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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: 26; 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: 5605; 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: 1575; 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: 3852; 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: 505; 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: 5605; 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: 4684; 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: 7719; 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: 4684; 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: 5471; 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: 4684; 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: 683; 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: 6261; 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: 4684; 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: 5471; 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: 5605; 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: 108; 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.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:29 4

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Trailblazing can get lonely. :-)

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:26 1

37. quickweevil (Posts: 50; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Give me an example of "multi-tasking" that you can do on your Android that you can't do in iOS? I'm not trying to troll. I have had Android and iOS and I'm wondering what instance do you need this?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:14

57. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iOS multitasking is "limited" while Android multitasking not "limited".

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:02 4

8. deathgod (Posts: 119; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Damn that does look good. I could this as a launcher on Android. Gotta love open source

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:04 3

9. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


great concept...

my only problem would be using precise gestures to open the app, show badges, or flipping the app open.

it would get pretty annoying if you are trying to open an app and it constantly shows badges and notifications.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:05 7

10. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I agree.. iOS doesn't have multitasking.. Try watching youtube on iPhone then click the power button, it will freeze the youtube app.. The same will happen when downloading files which is annoying..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:12 7

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3945; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is the way Apple should've gone with. This is what iOS 5 should have been, or what iOS 6 should definitely be. But sadly, this will probably never happen until Apple actually listens to their consumers. They just stick with incremental upgrades, saying it's revolutionary and "new". Meanwhile, Android is just leaping ahead of the competition. And WP is catching up with iOS quickly, some might say it's even surpassed it. iOS might lead in sales, but it will NEVER be as good as others until Apple executives actually listen.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:36

13. mclifford81 (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


Seriously this article is truth.
http://geeksandknots.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-is-it-that-we-are-lacking-apple.html

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:38

14. mclifford81 (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


This is almost like Android and IOS combined.. Wait didn't someone already do this but lacked the proper hardware to do so? Oh wait WebOS... Duh

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:40 1

15. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


This kind of thing will ABSOLUTELY happen. When, like Palm and BlackBerry, Apple finally sees it's bottom line getting hurt from consumers leaving the iPhone, no longer camping out overnight to get the new one, and it's competitors picking up their sales.

Until then, Apple plays it safe and milks their cash cow.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 10:50 3

16. swchrisc (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Just one word..

PLEASE.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:42 1

22. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Your prayers might be answered in 2015!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:08 1

17. JessJess (unregistered)


All my funds. Long press on an icon could expand its notifications (rather than pulling it down?) and the notification bar acting like a folder (breaking the screen and moving it down) does look much better! Isn't that what it does in OSX? So could well happen.

Some nice ideas. There is still plenty of stuff they can do with iOS, and I think that iOS7 is going to be make or break for a lot of people. Fingers crossed they are cooking something up and iOS6 is merely a lick of paint to get them though.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:15 2

18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1206; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Haha, Yeah, iOS 10 maybe

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:38 2

21. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


As soon as Apple sees this video they will steal the ideas, put them into iOS 7 and claim it was original and revolutionary without giving this guy credit or even a single cent.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:49 2

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats pretty nice. There would have been a lot more excitement about iOS6 if this were what it brought out. I'd probably adjust the swipe gestures to "2 finger" instead of 1 for the notifications and pull up menu to reduce accidental swipes by newbs.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:18

29. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)


That was pretty awesome (and doable).

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:40

31. tmcr7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


This looks like the Nokia N9.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:14

36. md227a (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


This would bring be back to the Ios camp for a while, but apple would have to implement true multitasking for this concept to work. But Apple will not change on till the last red cent has been plucked from their customers pocket.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:43

39. shoumanroby (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


i hope for the ios 6 to be like that it will be awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:46

40. shoumanroby (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


i hope for the ios 6 to be like that it will be awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:25 3

46. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Apple has no reason to innovate - they sell plenty of iphones to people who are not aware that there are better phones out there.
Once the sales drop enough, I am sure APPLE would will focus on innovation again.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:29

56. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


You saw the article on R&D it's pretty sad that Apple puts so little effort into innovation. But they are able to get away with it through marketing and litigation.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:41 2

48. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I remember in Steve Jobs biography, them saying that they didn't want companies like Microsoft in control because they would stop innovating once on top. Guess what apples done. I'm not going to say that the iPhone 4(S) isn't an extremely sexy phone that works very well, however, compare it to a Galaxy S III, the Samsung does SO MUCH MORE!! And it does it for the most part just as elegantly. Please start to innovate again Apple. Then I'll consider an iPhone next year. However, if we just get a 4" iPhone with iOS 6 (WOOOOO!!! NEW MAPS!!! AND uh...uh...not much else.) then forget it. I used to love apple a LOT, but it's getting boring.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 16:24

50. xtroid2k (Posts: 344; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I just wonder. How much longer apple has to live?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 17:23

52. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


just shows how they could have used that time to innovate and introduce stuff sadly im sure some of those thing have patents that even apple can't use... wait maybe there in the open domain and they will be patented by apple... lol just had to add this last part sorry..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 18:27

54. Paximos (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


This really looks good. The screen pull up feature resembles the Nokia N9 to some extent, but looks really nice. As Apple Nation is content with what Apple offers, I doubt if Apple will go for something like this!!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 09:43

58. silver (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)


its just look like features from JB

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:50

59. Xial649 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Wow....
That was honestly an incredible concept video, this guy has some serious talent for user interface IMO. The stuff he showed here could seriously be all it takes to make IOS less "traditional" in their functions and really bring the iOS platform as a whole into the current gen of mobile OS's.

Really impressed by this guy's creative, original, and honestly ingenious ideas!! Keep up the good work, and here's hoping Apple somehow finds this video and takes a few notes :D

posted on 05 Aug 2012, 21:08

60. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


man android already has some of that stuff and if its does not you can get it from the play store no root/jailbreak required

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