It’s no mystery that Apple is already working on iOS 8, but what do they plan to change? A new concept via The Tech Block gives us an idea of where Apple might go with multitasking in the next iteration of iOS.
I know that concept videos are probably getting old–we see them practically weekly suggesting what their creators think are the most amazing of ideas. But shouldn’t some things just find rest as simply being a jailbreak tweak? This video seems to demonstrate a working modification of iOS–who says Apple has to do anything at all.
No news yet as to whether or not this is a tweak that will see the light of day on Cydia, but it’s definitely an intriguing thought. The concept was originally posted on Dribbble by Bill Labus, and there you will find a download link for the project as well.
Some more experimentation with UI/UX mechanics iOS could implement. iOS 7′s Control Center is an interesting feature which I personally find more useful than I originally thought I would. However, I would say that as often as I use Control Center, I still use multitasking/app switching even more- it’s without a doubt the single most common action I perform on my phone.
Unfortunately, I find double-clicking the home button to be irritating- there’s a noticeable delay between the second click and the multitasking view appearing, and in my haste I often accidentally triple-click the home button, forcing me to wait while the OS bounces into, and back out of, multitasking. Control Center’s bottom edge gesture is far faster and easier to perform, however as I said I do use Control Center frequently as well, so I wouldn’t necessarily want to swap the two and use the home button double click to bring up Control Center.
Let us know what you think of the concept in the comments!