1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    With iOS 7 around the corner, many are anticipating the changes that could arise from Apple’s Jonathan Ive overseeing iOS instead of the previous Scott Forstall. This new iOS 7 concept by a third-party designer attempts to re-create the lock screen experience in iOS. Check it out!



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    This concept makes the lock screen much more usable by adding functionality to the lock screen that well outdoes what we have available to us in iOS 6.

    For one, the appearance of notifications on the lock screen are completely different from what we have now, and it comes with a quick reply feature right from the lock screen so that we don’t have to unlock our iOS device and open the corresponding application to respond to the notification.

    Another big detail of this concept is the lock screen clock, which instead of Apple’s usual straight glossy glass, is now a matte disk that the user can pull down on to reveal widgets that look similar to those in the Google Search application's Google Now. The widgets include those for Calendar, Maps, and Weather upon others. The widgets are easily dismissed by swiping on them.

    The lock screen’s slide to unlock bar is also a lot more simplistic in this concept. This concept does away with the slider knob and the glossy glass slide to unlock interface to make a flat slide to unlock strip that the user can swipe on instead.

    I’m not sure about the likelihood of all these features coming to pass, but they sure do look cool!

    Sources: YouTube via Cult of Mac
    2013-05-16 06:10 PM
  2. Colin9001's Avatar
    The thing some people don't understand is that you should still have to use your phone rather than doing everything from a lockscreen or app switcher/notification center. Some tweaks just ruin the purpose of having a settings app or whatever
    2013-05-16 06:14 PM
  3. dsg's Avatar
    All these iOS 7 concepts are just going make us feel let down by Appl£, when they release it and it doesn't have anything these concepts have
    Last edited by dsg; 2013-05-16 at 06:25 PM.
    2013-05-16 06:21 PM
  4. tunechi's Avatar
    Looks nice
    2013-05-16 06:23 PM
  5. andygev35's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind widgets, quick reply, etc. on the lock screen, but I agree that the lock screen shouldn't be the primary interface for any device.
    2013-05-16 06:23 PM
  6. b1997469's Avatar
    WHY are these even news? Its NOT going to look like that so who are you trying to hype up and inform?

    look good or not its fake and just a drawing and not really what I would call news.
    2013-05-16 06:56 PM
  7. tdawg3000's Avatar
    Looks pretty cool, and I dont mind the design of the phone either!
    2013-05-16 07:02 PM
  8. slim.jim's Avatar
    The arrow on the pull down below the clock doesn't switch back to a down arrow after it is slid back up
    2013-05-16 07:17 PM
  9. bigboyz's Avatar
    These are News because we KNOW that iOS7 will be different from all other previous releases..Apple has had the same GUI since 2007. Time for a change. I welcome it and can't wait for it to arrive.
    2013-05-16 08:24 PM
  10. dsupermanp's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind widgets, quick reply, etc. on the lock screen, but I agree that the lock screen shouldn't be the primary interface for any device.
    I think the real issue here isn't the lockscreen. It's Apple deciding for it's users what kind of functionality a lockscreen should have. Give the user the option to have an interactive lockscreen or not. Limiting their clients to one style of lockscreen with little to no functionality/information is a very bad move on their part. Hopefully they decide to final "unlock" (for lack of a better word) the iPhone.
    2013-05-16 08:40 PM
  11. buggsy2's Avatar
    What's the deal with all these concepts!? These are just bored graphic artists looking for free publicity.
    2013-05-16 08:44 PM
  12. slim.jim's Avatar
    I think the real issue here isn't the lockscreen. It's Apple deciding for it's users what kind of functionality a lockscreen should have. Give the user the option to have an interactive lockscreen or not. Limiting their clients to one style of lockscreen with little to no functionality/information is a very bad move on their part. Hopefully they decide to final "unlock" (for lack of a better word) the iPhone.
    Sort of defeats the purpose of a lock screen if you can make calls, reply to text, view the entire calendar, etc. People make a big deal that there are a few bugs that allow you to some what bypass the lock screen but why even have one if you are just going to display all of the info there? I don't want them to "unlock" the OS, that's why it is so stable and very few issues.
    2013-05-16 08:47 PM
  13. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
    Sort of defeats the purpose of a lock screen if you can make calls, reply to text, view the entire calendar, etc. People make a big deal that there are a few bugs that allow you to some what bypass the lock screen but why even have one if you are just going to display all of the info there? I don't want them to "unlock" the OS, that's why it is so stable and very few issues.
    I agree with every aspect of what you say but the texts. Why spend the like forever lag of unlock to text someone back. Quick reply should've been added back in iOS 4 but it wasn't. A lock screen is for protection but it needs to be cleaner and work better than it does. It's just a waste of time. They either need to add more functionality or allow users to turn it off.
    2013-05-16 08:57 PM
  14. slim.jim's Avatar
    I agree with every aspect of what you say but the texts. Why spend the like forever lag of unlock to text someone back. Quick reply should've been added back in iOS 4 but it wasn't. A lock screen is for protection but it needs to be cleaner and work better than it does. It's just a waste of time. They either need to add more functionality or allow users to turn it off.
    I like quick reply for text too but was just making a point. Personally I use lock info and keep the lock screen set to notifications only with the clock hidden and bulletin to give me access to widgets. 90% of the time I am on my home wifi so I use android lock to skip the lock when I am there which works just fine.
    2013-05-16 09:14 PM
  15. Eonhpi's Avatar
    If u want quick reply get bitesms concepts are lame and will never happen
    2013-05-16 09:25 PM
  16. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
    Sort of defeats the purpose of a lock screen if you can make calls, reply to text, view the entire calendar, etc. People make a big deal that there are a few bugs that allow you to some what bypass the lock screen but why even have one if you are just going to display all of the info there? I don't want them to "unlock" the OS, that's why it is so stable and very few issues.
    +1 keep the lock screen basic with only a few features that don't compromise your information, quick reply but not access to all conversations, select a song/playlist etc.
    2013-05-16 09:27 PM
  17. buggsy2's Avatar
    These concepts--and Apple--are missing the point when it comes to the lockscreen. My most useful app in my jailbroken iPhone is CleverPin which automatically disables the lockscreen password when you're using a trusted Wi-Fi network. This alone makes the lockscreen easy to use and no need for these gimmicks at home or work. Elsewhere, I want the thing locked!
    2013-05-16 09:33 PM
  18. iH85CH001's Avatar
    No. Just no.
    2013-05-16 09:33 PM
  19. Spyruf's Avatar
    This looks very similar to cards in Google Now.
    2013-05-16 09:57 PM
  20. dsg's Avatar
    what it looks like and the concept itself are irrelevant
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-05-16 10:25 PM
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