Apple announced their latest and greatest mobile OS last week, the 6th version of iOS. While it introduced us to many new features, it also left us wondering if Apple could have done a lot more to spice up the UI. A UI that many have come to love, but has remained largely unchanged from the very first version of iOS. It is after all a big release, unlike the point releases we see often. And with Android completely redesigning their interface and Windows Phone coming to the party, the parity between iOS and other operating systems have closed ever so much in the last few months. What does this hope for a better UI in iOS give rise to? A video like the following one showing some exciting concept features.
Some things shown in the video include a very N9′ish looking multi-tasking system. You get a card view of your running apps with big thumbnails to give a better idea of what those apps have. We’ve already seen this system long ago in Palm OS and then later copied into Android and Windows Phone. I can already picture the ‘Apple copy cats’ comments if they were ever to implement a multi tasking system such as this.
Other features shown include Dynamic Badges and Flipicons. Dynamic Badges especially looks like the best feature shown in the entire video and something that can have true utility. Basically instead of having to open the app to view your notifications, you can click the badge and view them at a glance. This is something I’d personally find very useful.
For a rundown of all the features, view the video. Are there any features here you’d want Apple to implement before iOS 6 goes public?