While leaks and rumors have been flowing in consistently about the iPhone 8, little is known about the iOS 11. There have only been a handful of rumors about a system-wide dark mode, multi-user FaceTime calling support, and split-screen apps. The iOS 11 is all set to be unveiled at the WWDC 2017 event in June. Now concept designer Jacek Zieba has come up with an iOS 11 based on recent rumors.
iOS 11 with a new Night Mode
The concept video sticks to Apple’s design philosophy, and looks realistic. It shows off many of the features consumers have been waiting for. Zieba imagines the system-wide dark mode in the form of a Night Mode that makes things on the screen look stunning in a toned down dark theme. The Theater Mode is not exactly what users have been waiting for. The new Night Mode imagined in the concept has been at the top of many users’ wish lists.
Jacek Zieba’s concept shows how Apple could allow multiple user accounts on iOS 11. There is a hidden user tray that you can access by swiping up on the lock screen. You can select the user and authenticate using Touch ID fingerprint sensor. According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker already has a similar feature for iPads in the classroom, but the feature is currently restricted to education on iOS 10.
The concept shows how group FaceTime calling could work
The biggest highlight of the concept is the group FaceTime video calling. In January, a report from Israeli publication The Verifier claimed that Apple was planning to bring group calling feature to FaceTime with iOS 11. It allows you to add more people to your call.
The concept also includes split-screen multitasking feature with vertically stacked screens. It works similar to the split-screen apps on Android. This feature might be too much for a smartphone, but Apple may find a good way to place multiple app windows on the 5.8-inch iPhone 8. Jacek Zieba has also given Siri a makeover to make it look more like Google Now. It displays the information in a card-like format.
Will Apple add these features to iOS 11?
Other features thrown into this iOS 11 concept include a rotation lock for video players, a Game mode, and a system-wide volume toggle that does not appear at the top of a playing video. The concept looks interesting and realistic. It is too early to say whether these features would make it into the iOS 11. But Apple may add some of them, such as the Night Mode and group FaceTime video calling to its mobile software.
The iOS 11 would be rolled out at the WWDC and then go through several beta phases before its public debut with the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and 7S Plus in September. The software is expected to add support for augmented reality (AR) apps.