Earlier today I was sent an email by Eric Vasille with a link to a post on his French language iPhone blog, iPhoneSoft.fr showing a re-imagined iOS 7 concept. Although the app icons and grid layout is very familiar, the rest is very unusual and I’ve not decided yet whether or not I like it. (Click to enlarge.)
Instead of having the current Home Screen system, apps have been pushed down to the “Apps Zone” to make room on top for “Widgets Zone”. It’s not clear from the article (Google translation) whether this is a hide-able app drawer, or if it’s a constantly visible sea of apps similar to the current Home Screen. Although I’m hoping it’s the former, something tells me it’s not. Since the lack of anything to state otherwise, I’m having to assume that it’s not a drawer you can open and close by swiping up or down on the touch screen.
One thing I can’t get over is the lack of a dock. I use it every day, and – like many – it’s the place I have all my most used apps. And, although the “recent apps” idea might be appealing to some, I don’t think I could live with a constantly visible and ever-changing quick access area for apps that I’ve just exited. That said, I am keen on the idea of having quick access toggles for switch connectivity on/off.
What do you think of this concept? I have to admit I’m not keen on it at all. Your opinion may differ to mine, so feel free to sound off in the comments below.