Handling the Notch ➝

For the past week or two, my Twitter timeline has been filled with iPhone Pro mock-ups. It seems like every designer and developer in the Mac community has been sharing their theories of how Apple will display the virtual home button and status bar on the upcoming bezel-less iPhone. This one by Matt Hauger caught my attention because it solves the “where does the clock go?” problem with an elegant solution. Hauger proposes the idea that Apple will tuck all of the status bar items into the area on both sides of the notch by doubling the height of the status bar. It seems so obvious and yet, I’m not aware of anyone else that has thought of it.