Ben Lovejoy walks through the latest revelations from Steve Troughton Smith’s dig through the recently leaked HomePod firmware.
Here’s the first tweet:
We know some facts re iPhone 8 home button area:— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017
• it resizes
• indicator can be hidden
• no API to change color
• tab bars extend under it
Note the reference to a resizable Home button. When the implementation is in software, rather than hardware, there’s ultimate flexibility. Not sure if there is actually a plan to allow the user to resize the home button, but I think a larger target would be a terrific assistive feature.
Here’s the second tweet:
These are the metrics used by the status bar on the edge-to-edge iPhone, including notch height and ear width. Designers, have fun pic.twitter.com/lPD2RbEJFA— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017
Check out the mockup in Ben’s article. Looks remarkably like the iPhone 8 dummy in this post.