This iOS 9 concept video is full of great ideas Apple should seriously consider

This iOS 9 concept video is full of great ideas Apple should seriously consider
When it comes to really good concepts and ideas for iOS' future development, Ralph Theodory is second to none. Brought to you by the man that "ported" the Apple Watch round springboard to iOS 8 before the device is even remotely close to shipping, this iOS 9 concept video explores some seriously cool ideas that we feel are very worthy of Apple's consideration. Some of them make so much sense that we can't help but think they must have been tossed on the table at Cupertino at least a couple of times before they were axed out of the operating system.

Check out the ideas here, and make sure to watch the video below so you can see them in motion. This way, Ralph has made them look very believable!


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41 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I still can't believe IOS doesn't have a dark theme feature. WP has had this forever. It does save battery and isn't such an eyestrain to look at in the dark. Add in my opinion, looks much better overall

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Stock Lollipop is white too. I really wish there would be a choice between light and dark theme.

6. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It is not the same, but... I configured Llama (automation app) to modify, besides brightness, my wallpaper according to the time of day... I took a bunch of pictures of my frontyard view through the day and then set llama to change them according to the time... and it really helps when navigating at night, with a dark night landscape wallpaper... and it is sunny during the day. (and it is not battery draining like some live wallpapers)

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

A theme option will be nice. Like old Symbian feature.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

There kind of is, they have a color inversion mode for easy reading and such.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

most of these are in android now by oem or app or rom, this is what android people like and apple people did not want to much going on. apple phones u get to open apps and buy gadgets for, android phones u get to make it perfect for yourself and life easier

32. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

Are you not familiar with jailbreak?

4. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It only saves battery when it is used by an AMOLED display... Apple uses IPS LCDs so there is no battery saving simply by going black... But it works on WP because most Nokia devices are AMOLED. And I agree, it should be a standard feature for every mobile OS...

19. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Most Nokias are OLED based? didn't know that. So now it is two OEM's (before Nokia got bought by Microsoft, that is) that use OLED based displays on almost all their phones. (Samsung is the other, btw)

39. Leandrop

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Nokia does not use OLED on most of its phones. They use IPS LCD but with Clearblack tech to make them look like AMOLED. Sometimes they do use AMOLED but not most of the times. For example, Lumia 520, 530, 535, 620, 625, 630, 720, 830, 920, 1320 and 1520 use IPS LCD displays. Lumia 730, 820, 925, 928, 930, 1020 use AMOLED displays.

8. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Amoled is capable of dimming pixels, while LCD needs a backlight. This means that LCD wont save any battery juice while it's displaying a black theme. It is also the reason that features like Glance (WP) en Ambient only work on AMOLED devices.

13. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Glance work on all Lumia displays, LCD or Amoled, as long as the screen has display memory. It works best on Amoleds, of course, due to there being no backlight, but nevertheless... :-)

9. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The problem is that Just like WP iOS has gone Flat you add the dark theme to iOS and it basically looks very similar to WP. If you have a WP use WP light theme and compare both iOS 7 or 8 next to WP . It looks like a strong imitation. The dark mode is more popular on WP iOS doing it will surely irk those at Redmond.

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Don't think that's really a problem at all. WP is not just a flat UI. It has square tiles, it's own fonts,a design language to apps etc etc etc. I don't get this concept of anything going flat is copy of WP's UI. IOS is full of grids of icons. They simply hammered their UI to flat. Merely a dark theme doesn't convert iOS UI into a WP UI.

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It does matter , companies have sued each other in the past. Like you stated it would not look exactly like WP but it sharing too many design principles with Windows Phone is pushing it.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They do its called gray scale. They also have an inverted them.

40. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Black saves no battery on LCD displays. All iPhones use LCD displays.

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

No Multiwindow or small apps? Come on the IP6 plus is slacking in sales relatively for a reason.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Right because the 6+ being sold out everywhere means sales are slacking.

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Still multi-window is a nice addition.

14. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Check the reports before you keep throwing the same nonsense on every article. The 6 is outselling the 6+ by a 6 to 1 margin, and the only reason it is sold out is simply because Apple focused more on producing the 6, same with what Samsung did with the Note 4 and Note Edge.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you learn to read? I didn't say the 6+ was outselling the 6. I said the 6+ is selling well on its own since so many places are sold out of it.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's by far the more popular of the two, which is why Apple shifted production more towards it. Jerk Maherk is wrong as usual.

31. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Exactly. That's why I said "relatively". Apple saw the shift to the smaller iP6 in demand and thus focused production there. They picked up fairly quickly that the iP6+ was redundantly large. Didn't you read, Mxyzptlk?

15. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I think Apple should borrow some features from competitors. It's not "copying". Everyone get inspired by each others. Don't get me wrong Apple got nice eco system and move implementation of features but sometimes it feels like Apple want it users to use their devices like the way they wanted and limits features(which is present on their competitors) and making sounds like they are "unnecessary".

20. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

They have already copied the hell out of other manufactuors already. If they try and take material design (oh please, the video had Android L / Material Design all over it) I will be pissed, especially if hey add a name to it and makes everyone drool over it despite Android haing the aforementioned feature for awhile now.

23. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Material design , iOS Innsbruck both largely have been inspired by WP. Both iOS and Android may be better looking, lighter than before but as the article states they are also less original. Its the nature of things though in general great ideas catch on, it sucks for WP though cause its nowhere as popular as the two larger OS it influenced. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/android-5-0-lollipop-lighter-simpler-and-less-101659697809.html

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just as the others copied the hell outta Apple. The only thing they can't seem to copy is, Apples success.

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

it's sold out because they didn't make that many how stupid can u be, a store gets 10 stock a month if any

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The ip6+ is slacking in sales since when, and what fool gave that a green thumb?

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