iOS 11 On My iPhone X - Some UI Observations

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  1. EmkwanTV macrumors member

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    #1
    So as some of you know, I got given the iPhone X early by Apple here in Dubai. I've been playing around with it since Tuesday evening and I've noticed no battery percentage appears now as default on the top. Neither does it show am or pm.

    It's also odd how there appears to be lots of empty space down at the bottom of the screen when a keyboard appears.

    Feels like I\m getting much less screen real estate than on my iPhone 7 Plus. Screen recording
    below.
    https://twitter.com/emkwan/status/925945560284172288

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  2. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    You sure there isn't a setting to enable battery percent?
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    Also, can you post a screen comparison picture?
     
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  4. EmkwanTV thread starter macrumors member

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    There is no battery option to show percentage in setting what so ever!
     
  5. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    Because there isn't room in the status bar.
     
  6. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure there is, inside the battery icon.
     
  7. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    Gross. No.
     
  8. djkinetic macrumors regular

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    There would be if they didn't opt for the notch lol
     
  9. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Why don't people just use 24-hour time?
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    No battery percentage is well known. Space at the bottom has barely been mentioned, but makes sense for when the keyboard is in use.
     
  11. onethouwou macrumors newbie

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    how are triple click accessibility options handled without a home button
     
  12. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    triple click the side button.
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    If there weren’t the empty space, the keyboard would be uncomfortably low down for typing on. I’m sure Apple tested numerous positions to find the best all-round keyboard location for comfort.
     
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    Well, a lot of the reviews say even Apple's own apps aren't optimized for the iPhone X. That being said, you will see a refinement in gestures and UI in subsequent iOS releases. For the time being though, I find a lot of UI decisions on the iPhone X questionable.
     
  15. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure Apple tested with the keyboard lower.. Guessing it wasn't nice to type with.

    But, don't see why Apple couldn't fill that space with something else.. Third party keyboards could probably come up with something unique there too... Maybe a scribble area? or emoji suggestions? or...?
     
  16. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    The video of the screen recording from the iPhone X looks super narrow on my 7 Plus :eek:
     
  17. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's taller.. So, it needs to shrink by a ratio. Remove some height, remove some width too...
     
  18. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    Don't knwo why they didn't use that bottom space for text prediction/emoji bar?

    Would have made sense and been a good location to quickly select a full word...
     
  19. MajicSho macrumors member

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    I watched your video last night mate and here's a question regarding the keyboard having shifted a little upwards compared to the screen realestate, does it actually ruin the experience of typing? Apart from the Cosmetic appearance.
    I must say, I think I've only seen oneother person while watching tons of youtubers who has actually recieved the Space Grey device, hope it's the color you wanted.
     
  20. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    There's room in the top row of each 'ear' for another 2 icons. 4 in total.

    To have the option to enable that would be ideal.
     
  21. MajicSho macrumors member

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    I agree with having options, unfortunately Apple are known not to give you many options with regards to customizing their devices, but I would have rather had the option of the battery % indicator instead of the battery symbol itself.
     
  22. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    With regard to the %, I was thinking how they allow the option currently. I agree they err to minimise customisation, but allowing this, as they do now, wouldn't be too loco for Apple. :D
     
  23. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if typing turned out to be quite difficult when the keyboard is at the very bottom of the device.
     
  24. EmkwanTV thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL you need an Apple Watch for that
    Thats because it is... yes screen is bigger on the X but im already missing the space on my 7 Plus. But playing with it more.
     
  25. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    This would have been my first suggestion, a bar with most recently used emoji or something like that.
     
  26. kevmclane macrumors regular

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    This is the first iOS made for the iPhone X. Obviously there are going to be future refinements and improvements. Just keep making suggestions directly to Apple (or complain more on these forums as it seems Apple monitors them).
     

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