Mockups Imagine What Apps Might Look Like on iPhone 8

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As the launch of Apple's "iPhone 8" approaches, we've seen multiple images and dummy models outlining what the device will look like, but non-functional dummy devices don't include software and don't offer a complete picture of what we can expect.

    Designer Maksim Petriv has mocked up several iPhone 8 images that take into account current rumors to demonstrate what iOS 11 might look like on the new device.

    Rumors and leaked firmware information suggest the iPhone 8 includes both a top notch that houses the front-facing camera and sensors for a facial recognition system and a function area with a virtual Home button, both of which are imagined in Petriv's images.


    Petriv's photos include status bar information located at the top of the device on either side of the notch, and a small Home button area at the bottom. We're not yet sure what Apple plans to do with that area of the iPhone 8, but we do know that it's resizable, can be hidden, and does not appear to include app UI elements, meaning it's simple.

    The renderings made by Petriv demonstrated the Lock screen and App Store, along with popular apps Netflix and Spotify.

    Apple's HomePod firmware has suggested the status bar information like signal strength, carrier info, and battery life will be split and displayed in the area near the sensors/camera, with Petriv also imagining three ways Apple could display status bar information. Apple's own firmware image leak points towards the third option and suggests the company will fully embrace the notch rather than hiding it through software.


    It's not quite clear what design solution Apple will use, but these images do give us some idea of what apps will look like on an edge-to-edge display with almost no bezels and with a cutout for the front-facing camera and sensors.

    Apple typically unveils new iPhones in early September, so we are just weeks away from getting our first glimpse at the iPhone 8 and its companion devices, the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. For a deeper look at what to expect from the upcoming iPhones, make sure to check out our iPhone 8 roundup.

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  2. itsthenewdc macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Nice mockups. White fill and a grey circle.
  3. b001ean macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. Get that time out from below the cut-out spot for lenses. That looks super awkward.
  4. syndalis macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    not digging the clock solution - I anticipate the mockup that placed the clock inside the home button to be a more accurate location.
  5. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I know we’ve seeen some questionable designs over the years, such as when the iPhone 4 leaked and everyone thought the antenna band was the ugliest thing ever and then we all got used to it and loved it. However, I can’t begin to wrap my head around this design and how distracting it is - particularly in the white-faced dummy that was featured in yesterday’s video.
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I can only imagine that the corner status bar will match the color of the front bezel with things like signal strength and battery being displayed. Also what's stoping apple from just stacking things like time? Why not have the time and signal on the left with the battery and other in the right?
  7. Relentless Power, Aug 11, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Looks way more uniform without the notch at the top. The time centered underneath looks completely out of sort.
  8. farewelwilliams, Aug 11, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017

    farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    bad mockups imo
    empty space on the left and right of the home button
    i'll be shocked if that's the location of the clock
    top nav bars are still hard to reach
  9. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  10. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    My guess is that the function area will slide up and down like Safari when scrolling.
  11. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    They should have made the earpiece higher, then the time could have remained centered.

    Cause you know it's a full OLED screen below that notch. They aren't actually going to be cutting that notch out of screens I wouldn't imgine, those pixels are just covered by the painted notch and will remain off through software.

    *edit* ****, I forgot about the sensors! I guess the notch will be cut out, or at least the sensor holes will be.
  12. okboy macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    Disappointed they ignored Allen Pike's analysis. I hope Apple will do more with the space besides make the app taller.
  13. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    that doesn't make sense. you're tapping home to go home. why would a clock be inside the home button?

    granted, i have no clue where apple will put the clock. maybe under the home button will make a bit more sense. that way it'll create a little buffer for those that want to swipe up for control center (which will reduce the number of accidental home button actions)
  14. stevie grant Suspended

    Oct 28, 2016
  15. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    no way apple continues to waste space at the bottom for the home button..
    The problem with these designs is that the mockup people are trying to keep current iPhone concepts in these mockups.. The home button can be removed entirely and can just be moved to the power button... single tap the power button returns it home.. while a longer press turns the display asleep.. or a double tap.. but the home button will not be present at the bottom of the screen
  16. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
  17. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    Definitely no rounded corners for the display. That would be a developer's nightmare! No way!
  18. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    The clock won't be present, hence the drag-down feature introduced in iOS 11.

    Will lead to a more immersive experience, like fullscreen apps on the Mac.
  19. Bswails macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2016
    What if Apple makes double usage of the longer power button to make it a home button also? Maybe the power is another haptic "button" that can be made to feel like a button but it's not??
  20. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    I am wondering if they will get rid of battery all together and have network icons on the left and clock on the right with battery only in either notifications or control panel. Then maybe one day they will be customizable complications like the watch
  21. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    Apple didn't get rid of bezels like Samsung.

    This phone has reduced bezels.

    Please Macrumors stop saying it's bezel-less
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
  23. xpxp2002 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2016
    That's what I'm imagining, and hoping will happen. I could see them making the button work like Force Touch on Mac trackpads, where a gentle press goes home and a firm press is Sleep.
  24. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
    This seems the most logical regarding the home button. It'll just be gone. I think everyone also agrees the clock position in the mockups is just fugly. It won't be like that. Too much wasted white space.
  25. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012

    Samsung has big bezels on the top and bottom ;)

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