This iOS 7 Concept Would Add More Utility And Minimalism To Your Lockscreen [Video]

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One of our biggest hopes for iOS 7 is that it will come with a huge update on UI. iOS is starting to look a bit old and everyone’s tired of the skeuomorphic features. It needs some innovative minimalist touches from Jony Ive.

Mohamed Kerroudj has created his own vision for what the iPhone’s Lockscreen should look like. The linen backgrounds have been replaced by flat white surfaces, but what’s better is you can actually respond to message right from Notification Center, or trash them, or schedule a date in your Calendar, or toggle your Wifi. It’d be great.

Take a look:

Kerroudj’s concept is a bit reminiscent of Google Now mixed with some of Windows Phone’s flat surfaces. Being able to act on notification bubbles from the lockscreen would be great, but is Kerroudj’s concept too striped down? Let us know what you think about it in the comments.

 

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  • Luisgguedes

    No thanks

  • sidoneill

    This would be great for anyone who doesn’t actually lock their phone. For anyone who wants any kind of security it’d be a nightmare.

  • RealDontae

    I definitely believe iOS needs a new facelift and we’ll see it… (remember it’s Sir Jony Ive’s year to shine).
    However, Kerroudj pushes the envelope too far. I like the fundamentals of his design but there are too many missed connections between intuition and completing tasks.

    For example, why would the user tap the status bar to bring up music controls? How does the user respond to texts in the lock screen without a keyboard? How do we tell time without a clock?

  • Derek Schlicker

    Looks like something Google would come up with if they developed a jailbreak OS for the iPhone.

  • iSteve

    I’m very happy with my iOS 6.

  • boblevel

    I’d be happy if iOS7 would incorporate some of what Intelliscreen offers to the Jailbrake community.

  • easydone101

    Too much “Microsoft” to it ._.

  • markrlangston

    Part of the allure of Apple is their ability to remain grounded in reality. When I’m grabbing the corner of a month in the calendar app on my iPad, I like that it replicates a desk calendar and tears away along the top. I like that certain buttons and options represent real-world objects or convey a sense of depth and character and I appreciate the time and effort it takes to design and implement those graphics.

    Anyone can post a plain, white background with a serif font. So speak for yourself; I love the skeuomorphic design. It’s what separates Apple from the other monochromatic, sterile existences of Android and Win8.

    I can’t believe you’re celebrating the fact that the linen, that’s actually something, is being replaced with a plain, white background. So you’re idea of great design is nothing? Interesting.

    Not to get off topic but this is just another reason why I had loath the Star Wars prequels. They lacked grit and depth. Everything was so slick and refined compared to the rawness and character of the originals. Didn’t help that all the characters were monotone-speaking cardboard cut-outs but that’s besides the point.

    But I digress, this concept is WAY too scaled down and just makes iOS look like yet another clone of Android or WinPhone 8. That’s not original, innovative or inventive. Apple’s clean and minimalist approach to marketing is juxtaposed against their love for the skeuomorphic design language in iOS and OS X.

  • bregalad

    I thought the whole point of having a lock screen was to prevent unauthorized people from using your phone. If you’re going to let people see and respond to messages while the phone is “locked” then it isn’t really locked at all.

  • MattGodfrey

    It’s not just security that is the issue when you consider adding features to a lock screen. The other major purpose of a [mostly] featureless locked screen is so that you don’t accidentally change settings or call/message people whilst your phone is in your pocket or bag.

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