New renderings, video image status bar and “software bar” on Apple’s “iPhone 8”
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In the wake of a report describing the buttonless interface of “iPhone 8,” designers and developers began circulating media hinting at what that might look like in practice.
Models by French designer Olivier Charavel Pin up not only BloombergThe split status bar marked with ‘s – accommodating the “iPhone 8’s” sensor notch – but the “thin software bar” is meant to be down. Users will need to slide it up to unlock the phone or start multitasking.
An image of Charavel and a short video by the Brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo picture The iOS 11 iPad dock transposed to the iPhone. A similar dock is expected on “iPhone 8”, if modified to fit the dimensions of a smaller screen.
It is commonly said that the “iPhone 8” would have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display, removing the physical home button found on all previous iPhones. While offering some perks, Apple would use a mix of new interface and 3D facial recognition tropes to bypass limitations, such as the lack of Touch ID.