iPhone X/XS ZOOM feature gone?

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  1. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    Went from 7 plus to XS Max, but decided it was too heavy and went to the XS. Now I am reading where the Zoom feature is not available on the X/XS? Even though the screen size is 5.8" on the XS vs. 5.5" for the 7 plus, it is still smaller looking to me. The Zoom feature really helped on the 7 plus. Why did they not include this option on the new iPhones? I can only assume it was on purpose to sell more XR/XS models, but that's just my opinion.....
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It wasn't on the X months before XS/XR were even announced, so that doesn't really fit in.

    As to why, it just seems that's the design decision Apple made--we don't really know the particular reasoning.
  3. alpi123 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2014
    You could say that the screen on the 7 Plus is bigger because the X is just the size of the 6/6s/7/8 with a taller screen, extending to the top. Regardless the fact it's 0,3'' bigger than the 7P/8P on paper, it's because it's taller, not wider.

    But weirdly enough, the zoom feature is present on the 6/s/7/8, so idk why Apple decided to remove it... it's Apple.
  4. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    Someone posted a detailed explanation of this on here but from what I recall it’s because the phones that have zoom, have a smaller phone with exactly the same screen ratio they can zoom to. So a 6/7/8 zooms to the UI of a 5/5S/SE; a Plus phone zooms to the UI of a 6/7/8, and the XR/Max zoom to the UI of the X/XS.

    The X/XS have nothing already created to zoom to so would mean more work for apple/app developers to support.

    Something like that anyway (“,)

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