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Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 07:50 AM
Just made a quick mock up of a less glossy lock screen, would love feedback.

I haven't changed much as I can not see Apple radically diverting from the current style(and i see no need), but it does give the lock screen a nice and welcome update.

The font used is Avenir light for the date and time but for the slide to unlock i used Avenir Next Ultra Light.

hafr
May 19, 2013, 08:02 AM
Just made a quick mock up of a less glossy lock screen, would love feedback.

I haven't changed much as I can not see Apple radically diverting from the current style(and i see no need), but it does give the lock screen a nice and welcome update.

The font used is Avenir light for the date and time but for the slide to unlock i used Avenir Next Ultra Light.

Looks like an old Nokia wallpaper... Is it?

Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 08:03 AM
Looks like an old Nokia wallpaper... Is it?

Possibly...
Just got it off google ;)

Simplicated
May 19, 2013, 08:04 AM
Looks like an old Nokia wallpaper... Is it?

It's a wallpaper from Nexus 4

otismotive77
May 19, 2013, 08:37 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

KieranDotW
May 19, 2013, 09:06 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

Same, this would be a great concept if not for that ugly little slider button.

Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 09:07 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

Personally i do not think that they should get rid of it as millions of people have become so accustomed to it that many would probably hate a change.

One area they could change is the animation of unlocking the screen which would be a subtle, but great change.

MasterHowl
May 19, 2013, 09:17 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

Why? I think it's great... it's simple, and it works.

I love the concept design by the way. Much cleaner looking. Nice work!

Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 09:20 AM
Why? I think it's great... it's simple, and it works.

I love the concept design by the way. Much cleaner looking. Nice work!

Thanks, was just trying to be a little realistic compared to some of concept videos out there!!

justperry
May 19, 2013, 09:29 AM
Why? I think it's great... it's simple, and it works.

I love the concept design by the way. Much cleaner looking. Nice work!

There should be an option to hide it and still work.
I know where to slide, I don't need to see it, for the camera function the same, just slide up to get into the camera App.

BvizioN
May 19, 2013, 09:36 AM
There should be an option to hide it and still work.
I know where to slide, I don't need to see it, for the camera function the same, just slide up to get into the camera App.

You do, others don't (new users)

Peronally slide to unlock doesn't bother me at all. I find it much better then having to zik zak a finger accross the screen.

MasterHowl
May 19, 2013, 09:42 AM
There should be an option to hide it and still work.
I know where to slide, I don't need to see it, for the camera function the same, just slide up to get into the camera App.

Hm... I think Apple would give us the option to hide News Stand before they give us the option to hide what undoubtedly gives the iOS Lock Screen that distinctive look? I don't think it's too much of an eye sore/inconvenience like News Stand is either.


Thanks, was just trying to be a little realistic compared to some of concept videos out there!!

Think you got it spot on. 90% of the concept videos out there are totally unrealistic!

blitzer09x87
May 19, 2013, 09:50 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

agreed, they should remove it or move it to the middle of the screen.

BvizioN
May 19, 2013, 09:54 AM
agreed, they should remove it or move it to the middle of the screen.

On the middle of the screen? Wouldn't it overlap with notifications?

blitzer09x87
May 19, 2013, 10:04 AM
On the middle of the screen? Wouldn't it overlap with notifications?

move the notifications to the top or bottom. the point is, you wont have to awkwardly strech your thumb to unlock it.

jaenicky
May 19, 2013, 10:30 AM
I've got a jailbroken phone and there are so many cool ways to implement lock screen without deviating too much from the classic version. Apple shouldn't be so against change.

Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 11:08 AM
I've got a jailbroken phone and there are so many cool ways to implement lock screen without deviating too much from the classic version. Apple shouldn't be so against change.

I don't think that they are against change, just against change for changes sake.

jonasdamn
May 19, 2013, 11:28 AM
i would enjoy if it would be something similar to nexus unlock screen as optional screen unlocking method

kirky29
May 19, 2013, 11:56 AM
I don't think that they are against change, just against change for changes sake.

I just actually changed my lock screen to an Android inspired version ;)

Sometimes I think Apple finds it difficult changing basic things like the lock screen because they're recognisable as 'iPhone'. - Hopefully they can seriously shake things up. As an iPhone user since around April/May 2008...I'm so bored of iOS!

justperry
May 19, 2013, 12:02 PM
I just actually changed my lock screen to an Android inspired version ;)

Sometimes I think Apple finds it difficult changing basic things like the lock screen because they're recognisable as 'iPhone'. - Hopefully they can seriously shake things up. As an iPhone user since around April/May 2008...I'm so bored of iOS!

That's your lock screen?

Awful!

Zwhaler
May 19, 2013, 12:55 PM
I don't like the font, and it doesn't add any functionality, sorry.

Better looking than what Apple has now, to be fair. The current one could use glossy over opaque but this could use new added functionality more than looks.

kirky29
May 19, 2013, 01:34 PM
That's your lock screen?

Awful!

Why thanks :-/ , it's actually just a test I've now gone back to the original lock screen. Just would be nice to have quicker access to certain apps.

Nathan20
May 19, 2013, 02:12 PM
I don't like the font, and it doesn't add any functionality, sorry.

Better looking than what Apple has now, to be fair. The current one could use glossy over opaque but this could use new added functionality more than looks.

I've used the font as it is rumoured Apple could be using it in iOS7 and tbh it looks much cleaner.
Also i didn't add any functionality because the lock screen at the moment fulfils my needs therefore am unsure what else i would want out of the lock screen.

jaenicky
May 19, 2013, 02:55 PM
I just actually changed my lock screen to an Android inspired version ;)

Sometimes I think Apple finds it difficult changing basic things like the lock screen because they're recognisable as 'iPhone'. - Hopefully they can seriously shake things up. As an iPhone user since around April/May 2008...I'm so bored of iOS!

Hey dude what LS theme you using there?

I think if apple think slightly outside the box they can do an awesome job. If jailbreak community can do it then surely they can do something awesome.

jbenkelman
May 19, 2013, 03:20 PM
I've used the font as it is rumoured Apple could be using it in iOS7 and tbh it looks much cleaner.
Also i didn't add any functionality because the lock screen at the moment fulfils my needs therefore am unsure what else i would want out of the lock screen.

I really like the font. I think its nice and clean. It is amazing how much a simple font change can alter the look of the lock screen. For the time when I did have my iPhone jailbroken (went back to normal eventually) I loved being able to mess with the font of the phone.

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Having seen what some of the new Lock Screens from Android phones look like, I still like the clean and consistent look of the iPhone lock screen.

I would be okay with doing away with the "Slide to Unlock" and going for a more abstract unlocking, like Android where you just have to slide your finger.

I think Apple locked into this design when the iPhone was brand new, and the touch screen was something people needed to be coached through almost. We needed to see that we had to slide, and the words helped us understand that. Problem is now, we understand that, toddlers understand that and they can't even read.

Time to move on, try something new, and get people excited for an iOS update for the first time in a long time.

justperry
May 19, 2013, 11:22 PM
Why thanks :-/ , it's actually just a test I've now gone back to the original lock screen. Just would be nice to have quicker access to certain apps.

You're welcome.:p

Found it odd you had the American flag as background for someone from the UK.
I myself think intelliscreen is nice, but I am not going to pay that much for such an improvement, have Lockscreen now (Hacked), it is OK.

salas2324
May 19, 2013, 11:26 PM
looks like MIUI (an android custom ROM)

Marquez90
May 20, 2013, 08:35 AM
i dont want the "slide to unlock" anymore, i'm really bored of it. apple should change that in iOS7

I agree, a nice new shiny unlock function would be brilliant!

GoCubsGo
May 20, 2013, 08:43 AM
You do, others don't (new users)

Peronally slide to unlock doesn't bother me at all. I find it much better then having to zik zak a finger accross the screen.

He did write "option to hide" and not get rid of it all together. This way, you don't ostracize new folks and you cater to users who are very familiar with where and how to unlock the phone.

Vizio
May 20, 2013, 08:43 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=412980&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1368979735


Thanks

Nathan20
May 20, 2013, 09:19 AM
Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=412980&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1368979735)


Thanks

Here you go :)
http://www.gadgetmac.com/picture/edged_iphone5_wallpaper_by_duckfarm..jpg?pictureId=16340973&asGalleryImage=true

beaniemyman
May 20, 2013, 09:29 AM
move the notifications to the top or bottom. the point is, you wont have to awkwardly strech your thumb to unlock it.

agreed, at least we wont have to stretch our thumb to unlock, apple should remove it.

Tankmaze
May 20, 2013, 11:28 AM
the lock screen is what makes an iphone I think, yeah it's quite dated compare to android.

I really have no idea how apple would change or improve from current lock screen, without making it gimmicky and android-ty, so jony's got a big job to do.

but I remember avenir is now apple's "official" font, where the previous one is myriad pro semi bold. so good job OP.

Menel
May 20, 2013, 11:32 AM
Just made a quick mock up of a less glossy lock screen, would love feedback.

I haven't changed much as I can not see Apple radically diverting from the current style(and i see no need), but it does give the lock screen a nice and welcome update.

The font used is Avenir light for the date and time but for the slide to unlock i used Avenir Next Ultra Light.

Looks old, like something out of the 70's, or some other bygone era.

Hope Apple doesn't do that.

johndallas999
May 20, 2013, 07:10 PM
Why? I think it's great... it's simple, and it works.

I love the concept design by the way. Much cleaner looking. Nice work!

Can someone explain how this differs from the existing setup?:confused:

watchthisspace
May 20, 2013, 08:10 PM
agreed, at least we wont have to stretch our thumb to unlock, apple should remove it.

I press the Home Button to wake my phone, then slide to unlock. Definitely not stretching my thumb :confused:

BvizioN
May 20, 2013, 11:56 PM
He did write "option to hide" and not get rid of it all together. This way, you don't ostracize new folks and you cater to users who are very familiar with where and how to unlock the phone.

I know he did, thanks for pointing it out.
It still would have potential for confusion with many users, trust me.

MasterHowl
May 21, 2013, 03:27 AM
Can someone explain how this differs from the existing setup?:confused:

If you look at the graphics and the user interface, it's much less glossy.

sagar4995
May 21, 2013, 08:18 AM
Can someone explain how this differs from the existing setup?:confused:

+1000. lol. i've been wondering that all through this thread.

If you look at the graphics and the user interface, it's much less glossy.

what? cmon... it looks EXACTLY the same.

no offense to anyone, honestly... :) it just looks very very similar.

ppeyton1143
May 21, 2013, 08:40 AM
Same, this would be a great concept if not for that ugly little slider button.

agreed apple should remove or hide that same old boring slide to unlock.