We’ve seen some interesting iOS 7 concepts this year, some of features in the concepts have been inspired by jailbreak tweaks and Android.
But here’s a new iOS 7 concept by Denmark-based designer, Mads Bengtsson, which comes with some fresh ideas.
Status Bar as Battery Indicator:
In iOS 6, the color of the status bar changes dynamically to match the app currently running on your iOS device.
Bengtsson feels that instead the status bar could actually work as the battery indicator. As you can see below, the status bar would be green when there is enough battery life, but turns red when there is only 20% battery life left.
He believes that this approach would make it more visible, not to mention make it less cluttered.
Quick Access to Last Used Apps:
The concept shows how a user can get access to the last used apps, by switching to landscape mode at the Home screen. It displays the screenshot of the app in the form of cards with their current state.
Redesigned App Switcher:
Bengtsson also has an interesting take on the app switcher. Instead of displaying the app icons at the bottom, the concept displays the last used apps vertically like banners, which gives enough room to display the current or last state of the app. Users could use gestures, such as slide to the right to close the app etc.
The concept also shows how the page which has the controls for orientation lock, brightness can be used to give users quick access to the Settings toggles.
The app switcher has been an area where we’ve seen a number of jailbreak tweaks (Auxo – the best iOS app switcher replacement we’ve seen so far).
He has also redesigned the Contacts app and the Photos app. The redesigned Photos app looks pretty sleek.
Do you like this concept?