Apple's iOS platform has probably come a long way over the last decade. It started as a mobile barebore operating system, which was intended only for the ease of use of the smartphone, and was welcomed with open arms considering how sloppy and overcomplicated platforms Symbian and Windows Mobile were at that time. As the years passed, Apple continued to add more and more features to the mobile software. iOS 12 is now a feature-rich operating system with more features than most people will ever use. It's wonderful that the platform has become more versatile as time has passed, but it has also become a bit more messy and complex in some areas.
An example of a feature that can still use some sophistication is the iOS notification system. IOS 1
iOS 12 finally group messages via the app, which users have clinged forever. It's also much easier to cushion notifications from some apps now, and 3D Touch moves allow you to do great things like responding to messages right from a notification. Even messages can quickly build on the lock screen, just as they always have. In fact, I still wake up every morning with so many messages on the lock screen that I almost always give up as you scroll through them and remove them all instead.
A 17-year-old Reddit user who passes by "whatfood" is apparently equally unimpressed with Apple's IOS locks like me, and he showed it again in a concept video released earlier this week. It's pretty awesome. The focus of this particular mockup is a new music widget that is vastly better than Apple, but the new alert setup has my attention. Instead of an endless stream of text boxes, each app with unread notifications is represented by a small icon. If you press any of these icons, you will then theoretically expand the messages. In this way, a quick glance gives an immediate glance, and then you can address which apps you want without sipping through all the rocks you see on your iPhone now.
Here's a video of his mockup and you can click to go to the thread on Reddit: