iPhone X useable screen size less than expected

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psymac, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Looks like the actual useable screen size is actually less than one would expect, given Apple UI guidelines found here.


    Developers have to move elements from both top and bottom for various reasons, taking away from screen size. Seems to suggest not as much of an upgrade as it looks and relatively poor value.
  2. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Paid shill fanbot brain cells less than expected, approaching absolute zero.
  3. luigi408 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2008
    Relax kid. This is good info. I want to know how much screen real estate we get. Plus, if videos are cut off by the ugly notch.
  4. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    What you posted makes zero sense, especially since the page you linked to support your conclusion states “more space to display content.”

    Please explain.
  5. psymac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    From m
    From my viewing of the UI video, iPhone X has 'safe margins' which reduce useable screen size, and more than one would expect give actual screen real estate. Multiple examples shown in the video, very disappointing, here is just one example:

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  6. Skoal macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2009
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I don't have a problem with that, as Apple set the safe areas to prevent overlap of the elements. It might bother those who use landscape all the time, (in the beginning) but I am not one of those people.
  8. Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    So the width of the display is the same as 7 or 8, but it’s physically taller.
    Hmm...I wonder what it would feel like shifting from 7 Plus screen...
  9. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I don‘t like that home indicator is always visible.

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