iPhone XS Max iPhone XS Max interface annoyance

Polaroid

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Anyone else annoyed the interface for the Max is just everything blown up? Why cant they scale things and make use of the extra space? just bugging me and hoping a future update fixes it... this is basically a venting thread lol.
 

GloriousAndrew

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Most apps still need to update to take advantage of the resolution of the Max and the upcoming XR. Don't worry. Things will get optimized for the phone.
 
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now i see it

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A large percentage of big phone users buy a big phone exactly because everything is much bigger. That's really the whole point of the big phones. You're still young with sharp close vision- but your day will come too, as sure as the sun will set, that you will no longer be able to read small type clearly at close range.
Just about everyone over 50 can't read the microscopic fonts on a iPhone SE without wearing glasses. And even then it can be a struggle. The small phones are virtually unusable to older eyeballs. A big phone eliminates the need to always bring glasses everywhere you go. That's a pain.
 

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Apple is not going to turn it OS upside down to make it look better on the MAX. I do not want double the icons on my MAX screen. The extra real estate is fantastic!

You need to look at jailbreaking where you would have more freedom!
 
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EugW

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Anyone else annoyed the interface for the Max is just everything blown up? Why cant they scale things and make use of the extra space? just bugging me and hoping a future update fixes it... this is basically a venting thread lol.
The UI is not just blown up on the Max. In most areas, there is more info available on the Max.

With some applications, particularly third party ones, it's just blown up though, since it requires updating to work properly on the Max. This comes with time.

A large percentage of big phone users buy a big phone exactly because everything is much bigger. That's really the whole point of the big phones. You're still young with sharp close vision- but your day will come too, as sure as the sun will set, that you will no longer be able to read small type clearly at close range.
Just about everyone over 50 can't read the microscopic fonts on a iPhone SE without wearing glasses. And even then it can be a struggle. The small phones are virtually unusable to older eyeballs. A big phone eliminates the need to always bring glasses everywhere you go. That's a pain.
For properly coded apps for the XS Max, the screen elements and fonts are exactly the same size as on the XS.

The way to make everything blown up on the Max (same screen info as XS but bigger) is to put the phone into Zoomed Display mode. Most people do not do that.
 
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the time and icon in status bar, they could be smaller to fit more in. The Apple logo on start up is massive, it all just looks silly being so big. They have a zoomed option so if you want things big have that, but not everything needs to be massive. The amount of icons on a page is the same as the smaller model... just loads of random parts of the UI seems too big and not scaled effectively.

Never been. fan of the Music app but its even worse on the Max, such poor use of a large screen.
 

EugW

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the time and icon in status bar, they could be smaller to fit more in. The Apple logo on start up is massive, it all just looks silly being so big. They have a zoomed option so if you want things big have that, but not everything needs to be massive. The amount of icons on a page is the same as the smaller model... just loads of random parts of the UI seems too big and not scaled effectively.

Never been. fan of the Music app but its even worse on the Max, such poor use of a large screen.
The Music app just sucks in general IMO.

It's sad that the music app on my old iPhone 3G with iOS 4 was superior.
 

Gathomblipoob

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A large percentage of big phone users buy a big phone exactly because everything is much bigger. That's really the whole point of the big phones. You're still young with sharp close vision- but your day will come too, as sure as the sun will set, that you will no longer be able to read small type clearly at close range.
Just about everyone over 50 can't read the microscopic fonts on a iPhone SE without wearing glasses. And even then it can be a struggle. The small phones are virtually unusable to older eyeballs. A big phone eliminates the need to always bring glasses everywhere you go. That's a pain.
Your user name is finally relevant. :D
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The Apple logo on start up is massive
So what else are you going to be looking at while the phone is booting up?
 

Jordan921

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the time and icon in status bar, they could be smaller to fit more in. The Apple logo on start up is massive, it all just looks silly being so big. They have a zoomed option so if you want things big have that, but not everything needs to be massive. The amount of icons on a page is the same as the smaller model... just loads of random parts of the UI seems too big and not scaled effectively.

Never been. fan of the Music app but its even worse on the Max, such poor use of a large screen.
Haha how often do you see the Apple logo on start up to notice it’s huge?
 

tarsins

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A large percentage of big phone users buy a big phone exactly because everything is much bigger. That's really the whole point of the big phones. You're still young with sharp close vision- but your day will come too, as sure as the sun will set, that you will no longer be able to read small type clearly at close range.
Just about everyone over 50 can't read the microscopic fonts on a iPhone SE without wearing glasses. And even then it can be a struggle. The small phones are virtually unusable to older eyeballs. A big phone eliminates the need to always bring glasses everywhere you go. That's a pain.
This. Times 1000.
 

jona2125

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While I agree it's a bit comical things are just scaled up and it's why I ended up getting rid of my iPad, it's nothing new and this a very good reason for you to look into jailbreaking to accommodate you.
 

Polaroid

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While I agree it's a bit comical things are just scaled up and it's why I ended up getting rid of my iPad, it's nothing new and this a very good reason for you to look into jailbreaking to accommodate you.
I’ve always jailbroken in the past but the jailbroken community seems lost nowadays lol especially with all these betas and new models lol
 

itsmilo

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I hope the supposed UI update coming with iOS 13 is going to spice things up for the Max
 
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