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Mockups Imagine What Apps Might Look Like on iPhone 8

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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23 months ago
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. Get that time out from below the cut-out spot for lenses. That looks super awkward.
Rating: 45 Votes
23 months ago
If I was going to use this phone I'd hope that they don't use the top bits much other than blended in with info. It looks like it's frowning otherwise.


In this example, the Home button would become 'Bert's ticklish belly button'. Perhaps that is when he will frown. Also Siri is now voiced like Bert (or Ernie, you can choose in settings).
Rating: 24 Votes
23 months ago
Looks way more uniform without the notch at the top. The time centered underneath looks completely out of sort.
Rating: 23 Votes
23 months ago
Apple didn't get rid of bezels like Samsung.

This phone has reduced bezels.

Please Macrumors stop saying it's bezel-less
Rating: 16 Votes
23 months ago
The position of the clock is just silly
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
I hate the notch way more than I disliked the bezels. I know I must be so old to not care about those giant bezels but that cutout is hideous. This whole anniversary phone is turning into a half measure. Couldn't get TouchID or sensors under the screen, couldn't do real wireless charging, losing the iconic home button. I understand the tech isn't there yet for some of this, and thats fine, but why do we have to have a few extra centimeters of screen before the tech is ready? They say Steve was a d|ck but you would have thanked him when someone handed him this notched phone and he screamed at them and threw it across the room.
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago
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?
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago






The left one. Please let it be the left one.
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago

Apple didn't get rid of bezels like Samsung.

This phone has reduced bezels.

Please Macrumors stop saying it's bezel-less



Samsung has big bezels on the top and bottom ;)
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago

My guess is that the function area will slide up and down like Safari when scrolling.


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
Rating: 10 Votes

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