Notch Solution

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

  1. Blazinbell macrumors member

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    Can't apple just do a software update and make the ears of the notch black to blend it and still have status bar info???
     
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    if it had to have the status bar like that above - i'll take that notch in the 2nd photo. would have preferred a status bar like we have now. this new one will take some getting used to.
     
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  6. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone X is all about the notch. It reminds you have facial recognition and not fingerprint recognition.

    It's silly to hide the notch when it's Apple's signature. Without the notch, it's just a rounded rectangle like an LG or Samsung.
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Agree. The masses seem to be saying "do something different", "but don't".
     
  8. Cuesca macrumors newbie

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    Honestly there could be an option where you can turn on solid status bar, like in the access tab for people with poor vision or something. I honestly doubt Steve Jobs would have let the position of the time/status indicators go what with them not being align horizontally with height of the notch itself.
     
  9. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think people want something different that totally inhibits landscape web browsing or full screen video watching
     
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    The problem is that they want something different, seemingly anything to keep their interest, without actually knowing what they want.
     
  11. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I actually hate the notch from purely an aesthetic point of view. But after watching a hands-on video, I feel like it somewhat makes sense due to the removal of the home button. Without the home button you need a way to quickly switch apps and/or get back to your home screen. To do this, you have to interact with the bottom of the screen by swiping. At this point, where do you move the control center to? Another use for the notch is to make it slightly more intuitive to the end-user because on the left of the notch, it brings down your notifications, on the right it brings you to control center. Now for watching videos/content in landscape mode, the notch is just annoying.
     
  12. tn-xyz macrumors newbie

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    well, do something different, but don't just for the sake of it.
    the notch isn't beautiful. it's irritating.
     
  13. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    Ask yourself this:

    Would the Galaxy S8 benefit from a notch?

    Of course not, it would seriously mess up its beauty.
     
  14. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    The solution above is far from perfect. Now it looks like the phone has a black bezel on top, thus making it visually unbalanced. Apple just got rid of the bezel all around, making it visually balanced. That was the whole point. The solution above puts the bezel right back, but only on top, which looks even worse.
     
  15. diegovega macrumors newbie

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    I think they left the notch on purpose so it is recognizable as an iPhone instead of all the new Android phones. What is really strange and bothers me more is when looking at fullscreen video the notch hides part of the video, unless you resize it making it smaller and not taking advantage of the whole screen size. In fullscreen mode it should black out the ears, not cover the video...
     
  16. MARTINhadAdream macrumors newbie

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    Here's a simple solution: Photoshop a wallpaper and make the notches black.
     
  17. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Yes, do something different, but do it for the better, not for the worse.
     
  18. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I agree with both of you. So often people on this forum are crying for an unspecified change and I'm usually a dissenter in those threads.
     
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  20. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Hehe I don't see how that is a solution for the X. It is just like the screen in 8 and all previous iPhones.

    Honestly I think that Palm is still a beautifully designed device.
     
  21. oplix, Sep 13, 2017
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    No that would be way too smart for Tim Cook's tiny brain. Instead, lets use misconstrued marketing manipulation to better position the iPhone X as having a similar sized screen as any of the recent android flagships
     
  22. rsxmachine macrumors 6502

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    They won't ever black out status bar. They have told developers they should not do it in their apps. It's very clear how they want things to be.
     
  23. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they want things hideous and idiotic.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2017 ---
    Being reminded about facial recognition is the least of a user's worries with the X. They have serious practice to get used to control center, and the home button functionality. Moreover, control center being at the top of the very tall display essentially ensures no one can reach it one-handed anymore. That's the reality.
     
  24. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I absolutely agree, and actually like the notch. The problem is only in videos and photos, there they should just hide it. How hard can it be?
     
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