iPhone X Fullscreen Video = Major FAIL

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    I think even Apple knows they messed up with doing the top bezel cut out like this. But they won't admit.

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  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Looks fine to me. From what I saw too. You can also double tap to scale it back and get s normal rectangle.
     
  4. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    Sadly it does look a tad odd, but I don't think there's much they can do now (even with a software update) to make it work with the design. Still going to give it a go and buy next month, think I can overlook it :)
     
  5. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    The only forgiving aspect about this is that we don't watch full entertainment on phones. Thats more iPad and up territory.

    I thought the clips would play in a 16:9 area INSIDE of the notch area. Assuming such a option exists.

    But if not...

    crazy breach of basic aesthetics principles.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 601

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    This is pretty bad. I watch a lot of content on my phone too.
     
  7. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    You can double tap to shrink the video content so it's not notched-out. That's no concern of mine.

    What I didn't like was seeing that game demo. On screen elements were clearly seen being cut off. That's not cool.
     
  8. dad0118 macrumors member

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    Shrinking the video and having a big border on all sides kind of eliminates need for edge to edge display imo.
     
  9. eric3312 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that definitely irked me too
     
  10. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I don't disagree. Bbut if my choices are to have a notched-out full screen video or a regular rectangle that doesn't fill the whole screen, I'll take the latter.
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    The majority of my viewing is on my iPhone.
     
  12. TheIgster macrumors regular

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    But without the stupid notch, you wouldn't have to compromise at more than a $1000.
     
  13. anticipate macrumors regular

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    16:9 does play inside the notch area... see Apple's iPhone X Developer video.
     
  14. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    im sure you could have built it better. maybe you should apply for a position
     
  15. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    yeah but such content is not meant to be aesthetically immersive more like youtube clips and such content.

    I would want to see how bad it is when the screen is zoomed out to fully fit.

    Black borders are pretty bad too. But I guess for 16:9 it would just be bottom and top.
     
  16. jumpingjackflash macrumors regular

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    We can think about it like this: Ten years from now when we look back at the iPhone X, are we going to think: "what a brilliant design!" OR "what the #### is that notch doing there, what was they thinking?"

    That gives us a good answer wether iPhone X with a notch is a good idea...
     
  17. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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  18. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    kinda shows the schematics

    https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/fall2017/801/
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2017 ---

    They should not had done that when non-stretched was an option.

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  19. jetlagged macrumors 6502

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    Why can't they make the iPhone X slightly taller to get rid of that screen notch? Why didn't Apple make it like that. Idk, I only work at mcdonalds so I don't know the engineering behind it but curious
     
  20. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    That would be equally unaesthetic and un-proportional.

    Before this it was equal size bezels on top and bottom. that was ok because it has symmetry.

    If it only had a slab on top it would lose its balance
     
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Then you have a taller phone, still with a notch to house the sensors and equipment.
     
  22. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.
     
  23. sdwaltz macrumors regular

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    A bit weird, I must admit. I do like the phone, but removing the notch and having just a small bezel at the top would make far more sense. Easier on devs, easier on users.
     
  24. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I don't understand why the X has different screen aspect ratios. No one cares that the aspect ratio of the device (NOT screen) is different than the 8 or 8+, but changing screen aspect ratio to allow for less viewing space seems stupid.
     
  25. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    The time, battery indicator etc look horrible either side of the notch too
     

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