From last week, Apple released HomePod firmware has been teasing our nerves. From the release to the present developer has been from this firmware to find a lot of important information related to the iPhone 8, including its design, face recognition, click wake up, ultra-high resolution screen, no screen fingerprints, support wireless charging, Home key replaced by virtual Home button, there are a variety of new user interface effects sound was exposed.
Here we can not be exposed to these new features of the iPhone 8 are introduced and discussed, so we choose which changes are relatively large, and more concerned about the two new features to discuss it, that is the iPhone 8 design and screen The
From the information exposed in the HomePod firmware, the iPhone 8 may have an all-glass design, the screen resolution will be increased to 1125 X 2436, while the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 screen resolution is 1334 x 750,5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus resolution The rate is 1920 x 1080. That is the iPhone 8 screen will be 375 x 812 pt, 22% faster than the iPhone 7.
In the code developers also found that iPhone 8 applications will be 5.15-inch display area to run, and "functional area" the specific role is not clear. This time through the HomePod firmware to determine the iPhone 8 resolution just in February this year, KGI analyst Guo Ming 錤 predicted the phase should be. As shown below, Guo Ming said that the iPhone 8 will be equipped with 5.8-inch display, remove the virtual Home key and functional area, the main display area of 5.15 inches. There have also been rumors that the iPhone 8 will use the virtual Home button to replace the entity button.
Then the iPhone 8 hardware design changes will be on the iOS 11 user interface what kind of impact? Will the developer's application be changed as a result of these changes? The developer's application really want to show up on a long 812pt iPhone?
From the exposure of the iPhone 8 design picture is like this. We also mentioned in the above, iPhone 8 will use a comprehensive screen design, the application will be covered with the whole screen. IPhone 8 screen is not only become larger, while the shape is also slightly changed to adapt to the overall design of the device changes. The picture shows that the screen will be front camera, handset and facial recognition sensor surrounded, directly extended to the top of the fuselage position.
In the picture you should have seen that the top of the status bar has been unable to display the middle of the time, this is because the iPhone 8 handset, FaceTime camera and face recognition sensor has filled this position. There are vacancies on both sides of the location, the cellular and Wi-Fi signals are displayed, and the battery status is displayed on the other side.
At first glance, this design seems a bit strange, but this design will allow iOS system to take full advantage of its advantages, design a new user interface.
IPhone 8 812pt OLED screen at the bottom of a virtual home button reserved for the function area, and Android is slightly similar. Virtual Home key may be in the middle, and the application of the shortcut keys will be separated on both sides of the Home key. In fact, in iOS 11, we have seen the clues of the new user interface:
First, the cellular signal sign has changed from the previous round to the bar, which of course is because the bar occupies less space and reserves as much space as possible for the front camera, handset and face recognition sensor.
Second, the navigation bar application title becomes larger and more obvious, some applications in the blank place more.
On the current iPhone hardware, these big app titles seem really weird. In iOS 11, Apple did not choose to put the big headline in the middle of the navigation bar, but placed outside the navigation bar location, the middle of the screen looks very empty, empty a bit unusual.
In the developer Pike view, the only way to make this navigation bar looks less strange way is in the iPhone 8 Apple directly remove the navigation bar.
You can look at the above picture, which is the iPhone 8 screen at the bottom of the 66pt function area for active iPhone navigation bar, with the Home button to replace the title of the results obtained. It looks very clean and tidy, and most importantly: for developers, in the application to make such adjustments is not difficult, because UIKit only ask them to clear the button can be, and no explicit requirements must be on the top of the screen The "A lot of applications can be recompiled."
Of course, only simple and clean or not enough, the most important thing is to be easy to get started. Can be added for the content of the additional 44pt is also good, but to change the way the navigation, then the change is really great, more importantly, how to do after the interface changes become better use.
But put these buttons on the bottom of the screen is actually more user-friendly operation, especially in large-screen devices. Assuming that Apple supports it, they will not only provide navigation, but also developers can add other keys to perform other tasks. Prior to the famous designer Brad Ellis once said, hope to see more applications will be placed on the screen at the bottom of the most accessible position.
The developer Pike agrees with his point of view, but Pike wants to achieve the same way as Brad Ellis imagines. In the Pike view, with their efforts to consider how to apply each application of the navigation bar to the bottom of the screen, we are not as good as this (Figure):
what do you think? Compared to the "back" button on the top left corner of the screen that the most difficult to touch the location, not as directly on the bottom of the screen, on the side of the Home button, within reach. Maybe the virtual Home button that position can also show a clock out, this will not be too crazy?