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  • New Concept Shows Us What Apps Could Look Like in iOS 7


    Apple Wednesday announced that WWDC 2013 will begin June 10-14 of this year, and that they would be announcing a new version of iOS that would be placed into the hands of developers early for beta testing. Many are wondering what kinds of changes iOS 7 will bring to the table, especially considering that Jonathan Ive is now overseeing iOS, rather than Scott Forstall.

    This new iOS 7 concept shows us some cool ideas for iOS 7, which improve on the existing interfaces:



    The concept video places heavy emphasis on the flat design style that is expected because of Jonathan Ive's dislike for skeuomorphism. Ive is expected to do away with the skeuomorphism in iOS 7, or another future version of iOS. In addition, the concept video also shows off some neat features that current iOS applications could be much better with.

    In the concept, the Compass application gets completely redesigned, and allows the user to switch between a white day mode and a black night mode. The concept also does the same for the Clock application, which takes some design tips from the iPad version of the Clock application. In addition, the Clock application gets a digital clock mode, as well as an analog clock mode, which is perfect for keeping on the nightstand. You will also notice the flatter designs in applications like the Voice Memos app, Calculator app, and Contacts app.

    Notification Center gets a new matte finish with collapsible notifications, which are grouped by application. There is a clear button for clearing all notifications at once. Notification Center also gets individual pages, which separates notifications from widgets. The widget page houses not only the current widgets, and new widgets, but also toggles.

    The lock screen is mostly left untouched from a first glance; however, double tapping on the lock screen clock brings up a toggle menu for easy access to system features. You can also tap and hold on the lock screen clock for the lock screen’s colors to match the colors of the lock screen wallpaper. The concept also calls for individual customization options, which probably isn't likely at all knowing Apple. The lock screen's Camera Grabber gets a bit of a Grabby treatment, in that the user can select the application that the Grabber makes use of.

    I think a lot of the features would be nice to have, but I'm not so sure about the lock screen color customization ever seeing the light. What do you think about the features covered in the concept?

    Sources: iClarified
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Concept Shows Us What Apps Could Look Like in iOS 7 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Jarolin Vargas's Avatar
      Jarolin Vargas -
      Unlikely. Apple has never been big on customization.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post

      I have no doubt it would make Apple extremely appealing again and uber competitive!!

      Unfortunately this will never happen.
      ?? Sense when has apple not been competitive? Maybe in your eyes, but apples model isn't about being open or customizable. They are about an all around experience.

      I love my jail break but love my iPhone more with or with out the jailbreak. I've said it a million times, if your only using an iPhone because of a jailbreak go buy an Android. It has a lot to offer right out of the box.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      ?? Sense when has apple not been competitive? Maybe in your eyes, but apples model isn't about being open or customizable. They are about an all around experience.

      I love my jail break but love my iPhone more with or with out the jailbreak. I've said it a million times, if your only using an iPhone because of a jailbreak go buy an Android. It has a lot to offer right out of the box.
      Agreed. Hey, Suby, why don't we ever see you over in the theme threads, bro? You've contributed a lot in past - but don't see you much anymore..??
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Agreed. Hey, Suby, why don't we ever see you over in the theme threads, bro? You've contributed a lot in past - but don't see you much anymore..??
      Don't use themes anymore other than my new icon set ( which as a thread in the i5 section)

      Guess I get burnt out on threads, unless your involved in modding or looking for mods for a theme nothing really much over there for me lol.

      Guess you could say doing this sense 2008 has worn me out haha
    1. Gho5t's Avatar
      Gho5t -
      Thankfully this just a concept. Rather plain and dull looking. Im not expecting too much more though. Im just get tired of ios even with the jb. More and more i find myself wanting to go to android again. The bigger phones are a us for me as well.
    1. jpbl1976's Avatar
      jpbl1976 -
      This is not a bad effort -- some of the concepts are a bit cartoony because it takes what Apple is already using and simply eliminates the gloss and skeumorphism but with some refinement to the color palette used, it can really work.

      It's remarkable how negative some posters on these iOS 7 concept threads are; I sincerely doubt that most of the people who think this is ugly can come up with something better. In fact, I recommend that the minimum requirement for posting on this thread be that you have to upload a screen capture of your iPhone homescreen so we can see what sort of taste you have.

      Chances are, the trolls shouting this concept down are the patrons of the uglier themes posted on Cydia. The fact of the matter is, some people have terrible taste -- guys who wear loud Hawaiian print shirts tend to regard Armani's minimalist elegance as boring and/or ugly. I certainly wouldn't listen to what those people have to say.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      ?? Sense when has apple not been competitive? Maybe in your eyes, but apples model isn't about being open or customizable. They are about an all around experience.

      I love my jail break but love my iPhone more with or with out the jailbreak. I've said it a million times, if your only using an iPhone because of a jailbreak go buy an Android. It has a lot to offer right out of the box.
      +1

      Apple sells to the 98% that buy their products and live in the walled garden, not the 1% that jailbreak. It'll never happen -- there's no incentive.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      ?? Sense when has apple not been competitive? Maybe in your eyes, but apples model isn't about being open or customizable. They are about an all around experience.
      Never said they not competitive, just said they'd be more so if they offered something unique. Why does open and customizable and all around experience have to be mutually exclusive of each other? Surely the ability to customize the UI to a personal preference will enhance the all round experience for that particular user?

      I love my jail break but love my iPhone more with or with out the jailbreak. I've said it a million times, if your only using an iPhone because of a jailbreak go buy an Android. It has a lot to offer right out of the box.
      I've used both but Android just lacks the maturity, refinement and polish present in iOS. I would find it strained to use exclusively without jailbreak though.

      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      +1

      Apple sells to the 98% that buy their products and live in the walled garden, not the 1% that jailbreak. It'll never happen -- there's no incentive.
      Yes but that's my whole point.

      Sell Cydia on the AppStore where 98% of users shop, and at $10. There's their incentive.

      Look, It will never happen. That's obvious. I'm just asking is it such a preposterous suggestion??

      You have this thriving community producing these wonderful tweaks/mods/themes/apps. Why not use them to bolster the appeal of your offering? Endorse it, sell it through the AppStore and let the jailbreak sub culture co-exist alongside the walled garden...

      EDIT: Perhaps the issue and stigma from Apple's perspective is the concept of jailbreak. Okay, so scrap Cydia and Jailbreak but sell everything it represents so popular apps/tweaks/mods/themes on the AppStore!!! If I want to buy Elite6 off the AppStore, it should be available to!! Same goes for Springtomize, Auxo, Quasar, Boss theme, MiOS theme, Accelarator, NCSettings, Homescreen settings etc etc etc
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
      Never said they not competitive, just said they'd be more so if they offered something unique. Why does open and customizable and all around experience have to be mutually exclusive of each other? Surely the ability to customize the UI to a personal preference will enhance the all round experience for that particular user?



      I've used both but Android just lacks the maturity, refinement and polish present in iOS. I would find it strained to use exclusively without jailbreak though.



      Yes but that's my whole point.

      Sell Cydia on the AppStore where 98% of users shop, and at $10. There's their incentive.

      Look, It will never happen. That's obvious. I'm just asking is it such a preposterous suggestion??

      You have this thriving community producing these wonderful tweaks/mods/themes/apps. Why not use them to bolster the appeal of your offering? Endorse it, sell it through the AppStore and let the jailbreak sub culture co-exist alongside the walled garden...

      EDIT: Perhaps the issue and stigma from Apple's perspective is the concept of jailbreak. Okay, so scrap Cydia and Jailbreak but sell everything it represents so popular apps/tweaks/mods/themes on the AppStore!!! If I want to buy Elite6 off the AppStore, it should be available to!! Same goes for Springtomize, Auxo, Quasar, Boss theme, MiOS theme, Accelarator, NCSettings, Homescreen settings etc etc etc
      One could argue that an open OS would degrade iOS.

      Anyway I agree with wishing there was a way to have my iPhone free with out the hassle of jail breaking. But reality is that will never happen. I love my iPhone just as much with out the jailbreak. Of course would rather keep it but not a necessity for me.