Mockup of iPhone With No Home Button & Full Screen

Posted in iPhone on 17/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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MacWorld.it has put together a mockup of what an iPhone might look like if Apple decided to drop the only button (the home / back button) in favor of a full screen.

The mockup shows a full length screen and suggests that a permanently placed dock may act as a universal menu for navigating the iPhone.

Obviously this is pure speculation but at the same time it’s an interesting suggestion.

Our thoughts? It would be an incremental evolution of the current breed of iPhone and a full touch screen isn’t a crazy possibility. The idea of a permanent dock in iOS, similar to OS X, is a more interesting suggestion. It would better highlight the multitasking aspect of iOS and remove the ambiguity of “did I close that app or can I go back to it?”

(Via 9to5Mac)


  • Thomas

    it looks ugly and such a mockup is easily shopped within a few minutes, how is this news?

  • anonymous

    this looks ugly

  • Max

    "MacWorld.it has put together a mockup of what an iPhone might look like if Apple decided to drop the only button (the home / back button) in favor of a full screen."

    No shit its fake, their saying what it may look like, some people should learn too read before they post.

  • paulmwatson

    Would apps scale properly in this way? I can think of several that would break if only the height changed and not the width in proportion.

    • Hi Paul, the permanently positioned dock would mean that the app window wouldn't change. So there "shouldn't" be any problem.

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Cormac Moylan

Cormac is the head honcho behind MacTrast. Based in Cork, Ireland, his first foray into the Apple world was way back in 2006 when he purchased an iMac followed by a Macbook around 4 weeks later. He currently owns a Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. But he prefers to buy watches. Go figure!