As it stands, the dock on the iPhone sits at the bottom part of the home screen where it stretches from one end to the other end. However in a recent report from Bloomberg, it seems that Apple could be changing that for the iPhone 8, and that Apple could actually be borrowing certain design elements from the iPad.

The report claims that the dock for the iPhone 8 could actually be similar to how the dock will look and function on an iPad running iOS 11 (see screenshot above). Just like the iPhone, the dock on the iPad right now also stretches from one end of the screen to the other, but with iOS 11, it seems that Apple has introduced a floating-ish dock to the iPad, and that could also be brought over onto the iPhone 8.

With iOS 11 on the iPad, users can swipe upwards on the display to bring up the dock, which seems to be a great idea for the iPhone 8 which is rumored to sport a full screen display and will ditch the home button. It also seems to be in line with the rumors that Apple will rely on more gesture-based actions in order to interact with the device.

It remains to be seen how it will work out, but with reports claiming that we will be seeing the iPhone 8 launched on the 12th of September, we guess we won’t have to wait much longer to find out how it works.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iOS, Ios 11, iPhone and iPhone 8.

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