News tagged ‘concept’
Some time ago we have presented a concept of an alternative homescreen for the iPhone created by Geoff Teehan. The designer announced via his blog that this concept will be implemented in collaboration with Saurik, the creator of Cydia.
The new Sringboard will be characterized, following the old concept, browsable by a long list of applications that takes the place of icons, showing notifications, weather and stocks updates in real time. Here is the full screen:
How do you think iPhone 4G will look like? Isamu Sanada sees the upcoming iPhone in a iMac style, borderless with contrast of black and aluminum. The appearance is very compact, slim and well made:
Ocean Observation, the author of SpringBoard Exposé, created a new concept video that shows a special dock for iPhone. This dock is able to keep multiple applications open simultaneously and switch quickly from one to another:
A nice example of how multitasking can be implemented. What do you think?
Here is a new concept video showing Exposé in action on the iPhone.
Through the Home button we can see all the different windows of the springboard and move quickly with a single click. What do you think?
Want to know some more about Apple’s upcoming iTablet device? There are many rumor names (iTablet, iPad, MacBook Touch, etc), but not much details. Site ilounge claim to receive some new rumors from a reliable source:
- Apple has created at least three separate prototypes of its tablet computer.
- Version 1 was designed with a 7” screen, which was judged to be too small. The latest version has a 10.7” screen.
- It runs iPhone OS.
- There have been reports that it looks like an iPhone. They’re sort of true. It looks like an iPhone 3G, complete with a curved back.
- It will come in two different variations: one with 3G networking capabilities, and one without 3G networking capabilities. Think of the 3G version as a bigscreen iPhone 3GS, and the non-3G version as a bigscreen iPod touch.
- Screen resolutions will obviously jump considerably from the iPhone and iPod touch 480x320-pixel displays, enabling easy reading of full-sized book and magazine pages, plus cropped newspaper pages. Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area.
- It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.
- It is not meant to compete with netbooks. It’s an iPhone OS media player and light communication device.
- Apple is currently planning to announce it on or before January 19, 2010, and to use an iPhone-like hype buildup period to start selling it in May or June.
- It is apparently awaiting a final green light from Steve Jobs; chances of it appearing in the market are believed to be 80% at this point.
Not bad. But still this is unofficial..
The idea to personalize the iPhone is now new. Here is a new concept from Geoff Teehan. He has published a concept which shows a new type of Springboard.
Applications uodate data in real time. Unfortunately Apple does not allow you to change the SpringBoard with the SDK. So the only hope is to find some person who can do it and publish it in Cydia. Here is the full screen:
Electronic Arts released several screenshots and some info about new upcoming iPhone game: Need for Speed Shift. This is a racing game similar to Need for Speed Undercover.
Here is the official list of avaliable cars in the game:
- BMW M3 GT2
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Mazda RX-8
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
- Subaru Impreza WRX STI
- Porsche Cayman S
- Nissan 370Z (Z34)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
- Dodge Challenger Concept
- Ford Shelby GT500
- Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro
- Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
- Ford GT
- Porsche 911 GT2
- Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
- Pagani Zonda F
- Aston Martin Racing DBR9
- Maserati MC12 GT1
While most recent rumors have been swirling around Apple developing a 10" iTablet that would basically look like an oversized iPod touch, Gizmodo has a source, said to have been 100% reliable in the past, who’s telling them Apple is also planning 13" and 15" tablets, one of which… will run Mac OS X:
This source claims that the two touchscreen prototypes—made of aluminum, but on the shape of big iPhones—were in a factory in Shenzuen, China. One of them “was running Mac OS X 10.5.” When I asked, the source didn’t know if these were built for demonstration purposes, or if they were preproduction units. The company has a tight relation with Apple but “it’s not FoxConn.”
So maybe Apple is making small iPhone-like tablets and larger MacBook-like tablets.
Anders Hejdenberg, the lead designer of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, released a trailer for his upcoming iPhone game today.
Dark Nebula is described as a "skill-based action game" which appears to be a much enhanced take on the ball-rolling games we've already seen for the iPhone. Anders writes:
“The iPhone has always intrigued me as a gaming platform, both in terms of how you can interact with it as well as what it is capable of technically. So I felt quite compelled to try it out and see what we could do with it. It was a lot of fun to come up with a new game concept with a control mechanic that feels great on the device.”
The game will be released as a series of episodes with the first being 10 levels for $0.99. The first episode is expected in September.
Some don't believe the first video of this Apple Tablet OS UI vid is real. Anyway this is a cool concept.
Let's watch the video:
The SuicideGirls Flip Strip iPhone app is based on the classic nudie pen concept -- with a high tech twist. Flick left and right to choose from 10 sexy girls, then flip your iPhone or iTouch upside down to watch her clothes disappear.
The app is now available for free via AppStore (
Here is the iPhone Magnet, a new concept of Adam Hutchinson for the next model of iPhone. Available in two colors, it will have a front camera with support for iChat and Interactive Home button that will change color to give the notification:
This is a new concept for the next iPhone model called iPhone video. It has very few differences in appearance (which makes it one of the most plausible concept that we have ever seen). The main feature is the front camera with support for iChat Video. The designers from Macpredictions have also assumed the interface of iChat Video: