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iOS 5: New Features include Android-style Lock Screen?

We haven’t even seen the release of iOS 4.3 yet for Apple devices, but now we have some details on a new major feature that could be featured in iOS 5 – Apple’s next major revision of their operating system for mobile devices and tablets.

The feature that has been leaked and is thought to be due for a reveal at Apple’s iPad event on March 2nd, is a brand new keypad lock feature, as it looks as if lock screens on iOS devices will be given a brand new makeover – Google Android style!

9to5Mac has obtained various images which show you exactly how the new lock screen will look on the likes of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Just like the Android lock screen, you’ll now need to input a code on a 9 dot pattern by swiping your fingers in a unique way. For those of you who haven’t seen this on Android, it’s a fairly smart idea and it’s no surprise to see Apple borrowing this feature to tighten up security on their devices.

What are your thoughts on this potential new feature? Would you prefer this new lock screen instead of the four digit password? It will certainly be a lot more interesting inputting this pattern everytime on your iPhone for example, and maybe even quicker as well once users get familiar to this stroke style lock pattern which Google has used for years.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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NHK
NHK

just jailbreak and u get this feature anyway….

Nolan Read
Nolan Read

Eh…I used to have an Android phone and I just gave up on the lock feature because it was too hard to remember the code and the way you had to form the pattern led to a high level of user error.

TazzieM1
TazzieM1

Think as long as it's an optional feature for those of us who don't want it – sounds great!!! Let's just have some handy features like a dot on the a-z screen…….

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