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iPhone X: Free Mockups

iPhone X: Free Mockups

Apple has introduced the iPhone X, we heard so many mixed comments about Apple's latest "innovation". On the other hand, it proves how much their products affect our opinions because we do use them every single day. I personally think that Apple did a superb job at building an ecosystem where once you are inside, you are fine as it is. Nobody likes changes! As a tradition of any new iPhone release, there is plenty of mockups popping around. So we decided to put together a collection of free iPhone X mockups for you guys. Image by Amrit Pal Singh Image by Moe Slah Image by Graphicpear Image by Danish Designs Image by Virgil Pana Image by Ruslanlatypov Image by Greg DlubaczGreg Dlubacz Image by Michael Flarup Image by Rfayet Uday More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram Cover Design by Sandor

Embracing the Weird iPhone X Notch

Embracing the Peculiar iPhone X Notch

A few days ago Apple announced their new lineup of phones including the widely expected and leaked iPhone X. There was nothing new due to the huge amount of leaks and prototypes that were being reviewed months before and the biggest thing about the new phone is the screen. It pretty much takes the whole front face of the phone but has a very distinct cutout at the top to case the cameras and sensors, the iconic and weird, iPhone X Notch. Personally I don't like it. It looks like a badge that when the screen is using white or light colors. With black it looks dope. However the most amazing thing for me and the reason of this post is to highlight how much the design community embrace any new Apple release. It's not a rant, it's just an observation. Many devices in the past had to create workarounds due to similar constraints and they were always fiercely criticized by designers. The best example was the Moto 360 smartwatch. But enough of comparisons, below you can see a compilation of recent Dribbble posts already adopting and promoting the new look of iPhone X. iPhone X Notch

iPhone X: Interface Guidelines

iPhone X: Interface Guidelines

Today we've witnessed the latest from Apple, whatever you feel it was amazing or not; they have released the new iPhone. It's here and it's what Apple think will be the future of the smartphone. Introducing the iPhone X, coming with a new size of 5.8-in with a "super" retina display. Wait! We are not going to go through its features but more into their human interface guidelines. Basically what has changed on the UI aspect of things that will probably affect our work somehow if you are in iOS Design. Let's dig! Apple also shared their UI Design Resources, how cool is that? They provided files for Photoshop, Sketch and Adobe XD where based on the iOS SDK, it's just a really good and reliable resource to dig through for your next project or just by curiosity. ...a large, high-resolution, rounded, edge-to-edge display that delivers an immersive, content-rich experience like never before. Image via Apple Developer Site Screen Size In Portrait, the iPhone X has the same width as its predecessors (iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8) but the display is actually higher of 20% on the vertical space for the content space. To be specific, it's 145pt taller. For our UI assets, they will have to be @3x to support its high-resolution display.   • Portrait Dimensions: 1125px × 2436px (375pt × 812pt @3x)   • Landscape Dimensions: 2436px × 1125px (812pt × 375pt @3x) Layout "Safe" Area There are many things to think about when designing for the iPhone X including the newly sensor housing on the front. Make sure to remember about the backgrounds to give a fully immersive full-screen experience to the edges of the display all the way to the bottom. Apple is advising us to design with a mindset of having the content centered, looks right with the different orientation and to stay away from the corners including the sensor's area. Please take a look at the different possible situations below. We gotta think about the aspect ratio as well especially how your UI will behave with auto-hiding for like playing videos or photo slideshows for example. Gestures Since Apple got rid of the "home button of the iPhone X, they had to rethink about the gestures. Just to add to the list, now we have home screen, app switcher, notification center, control center and also Face ID. Regarding iOS 11, I am not a huge fan of how you have 3 different ways to swipe down, from the home screen. We can leave these thoughts of the full release of the next iOS. Links on Apple Human Interface Guidelines Overview for iPhone X Apple UI Design Resources More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram Images via Apple Developer Site

Product Design and UI/UX: iPhone 8 Concept

Product Design and UI/UX: iPhone 8 Concept

It’s that time of the year where a lot of tech blog/news would share their rumours about the next iPhone. With the fact that Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, most of us are kind of eager what they will come up with. Bezels? Tiny bezels or none? Let’s take all the features aside, let’s take a look at this product design by Moe Slah’s iPhone Concept and what was his direction for the UI/UX. I really enjoyed his refined design with an updated iOS 10 UI and think it will be greatly received by everyone. In all honesty, I wish Apple will come up with a total overhaul of their iOS that gotten quite old to use every single day. Published via Behance, Moe Slah is a digital creative director based in Alexandria, Egypt. With more than 10 years experience in the design field, Moe has also a background in business administration and management information systems. He wears also many hats from also being a Behance Ambassador and worked with International companies in USA, Canada, Australia and more.  

Otterbox uniVERSE Case System (Review)

Otterbox uniVERSE Case System (Review)

We would like to start this review to thank the kind folks from Otterbox for letting us try and play with their latest and the greatest line of products uniVERSE Case System for the iPhone. Available (for now) from your iPhone 7/7Plus and 6S/6SPlus, you’ll be welcomed with an iPhone case that is the true reflection of the core and durability of Otterbox and along with all those swappable modules (accessories) that will just enhanced your experience with the case. I just came back from a trip from Iceland and I took all this gear with me in the wilderness where I got to really experience and make a proper review instead of my own boring city backyard. Let’s start! My Modules   uniVERSE Case PolarPro PowerPack Trippler Tripod Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive First Impressions   I would say that on a day-to-day basis, the module that was most useful to me was the PolarPro PowerPack. It saved the battery life of my iPhone so many many times and as we all know that iPhones with a few years in the belly, their batteries tend to die really fast during the course of your day. Knowingly I liked the fact that you are able to rely on this module at all times. You can easily detach the Accent Plate (that’s how they all connect, through your Lightning Connector) and swipe in your desired swappable module and take it out when you’re done. It’s that simple and like the modular concept of the uniVERSE Case System. It’s made to be useful when you need so you don’t have to carry a larger iPhone around all the time. Everything is well built and it doesn’t feel cheap at all. Otterbox is known of making durable cases so it’s not surprise that they would partner with brands that would reflect its mentality. Otterbox is known of making durable cases so it’s not surprise that they would partner with brands that would reflect its mentality. Which one should you pick?   I would say that it depends of your needs, basically. If you were in a course of a trip like when I went to Iceland, I would say that all the modules were very useful. I was able to use the Trippler Tripod as a tripod and a very solid stabilizer for my DSLR (micro four thirds camera with a lens) to film some timelapses and footage. That tripod can also be turned into a selfie stick as well, easy-to-use and doesn’t take that much space in your travel gear. With that tripod, it comes with mounts where you can attach your case, a GoPro and your DSLR. As for the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens, it was a great addition for the bunch. You can easily attach it to the case and live it up with the lenses that Olloclip are greatly famous for. Another issue with the iPhone is its storage capabilities, this is where the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive comes in handy. You can move all your pictures and videos to the drive so it’s transferable to your PC or Mac. The case is proven to push your phone to another level to simply ease up and enhance your daily life so you can tackle it even more. Proven to push your phone to another level to simply ease up and enhance your daily life so you can tackle it even more. Pros   I would say that I loved the most about the uniVERSE Case System is how everything is carefully considered and well built. Nowadays, our phones are becoming a part of ourselves where we give a trust to our gear to last through our daily routine. It’s creating an importance on how useful it can be and how durable it will last. With Otterbox, you’ll get exactly that. Cons   There’s isn’t much to say about that. The only thing I can point out is I felt that the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens felt a little bit loose when you have it installed on the case. That’s pretty much it.   Final Words   The uniVERSE Case System from Otterbox is a solid product line with many features that can easily make your life more productive, efficient and at the same time giving the right protection needed for your phone. From utility, photography, media, business, wellness, power modules; there’s something for everyone at a very affordable price.

California Highway 1 - Wallpaper

California Highway 1 - Wallpaper

The wallpaper of this week is a photo I took while driving up north on Pacific Highway 1, one of the most beautiful drives in my humble opinion. The cliffs and the ocean combined with a beautiful winter blue sky will always offer great photo opportunities. It's hard to describe the feeling of 'driving up the 1' through photos. For me, there's nothing like the cold breeze of the ocean and the sound of the water hitting the rocks on deserted beaches, no houses just you and nature. It's a connection hard to describe in words, but I hope this picture captures a bit of what I am trying to depict. Full image for download

Wallpaper of the Week by Heiko Klug

Wallpaper of the Week by Heiko Klug

The wallpaper of this week is a beautiful artwork created by Heiko Klug, a art director, digital artist and illustrator from Oberhausen, Germany. The titled of the image is Shade - Custom Tattoo Machine and as you can see it's super cool 3D composition with great style and attention to details. For more information visit http://thejesar.tumblr.com/ Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: Desktop iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week - 80s

Wallpaper of the Week - 80s

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image that I created last weekend inspired by the Kung Furry movie. As you can see the image is all about the 80s with neon/light effects with the classic computer generated grid. If you want to know how the image was created in Photoshop check out the tutorial at: http://abduzeedo.com/80s-artwork-photoshop Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: Desktop iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Ari Weinkle

Wallpaper of the Week by Ari Weinkle

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Ari Weinkle for a project titled Spirals which was some of his xperiments in color, rhythm, and repetition. Ari is an artist and designer from Boston, USA. For more information check out Air's portfolio and other incredible work at http://ariweinkle.com/ Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: Desktop iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Moe Pike Soe

Wallpaper of the Week by Moe Pike Soe

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Moe Pike Soe. Moe is a self-taught digital artist, graphic designer and part time mobile photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar. Moe has created projects for both local and international clients including corporations such as Nike and Nissan. For more information visit http://pike.moe/ Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week - Space Invaders

Wallpaper of the Week - Space Invaders

The wallpaper of this week is a photo I took in Hong Kong of one of the Space Invaders artwork. The exhibition was titled WIPE OUT and there were several amazing pieces from this legendary French artist. Invader is internationally known for his pixelated mosaic “space invaders” which he has placed in over 60 cities around the world for almost 20 years. In January 2014, the artist launched the third wave of his “invasion” in Hong Kong 13 years after he first hit the city.The works showed a significant evolution, displaying characters from local culture and classic cartoons, but still in the artist’s immediately recognisable pixel aesthetic. I define myself as an ULA, an unidentified living artist. I chose Invader as my pseudonym and I always appear behind a mask. As such, I can visit my own exhibitions without any visitors knowing who I really am even if I stand a few steps away from them. Since 1998, I have developed a large scale project, code name: Space Invaders For more information visit http://www.space-invaders.com/home/ Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x800px iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week Hong Kong

Wallpaper of the Week - Hong Kong

The wallpaper of this week is photo that I took from my trip to Hong Kong last weekend. The image was taken at night when it was raining. The shutter speed was set to 5 seconds and the outcome was a very Blade Runner style image. I love the colors of Hong Kong at night and this photo gives you a little glimpse of that. Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Ink Studio

Wallpaper of the Week by Ink Studio

The wallpaper of this week is the beautiful image created by Ink studio. That's their yearly paper design project an in 2015 they were inspired by nature for their project. As we can see the result is quite beautiful. Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: Desktop iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by ABDZ

Wallpaper of the Week by ABDZ

The wallpaper of this week is the image I created last weekend for the tutorial of the week. The tutorial was titled Playing with Lines in Photoshop and Illustrator and you can check it out at http://abduzeedo.com/playing-lines-photoshop-and-illustrator. The work was inspired by similar projects I saw on Pinterest and Behance. The idea was just to learn how to achieve the same effect.. Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Turgay Mutlay

Wallpaper of the Week by Turgay Mutlay

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Turgay Mutlay, a Senior Art Director and Illustrator from İstanbul. We featured his work last week and he was generous to send us a version of one of his artworks for this week's wallpaper. For more information visit https://instagram.com/turgaymutlay Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Nina Geometrieva

Wallpaper of the Week by Nina Geometrieva

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Nina Geometrieva, an incredible and super talented designer and illustrator from Singapore. I love Nina's use of colors and geometric style. This illustration is titled Sunset Wallpaper and it was originally shared on Dribbble. For more information visit https://dribbble.com/shots/1682639-Sunset-Wallpaper?list=users&offset=2 Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: Desktop iPhone iPad

Wallpaper of the Week by Mostafa Abdelmawla

Wallpaper of the Week by Mostafa Abdelmawla

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Mostafa Abdelmawla, a 22 years old, born and raised in Egypt with interests in illustration, graphic design & Photography. The title of the image is "injection" and it is a digital illustration sketch, using ink and Photoshop. For more information visit https://www.behance.net/Mostafa-Abdelmawla Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x800px iPhone iPad