It’s no surprise that since iOS 7 is available for all, most of us are looking ahead to iOS 8. But now Jony Ive’s redesign is in place, what could the future hold for Apple’s mobile OS? If one concept has predicted correctly, an impressive “Interactive Notifications” feature should be in the cards.

For me, this is definitely a feature Apple should consider implementing – in some form – in its iOS. As you can see in the below video, the simple concept provides iDevice users with a means of responding to incoming notifications – for the Messages app or Mail app, for example – without having to switch between applications using either multitasking or the traditional Home screen route.

Instead, a temporary notification screen appears, featuring an on-screen keyboard that allows users to deal with their message and return to the iOS app they were previously using.

Here’s a YouTube video outlining the concept, see what you think:

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In the past, concept designer Sam Beckett has impressed us with his idea of an Apple HDTV, and this new imagining is even better. Most of the recent analysis we’ve heard predicts bigger, thinner iDevices for 2014, and iOS 8 will adapt to accommodate such changes in size. However, in terms of new features and functionality, little concerning the eighth iteration of Apple’s mobile OS has surfaced online.

Here’s hoping an improvement of this kind to iOS multitasking is in the cards. How do you like the concept?

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