iPhone X Inquiry

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  1. AppleKash, Sep 13, 2017
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    AppleKash macrumors 6502

    AppleKash

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    Hello all! So I have a strange question - and I am not sure if anyone can answer this or even cares about this issue. So the new iPhone X has a "sort of" edge to edge display right? Except for the area at the top, which holds the camera (for FACE ID and otherwise) along with the relevant sensors.

    Well here's my question... Let us say that one is watching a movie on netflix or one purchased through apple (or any other streaming app for that matter)... Will the video only play on the part of the screen that does not include the two little areas on the right and left (i.e. at the center top) for notifications and so forth. Or will the movie play on the entire screen and a small part of it will be cut out due to the center part at the top?
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    You will have both options
     
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    It's not really an edge to edge display. Bezels are still clearly visible. Samsung has the true edge to edge with their infinity display.

    Based on the Xcode's iPhone Simulator (the software you use to develop and test iPhone apps on a mac) it looks like there is the "full screen with black bar to the side that COVERS the video), and the "regular" mode that shrinks the screen to a rectangle without anything that is covered up by the cut out.

    Apparently NO critics or people present at the event bothered to do that when they had hands on time with the phone.
     
  4. AppleKash thread starter macrumors 6502

    AppleKash

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    Fascinating! I would love to see what these two options look like. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    MKBHD shows the two different views with Wonder Woman playing at about the 2:56 mark of his excellent hands on video. I am not 100% sure but I believe since the display is wider than 16:9, using the full screen mode with the notch cut out of the video will also crop some of the top and bottom of the image. Having black bars on both sides should be the optimum view for widescreen content.

     
  6. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone X on the left is a mockup (the actual device has thicker bezels I think), the Samsung Galaxy S+ on the right is real.
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