The New iOS Lock Screen

over 7 years ago from , http://meet-cristian.com

Apple just announced the new look of the iOS lock screen and spotlight and they look like this:

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  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 7 years ago

    This looks just like Android Marshmallow's lock screen, just worse.

    Marshmallow Lock Screen

    27 points
  • Noel ForteNoel Forte, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Not sure how I feel about those cards. I feel like they belong on a mid-2000 smartphone. They should've kept the blurred background.

    14 points
    • Hans van de BruggenHans van de Bruggen, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      They should've kept the blurred background.

      They did:

      Lock screen

      1 point
      • Noel ForteNoel Forte, over 7 years ago

        Ah, I should've clarified. I preferred the whole wallpaper being blurred as it is in iOS 9. Puts more focus on the notifications. The rounded cards just feel of place.

        0 points
  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    For iOS 10 we have completely reimagined what a lock screen should look like. Our human interface design team has spent an amazing amount of time to perfect this. And I think we nailed it. An incredible and revolutionary new addition to the greatest mobile operating system on earth.

    How they announce each feature Android has had for a long time.

    9 points
  • Jesse C.Jesse C., over 7 years ago

    I've had the beta installed for a couple of hours now and I quite like the new lock screen, especially the swiping to widgets. I think if they refine the style a little bit and tone it down, it'll be just right.

    6 points
  • Marco ScannadinariMarco Scannadinari, over 7 years ago

    Delightfully similar to Android :)

    5 points
  • Mig JMig J, over 7 years ago

    It's very consistent with existing patterns and components, and made a lot more sense once I saw the widgets in context of the other screens. Definitely prefer the minimalism of the current lock screen though, and probably wouldn't use half the features this ads.

    Kinda feel like they need to design a lot of iOS from scratch again, it's all starting to feel a bit awkward and hacked together.

    4 points
  • Cal Peters, over 7 years ago

    So much hate! Give it a chance, people. This is the biggest thing I dislike about certain design communities; quick-to-judge comments.

    4 points
  • Jeff Marshall, over 7 years ago

    Ugly and complicated. Can't anything just stay simple?

    4 points
    • Powers Gray, over 7 years ago

      iMessage sure as heck can't. It barely works as-is. I can't imagine how crap it'll be with all these new features baked in. Hell, it failed during their presentation.

      1 point
      • Cecil Lancaster, over 7 years ago

        "It barely works as-is."

        I'm all for critique but exaggerations like this is borderline whining.

        0 points
        • Powers Gray, over 7 years ago

          Definitely not whining. Expressing frustration over my most used app being my most buggy app. 9x out of 10 pictures don't display...and often texts fail to send repeatedly. Maybe yours works great, but mine sure as hell doesn't.

          0 points
          • Cecil Lancaster, over 7 years ago

            Something is majorly wrong there and you should probably take it to a store or something. I sincerely doubt the majority of users are having problems like yours where it barely works.

            0 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 7 years ago

    So this is "ugly", "complicated" and "complex"? Wow.

    3 points
    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, over 7 years ago

      You forget, this is the emoji generation we're talking about here. None of these young kid would have survived my childhood. We had paper maps and things called encyclopedias.

      0 points
  • Leonardo LanzingerLeonardo Lanzinger, over 7 years ago

    Regardless the visual appearance - on which, imho, the discussion focuses much more on branding than anything else - this lock screen redesign was driven by the fact that now you can actually interact with notifications as they were app widgets. The old 'minimalistic' notification design simply wouldn't work for this interaction so, as shocked as we all may be seeing iOs slowly turning into Android, I don't think this is a total design disaster.

    1 point
  • Konstantin StiheKonstantin Stihe, over 7 years ago

    I like it. But time and date shouldn't move a little upwards when I'm swiping to widgets!

    0 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 7 years ago

    Since switching (I've been an iOS user since the iPhone 4s and Apple since the G4) to Android I can say that iOS and Apple design in general just feels cold. In the past Apple used to be a fun and family friendly company that made products accessible to everyone. Since the early 2000s their products have all turned into cold aluminum at a premium cost.

    The original vision Jobs had for Apple was a company that produced products (the personal computer originally) at a cost that made them available to the average person. Now their products cost a premium and are double (sometimes triple) the cost of competitors.

    I've also purchased a Chromebook and paired with my Android device it's an interesting world. I'm one click from running Atom locally on a Crouton Linux install. Figma is accessible anywhere I have internet. Or Inkscape is accessible if need be. I have upwards of 16 hours of battery. My screen is crisp and clear at a bright 1080p and my computer cost me under $400. I still use the latest MacBook Pro at work, but I could easily see not needing it.

    0 points
  • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., over 7 years ago

    I made a replica of the screen, you can see it / download here: https://dribbble.com/shots/2775949-iOS10-Notifications-free-ai-source-file

    0 points
  • Linc GenLinc Gen, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    lame ... look shity xD

    0 points
  • Igor StumbergerIgor Stumberger, over 7 years ago

    I'm not gonna go into the discussion of how it looks like (I'm not quite fond of it but I'll see how it works when I get it I guess), but does anyone see the potential privacy concerns regarding the 3D Touch to expand those card when the screen is locked? So if I'd loose my phone, someone could read the mail I just received or interact if people messaging me at the moment...or can you do that only if you have an Apple Watch so the phone authenticates you when near by?

    0 points
  • Trev MorrisTrev Morris, over 7 years ago

    I would genuinely be interested to hear what Steve would say about this direction. I can't help but feel like it's taking a weird turn away from the simple user interfaces we're used to. It just looks likes Apple is joining the rest and ramming too much onto 1 screen.

    0 points
  • Katarina RdultovskaiaKatarina Rdultovskaia, over 7 years ago

    everything is starting to look like android....I think this looks particularly bad on a landscape ipad :|

    0 points
  • Ivan DrinchevIvan Drinchev, over 7 years ago

    Complicated, indeed. The focus is shifted from UX to features, as much as Apple wants to hide it. There hasn't been an iOS update recently that I feel comfortable having.

    They think 3d touch will help them reduce complex UI, but actually it makes the worse UX ever. It's like a hamburger button with no icon. Don't do that please!

    0 points
    • Cristian Moisei, over 7 years ago

      I don't much care for it being complicated because if you don't want to use those features you can simply not do it. 3D touch is still better than what android has where you swipe with two fingers.

      But it's damn ugly too look at.

      0 points