This iPhone 8 UI concept imagines the ‘HomeBar,’ full screen mode, and always-on display


When code diggers found out that the iPhone 8's virtual home button might be resizable, and there could indeed be a "function" area around it, as analysts predicted, a graphics artitst took to their heart to imagine how this setup might look like. The new digital home button of the "all-screen" iPhone 8 might end up looking like what you see in the slides above - big and omnipresent at the home screen, with apps opening up above its "HomeBar," while media or games that requires full screen can hide it out of the way completely until you need it again. 

The fact that you may not be able to change its color or shade lends another credence to the "function" area that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was talking about when referring to the bottom of the iPhone 8 screen. At the time, he also mentioned that the "active" display area will be 5.15", so there could indeed be a navigation strip at the iPhone 8's bottom. 

What else the "HomeBar" might be used for, remains to be seen, but the UI concept above gives us a pretty good overview of the possibilities - from notifications through various shortcuts and other pertinent info to display. What do you think about it? 

source: John Calkins (Behance)

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11 Comments

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That mock up of landscape media is atrocious design. It's already bad enough that The video is not going to be symmetrically laid out. The status bar showing always on while I watch video? Are you f#^king kidding me??? No way that happens but if so someone needs to be fired.

9. Khyron

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

iOS is so gay Shine shiney

7. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I felt like I was reading leaks of past Galaxy series.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have edge to edge right now, I'm typing on it. What will it do Apple. Leak those software features.

5. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

This concept Looks really nice, i kinda like it.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I made a concept of the iPhone to but mine has ultra oled halo projector screen and a 4000mah battery powered by kryptonite...

4. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

+1 :DDDD Superman wouldn't approvie :/

8. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Did you forget about the adamantium unibody design..??!!

10. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Wolverine don't like this :D

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 465; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Ugly!!!

3. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Not at al!

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