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iOS 7: What the iPhone 5S lock screen could look like

Is this mockup from The Verge forums what Jony Ive's redesigned iOS 7 lock screen could look like? We certainly hope so. Here's how Apple could make it great.

Lock Screen - Featured

Lock Screen - CardsWith Jony Ive at the helm of Human Interface for both OS X and iOS, there’s bound to be a few changes to the way things look and feel once iOS 7 is released. The Verge Forums user brentcas has a released a handful of mockups detailing some improvements on the current iOS 6 lock screen.

The mockups include the introduction “Lockscreen Cards” – the closest iOS would perhaps ever get to widgets without implementing widget themselves – enabling the user to swipe between different ‘cards’ containing key information such as the weather, time and what’s playing in the music app.

Lock Screen - App Grabber

brentcas also looked at the “app grabber” – the shortcut used to quickly access your iPhone’s camera from the lock screen – and provided a few ideas for how other apps could leverage it and implement it.

All in all, it’s a great set of ideas and ones that we’re hoping and praying Apple might draw some inspiration from. Far from being pie-in-the-sky dreams, these mockups are already Apple-like implementation and by no means impossible (the customised app grabber is already available as a jailbreak tweak), so there’s no reason why a certain Mr. Ive shouldn’t be taking notes.