iOS 7 Concept Features Revamped Lock Screen, Actionable Alerts & More



Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June.

While Apple has added hundreds of new features and improvement in every major iOS software update, the look and feel has remained the same since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, so we’re really hoping that Apple gives it a makeover in iOS 7.

UI designer, Mohamed Kerroudj has created couple of cool concept videos where he has re-imagined how Apple can revamp the Lock screen, the Calendar app etc. in iOS 7.

Lock Screen:

The first iOS 7 concept video features a revamped Lock screen with actionable alerts, so if you get a new message, you can respond to it directly from the Lock screen.

It also shows how users can access Settings toggles on the Lock screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Calendar App, Music Controls:

The second iOS 7 concept video shows how the Calendar app can be improved with gestures. It also shows how users can access the music controls by tapping on the status bar and tap on the music widget to find out what’s playing next.

Even though Jony Ive is reportedly pushing a more “flat design” in iOS 7 that is starker and simpler, I doubt it will look so radically different. But I like the idea of actionable alerts and quick reply. It would be a lot more convenient if we can respond to a message, email etc. from the Lock screen or the Notification Center rather than launching the app.

Let me know what you think of the iOS 7 concepts in the comments section below.

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