iPhone 8 - Where will the clock/time in the status bar go?

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  1. apb89 macrumors regular

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    From what I can tell, the top bezel of the upcoming iPhone dips in the middle, where the clock/time would normally be. Anyone have any insight/speculation as to where the time will go in iOS 11 for the iPhone 8? Do you think that it simply will not be present? Seems strange.
     
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  3. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I feel like there isn't enough space? Am I just not seeing it correctly?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    No, you are just not seeing yet what the "real" iPhone 8 will look like. The position of the current time will be sorted out when you first see an actual iPhone 8.
    All you can see now is some rumored change in the shape of the screen, which may not be what is released as a real iPhone.
    If the physical screen does not allow the time in the normal position, then it will either be missing (and not full time on the screen, or it will be in a different location. (Why would the time need to always be in the top middle position? :) )

    Be patient, it will all work out! :D
     
  5. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, I agree. I guess we shall see!
     
  6. upandown macrumors regular

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    If the rumor is correct they would probably change the size and format slightly so that it fits. For one, ios 11 has a new/old cellular strength indication. So with that alone there would be space freed up. Maybe a scrolling text or flashing between information is possible. Just a guess
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I am pretty sure if Apple can get the finger ID to work they can find a place to put the time.
     
  8. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree, but there was a report just this morning that it might not ship with touch ID and will be going toward a facial recognition /shrug
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would rather the 8 be months late than deliver something that does not work well. I would rather have finger ID on the screen but if not they will work it out and I will get used to what ever they decide.

    Looking forward to the 8 when ever it arrives.
     
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Two lines of status information either side of the cut out instead of one.
     
  11. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree with you 100%. I hope they do what is right vs trying to meet some deadline, etc. I am excited.
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I think Apple is just preparing us for the future.
    I have had a 5s for two years. I don't expect to look for a replacement for two more years, so I am looking forward to the iPhone 9S :D
    Maybe that not-yet-rumored iPhone 9s won't even have a screen --- using some kind of cortical implant for communication.
     
  13. Arran macrumors 68040

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    If you want time, buy a watch ;)

    Joking aside, maybe some sort of scrolling display?
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    How would Apple Pay work is they can not get the finger reader to work and move to facial. Not sure if the banks would put up with facial recognition compared to finger ID.

    Apple has a lot a stake here to get finger ID to work.
     
  15. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I personally think that would look awful.
     
  16. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    As long as the size of the text meant it didn't go below the bottom edge of the cut out, I don't see an issue.

    For those that were really concerned, with an OLED screen, they could have a wallpaper with a black bar at the top to make it look as if the whole thing was one.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I still question the validity of the cut out of the top of the display. I would prefer everything to be symmetrical, but I also understand that Apple has it all figured out and it's all going to make sense in September. Still purchasing one for preorder.
     
  18. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The cut out comes down right in the middle, fairly balanced, at least in that concept shot. Not sure how it could be more symmetrical than that. I would like the screen to be edge-to-edge, without an unasable screen area at the top. I'm guessing that's what you meant to say (I don't pretend to know what someone else might think, so just guessing)
     
  19. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    The time up there is actually always been an Apple thing since the original Macs. It's been useful for me a ton that's for sure
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    Apple as we know would rather make it late than meet a deadline.
     
  20. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Easy answer. Just look at the marketing material supplied by Apple.

    Here you go:


    Does that help?
     
  21. pete480 macrumors member

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    Maybe they'll move the fingerprint reader to the back.
     

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