iPhone Concepts

Here’s How iOS Spotlight Should Work

Here’s How iOS Spotlight Should Work

Apple has announced that it will be releasing iOS 6 – its next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch tomorrow.

It comes  with more than 200 new features which includes major ones like an all-new Maps app, improvements to Siri, new Passbook app, improved notification system, Facebook integration etc.

New iPhone 5 Concept Based On Leaked Parts

New iPhone 5 Concept Based On Leaked Parts

We’ve seen some interesting iPhone 5 concepts so far with features such as wireless charging, fingerprint scan, slide-out keyboard and holographic display, an awesome but impossible “Rubberband Electronics” feature, which we wish the new iPhone could have.

With just a few hours to go for Apple’s iPhone event, here’s another iPhone 5 concept, which is based on the leaked iPhone 5 parts.

Watch This Awesome, But Impossible iPhone 5 Concept

Watch This Awesome, But Impossible iPhone 5 Concept

With less than three days to go for Apple’s event on September 12, where it is widely expected to unveil iPhone 5, folks at Aatma Studio have created an iPhone 5 concept with features such as a larger screen, wireless charging, fingerprint scan, Notification center with Siri updates and an awesome, but impossible “Rubberband Electronics” feature, which we wish the new iPhone could have.

Aatma Studio had created the iPad 3 concept back in March, which had blown us away with the 3D holographic display for multiplayer games.

Apple Considered iPod Style Phone With Clickwheel

Apple Considered iPod Style Phone With Clickwheel

To back up its argument of design inspiration being fairly common in the portable device industry, Samsung highlighted an email conversation between Steve Jobs and Tony Fadell, which talks about a 2005 Samsung phone dubbed “fashionphone,” and how certain design concepts of the device could be used in an iPod style phone.

Apple seriously considered an iPod style design for its phone with the clickwheel doubling up as a dial pad, as revealed in multiple patent filings as well as Steve Jobs’ 2007 iPhone keynote.

Apple Wanted To Use Curved Glass Design For iPhone; But Abandoned It Due To High Costs

Apple Wanted To Use Curved Glass Design For iPhone; But Abandoned It Due To High Costs

A number of iPhone prototype designs were revealed in court documents, filed by Apple, during the past few weeks. While the documents did give a rare peek into Apple’s secretive internal prototype designs, it didn’t include the reasons for which many of those designs were shelved.

Network World took a look the testimony in the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial, and found the reasons for the shelving of some of those prototypes.

Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Documents Reveal Treasure Trove Of iPhone And iPad Prototype Designs

Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Documents Reveal Treasure Trove Of iPhone And iPad Prototype Designs

As part of evidence in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, Apple has continually revealed designs and prototypes of iOS devices that got rejected midway in the development process.

A new document, filed with the court on Saturday, reveals a whole set of iPhone and iPad designs that Apple would have liked to remain a secret. Although some of the designs have already been revealed in earlier filings, the new document is a treasure trove for anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes when an iPhone or iPad is announced.

Court Documents Reveal iPhone And iPad Designs That Got Shelved

Court Documents Reveal iPhone And iPad Designs That Got Shelved

Court documents filed in the Apple-Samsung trial have, in the past, given us some interesting information about the two companies and its secretive workings.

The Verge has obtained documents filed in the Apple vs. Samsung trial which include images of iPad and iPhone prototypes, revealing alternative designs of the product that the company shelved on its way to deliver the final product.

New iOS UI Concepts: Mission Control, Dynamic Notification Badges & More

New iOS UI Concepts: Mission Control, Dynamic Notification Badges & More

With Apple widely expected to unveil the next generation operating system – iOS 6 at the WWDC 2012 Keynote on Monday, folks at MacStories point us to this impressive concept video created by designer Joost van der Ree, which shows how Apple could enhance the app switcher, Notification Center and notification badges in iOS 6.

Here’s How Some Popular Apps Will Look Like on iPhone With Taller 4-Inch Display

Here’s How Some Popular Apps Will Look Like on iPhone With Taller 4-Inch Display

It is widely speculated that Apple’s next generation iPhone will come with a larger 4-inch screen.

However, it is not clear if the 4-inch screen will be bigger in both height and width or it will come with a taller screen, to reduce the effort required by developers to update their apps for the new screen resolution.

‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept For iPhone’s Lock Screen

‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept For iPhone’s Lock Screen

AppAdvice has discovered a pretty cool concept created by Austin Kudin to replace iPhone’s slide to unlock gesture.

Austin Kudin, an interface and Web designer, has posted his “fold-to-unlock” concept on idea-sharing site Dribbble.