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Concept Video iOS 7 Hints at Possibilties

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Apple makes changes to iOS 7 team and designer concepts start to surface.

With the recent departure of Scott Forstall (former Senior VP of iOS Software Dev), Apple have subsequently replaced him with Jony Ive. With this change in management many people are hoping to see some major changes in the UI of iOS. Previous versions of Apple's mobile operation system have all had their ups and downs, but with a consistent cry from the public to change the notifications system and user interface.

Apple have also began fishing engineers out of their OS X department to work on iOS 7, which will probably be launch during Apple's annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference). With recent reports pointing to their corporate schedule falling behind, Apple is obviously pulling out all the stops to impress everyone in June.

In the mean time, some interesting concepts have started to appear, showcasing potential feature changes to the operating system. Most of these point towards enhanced lockscreens and handy widgets, gaining inspiration from different features already available to user through jailbreaks. The video below shows a designer F. Bianco showcasing some original and elegant solutions to user complaints. Feel free to check the video out, and give your opinion on what software changed you expect or would like to see from Apple.

iOS 7 Concept

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    457undead , April 8, 2013 9:12 PM
    It's funny how someone made a somewhat better concept then iOS 6 all by theirselves, compared to a company with billion dollars.
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    sundragon , April 8, 2013 9:32 PM
    5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Girding loins for negative Android comments... (Though some can me one chuckle)

    I wonder why they post Apple News on this site? It brings the ire of the 'Droid fanboys

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    sundragon , April 8, 2013 9:35 PM
    457undeadIt's funny how someone made a somewhat better concept then iOS 6 all by theirselves, compared to a company with billion dollars.


    Too bad no one's doing that for Android :(  There are quite a few things that would be nice to see in Key Lime Pie...

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    john15v18 , April 8, 2013 9:44 PM
    ...hmm a sliding quick app drawer from lock screen? Android has had that feature since ICS... Hardly a innovative concept apple...more like a straight copy from android...
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    johnnyboy5520 , April 8, 2013 9:59 PM
    Why take Ambien when there are Apple demos? Yaawwwwnnnnnn.............snore....


    iOS 7 aka Android 2.0. "Ooooooh settings? what is that? I have seen that yet? Apple are such innovators, I can't wait for Android to copy 'Settings'.
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    DarkSable , April 8, 2013 10:30 PM
    Quote:
    Concept Video iOS 7 Hints at Possibilities


    Wait, no, you mean Apple might DO THINGS? That is huge news.
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    royalcrown , April 8, 2013 11:03 PM
    At least apple does things on ALL their devices, unlike android where what device you own determines how
    little or how much your laggy apps will crash. However all those force closes keep you from taxing ANY android device's shitty battery life.
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    diddo , April 8, 2013 11:48 PM
    457undeadIt's funny how someone made a somewhat better concept then iOS 6 all by theirselves, compared to a company with billion dollars.

    Making a concept is not the same beast of making a real operating system... doing mock screens is even faster!
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    ben850 , April 9, 2013 12:38 AM
    Features like what was shown in the video would be great. All I know is they better do SOMETHING or I'm jumping ship to the GS4 or something similar.
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    house70 , April 9, 2013 4:24 AM
    royalcrownAt least apple does things on ALL their devices, unlike android where what device you own determines how little or how much your laggy apps will crash. However all those force closes keep you from taxing ANY android device's shitty battery life.

    Correct. BTW, how's Siri working on that iP4?

    Riiight....

    sundragonToo bad no one's doing that for Android There are quite a few things that would be nice to see in Key Lime Pie...Sent from my Nexus 7

    Which things are you referring to? AFAIK, app drawers and sliding notification bars with access to settings are old news. People have been pointing that out for a long time, and all I see here is a rendering attempt to make iOS a bit more functional, like Android already is. Sorry if you feel these are negative comments, but it's just the truth exposed.
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    back_by_demand , April 9, 2013 4:32 AM
    Quote:
    Most of these point towards enhanced lockscreens and handy widgets, gaining inspiration from different features already available to user through jailbreaks

    Sooo ... copying WP8 as well? It's a bad time for Apple if they are stealing ideas from jailbreakers too

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    CrArC , April 9, 2013 5:12 AM
    tl;dr: Apple users wish next iOS had even more Android features.
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    d_kuhn , April 9, 2013 8:03 AM
    iOS has its faults, but after spending 3 months with a corporate android phone (razr maxx hd) I've found a number of android faults that I could do without too. Things like phone call volume resetting to MAX every time when I'm using earbuds with a built in mic, and volume control with only 14 steps so the lowest volume level is still too loud for quiet listening (and the dac hardware on the razr is crap too, lots of noise). How about the tendency to reset the phone and require a reconfigure when a new patch is released (tech support assures me its a 'rare' occurrance but it occurred within the first month for me). Finally there's the tendency to reboot without warning when it doesn't like something, and not provide any diagnostics information (downloaded an app for that but it's not working either). I've got zero brand loyalty to Apple (now that they've orphaned all the peripherals I bought for my 4) so trying Android made sense, but overall I wish I'd gotten the iPhone 5 instead of the Razr... I'm now on my second Razr (trying to resovle the 'reboot every hour when travelling' problem) and it's had more fundamental problems in a couple months than I had with the iPhone in 2 years.
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    stige , April 9, 2013 8:49 AM
    holy Windows Phone ripoffs, batman!
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    sundragon , April 9, 2013 11:45 AM
    house70Correct. BTW, how's Siri working on that iP4? Riiight....Which things are you referring to? AFAIK, app drawers and sliding notification bars with access to settings are old news. People have been pointing that out for a long time, and all I see here is a rendering attempt to make iOS a bit more functional, like Android already is. Sorry if you feel these are negative comments, but it's just the truth exposed.


    Making a proper critique is not the same as the trash talking that is rampant on here ;) 

    Actually, I agree with you on the things that iOS 7 needs. Instead of talking out of my a$$ I own both 6.1.3 and 4.2.2 - and Google needs to work on making the OS a bit more stable (I still experience more crashes on my 7 - I also experience quite a bit of sluggishness - I had to root and swap kernels to get over that. Glitches aside - improving the interface for tablets would be nice - it still feels like a large screen phone - though Samsung's newest Galaxy is getting close to the Nexus 7.

    The point is both OS could use some work - You're sorry I want Key Lime Pie to improve? Wow, you must think Android is perfect and couldn't be any better... Sigh

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    jarred125 , April 9, 2013 12:28 PM
    I have owned many Android devices, and also many Apple devices. My current lineup is :
    Nexus 4, iPad Mini, Retina Macbook Pro 13
    Wife has the Galaxy S3 and an iPad 3.

    I have owned several Android tablets, and find them to be a miserable experience for the most part (Nexus 7 included). The iPad has far better apps, better build quality and better battery life. However, I cannot stand the iPhone for my daily smartphone device. That being said, I will NEVER again buy another Android device that is not a Nexus. HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola (now getting away from it, but still) all crud up their devices with terrible UI's and lagging updates.

    My rMBP is the best laptop I have ever owned. The build quality is supurb, along with everything else. I like to think I am a balanced person, as I have no loyalty to one brand or another, I just have a loyalty to what works best (for me). I hope they continue to produce products that drive each other to produce the best each device can be.
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    robochump , April 9, 2013 12:48 PM
    sundragon5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Girding loins for negative Android comments... (Though some can me one chuckle)I wonder why they post Apple News on this site? It brings the ire of the 'Droid fanboysSent from my Nexus 7


    TH caters to the iHaters seen by the articles they choose to post...lol.
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    royalcrown , April 9, 2013 1:03 PM
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    royalcrownAt least apple does things on ALL their devices, unlike android where what device you own determines how little or how much your laggy apps will crash. However all those force closes keep you from taxing ANY android device's shitty battery life.

    Correct. BTW, how's Siri working on that iP4?

    Riiight....

    sundragonToo bad no one's doing that for Android There are quite a few things that would be nice to see in Key Lime Pie...Sent from my Nexus 7

    Which things are you referring to? AFAIK, app drawers and sliding notification bars with access to settings are old news. People have been pointing that out for a long time, and all I see here is a rendering attempt to make iOS a bit more functional, like Android already is. Sorry if you feel these are negative comments, but it's just the truth exposed.


    Hey, I like apple, but am not blind...Siri plain sucks for a lot of things. I have Google Now voice search on my Ipad as well. Guess what, it gets things wrong also even though it does better. Google happens to just bring up web links for everything, it sucks at context, which is where siri does better, when it can understand that is.

    Still...even though it sucks..it doesn't crash...
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    royalcrown , April 9, 2013 1:05 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Most of these point towards enhanced lockscreens and handy widgets, gaining inspiration from different features already available to user through jailbreaks

    Sooo ... copying WP8 as well? It's a bad time for Apple if they are stealing ideas from jailbreakers too

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    That'd be great if the stock crashed, then regular ppl could afford some :p 
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    royalcrown , April 9, 2013 1:09 PM
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    tl;dr: Apple users wish next iOS had even more Android features.


    Even Android doesn't get all the features Google promises. There is a good one I wish IOS would get, the ability to map stuff on your computer then click an icon in chrome and it pushes the map/directions to your android device.

    Google promised that in Jellybean and I still don't see iy on my wife's S3 anywhere.

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