In just a few weeks, Apple will finally introduce the next major iPhone upgrade, iOS 13, and reveal the vision for next year's mobile computing. IOS 13 is already an expected update since some of the key features have leaked, including a system-wide dark mode similar to what is already available on Mac. While waiting for iOS 13 to arrive, some designers have created some exciting iOS 13 concepts that seem to guess what new software features Apple will bring to the iPhone and iPad next. In fact, we shared a collection of brilliant iOS 13 mockups with you just yesterday. We have an even better iOS 13 concept for you now, and one that anticipates a holistic solution for what is possibly one of the worst things on the iPhone.
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Designer Maximos Angelakis Maximos Angelakis has come up with an IOS 13 concept that aims to make iPhones much friendlier for one-hand operation. Instead of using Reachability, Angelakis imagines a new way to allow one-hand control of apps and menus on: Shrink down the user interface and bring it closer to the thumb, which is usually how to control the phone that is in your hand.
Using cards that only use the lower part of the screen and bringing buttons and menus closer to the bottom of the screen, the designer created an IOS 13 concept that is much easier to navigate and control with just one hand. In essence, we look at a redesign of Reachability. But instead of swiping down to lower the screen content, you get cards that only partially cover the contents.
In addition to these cards or sheets that Angelakis calls them, the concept also suggests new buttons and gestures that will be consistent throughout the operating system.
The designer has also reimagined the home screen to give it more functionality, replacing the apps with things you might really want on the home screen, such as weather information, time and widgets. In this regard, the home screen looks much more like Android than iOS, complete with an app tray the user will open by turning up.
Similarly, the control center gets its own redesign and a new gesture. Reachability control, which is no longer required, allows you to call Control Center much faster. A swipe down on the home field will do the trick, although I would add that this will also lead to unwanted control center interactions.
Angelakis Reimagined several other core iOS features and apps, including multitasking, Camera and Photos apps, Safari browser, Siri, App Large and several other Apple apps. In addition, the concept also provides a dark mode and a completely new user interface for volume control. There is another feature we expect from iOS 13 this summer. You can check out several photos on this link.
Apple will unveil the main iOS 13 features of WWDC 2019 on June 3, and launch a first beta version immediately after the main theme. The final version of IOS 13 will be released just before the iPhone 11 series launch in early mid-September.