

"We don't use any customer surveys, focus groups, or typical things of that nature. That plays no role in the creation of the products." -Phil Schiller

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:53 11

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple knows better than the consumer what the consumer wants. This kind of arrogance will be Apple's downfall. Meanwhile Android just keeps on moving forward. No resting on laurels for the folks at Google.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:00 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Android moves for its fanatics so movves fast without enjoying the features and Apple moves at a different pace we enjoy every single feature... nothing wrong with that..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:47 3

32. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


What?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:59 4

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Welcome back! How was your vacation?

I've been enjoying turn by turn navigation, true multi-tasking and real time notifications since the beginning. Have you?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:33 2

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well sorry to hear that you have to use turn by turn navigation to get to work everyday?.. I know were my job is and how to get there.. my vacation was great.. didn't have to deal with people like you.. I don't depend on my phone for my everyday activities.. I am a professional I have real people for that.. but you wouldn't know about that.. keep playing with your phone and download another free app..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:52 4

41. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I don't depend on my phone for my everyday activities..."

Yes, you are just dependent on protecting Apple interests in PhoneArena.com

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:15 1

43. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I dont protect anything.. just like my iphone and iOS and you seem to have a problem with it..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 18:05 2

53. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


oh please gallito, with your english skills, im sure "may i take your order" is as about as professional your job is...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:03 4

35. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Is that why an iOS interface concept just showed a video of what Android already has?
Notification center? "hidden behind the homescreen" Pull down notifications anyone?

Mission Control? "triggered by swipe up from the bottom" Android much?

Safari? "automatic full screen by double tapping" Text re-flow anyone?

Dynamic Badges? "pull icon down to view notifications" So you put widgets in your icons because you can't put widgets with your icons?

Flipcons? "get a quick look of updated app content" Again, so you put widgets in your icons because you can't put widgets with your icons?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:21 5

44. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am enjoying ICS to its fullest on my RAZR and JB on my Caotivate - thanks for playing.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 16:05 1

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


what makes you think I am playing your game.. you are happy with your device and so am I ..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:51 13

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is a copy of Android with some cosmetic changes. But the real trouble is iOS is not good at multitasking and this design is all about multitasking.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:53 7

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


" But the real trouble is iOS is not good at multitasking and this design is all about multitasking."

Agree.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 09:56 8

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Which is why iOS is doomed to incremental improvements.

Does anyone notice similarities in attitude between senior executives at Apple and RIM?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:33 6

12. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I've been making the Apple/RIM analogy for a while. Finally nice to see others noticing what I have been.

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