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iPhone status screen mock-up

I love my iPhone but the fact that I have to click a button and then slide to unlock everytime I want to see if I have any messages, appointments and/or missed calls drives me nuts! Blackberries have included new message indicators on the keyboard unlock screen for years. Why can’t my fancy iPhone do the same thing? I mocked-up this simple example to show how this might work. All I’d have to do is click the home or sleep/wake button and the slide to unlock screen would pop up with an overlay showing me unread message counts and a snippet of each message. Obviously, if there were no new messages in a particular category that icon would not be displayed. Come on Apple, this is such a simple feature that would greatly improve the usability of the iPhone!

As the former VP of Design for the largest iPod & iPhone accessory brand you’d think Apple might value this sort of input. They don’t.

PS: I’m looking for a job so be sure to check out my resume if you’re interested :-)

35 Responses to “iPhone status screen mock-up”

  1. 1
    Alicia:

    I just wanted to see what the O Dig Me thing was about!

  2. 2
    Robert:

    From the http://www.digg.com website:
    “Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg — we’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and we’re changing the way people consume information online.”

  3. 3
    Nathan:

    yes, i was just thinking this morning that I needed this feature. Maybe someday.

  4. 4
    Bo:

    Apple is having the same thought:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/18/apple-considering-at-a-glance-notification-screen-for-iphone/

  5. 5
    Robert:

    Great minds think alike ;-)

  6. 6
    Bob:

    Nice Mock up,

    I’m with you guys on this one. This is really a missing feature on the iphone, I hope it comes soon!

  7. 7
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But…:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (left) is needed even more now. [...]

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    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | Cellphone Ultra:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about that too, according to its patents. A system that is something like that (left) is needed even more now. [...]

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    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | TechDozer.Com:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (left) is needed even more now. [...]

  10. 10
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | Viningmedia Nieuws:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  11. 11
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | ScooperNews.com:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (left) is needed even more now. [...]

  12. 12
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… |:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  13. 13
    olivier:

    Great mock-up.
    This is the #5 most wanted wish on PleaseFixtheiPhone.
    Make it #1: http://pleasefixtheiphone.com/problems/view/2077

  14. 14
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | The Good NET Guide:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  15. 15
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | TopBlogs:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  16. 16
    TheTechnologySources.com » Blog Archive » Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But…:

    [...] saying something like (4) new Foursquare messages, like Apple currently does for text messages. This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking [...]

  17. 17
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… | eMediaOne:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/18/apple-considering-at-a-glance-notification-screen-for-iphone/”>Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  18. 18
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But…:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  19. 19
    Shoo:

    No. As usual Apple is waiting to copy from deva on Cydia. Nothing I original anymore from apple on the iPhone. They’ve copied all the great ideas they won’t approve. Shame in apple.

    The phone has a db. Insert records and let the phone display them. How difficultbis that!!

  20. 20
    iPhone Lock-Screen sinnvoll nutzen | macforlife - think different? be different!:

    [...] entriegeln. Dabei könnte Apple den Lock-Screen doch mit einer Menge Informationen füllen. Wie dieses Mockup einmal mehr [...]

  21. 21
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… « Kanha.info:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  22. 22
    Get your News » Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But…:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  23. 23
    Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But… « Tech Eruption:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  24. 24
    The Far Edge » Blog Archive » Push Notifications On The iPhone Are Great, But…:

    [...] This guy did a nice mock-up last year, but that was before Push Notifications were even available. And Apple has been thinking about this too, according to its patents. A system that is something like this (right) is needed even more now. [...]

  25. 25
    iPhone: So könnte Apple den Lock-Screen sinnvoll nutzen! | iPhone-Informationen und News:

    [...] man den Lock-Screen mit einer Menge an Informationen füttern kann, beweisst dieses Mock-up auf RobertsDonovan. In dieser Hinsicht sollte sich Apple mal ein Beispiel nehmen und auf die Wünscher der Nutzer [...]

  26. 26
    Wie man den Lock-Screen nutzen könnte « Touch-News – Everything about "the phone, that has changed phones forever":

    [...] und Ähnliches angezeigt werden, sehen iPhone-Benutzer keine einzigen Infos. Auf seinem Blog zeigt Robert Donovan jetzt ein Foto, auf dem man sehen kann, wie man den Screen nutzen [...]

  27. 27
    Matthew:

    Looks like he’s being stalked by Anna Kate Donovan!

  28. 28
    Robert:

    That’s my wife. I don’t think she counts as a stalker ;-)

  29. 29
    iPhone Locked Screen « iPhone Mockups:

    [...] Found on http://www.robertsdonovan.com/?p=148 [...]

  30. 30
    iPhone 4G Wishlist at alex.rabe:

    [...] Rework the popup notification for the locked screen [...]

  31. 31
    Lanelle Taskey:

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  32. 32
    Brian:

    I LOVE this mockup!!!!!!
    have you thought about making it a cydget?
    i would love to see it now that apple has not shown something like this in OS 4 (no surprise there!)
    i have been looking for an app like this for a long time! this is the nicest looking cydget ive ever seen!!! it needs to be coded and made!
    please……

  33. 33
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    Dear Apple: What we want to see for iPhone 4.0, part 1:

    [...] NOTE: A lot of you have emailed asking if the first picture is a jail-broken iPhone or a mock-up. It’s a beautiful mock-up done by the former VP of Design for Griffin Technology, Robert Donovan. [...]

  35. 35
    Herlinda Trader:

    lolllllll

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