The future of UI for iOS 10 … or iOS 20?


This video has lots of great ideas about how iOS 10's UI should work.
This video has lots of great ideas about how iOS 10's UI should work.
Photo: Cult of Mac

A lot of “next-gen iPhone” concepts are pretty crappy. Whimsical fancies that have nothing to do with the reality of industrial design. And hey, that’s true of this iPhone 7 concept, which imagines an edge-to-edge display that totally ditches a physical home button. You will not see an iPhone like this anytime in the near future.

But that’s not to say the concept isn’t cool. Because eventually, Apple will release a full-screen iPhone. And when it does, this concept has a lot of cool ideas about how future iOS UIs will work, once the hardware catches up.

This video was put together by, and while it’s nonsense from a hardware point of view, it has some smart ideas about iOS 10’s UI, such as:

• A home button with an integrated display that allows you to multitask by swiping through apps.

• A way to transform app icons into Android-style homescreen widgets, just by swiping up on them.

• A way to fit more apps into the iOS dock simply by swiping up to reveal another row.

• An integrated home button that can handle gestures, like swiping back and forth between open apps.

Is this how iOS 10 will work? Absolutely not. But is it a plausible look at good affordances for iOS to adopt in the future? Totally.

Via: Redmond Pie