New iOS UI in 2012 (iOS 6)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sensamic, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    I want an amazing futuristic approach at this. Something more along the lines of the metro look of Windows 8. Just a more polished version that Apple never fails at.
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    If there's one thing Apple doesn't like to do, it's change. OSX has looked the same for 10 years, I expect iOS to look pretty much the same for a while still, although with Apple bolting on features like the notification drawer they may have to shuffle things around soon.
  5. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    I've mentioned this many times before, but it would be awesome if a sliding gesture (up and/or down) brought up different tiers of UI capabilities. When you swipe up or down, you'd get to a specific functional tier...once on that particular row (tier) then swipe left and right to as you do now.

    You could have endless possibilities with multiple tiers of home screen rows. One row could be for apps like we have now. Then swipe left and right just as we do now to browse through that row (apps in this case). Swipe up to reach full screen apps running in the background, another swipe up for notifications, another for dashboard widgets. At each row, you can swipe left and right to see more within the theme of that particular row. To make it completely awesome, the user can customize which rows are primary, secondary, tertiary, etc.

    Think about that. Most people would have the primary row set as their dashboard (widgets). A widget to turn on bluetooth, see appointments, weather, etc. Swipe left and right to manage and view all your widgets (12 pages of widgets). A swipe down brings up notifications. A swipe up brings the normal icons (app) row. Another swipe up brings full screen apps (safari, Music, Videos, mail, etc). Another swipe up brings together all your social networking pages. Another brings up iCloud functionality. Again, at each level you have the capability to swipe left/right to browse within that theme. This would maintain the Apple-ness of the OS and expand on the iOS capability.

    To me it's like browsing the the App Store on your iPhone. Your reading about a particular app until you get to the pictures, then you can swipe left and right to see the apps pictures.
  6. boss.king, Sep 21, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011

    boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    That's pretty much the concept for Metro UI, with a few additions.
  7. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Agreed completely.

    Apple might add a widgets option, and maybe more customization options as well. But altogether, iOS will stay the same, just like how OS X seems like it barely changed during WWDC 2011's OS X history pictures.
  8. vebs macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Leicester, UK
    The problem is traditional desktop use reached maturity, there's no need for OSX to change as there's no competition making any radical advances in the way we use desktop PC's.

    Mobile platforms are still developing and I think iOS has remained pretty much the same for far too long now. You're right saying apple doesn't like change, but it really needs to put some heavy focus on software innovation when it comes to devices running iOS.
  9. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    That would be pretty cool. Seeing how Apple is so gesture-happy nowadays (iPad and Lion), they might go ahead and implement that. But not so if they really will for iPhone.

    Very true. Apple was "revolutionary" with iOS 1. But they have been "evolutionary" ever since then. It's not a bad thing. It's good for overall user experience and uniformity. But it kinda sorta gets boring after a while. Most of the features in iOS 5 were beyond expected. The only shock I had was that iCloud would offer 5GB free. That was nice.

    Well, let's hope whatever the software engineers come up with is nice and they make sure the half a million apps are all compatible with it!
  10. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Widgets are nice, for a few days... After that it gets really old. I'm not going to stare at the homescreen all day.
  11. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Settings switches, google voice, scorecenter, weather, contact shortcuts...all disagree that they get old after a few days. There are more, but just a few off the top of my head
  12. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Apple is only good for design changes for their devices, it seems like they are highly against software visual changes. They will keep the same design for years and makes tweaks to it.
  13. mobiletech macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010
    to be honest UI rarely change if at all. OSX has not changed in 10 years. Windows had little change since 95 even then it is not that far off from the original windows...which doesn't look all too different than ios a bunch of programs and files strung across a background with important ones on the bottom.
  14. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
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    Another analyst claim?
    Why do you people give any credence to this stuff?
  15. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    Really wish it was a system were "Analysts" who make wrong predictions were fired for giving them. Would make the whole industry alot more accountable...
  16. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    There were third party homescreens for Windows Mobile that were similar to what you describe. Microsoft and Samsung also did some nice slide/carousel-based homescreens.

    Such UIs are an effective way to make use of limited visual real estate, but are also confusing to newbies... thus Apple would tend to avoid them.

    The iPhone made a splash by being easier to learn and Apple would be smart to continue in that vein. The downside is that it's frustrating for those who have gained experience and/or greater needs.
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Lets hope the iPhone 5:

    Has a notification LED, that would be welcome by many!!!!:)

    If you do not want the LED notification light, TURN IT OFF!:p

    Get rid of the childish stock ringtones and give us some serious business ringtones. Motorcycle, Pinball, Robot, duck, Harp, LOL!

    They need to GROW UP:mad: if they want to be taken serious by the business community in the board room!
  18. CavemanUK macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2006
    Rhyl, North Wales

    Are you sure it hasn't changed? sure it's still a WIMP based system but its definitely been improved on over the years... They've also been doing the same with iOS.

    OSX 10.0

    OSX 10.7


    from what i hear it does have a notification led in iOS 5. Its actually meant for deaf people but you can use it. The only thing is its very bright as it uses the flash on the iPhone 4.
  19. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    As I look around my board room this morning, I see almost all iPhones now, with just one blackberry holdout left. I think nobody cares about ringtones in the boardroom. What we do care about is no need for a costly BES server. Atleast in my company, the iPhone has completely taken over.
  20. ucf713 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2010
  21. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Seems like an overly simplistic, if not inaccurate, statement to make.

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