iPhone 8: where will time be located?

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  1. niji macrumors 6502a

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    hi,
    most of the iPhone 8 design renders and mockups show that the time is removed from the upper status row of icons.
    with the camera/sensors located in the middle, and only the left and right sides being able to display status info, will the time no longer be shown all the time?
    this would be annoying for any work on the phone except for full screen apps where its not normally shown or wanted anyway.
    thanks
     
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  4. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, top middle. I personally believe that the status bar will remain the way it is directly below the cutout, however, I think there will be new elements that will go into the corners.
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    Apple Watch would obviously never be the answer since 3% or less have one. Secondly, the clock app certainly does not work, nor does the lock screen as they are not at all glanceable. See the entire reason the time has been in the center of the status bar since the first iPhone is specifically so it is glanceable 99% of the time you're using the device. That must remain.
     
  5. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    On my Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Chronometer. I use my iPhone for communicating and maps.
     
  6. AngerDanger, Aug 10, 2017
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    If they consolidate the carrier name and signal strength by infrequently alternating between the two, they could fit the time next to it.

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  7. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    They would never do that. It's extremely distracting.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Distracting? Sorry but that would not be an issue.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    This isn't much of a valid argument. It's More of an anecdotal opinion on what your preference is. Fundamentally, "They would never do that" may be what you believe, but doesn't validate your Post either.
     
  10. santela macrumors regular

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    Maybe on the bottom with the virtue home button?
     
  11. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    I can guarantee you Apple wouldn't put distracting rotating or scrolling elements up there. If you don't think that's distracting you simply can't visualize it.
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    It factually would be. There will never ever be scrolling or rotating elements up there. It's absurd to even think about.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    What bothers "some" can simply be ignored by others. It would not bother me in the least and it would freak you out.
     
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    I don't particularly need it, but I am sure they have it figured out.
     
  15. KRG macrumors regular

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    They'll fit in in the top somewhere. The shrinking of the signal strength icon was a good indicator of this.
     
  16. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    The clock is now an Apple Watch exclusive app.
     

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