Concept videos are a new trend. Whether or not they do any good is secondary; the primarily mentionable thing about them is they entice us by introducing new and sometimes, revolutionary ideas. Concept videos on iOS framework get too many thumbs up because iOS is a close door platform and Apple prioritizes secrecy so the excitement stays alive till the end.
Concept videos preceded the release of iOS 7 and iOS 8. And more than a month after the release of iOS 8, when the industry is getting ready for iOS 9 rumors, we have a concept video from Ralph Theodory, whose concepts and ideas on future development of iOS have already been acclaimed from several quarters.
The duration of the video is 8.32 minutes. Such a short time but the ideas expressed are monumental in importance. The video begins with Ralph’s concept on
The new ‘Settings’ interface has a search bar. As a user, you could do a fast search and find any setting. It also has history option, which could be accessed by tapping on a toggle that is at top right on the screen. ‘History’ in ‘Settings’ will show you all the changes done by you. You can undo them by tapping just once.
It will enable you to customize the color of the buttons, the Control Center and elements pertaining to the user-interface. iPhones are undoubtedly colorful. But none of us would mind some extra splashes of color.
The Night Mode serves two purposes; it provides an excellent viewing experience in dimlight. Night Mode is soothing to the eyes. It also consumes less battery, which means by activating it you can save battery life.
This will make you access every app and privacy setting with a single swipe. You fill find the swipe down in the switcher at the bottom of the screen.
Close All Running Apps
You don’t have to swipe up all running apps. This allows you to close all running apps by just one tap.
Apple has been trying to humanize Siri with every iOS update. But no matter how much effort is put behind it, Siri will never be a human. But at least it can ask us to spell the words in case it doesn’t understand a spoken command. Siri Spell could make that happen.
This has to do with the visual aspect. It allows you to choose from three different models for display of apps. The display model could be normal or zoomed.
Language Auto Playlists
The idea is very innovative. Apple should pay attention to this. Language Auto Playlists is actually a music app which quickly recognizes the language of a song and adds it to its language playlist.
Smart Sleep Mode
Although innovative, the idea is not very user-friendly. Smart Sleep Mode will make Siri pop up and produce 5 songs to you, asking you if you are awake. If you are still awake, then you could reply via pressing any button or ear-pod microphone. If Siri gets no reply from you, then it will assume you have fallen in sleep and turn off the music.
It will select songs based on the month and the weather. If the month is July and it’s a bright sunny day, Smart Shuffle will find a particular set of song. Its preference will change if it’s December and it’s snowing out there.
New Video Feed
This app will show you a video feed in which all video streaming apps on your phone will be showcased. It looks like a Smartphone screen, only the icons are videos.
Lock Screen Clock
Imagine what will happen if you can customize the screen clock! You don’t have to imagine if Apple takes this idea from Ralph. The idea is you’ll download custom widgets from iOS app store and then customize the lock screen clock.
Apple didn’t unveil the Tips app on iOS 8. On iOS 9 it might change to Learn, which teaches users everything about iOS so new users don’t stumble.
This one basically lets you customize the functionality of buttons. You can change how they behave, the tasks they perform and assign virtual buttons on the screen.
You get support from Apple if you come across a technical glitch.
You’d be able to verify your accessories and check if they are properly functioning.
This lets users test whether hardware components of the phone such as mic, buttons, sensors, speakers and wireless signals are all up to the snuff. It’s a bit out of place because some technical knowledge might be required which many naive users lack.
Again out of place. It helps you solve your problems by getting connected to best Apple experts from any part of the world. The problem would be detected remotely and fixed. You just need to book a prior appointment. Impressive as an idea, but does Apple have such robust cloud setup? Well who cares, being optimistic doesn’t hurt.
So there you are. These are the ideas put on the table by Ralph. We just need to wait till the launch of iOS 9 beta versions, which will probably take place couple of months from now to see how many (If at all any) of these ideas are taken seriously by Apple.