Notch Seems Overblown

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rafterman, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    After a few hours of use, I have to say, the notch issues have not really developed. It seems that in addition to prep-X apps, which simply keep inside the rectangle below the notch, even many apps designed for the X updated today-ish simply ignore the notch and keep the info in the rectangle below the notch as well. Apps look fine to me.

    I suspect only a badly designed app that tries to integrate the notch too much or too poorly will be the only issues.
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I’m sure I’ll be glad when iPhone XII or XIV gets rid of the notch but it isn’t bad. Just think of it as extra space for the time and LTE strength meter.
  3. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
  4. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I agree. But in photos the notch looks hideous.
  5. Trojita macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
  6. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I don’t even notice the notch when I’m using the phone. I think part of it is because of how long the screen is. And when I do notice it, it’s a great reference point for pulling down the control center.
  7. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Yes the notch looks utterly atrocious in photos but I will admit in practical usage it doesn’t really impact the experience like I expected it would.

    I don’t even notice it most of the time.
  8. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    So if you play a game in landscape mode, you don’t see the notch?
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Barely notice it using the phone which surprised me.
  10. Astrotrain macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2007
    Sumner, WA
    The notch is a non-issue for me. I forgot it was even there within a minute of using my X.
    One of the reviewers mentioned something I agree with-- that the presence of the notch evokes a sci-fi display/screen feel. It 's not unlike the sheets of paper in the Battlestar Galactica reboot with the corners cut off at 45 degree angles.
  11. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    And where do you plan to put the hardware bits that crammed into that notch?
  12. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    I say they just make the whole top a slim bezel. That thing is hideous.
  13. robertosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2011
    iPhone SEX, catchy name !
  14. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Which will reduce the total usable screen size because you need to put the status bar at the top of the screen at all times. I think by making the notch Apple is actually providing as much screen as possible & also making use of it in an efficient way tucking status icons up in the corners.

    Not saying it doesn’t look awkward but I feel like it’s a practical solution.
  15. es enohpi macrumors newbie

    es enohpi

    Sep 4, 2017
  16. acorntoy, Nov 4, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017

    acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    Eh I don’t need a perfect (or even want) 5.5’ sized phone.use the extra space for a bigger battery. The 8+ Form factor with the improved logic board and battery would be -amazing- and I am looking forward to that.

    After years of owning these phones, I can’t really think of a time where the size of the phone was the issue. Not the best point to tackle in my opinion. The battery life of the X could’ve been 2+ days easy if they had stuck the technology with the old bezels. And (dead horse I know) but they could’ve implemented some serious security with a Touch ID + Face ID combo. This phone brings some serious setbacks to achieve its goal, I’m not saying people shouldn’t like it, but people also shouldn’t be surprised that it really doesn’t work for some.
  17. Pagemakers macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    If there was a vote for or against the notch I’d vote in favour of it.
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    barely noticed it to be honest. One time I think I would is when when videos in full screen mode
  19. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hasn't bothered me at all. I barely notice it.
  20. Rafterman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    I don't have a game that's widescreen and adapted for the X yet. But those not adapted to X work like other apps - they end below the notch.
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I’ll be glad too but it’s better than another huge phone like the Plus for me.
    Technology usually gets smaller over time. They may be able to cram some of the sensors into what’s left of the bezel.
  22. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    We’re talking about a future possibility there. Although not much of a bezel left on the iPhone anymore. I wondered what that other contributor would have done instead, given where we stand today.
  23. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    I agree that it is not very photogenic. However, for me at least, it is a non issue in person/practice and I even...uh...kinda like it.
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hence I said iPhone 13 or 14.
  25. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    I actually think that would look worse. There were some mockups that showed that. As it is, I like that the clock and such are tucked up in corners and the notch acts as a divider for swipe gestures.

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