Notch hiding switch on iPhone X [MUST WATCH]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sunny1990, Sep 16, 2017.


Do you like this idea

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Sunny1990, Sep 16, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    What do you think? You want that switch?

    I personally like this idea!
  2. MaciMac100 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2014
    Yea, that would solve controversial "Notchgate", but I highly doubt Apple will offer that option...
  3. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Notch is not going away. It won't be hidden by software updates or app developers. They could have just as easily designed the phone this way without the notch altogether. Apple is embracing the notch and the branding it brings. Nice mockup though.
  4. iScone macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    The problem is that the notch is hardware. The proposed solution is software based. You'd have to ensure videos understand software parameters. Some will and some won't. It would result in a very inconsistent experience.

    The notch only ever 'gets in the way' if you watch videos at an incorrect aspect ratio in landscape mode. Other than that it's just style preferences.
  5. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
  6. MaciMac100 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2014
    Can't think of any other reason for Apple other than OLED's aren't still that good quality they claim and suffer same burn in problems that before, and instead of using pixelshifting or other techniques, they don't want permanent status bar trying to avoid burn ins. Anyway, not a fan of Notch. It's horrible.
  7. psynnott macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2012
    Having this option would make me buy the X. Otherwise, I'll stick to the 8 plus.
  8. Yourbigpalal83 macrumors regular

    May 22, 2015
    If they have that option I would buy it. Unfortunately they don’t and you know what else they don’t have? A sale from me! If they change their mind and offer that option then I would be glad to reconsider but until such time its a hell no
  9. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    This is how they should have done it, and they should have used 3D Touch in the bottom bezel to act as the home button.

    Honestly if they did that I wouldn’t hesitate in buying the iPhone X.

    I think it is more ‘magical’ that way, and they could still embrace the notch in places like the lock screen.
  10. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Ah, So you want the old school bezels back? There are alternate phone models for you.
  11. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    It would look better without those visible ears but I don’t see a need for a toggle. It should be up to app developers to make that area look good but I would prefer if the default was like the "on" option.
  12. ges macrumors member

    May 20, 2016
    The problem isn't the notch, it's the corners. Very hard to design into rounded corners without sitting the content a good deal of space away from them ... which defeats the purpose of having a full-face phone.
  13. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    I am still surprised apple went with notch design. Just like many people i am really disappointed. Dropped the idea of buying X. 8 Plus is still a good option, front and back glass.
  14. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    This is dumb. If you hate the notch that badly get an 8 or 8 Plus or an Android phone.
  15. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2017
    Hahah. Yeah don't dare complain about the most unimaginably, embarrassingly moronic thing that Apple Inc. has ever done. Don't dare complain about the fact that you love Apple hardware and software (for the most part), but are forced into buying this piece of trash design. By forced into I mean to say that this is it, if you don't like atrocious design then you're ****ed and you have to switch when you never wanted to switch because you trusted Apple's teams not to be incompetent. Forced into leaving the ecosystem you bought into.

    Yes, Rogifan, great input. Truly, great input. Very insightful.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2017 ---
    No. The hardware design of the iPhone X is absolutely amazing, including the notch. The PROBLEM is the software. See, the software could be designed by highly intelligent people who know to hide the notch by placing the status elements on a perpetual black background, but they are not intelligent at all, clearly.
  16. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    what about jailbroken side of things huhhhh
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001

    Oh you new kids, you have nooooo idea....
  18. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I agree 100%. been with iPhones since 3g. upgraded every two years and now we are here. I have an Apple Watch, mabook pro, iPad, Apple TV. Numerous stands, cables etc...
    I am really contemplating switching phones as of now because of this poor design choice. It feels rushed. They could of redone the whole phone from the ground up (like they should of).
    I would of started fresh. iPhone 4 style with the sandwiched frame look(not curved design like now).
    I would of built all the front facing camera and sensors into the actual frame right over the glass where it meets where the glass is.
    Thats the only way I see a full face phone working is to have the frame support all the top section and just a slab of glass built right into it.
    Anyway, I don't see apple as having that polished feel much lately. The MacBook Pro new model feels and looks really good, but the phones are slowly losing its preciseness and this design choice is just bad. Fragmentation, and pulls your sight away from the content. thats bad design choice.
    I feel like if Im going to switch it would be super hard so I was hoping for them to pick up their clean lines again but they failed horribly.
    oh what to do
  19. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    From an app perspective there is no difference - you can’t draw in that space. So the only difference is the background colour - think of it like an ambient solution to give the feel of more space

    Actually you’d have less space with the soft bezel because of the rounded edges
  20. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2017
    There is only one way to think of it: a complete lack of uniformity in the display which factually WILL draw your eyes away from the content. Now, personally I think a user's eyes should not be drawn away from the content, but maybe my logical thinking just doesn't cut it
  21. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    Why though? Just makes it look even more top heavy with a giant black mass at the top of the phone...
  22. emulajavi macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2011
  23. throAU, Sep 17, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017

    throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    I can't believe that notch went to retail.

    It looks like complete trash when watching media in landscape, and by apple's own figures from memory a few years ago, one of the most popular uses for the iphone is media consumption.

    It's a massive fail on Apple's part. Video playing should at least blank out the ears as black so that you don't have this massive immersion breaking notch in the side of your content.

    And yes, the puck (along with the mighty mouse or whatever it was called with the ball in the top) are craptastic products that prove apple is fallible just like everyone else.

    Along with the Anniversary Mac, the Pippin, the butterfly keyboard (due to the reliability issues), etc.

    That said, i've used a puck mouse. I'm not sure what would annoy me more to be honest, the notch or the puck. At least the puck was trying to be stylish. The notch is a whole heap of "because we can" with ZERO thought put towards "should we?".

    It's a crap-tastic idea and the phone would be FAR better with bunch of other basic choices.

    I'm only slightly surprised to see people defending it though.... but seriously guys, Steve is gone, this wasn't his doing... it isn't the work of the messiah or whatever. You can lay off the mindless worship of everything apple does now...
  24. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010


    Don't look at the notch as if it intrudes into the OLED.

    Look at the notch as allowing those two extensions of the OLED on either side of it.
  25. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    If only. Look up how it looks when playing video. Or games.

    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2017 ---
    I'd rather NOT have screen there. We don't need edge to top edge screen. If the sensors need to be there, DON'T put totally useless screen around them. Or reserve it for the battery and status indicators. DON'T play video in the notch area, it looks like trash.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2017 ---
    So those games and videos that Apple demonstrated playing in that space when in landscape don't exist? Oh, ok then.

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