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- Jun 18, 2010
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MacRumors reports that according to a new report from Bloomberg, the iPhone 8 will be using a new gesture control system as well as multitasking App Switching via a new dock, thanks to iOS 11, instead of the home button.
According to the original report from Bloomberg, sources in the know who have seen the new OLED iPhone 8 have said that the new gestures start with the dragging up of a “thin, software bar” from the bottom of the screen up as far as the middle of the screen in order to open the phone. When you are in an app, you perform the same gesture to begin multitasking. You can then keep flicking upward to close the app and return to the home screen. Apparently, a testing animation shows the app being sucked back to its icon. The source described the new multitasking interface as looking “like a series of standalone cards that can be swiped through, versus the stack of cards on current iPhones.”
The home screen will also have a new iPhone dock, similar to the iOS 11 iPad dock that Apple has recently posted a trailer about.
As far as other cosmetic changes are concerned, Bloomberg’s source said that the new OLED screen is rounded at the corners, rather than square. The power button is also longer in order to make it easier to press when holding the phone with one hand.
Finally, it seems that Apple has also decided not to hide the notorious “notch” cutout at the top of the phone, which has been dividing opinions ever since it first started appearing in leaks. Apparently, the source says that when the display is black, such is the quality of colour reproduction of the OLED screen that it is “blends in perfectly” with the notch.
Source: iOS 11 Dock and Gesture Controls to Replace 'iPhone 8' Home Button Entirely