I’ve got to be honest. Despite this being an Apple upgrade to a windows mobile feature, it’s something that I would genuinely love to see incorporated into the iPhone.
Fortunately for me, I’m not alone and the team at teehan+lax have put together some gorgeous design mock ups to illustrate what they hope to see the iPhone home screen become.
“You can see from the screens it’s essentially just a scrollable list of applications and notifications. We envision it behaving in much the same way that the list view does in the Calendar application. By default it may track things like missed calls, unread emails and calendar events. But what if users could allow other apps to feed into this screen as well? If I’m a Facebook junkie I’d be able to tell the Facebook app to include certain feeds on my home screen. If I was a frequent traveler I may include the Tripit app to show me my upcoming trips. The options would only be limited by what apps you have installed.”
What’s interesting is that it appears as though Apple has already filed patents to create a similar idea, whether we’ll see either of these two (here and here) concepts come to fruition, time will tell.