This Is Without A Doubt What iOS 8 Should Look Like

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iOS 7 was a major reinvention of Apple’s mobile operating system, but despite all of the new colors, animations, and fonts, it’s still just a grid of apps in a day in which every other smartphone OS has moved on.

Nepalese designer Sangam Bhandari thinks Apple can — and should — further. In his latest concept, he imagines a new home screen that is more than just an app launcher, but something like a mash-up between Notification Center and the current Home Screen.

We think it looks great. Check it out after the jump and tell us what you think.

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  • tool022611

    I love it, barely 2 months old and we already have iPhone 6 and iOS 8 concepts rolling out. Shows how fast people expect new things, that new shiney toy is already old.

  • XanderCrews

    What am I missing here? It looks just like Android with the notifications, widgets on the screens, etc.

  • rogifan

    Why is it that every time someone comes out with a concept everyone rushes out to say this is what iOS or the new iPhone needs to look like. Sorry, but I don’t want my lock screen that cluttered.

  • rogifan

    Why is it that every time someone comes out with a concept everyone rushes out to say this is what iOS or the new iPhone needs to look like. Sorry, but I don’t want my lock screen that cluttered.

  • mertvekendisi

    It looks like the old Nokia symbian lock screens. I don’t like it.

    On the other hand, I would like to be able to switch cellular data on and off from the control center.

  • jaybee

    Why is it that every time someone comes out with a concept everyone rushes out to say this is what iOS or the new iPhone needs to look like. Sorry, but I don’t want my lock screen that cluttered.

    It’s supposed to be the ‘Home’ screen so your lock screen is safe.

  • jaybee

    I love it, barely 2 months old and we already have iPhone 6 and iOS 8 concepts rolling out. Shows how fast people expect new things, that new shiney toy is already old.

    Welcome to the internet.

  • jaybee

    While I’d like to see the back of the grid layout, and be able to quickly access the 10 or so apps I always use, this design just doesn’t cut it. It’s needs a total overhaul next time, something fresh and un-Android like. That said, I can live with iOS7 just fine.

  • brnmbrns

    iOS 8 will be more about how it looks on the device, than just ‘this is how iOS 8 looks.’ iOS 8 and iPhone 6 will be made to perfectly complement each other.

  • mrcannon

    Hate it and those icons would look TINY on mobile

  • markymac

    I hate to be harsh but this is not a good concept and is without a doubt what iOS 8 should NOT look like, even in the slightest.

    There is absolutely NO reason of any kind to consistently display Control Center controls on the screen at all times. It just makes getting the apps I need to get to harder because rather than scrolling up to enable/disable WIFI or lock the orientation (something I almost NEVER do) I’ll have to scroll over or wherever to get to my apps. And no, putting 4 apps in the dock (even a folder in the dock) doesn’t help.

    This person may have some Photoshop skills but that doesn’t mean you’re a UI expert. You have to actually imagine yourself using this interface on a daily basis. Now, I could see this work as a possible revision to Notification Center but NO WAY is this a good idea for a home screen.

    Again, nice execution of the design but this is not an intuitive or even desirable interface that I’d want to use on a daily basis.

  • vattiato

    Home screen renews the memory of the old windows mobile.

  • iFan41

    So…this guy wants an Android phone?

  • iFan41

    Brownlee wrote this…I should have known.

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