With the unveiling of iOS 6 expected in just a matter of days, designer Joost van der Ree has created a very interesting iOS 6 concept video that shows some features that would be downright awesome if Apple chose to include them in the sixth version of their mobile platform for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The designer shows off a number of solutions that would improve the functionality of iOS, including Mission Control for enhanced multitasking:
With a quick swipe from the bottom upwards, a vertically scrollable window with preview images comes up displaying not just the app icons, but also the latest state of the app with a preview. When an app like Safari (or Articles, one which immediately came into my mind) offers multiple tabs, this “new” Mission Control also offers stack browsing through them (think of it as a small gallery view of all opened tabs) to select exactly the tab you want. Van der Ree also suggests a full-screen view in Safari, which is automatically activated when zooming in via double-tap.
The designer also shows off a concept called “Flipcons,” which are a “gallery-like Springboard preview of app updates — mainly for news, social, or photography apps.” When you flip over a “Flipcon,” the latest content in that app is automatically revealed in an overlaid gallery. iOS 6 is expected to be previewed at the WWDC opening keynote next Monday in San Francisco, but it is expected to be limited to developers only until a public release is made in the Fall alongside the next-generation iPhone. The amazing concept video is just ahead.