Not too long ago, the folks over at teehanlax provided some pretty compelling mockups of an overtly more informative and useful iPhone home screen (when locked).
And some vertical scrolling action would also be a nice touch…
Apple obviously isn’t going to let any third party developer screw with its homescreen, but don’t fear that Apple doesn’t see the merit in providing more information on what is now a black hole of a locked homescreen.
An Apple patent originally filed back in 2007 shows a varying number of iPhone homescreen mockups that each make pertinent information available to users at a glance when the phone is locked. We can only hope that Apple implements something like this sometime soon.