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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Lock screen concepts

http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/12/3...the-lockscreen

A guy from the Verge had these ideas and I think with a little refining,Apple could do something similar and FINALLY make the lockscreen useful instead of the 80% waste of space it is now-__-

What do you guys think of the ideas?

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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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I approve of adding more info to the lock screen, but this particular proposal seems too complicated.

It's a lock screen, not an alternate 'top-level' OS.

So...I appreciate what he's trying to do, but this seems like too much.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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The cards did seem like much,,it confused me the first time I read it tbh
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I approve of adding more info to the lock screen, but this particular proposal seems too complicated.

It's a lock screen, not an alternate 'top-level' OS.

So...I appreciate what he's trying to do, but this seems like too much.
Have to agree with this.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Make it user-configurable then everybody is happy.
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that red nike one looks harsh
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I approve of adding more info to the lock screen, but this particular proposal seems too complicated.

It's a lock screen, not an alternate 'top-level' OS.

So...I appreciate what he's trying to do, but this seems like too much.
This. I want some more lockscreen utility, but this is too far.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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Huh. Strangely enough, John Gruber seems to like it.

http://daringfireball.net/linked/201...one-lockscreen

This is the first time in quite awhile I've totally disagreed with him. But count on hearing about this a lot more now that he's highlighted it.
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I like the idea of the lock screen cards where you can have different information show up at the top but the rest is far too contrived IMO.
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I think the lock screen is fine as it is -- no need to complicate it. Apple stresses simplicity with respect to what they decide to integrate into their products - both on the hardware side and the software side. The lock screen serves two basic purposes:

1.) It serves as a standby to conserve battery life
2.) It serves as a way to prevent you from unintentionally pressing buttons, opening apps, or calling people while the phone is in your pocket.


I think with Jony Ive taking over Human UI/UX, there won't be any complicated changes to the lock screen like the author of the post in the link you provided suggests - Jony, more than anyone, perhaps, understands the importance of simplicity in user interfaces and the role it plays for Apple as a whole.
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