It still seems a bit early to speculate about iOS 16. On the other hand, the summer is not too far away, then Apple will show us the new iPhone system at WWDC anyway. Already now we can take a look at an idea worth seeing. The operation we have been used to so far will be turned upside down.
Since last fall, iOS 15 can be installed on the iPhone, but there are no real clues about iOS 16 in the rumor mill yet. After all, Apple is likely to show the upcoming update at its in-house developer fair in June at the earliest. Of course: Speculating and “spinning around” is allowed.
Concept for iOS 16: Unusual operation of the iPhone
This is what Italian designer Andrea Copellino does with his somewhat crazy idea for iOS 16. He is particularly fond of the home screen, the control center and multitasking. If Apple follows his example, we will have to rethink the way we use the device (Source: Behance, Andrea Copellino).
The home screen – a scrollable list in iOS 15 (Image: Andrea Copellino).
The first look goes to the home screen. Visibly inspired by Android at first, a central clock widget and a search bar dominate the upper area. But the real revolution is underneath. Instead of swiping horizontally through different pages as usual, you simply scroll vertically and seemingly “endlessly” through the apps. Meanwhile, the dock floats above the app icons. Looks crazy, but what would be the advantage?
“This new homescreen is a vertical list. The layout improves usability by allowing icons to be reached from a lower, more accessible part of the screen.”
The designer could be right, because it is no longer necessary to reach into the upper part of the display when using the device with one hand. Not least users of an iPhone Pro Max would appreciate this.
Multitasking and control center become one
Multitasking cards and control center combined (picture: Andrea Copellino).
An exciting idea can also be seen in the multitasking. In the view, we not only see the app cards we are already familiar with, but also the control center. The latter occupies the lower part of the screen and can be scrolled through horizontally. Thus, all elements can be reached easily with one hand, and finger contortions are a thing of the past. The reduced app cards are also still easy to reach. They now also focus more on the apps or the associated icon itself, the content of the cards is rather irrelevant
Meanwhile, with the latest iOS 15, Apple is giving us this cool feature, explained in the video:
This brings the multitasking interface closer to the fast and efficient program switching on the Mac, which can be reached via command key + tab. Most of the time, we know which app we want to switch to after all. The small view of the cards or app contents is negligible.
The editor’s opinion, Sven Kaulfuss: I like the design, but I often find myself doing breakneck finger exercises just to reach the control center – one-handed from the iPhone X onwards, hardly at all. possible. On the other hand, the multitasking view can be reached faster with the thumb, and if the control center could also be reached this way – a dream. It was and is possible on iPhones with a home button, why not on newer models with gesture control like in this design?
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