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

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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 iPhone-Tricks.com, 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