Apple Watch - Screen Border/Bezel - Disappointed

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Piggie, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Piggie macrumors 604

    Piggie

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    No one seems to have mentioned this issue yet.

    Actually if I'm honest, I don't think many actually have realized this issue yet, as the 'computer renders' of the watch do their best to disguise it.

    I'm speaking of the disappointing border/bezel around the actual display area on the Apple Watch.

    Now, I know we are all well aware of the need for some bezel around the iPhone and iPad, as you hold those devices by the edge, and you don't want your fingers touching the screen.

    I'm also aware, circuity wise, there needs to be some thin distance between the edge of the screen display area and the edge of the device. Albeit as Motorola has shown, it only needs to be in one spot as the rest of the display get get right up to the frame of the watch.

    If it were, say 0.5 to 1.0 millimeter just a very very thin black 'dead zone' then I'd accept that it's fine. I don't expect the impossible.

    However, I will say I'm disappointed with the LARGE black dead area Apple has around the screen on this device.

    It'd hard to see in renders, but this photo shows it up quite well, just how small the display is compared to the area you think it covers.

    http://static.businessinsider.com/image/5410b168eab8ea19125253c5/image.jpg

    See the red ring on the left being cut off by the edge of the real screen.

    When you think how small it is, percentage wise, that's a hell of a bezel that can't be used to show anything.

    I hope they can reduce this in the next model.
     
  2. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    People are paying hundreds of dollars for these bezels

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  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Given the technological limitation, would you rather that they cover it with a metal lip like the Moto 360?

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  4. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    I'm assuming this is why the UI is dark (I don't remember seeing a screen shot with a white background) and the screen slightly curves at the edges. Trying as much as possible to make the bezel not noticeable. It's not nearly as noticeable as other watches.

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  5. Piggie thread starter macrumors 604

    Piggie

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    I agree:

    1: Apple are 'Hiding it' well in the renders.
    2: There has to be some border of course.
    3: I'm not sure why there has to be SO MUCH border, percentage wise on such a small screen.
    4: The Moto 360, leaving aside it's flat tire area as we know why that's there. I would say has a fair bit smaller bezel.
    5: I hope this will improve in later models.
    6: I'm 100% certain, everyone here would like the real screen to fill up the face as much as practically possible.

    I'm very much looking forward to the 'Tear Down' so we can see if there really needs to be this much black area.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Mass-produced edge to edge screen will happen and we'll get there someday. Heck, we don't even have edge to edge in the iPhone yet.
     

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