iPhone OS 4.0 Mockup!
I decided to make a mockup of what I want out of the new operating system.
Things I haven't included yet: Finder, Notification System, Widgets.
Basically this is adjusted to uphold consistency with the Mac OS X Leopard operating system.
Things to note:
- White dots indicate running applications, as they do in Leopard but this time it's on the bottom right corner inside the icon so as to not cause any visual confusion.
- The semi-transparent window has been dragged down from the status bar (as indicated by the white streak and the large white dot showing where the finger is). It serves as a place to turn on and off important radios, the app launcher, spotlight search, and one way to launch finder.
- Apps can be placed on the home screen either in the form of a small widget for certain apps (iPod, Photos, Clock), or a standard resolution (320x480) running app for third party applications, so it would stay running on one of your cyclable home pages.
The screen should be a 720x480 resolution in order to make use of what was last on the list there (320x480 third-part apps running as super widgets).
I will be adding more to this thread!!
UPDATE: In this new image I have pictured what it would be like to search.
I've taken the suggestion of some of you and taken out the "finder" app altogether because yes, it is true that all of the functions of a finder can be done within the spotlight search menu.
Specifics: You can filter for any of the general things spotlight can search for and modify the filters how you want. The filters are the 5 dividers that sit on top of the search results.
When you see a document with the quick Office icon beside it (as is shown in this picture), that means that by default that file has been altered to open in quick office. You can long-press on any file to share, open with a different application (if another application that claims to open that filetype is available on the device), or copy.
Last edited by Jellotime91; 07-29-2009 at 05:23 PM.
- 07-26-2009, 11:38 PM #2
another thing i wish they would make happen is when i change the sounds for ringtones for my contacts why shouldn't it change that ringtone sound to when they text me as well? cause then i will know who it is texting me before i even go to pick my phone up.
- 07-27-2009, 01:18 AM #3
- 07-27-2009, 06:10 AM #4
- 07-27-2009, 07:44 AM #5
Awesome mock up.....do you think the current iPhone's current form factor will support a major OS update like what you're hinting with 4.0? I think not and would hope for an updated styling whenever 4.0 launches.
Any thoughts to that?
- 07-27-2009, 08:20 AM #6
Your third bullet point doesn't make sense.
The entire phone is made up of widgets. Apple just calls them applications.
The Finder already exists. It's the entire interface
A Notification System exists. You may not like it, but it exists
Apple won't do background for a while. it won't be a white dot either- too small. probably some sort of glow around the icon.
They won't give a way to turn off different radios. It clutters the interface. Apple has the preferences app as a unified model they'll stick to
also, your interface will never happen. it violates the ideas behind accessibility that Apple is following. big icons are useful for both people with great vision and people without. I do think the resolution will go up for photos and games but everything else will stay large. imagine trying to hit only single icon when they're smaller than today- they're currently the same size as my finger.
Last edited by flyingember; 07-27-2009 at 08:23 AM.
- 07-27-2009, 09:56 AM #7
- 07-27-2009, 10:57 AM #8
- 07-27-2009, 11:57 AM #9
Looks too much like the Palm Pre.
I want a 3.8-4.0" OLED screen and 720x480 Res. for Photos, videos, games, and safari. Keep the large icons, and give us the new upcoming 1000mhz ARM processor and dual core 45nm.
Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-27-2009 at 11:59 AM.
- 07-27-2009, 03:52 PM #11
- 07-28-2009, 03:22 AM #13
- 07-28-2009, 03:33 AM #14
Instead of having the toggles there, I'd imagine a small tab that rests in a corner ( user configurable as to what corner ) that allows the user to tap the tab to have a "flyout" present itself with the toggles there. Another tap would send the "flyout" back in place.
Otherwise, I really like your mock up.
- 07-28-2009, 05:17 AM #15
- 07-28-2009, 06:31 AM #16
- 07-28-2009, 07:25 AM #17
Also WinMo devices with 1Ghz Snapdragon and Nvidia's Tegra processors are coming out soon. Apple will need to use atleast the upcoming 1Ghz ARM processor and hopefully the Dual core version will be out in time and based on 45nm chip size so it consumes even less power and it cheaper to produce. Also Apple will need more onboard system ram when it goes to full multitasking 388-512mb.
If apple just got the above mention hardware upgrades the iPhone would be one kick a$$ entertainment device. Just think of the games you could run with that kind of hardware and the graphics. More advanced apps too.
THe best thing is all those hardware upgrades wont really cost any more money to produce.
The hard part is going to be if OS 4.0 will be able to support two different iPhones with two different resolutions. It should be able to pack the files to support both resolutions with two different sized home screen icon sets.
I have a feeling iPhone 2G support may go away with OS 4.0. Apple has to find a way to get old iPhone users to upgrade to a new device. Do you think even 3G support will go away leaving just the 3GS and 2010 iPhone?
Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-28-2009 at 07:34 AM.
- 07-28-2009, 08:30 AM #18
they are not doing to take away support for the 3G. They are still selling the damn thing, and they continued to support the 2G 2 years after it's release so why not the 3G? It will continue to be supported until 2011, maybe even 2012 because they are still selling it now.
As for the scaling resolutions, apple has always made separate files for every different hardware, so no it won't be difficult to do 2 resolutions, because really the frmware on each device is not the same.
I also don't think apple is going to change the screen size. It would become quite difficult to use with one hand, and that's not something apple wants to happen. Most people do not want a behemoth phone/media player.
- 07-29-2009, 02:04 AM #20
- 07-29-2009, 07:04 AM #21
As far as the screen size. The bottom and top black parts of the screen that are unused could easily allow for a larger screen fitting on the same iPhone 3G size device. They could move the home button to the side of the device and earpiece up a little higher. You could easily get 3.8 to 4.0".
Even if they come up with a new design a 3.8" screen would still allow you to touch any part of the screen with the same ease as now. I had a Touch HD with a 3.8" screen the same form factor size as the iPhone. 3.5" is just too small when too many other winmobile devices are coming out with 3.8 to 4.0" size screens with beautiful OLED displays.
The iPhone is an entertainment device first and foremost and a phone 2nd. Just look at the new 10" iTablet coming out..its basically an over sized iTouch.
Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-29-2009 at 07:21 AM.
- 07-29-2009, 07:52 AM #22
it doesnt matter if the device is the same size. I have large hands and often when I try to use the phone with one hand I have to constantly change my grip, almost dropping it every time..
I really don't see the need for a larger screen, I think 3.5" is the sweet spot.
- 07-29-2009, 02:49 PM #24
- 07-29-2009, 03:12 PM #25
In the end sacrificing hand position is worth it for more screen real estate. It makes things a lot easier to view.
Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-29-2009 at 03:22 PM.