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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Categories: iOS 7, iOS Concepts

  • Byron Swift

    Welcome to Android…… lol

    • viess

      exactly :) with widgetlocket for example you can launch any app with simple swipe on unlock screen

    • Mohammed

      You know this is just a concept ,do you?

  • janetjackson

    looks like a crossover between windows phone and android. dislike.

  • Sebastian Rasch

    Too Google.

  • shane blyth

    I use intelliscreenX on my jailbroken iPhone it does a great job and is very customisable.

  • Red fruit bite

    My question is not related to the topic above and i need some help
    Why my ipod 4g ios 6.1 has only 6.1 shsh blobs on cydia ( only jailbreak once at ios 6.1) but my other ipod 4g has shsh blobs start at 5.0.1 to 6.1.2 ..
    Is it possible to downgrade those ipod4g with only 6.1 shsh blobs (and i don’t saved any of the lower ios shsh blobs before) to any ios 5..
    Thank you…

    • @TMWFYM

      Sadly you cant, the shsh blobs are per device and cant be used on other devices.

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  • M

    So someone who finds/steals your phone should be able to access information WITHOUT unlocking it? Kinda defeats the point of an actual lock screen, huh?

    • Brad Hodson

      I assume this demo just leaves out passcode entry for reason of time and resources, but I would not say that its absence here suggests they wouldn’t include it in a more comprehensive concept.

  • Brad Hodson

    Some things about it look splendid. Text is WAY too small. I mean WAAAAYYY too small.

    Other things just show how much this designer tried for looks and almost completely disregarded function. On notifications in the lock screen, for instance, who needs the time of the notification THAT giant on the left side? It doesn’t make any sense at all, and it’s not the only thing here that does.

    I appreciate the attempt and think it’s a refreshing look, but it needs a lot of reworking to make it anywhere near purposeful.

  • Pacomacman

    This look and feel just doesn’t work. It’s like they’ve crowbarred another look over the top of iOS without updating the desktop itself. I’m not sure all these modifications achieve anything useful. I’d like an improved task manager and possibly a few shortcut widgets on the desktop. I’m not interesting in battery consuming live tiles or animated wallpapers.

  • CJC

    It’s a concept but a conceit that feels very google branded

  • PimpDaddyWiteBoy

    an official file browser would be a good step, but im done with iO/S