This cool iOS 11 concept would bring more power to your iPhone’s Lock screen

Various iPhone 8 and iOS 11 concepts have been proliferating lately, with app developer Matt Birchler jumping on the bandwagon with mockups of his own. We’re liking some of the smart ideas presented in¬†his batch of¬†thoughtfully done renderings¬†that¬†envision a much more useful Lock screen on iOS 11.

Going beyond simple things like checking the date and time, launching the camera, accessing your favorite widgets and seeing notifications that have arrived since your last unlock, Birchler is proposing a Lock screen with Apple Watch-like complications, user-selectable app shortcuts, alert bundles, smart notifications that could be augmented further with optional location information and so forth.

Check out beautiful mockups imagining augmented reality Siri on iPhone 8

iPhone 8 could enable augmented reality features via a next-generation FaceTime camera outfitted with a bespoke PrimeSense chip for depth sensing, 3D scanning, advanced facial recognition and more.

The upcoming Apple flagship may also introduce enhanced Siri capabilities that may or may not benefit from built-in augmented reality support.

Designer Gábor Balogh has created some gorgeous mockups imagining an augmented reality Siri on an edge-to-edge iPhone.

Concept: bezel-less iPhone 8 with wraparound AMOLED screen and Dark Mode

Following a concept video from Polish blog My Apple¬†imagining¬†what a¬†system-wide Dark Mode¬†in iOS 11 (along with¬†a few¬†other sought-after rumored features) might look like, user interface designer Vianney le Masne has taken it upon himself to put together some great-looking mockups depicting how iPhone 8’s rumored OLED screen and the handset’s¬†bezel-less design could be leveraged to implement Dark Mode across iOS¬†and in apps.

‚ÄúWith Dark Mode in iOS for the next iPhone, 2017 could be all about killing the four sides of your screen and making it all about your thumb,‚ÄĚ said le Masne.

iOS 11 concept imagines Dark Mode, Split View on iPhone, FaceTime group calling & more

Unused¬†resources for¬†a dark theme¬†in¬†apps like Messages and Settings¬†were discovered previously in iOS 10 code, fueling speculation that Apple could¬†be laying the groundwork for a¬†full¬†Dark Mode in iOS 11¬†to coincide with an¬†upcoming iPhone 8 release. A dark¬†interface should¬†help iPhone 8¬†conserve power because¬†the¬†organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology illuminates the individual pixels and doesn’t¬†require a power-hungry backlight.

Polish blog My Apple has put together a stunning video concept that attempts to imagine what a system-wide Dark Mode and some other sought-after rumored features of iOS 11 might look like.

iPhone 8 concept imagines rumored ‚Äúfunction area‚ÄĚ replacing Touch ID and Home button

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, along with other analysts, told clients that iPhone 8 would most likely feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen with an active display area of 5.1 inches.

It’s now becoming clear that Apple’s upcoming handset will probably¬†adopt an almost bezel-less full-screen front face design by¬†ditching the physical Home and Touch ID button.

Its function would be supplanted by a set of dynamic virtual controls¬†sitting in a new ‚Äúfunction area‚ÄĚ at the bottom of the display. That, in turn, would allow for a range of time-saving shortcuts without degrading the experience, as evidenced¬†in¬†a batch of nicely done renderings created by a MacRumors Forum member ‚Äúdeuxani‚ÄĚ.

How about Jet Black AirPods?

If it hadn’t been¬†for the new gloss and matte black color options, this year’s iPhone 7 refresh would have admittedly been underwhelming as most buyers¬†are not eager to buy the same basic handset design for three years in a row. Which begs the question of Jet Black AirPods you’ve been dreaming about.

Colors are important and no matter how you look at it, black-clad AirPods would perfectly compliment the superior sheen of Jet Black iPhone 7. Well, earlier this month Dutch artist Martin Hajek took it upon himself to imagine what a pair of AirPods done in black would look like.

New iPhone 7 mockup shows blue finish, Smart Connector and other features

An earlier report from Japanese blog Macotakara alleged that the next iPhone might bring out a new deep blue color option, later described as being closer to a ‚Äúdark Space Black,‚ÄĚ similar to that used for the Space Black stainless stell Apple Watch.

Be that as it may, a new video from Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy shows off an iPhone 7 mockup with kind of blue-ish, purple-ish tone to it. It‚Äôs ‚Äúa very unusual color for Apple and it doesn‚Äôt exist anywhere else in the product line,‚ÄĚ says Hilsenteger.