Earlier today, well-connected Apple journalist Mark Gurman said the so-called “iPhone 8” will have a thin software bar at the bottom of the home screen, controlled by gestures, instead of a button. physical reception.

Gurman also said that the Dock, which houses up to four commonly used apps, will be redesigned with a new interface similar to that of the iPad version of iOS 11. Above, there will still be six rows of apps, with up to 24 applications per page.

The status bar is said to be split into left and right sides, which some Apple employees internally refer to as “ears.” By default, the left side displays the time, while the right side displays Wi-Fi, signal bars, and battery life.

With these details in mind, graphic designer Olivier Charavel created a model of what the home screen might look like on the iPhone 8.

Charavel also shared a mockup of Apple’s Health app as an example of what apps might look like on the iPhone 8 as a result.

iphone 8 health
Gurman said users can drag the gesture bar to the middle of the screen to unlock the device. Inside an app, a similar gesture starts multitasking, and users can continue to flick up to close the app and return to the home screen.

Guilherme Rambo shared a video which shows what it might look like once the Dock is invoked, based on Apple’s iOS simulator for developers.

More coverage: iOS 11 docking station and gesture controls to entirely replace the “iPhone 8” home button by Tim Hardwick

popular stories

10 Apple devices you shouldn’t buy right now

Ahead of the Apple events expected over the next couple of months, there are now ten Apple devices customers shouldn’t buy right now, with replacement models just around the corner. Fall is always a busy time for Apple, often with at least two special events to launch new products and the release of major software updates for all of the company’s platforms. This year is not looking…

Images reportedly show real iPhone 14 Pro display cutouts and status bar elements

Following Apple’s announcement to hold an event on Wednesday, September 7, several leaks allegedly from Asia claim to show the display cutouts and status bar elements of the iPhone 14 Pro. Rendering of iPhone 14 Pro concept by Ian Zelbo based on alleged leaked information Twitter user “DuanRui” shared several images from Chinese social media site Weibo today, one of which appears to show…

Color options for all Apple Watch Series 8 models: everything we know

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to come in an updated selection of color options available in all available case finishes. The main rumor about the Apple Watch Series 8 color options comes from information shared by the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro” earlier this year. Overall, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to come in a significantly reduced number of colors…

iPhone 14 Pro purple and blue colors appear on dummy models

Ahead of the expected iPhone 14 lineup announcement at Apple’s September 7 event, a flurry of mock models hailing from Asia claim to show off the iPhone 14 Pro’s selection of color options, including new blue and purple finishes. Images of the iPhone 14 Pro dummy models were first shared on Weibo earlier today and show similar gold, graphite and silver color options from recent years….

New interactive website lets you design your own iPhone

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 03:14 PDT by Sami Fathi

If you ever wanted to create your dream iPhone design, a new website is here for you. Created by developer Neal Agarwal, the interactive website lets you drag and drop different elements onto a perfectly clean ‌iPhone‌ template to create unique, weird, and out-of-this-world designs. On the website, users have a wide range of different elements that they can add and arrange as they wish on…

Apple Watch Series 8 ‘Pro’ will feature an all-new design

Apple will release a premium Apple Watch Series 8 “Pro” model this year with an all-new design, according to recent reports. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the next high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device’s first redesign in years and a new titanium case, but won’t feature the boxy look that’s been long talked about. Gurman said that this year’s high-end…