iPhone 5 / Latest IOS would Use the Radial Menu?

Since its initial introduction in 2007, IOS user interface on the iPhone still be the best in its class to date. After hundreds of millions of devices sold and has been nearly four years, apparently minor changes in appearance would make the Apple device is fresh again.

Apple has filed a patent application has recently called 'Radial Menus' which may be used on the iPhone 5 or other products such as iPods and IPAD. Indeed, the radial menu display in the computer interface is not new, but with the support of the touch screen is likely to be interesting.

In his patent application Apple says

"... The novel techniques of the radial menu Some embodiments include (i) non-uniform spacing of menu items, (ii) the use of shading or highlighting Within a region associated with an item to indicate the present selectability of the items, and (iii ) the use of radial gestures for opening sub-menus and the subsequent display of the sub-menu. "

Interesting is not it, if properly implemented later, if the display is also a radial menu will boom and become the next trend? It seems so many have spearheaded first by Apple in the arena of electronic devices.