Samsung just wrapped up their introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ last week and that Infinity Display looks amazing! It’s been a long time since Samsung has given me a reason to look their way and my Galaxy S8+ is on pre-order now. With that said, it’s inevitable that we’re all now wondering what Apple has in store for their next iPhone. The naming scheme for the new iPhone is a hot debate with some voting for iPhone X and others iPhone 8 and 8+. Still, even some rumors are pointing towards there actually being three new devices, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8+.
Naming schemes aside, one designer has put together a really nice looking iPhone X concept on Behance which could hint at what Apple may have in store for its 10th-anniversary phone. Gábor Balogh has created this nearly bezel-less iPhone X with some very interesting ideas. Balogh believes that Apple’s next big move will be 3D augmented reality with Siri integration.
Studying the recent acquisitions by Apple, I became suspicious. Face and emotion recognition, connecting the real world with digital content, big data, and machine learning. Any of them separately would create a better iOS, but what if they were merged into one big something? Let say, into Siri? If the rumors are true, more powerful hardware is on the way, which supports augmented reality (AR) smoothly in 4K resolution.
From what Balogh writes, his vision of how Siri would work on the iPhone X sounds like a mix of Samsung’s new Bixby and Google Assistant. Augmented reality and voice assistants aside, the design of the phone is really very cool. I’m intrigued by the placement of the chin icons, I feel like that space could be made for more screen much like the Galaxy S8/S8+. Balogh gives a bit of an explanation but I still like Samsung’s implementation better.
In the case of an edge-to-edge screen, the Home screen would also need some change. The reachability of the top icons is hard even on an iPhone 7. It’s not a good idea to push them up even more. However, aligning them to the bottom would be a pretty good move.
In the end, we still don’t really know what the new iPhone will look like but Balogh’s concept seems to be pointing in the right direction. I do know that Apple will really need to pull something amazing out of their hat this year. Even though Samsung suffered a huge blow with the Note7, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ look like they could very well turn things around for Samsung. I know I purchased one and I haven’t purchased a Samsung phone since the Note 4.
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