Wrap around or blend in? Here's how the iPhone 8 UI could accommodate the 'notch'


We've seen the alleged iPhone 8 design numerous times already from various sources, and they all infer to an  "all-screen" iPhone 8 front that is supposedly interrupted only by a notch at the top where the selfie and 3D face-mapping cameras, as well as the rest of the sensors would lie. If the best case maker renders of the iPhone 8 leaked so far are to be believed, Apple will be blending the color of the status bar with the color of the physical "notch," trying to ensure one uninterrupted visual experience. 

What if Apple went the other way, though, and didn't blend the hue in, bur rather wrapped the iOS 11 interface around the "notch," embracing the contrast in the process, and taking full advantage of the screen's actual area. Needless to say, the same goes for the rumored virtual home button and navigation area at the bottom. Well, all of these scenarios are depicted in the concept images above, so tell us which one do you like more.

source: MaxRudberg

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37 Comments

37. CEDEOTB

Posts: 495; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Apple should just make assistive touch standard on the iPhone 8

36. sraj49

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

The bezelless phone essential from Andy Reuben has already done this before Apple

33. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Please pot. Don't call the kettle black.

32. pupkin

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

If you don't like either one of the companies then don't buy their products.

27. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I think the third one is better....

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If the blend, they may as well had a bezel up there. So now the clock will be on one side, the LTE/4G/Bar on one side and no room for other icon notifications. They will be ok with lowering the notifications panel 50 extra times a day because Apple will move the icon there. They will swear its the best thing since Jesus rising from the dead. IFans will say we dont need those icons anyways and that Apple is the best and can do no wrong.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Blending means you will have less of a viewing area. The sensors shouldn't even be in the viewing area. Samsung did it right and best, but keeping the camera and sensors out your view iong areas, and making them all black so the huge sensors holes are invisible to viewing. Essential with the single hole in the viewing area is still stupid. Apple did the notch because, they didn't want to look like they were copying Samsung and also so the iPhone 8 just doesn't look like an iPhone 7 with smaller bezels. The S8's basically look like the S7's with reduced bezels. Which is why I kept my Note 7's until the S8 was released. Wasn't gonna be stuck with a phone that was about to be a year old, to replace a [phone that was newer, when a newer phone was coming.

20. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

thats..actually pretty awesome

16. Macready

Posts: 1832; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Remember how worked up a lot of people got over the flat tire on the Moto 360? It was great in comparison to the ugly indentation in the second image. The third looks best.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"There are A LOT more of the former than the latter" Because the former are the majority of the smartphone users in the world? So them being a lot more than the latter is quite expected. "as opposed to people like Hallyu, who compared Samsung to the second coming." Okay? What about Piyath who compared Apple to a god (Apple is a worship-worthy company)? Here's the link to back up my words:https://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-Store-in-Singapore-is-used-for-post-wedding-ceremony-photographs_id95097 in post #7. "but Samsung's elite knights are far worse than any other trolls I've seen in any tech forum." Really? So, what you're saying is that Apple's elite knights are the better ones? Despite them doing the same thing Samsung's elite knights do? Okay then!

18. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Because the former are the majority of the smartphone users in the world? So them being a lot more than the latter is quite expected." I can't really argue with that. Sammy definitely has more phone users than Apple. My problem is with the inferiority complex that a good chunk of said community seems to have. They bring up Apple in EVERY comment. I know some Apple dudes do that as well, but it's annoying all the same. "Okay? What about Piyath who compared Apple to a god (Apple is a worship-worthy company)?" Well, that's grossly exaggerated. They're a company... just like any other. I happen to like their products, but I'd never put them in the same light as some false divinity. It's irrational. "Really? So, what you're saying is that Apple's elite knights are the better ones? Despite them doing the same thing Samsung's elite knights do?" I didn't say Apple's were necessarily better. I just said Samsung's are definitely worse. Huge difference between the two statements.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I didn't say Apple's were necessarily better. I just said Samsung's are definitely worse. Huge difference between the two statements." Humm... let's see: If player A (Samsung knights) and player B (Apple knights) are both in a same team, and if you say that player A is the worse player in the team, doesn't it literally mean that player B is better than player A??? If Samsung's are definitely worse, then it literally means Apple's are the better ones.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why waste your time with him! He is a hypocrite to his name. Its is pointless to argue with an Apple zealot. They will justify their actions until they are red in the face and mock you for it. They are never gonna change.

34. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

So true. Can't count how many times I've come across that dude contradicting himself from article to article.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only you guys have the complex. We don't. We believe in freedom and versatility and you all want a ball and chain. But you all are always trying to claim having a ball & chain is better than freedom. It may be ok for you, but you all can't accept our choice if it not your choice. The fact mor eprople buy Samsung phone or Android is besides the point. Guess what, they are more straight people than gay people. Buy you dont see straight parades specifically. Right? Again its you small minorities who dont matter who always have the biggest mouths. Apple fans have always been this way even in the PC days. You guys in full 100% honesty don't give acarp about tech. you all just love Apple period. It is a fact that if Apple literally made a brick and put their logo on it, you'd want your house built from it, because in your mind the Apple logo automatically makes it better, whether it is or not. PERIOD. There is therefore nothing to argue or compare. You like Apple because they exist..no mor eor less. There is nothign wrong with that because lots of people like things just because they exist. But then you should argue or make up lies to make what you lie seem better when it isn't. If Samsung had that ugly notch on their phone and Apple had what the S8 is now, you all would swear Samsung was stupid and has no idea what they are doing and they are gonna fall on their faces. But Apple does it and its quite OK because it wont matter because it has an Apple logo and you will buy it no matter what. We hate your double standard and hypocrisy. You can love Apple until the day you die, and it wont matter to anyone here. But just because we don't love Apple as you do, doesn't mean we hate them. Stupid is stupid no matter who does it. But not to people like you. Its ok if Apple does something stupid, but if someone else does the same stupid than you bash them. Stop acting like what I said isn't true because it is a fact I can prove well past reasonable bought.

31. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

'But just because we don't love Apple as you do, doesn't mean we hate them. " Are you seriously implying that you don't hate Apple? Come on now...you've written essays longer than the Bible itself about what a crappy company Apple is, what crappy devices they make, etc. All whilst telling people to kill themselves for saying negative things about Samsung, which dozens of us have witnessed you doing several times. Don't act all high and mighty, when you're just as guilty of being a braindead hypocritical fanboy as anyone else on here. I myself love Samsung more than any other company on this Earth. I think they nailed the *bezel-less* design, and have created a device that will be unmatched in terms of beauty for years to come. There isn't a single device coming out from another OEM, not even the iPhone 8, that even remotely comes close to being as good looking as the Galaxy S8/Note8. But does that mean I have to sit on my ass and shame every single damn little thing that Apple does? No, because I'm not a biased fanboy. You love Samsung, and you hate Apple. Simple as that. Whether you truly do hate Apple or not, that's the impression we've gotten based on your thousands of posts shaming them at any given moment. All I can say is...I'll be sipping tea when Apple announces that the iPhone 8 has sold 10 million+ units in the first two weeks alone, completely blowing Galaxy S8 sales out of the water...because I know it'll be killing you inside. Your inner soul will be fueling with rage, and you'll definitely make it known. You'll be raging like a monster, typing even longer essay after essay with Samsung sales numbers thrown all over the place to try and make Apple look bad. It's going to be a grand old time come September. :')

13. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

How to camouflage male balding pattern.

12. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I don't understand people that prefer regular bezel at top over this. If it will be black with notifications it will look okay and you won't lose screen for these notifications under that bezel. Also I would pick third from left.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't want the indentation there for media. Guess not a big deal on home screen. Probably better just to black out across the top. Kinda wonder now how the virtual home button will work?

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The third from the left looks great. I do not like that indentation at all.

29. Skizzo

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I totally agree. I also don't like the cut-out look, but if done like the third example, it'll be useful and hidden, best of both worlds.

8. madara82

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

Another thing i heard that the fingerprint scanner will at the back. I got from this websitehttps://www.findpare.com/blog/iphone-8-edition

7. madara82

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

Whole screen is not good.... Even it is Oled atleast put a home button... Your screen has been tested the quality....

4. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I hope they use the whole screen because that kind of "blending-in" only looks good in pictures, in real life is not that nice, even for OLED panels

2. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

2nd or 3rd one.

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That top notch is hideous but blind apple sheep will say it's the second coming of display technology. Apple please make it symmetrical...

3. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I like how a dude who basically came out and said "I'd give Samsung grade A fellatio for an S8+" has the balls to call Apple fans "sheep". It speaks to the absolute retardation levels this site and it's Sammy knights have to offer.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"It speaks to the absolute retardation levels this site and it's Sammy knights have to offer." Okay? What about cnour having the balls to call another poster on this sitr a blind Android fanboy and a "sheeple"? Doesn't that also speak of the absolute retardation levels Apple knights have to offer? It goes both ways... two sides of a same coin.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

There are A LOT more of the former than the latter. Hell, I get called an Apple cultist just for liking the iPhone more than it's Android counterparts, as opposed to people like Hallyu, who compared Samsung to the second coming. Seriously, being a fanboy on either side of the spectrum is tribalist, but Samsung's elite knights are far worse than any other trolls I've seen in any tech forum.

17. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well i am not in either side. But i see both equally annoying. Dont think sammy fans worse than apple fans Imo.

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