When iOS 6 was launched, Scott Forstall said it came with more than 200 new features. But the Lockscreen remained unchanged. Well, almost. But despite Apple’s efforts to make iOS 6 more attractive, there are still plenty of unexplored areas. Here are some great new concepts for how Apple might rethink the lockscreen to make it more functional.
While some apps, such as Nike’s Running app, have had the guts to redesign the lockscreen within the app, the move shows just how much developers are interested in having access to the device’s lockscreen.
Fortunately, the iOS community is not lacking in great ideas for ways to restructure the iPhone’s lockscreen, and The Verge’s Brentcas has described a few in his post. He proposes two new ways to redesign the lockscreen and add more functionality: by adding lockscreen cards, and by opening up the Grabber.
As you can see from the above image, with cards a whole new world of notifications opens, and users can obtain the information they are interested in within a blink of an eye. Obviously, we are talking about customizable cards.
The second option would be the enhanced and opened up grabber. While granting quick access to the iPhone’s camera app was a great new feature, this could be just the beginning, if only Apple would allow developers to customize it. Imagine if you could open any app you want . . .
One thing is certain: The possibilities are endless and there are some great ideas out there. However, while we’re waiting for Apple to enhance the overall iOS 6 experience, the jailbreak community has several answers . . .