This Very Pretty iOS 7 Concept Shows Off Jony Ive’s New App Switcher [Video]

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Update: And it looks like Ran Avni, the guy taking credit for this video, might have stolen it from Isaac Royo over at Device Station. We’ve replaced the video.

This lovely burble of a concept video isn’t just as soothing as a new-age noise machine, it shows off a new concept for a new multitasking system in iOS 7.

It looks pretty, and no doubt many of you would like to see this on your iPhone, but just to tamp expectations down into a low-burning dottle, Apple’s never going to release something like this.

First of all, those full-screen app previews? Completely, functionally useless. It looks great, of course — check out Auxo — but these app previews just don’t do anything, or help anyone in any way. Why do you need to see a screenshot of the game you’ve left off playing, or a microscopic version of the webpage you were last reading? You don’t. And the truth is, with Jonny Ive in charge of iOS 7 development, he’s just never going to okay something like this, which is all ornamentation over substance.

Second, there’s the “Close all open apps” functionality. Apple’s always been adamant you don’t need to manage which apps are open on the iPhone. I doubt they’re going to suddenly recant that when smartphone RAM is cheaper than ever.

Still, a pretty video. It’s just more likely to become a Cydia tweak than a default in the next version of iOS.

Via: App Advice