Since HomePod software was leaked a few days ago, the rumor mill has been turning about what Apple has in store for the new iPhone 8. What we’re now expecting is an almost bezel-less design with a top notch for the speaker and sensors.
Designer Max Rudberg suggests that Apple will either embrace the visual aspect of this top notch or attempt to blend it with an on-screen status bar. If they opt for the latter, this could mean the creation of a dynamic software bezel along the bottom too to create a more uniform look.
Each of the three potential concepts suggested by Rudberg moves the time from the status bar and moves the navigation controls to the bottom. This would make one-hand navigation easier, particularly with the 5.8-inch tall display that we’re all expecting.
The creation of a fake bezel at the bottom of the screen would mean that the upcoming device would look a lot like the current iPhone. This would probably prove a disappointment to those who were holding out for a completely new and innovative design.
At present, its also difficult to suggest how Apple will handle landscape orientation with the top notch but rumors are circulating that perhaps icons in the status bar will rotate in place like the iPhone dock on the Plus model.
Check out Rudberg’s design suggestions below and let us know which one you think would work best.