iOS 7 concept shows that change is good

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



1. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the old one looks better and more cleaner.

30. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

35. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

Apple for the win!

36. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

are you sure u r an 'AngryAppleCustomer' ?

41. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 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...

45. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

this might just make me apple4ever

64. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why the down votes lol ??

72. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

again, wtf ??

78. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

54. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

55. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

59. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 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

83. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

mxyzptik are u blind ?

68. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

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

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

37. mss1988

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Good nick ;)

61. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

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

3. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

56. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Ya Dude, the concept is really good...

4. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

38. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 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!

6. Aeires unregistered

Looks like MIUI.

7. jimjam unregistered

or some other Chinese homescreen

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

9. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

19. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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...

27. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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".

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