Is it time for iPhone (physically) rounded corners to be made square?

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

  1. Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

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    I ask because with the iPhone X, video/games/photos are cropped when viewed in full screen & the only way to see them in their entirety is the double tap & shrink the viewable area, which leaves black bars on all sides (or at least 2 sides).

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the iPhone were to have square corners instead of rounded ones, couldn't the full screen display a crop-free image (aspect ratio is what I'm not sure about)?

    What I'm after is an iPhone that can display a movie/photo/game, full screen & with its original aspect ratio. Or at the very least, if we have a notch to contend with, utilise the area below the notch & all the way to the bottom of the phone where square corners would be.

    Edit... Sony's phones are an example of a design I wouldn't mind. The sentimental value of iPhones rounded corners mean less to me than having a more practical use of screen real estate.
     
  2. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, but I'm also guessing that square corners would cause even more problems when people drop their phones.
     
  3. deannnnn macrumors 68020

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    What do you mean "is it time?" Every iPhone to date has a screen with square corners. iPhone X will be the first iPhone without it.
     
  4. rapicell macrumors regular

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    I think they mean the structure of the phone, not the screen itself
     
  5. Ralfi, Sep 13, 2017
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    Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I mean square to the edge, as in the phone was a rectangular slab, so that full screen use occupied more of the front face whilst retaining full aspect ratio.

    I'd take that over not being able to see the whole/more screen in use as the director intended.
     
  6. Nic727 macrumors member

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    I prefer rounded since it's smoother in pockets.
     
  7. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    I prefer rounded edges. Better design and more comfortable to hold.
     

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