According to 9to5mac, Apple is working on new gesture based lock screen for iOS devices. According to the source this new type of lock screen is already being tested internally. Apparently, Apple is borrowing from Android’s lockscreen concept and including it in a future version of iOS.
According to the report employee’s Mobile Connect Application for iOS devices has already received this gesture based lock system and Apple is planning to introduce it in some other apps too.
It appears Apple will not release this android like gesture based lock screen, which Google has probably patents on, for customers. But there are also rumors that Apple may incorporate it in the upcoming iOS 5 after making some modifications. It is to remind that Apple’s March 2 Media Event to unveil iPad 2 is getting close and Apple might preview iOS 5 in this event.