iOS 7 Concept Videos: Potential iOS 7 Features Brought to Life
iOS 7 is expected later this year at WWDC, where we might also see the iPhone 5S, and while Apple is keeping the wraps on iOS 7, there are already a number of iOS 7 concept videos that show what Apple could do with iOS 7.
These iOS 7 features and designs are not leaks from Apple, but iOS 6 jailbreak tweaks and ideas for how Apple could improve iOS from fans with design skills.
Below you’ll see how Apple could build a better Do Not Disturb in iOS 7, a new Notification Center, a better lock screen and access to settings and a vastly improved app switcher.
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Apple will likely announce iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 this summer. We’ve already seen reports of iOS 7 showing up in server logs, so it is under development at Apple. There are no definite iOS 7 features leaked yet, as much of the focus remains on iOS 6.1. We expect the iOS 6.1 release date within the next several weeks.
If Apple announces iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, expect a short private beta for developers to test apps and build-in support for new features. If Apple brings the iPhone 5S release to this summer we could hear about an iOS 7 beta earlier in the year.
Smarter Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb is one of the best features of iOS 6, and the concept below shows a better way for Apple to let users turn on Do Not Disturb, and how Apple could deliver notifications while using Do Not Disturb on iOS 7.
The iOS 7 concept video above shows notifications sliding in place of the clock at the top of the iPhone. This concept would prevent the more intrusive Banner notification that users still see when the screen is on with Do Not Disturb enabled. With this concept, Apple could also kill the sounds and vibrations from notifications.
The same user also shows an easier way to turn on Do Not Disturb in iOS 7 by pulling down in Notification Center, much like refreshing email in Mail.
New Lock Screen and Settings
Another cool iOS 7 concept shows a new lock screen with fast access to common settings and the now playing music. This iOS 7 concept, designed with the iPhone 5 in mind also shows a new app switcher that puts the apps full screen and access to the settings with a double tap of the home button and a swipe.
The fast access to settings is nice, but Auxo delivers a better looking solution.
Better App Switcher
One of the coolest looking iOS 7 concepts is actually an iOS 6 jailbreak tweak that users can install on a jailbroken iPhone now. While there is no iPhone 5 jailbreak, this app is available on Cydia for other devices.
The Auxo app switcher delivers a card type App switcher that shows part of the app on-screen, much like a card, but instead of overtaking the screen it sits in a slightly larger app drawer, made possible with the iPhone 5’s larger display. This concept also includes a larger playback tab and fast access to settings to the left of the app drawer.
Better Notification Center
The Notification Center is better than earlier versions of iOS, but it could use improvements in iOS 7. The iOS 7 Notification Center concept below shows grouped notifications at the top with badges and the ability to swipe through information with widgets in the Notification Center.
Stay tuned for more on iOS 7.
01/23/2013 at 6:56 am
I Really like the do not disturb concepts although I wish the alerts concept would be made into notification center as actual notifications. I always though that would be better however the text would be small, this is a better alternative to than the roll over ones that take up screen estate when you are playing an app. The new motivation center concept is really cool, but I find It pointless considering that I do not want to see notification center so integrated with social media and other people’s post. It’s like scrolling one after the other. I think the best idea ( considering the contacts for iphone and iPad are accessible via the phone and facetime app) would be to change the contacts app into “social app”. All social networks can plug into this app to allow the user a other area I post updates to any social network and look at your contacts to see their individual profile per each social network they use. Similar to windows phone but in this it really transforms the whole app. That way any social network app can plug in. This would make social networking very similar in terms of communication. I woukd also think it would be smart to allow any social network to plug into the social network area into the devices so that our phones are really integrated with our profiles. We can upload photos to Facebook from photos app and also create the album from where to do it. We can create photo streams to one another also in this manner. This really makes the phone so integrated with every app really fulling it’s purpose. I would like to see iPhoto removed from the App Store and App Store and photos app to b renamed iPhoto and really make iPhoto the default photos app, that way the app can be made just as sime but but with much functionality. I would be nice to manage all of your Facebook albums from the photos app or really any social network plug. That way we can upload and comment and tag in our photos. Really integrate into social. This would make the social app useful to seeing others profiles and messaging them ( another idea would be to integrate all social media messages app with iMessage and text message to make everything in unison) and handling your own profile while using iPhoto to manage all of your profiles photos. Another concept would be to use the social app for viewing only and use iPhoto like previously mentioned but to also use the messages app for communicating although this might become tedious for many people. I believe the best thing to do is have iPhoto for managing you photos and all social media photos, social hub for interaction and messaging, and leaving the messages app integration out of this. This would really make the apps useful. Maybe apple should have an all or nothing option so that social media apps can I integrate part of their service, it has to be all the services or nothing. The notification center tap to post is still a good idea. I would like to see default apps by apple used as folders, like passbook app can house all aps pertaining to passbook so it’s easy to manage and all social apps will integrate with the social app. I like the multitasking concept, but the ios 7 4 inch concept video is a little too much. I think it needs to be simpler than that. It’s really confusing, neat but confusing.
01/23/2013 at 11:56 am
Who are we all kidding apple will never do this.. Watch it will be another ios summer bust that I promise :)
02/08/2013 at 3:18 am
I thought that video was ok at the most, i still don’t really see any features that really amaze me
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10/07/2013 at 9:21 am
Most of these concepts actually came in real!