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Jupiter9

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Has Apple ever explained why did they make the clock smaller on TouchID phones but not on the ones with notch? Strange design decision.
 
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Reggaenald

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Because Apple doesn’t actually care about the old screen factor. Look at the OG SE, the most recent ones, too. So many non-thoughts, it’s obvious the devs don’t use these phones.
 
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Jupiter9

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What do you mean? I didn't notice anything.
iOS 13 left, iOS 14+ right.. on FaceID models the clock are still the same size as iOS 13
 

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Paddle1

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iOS 13 left, iOS 14+ right.. on FaceID models the clock are still the same size as iOS 13
Oh, no idea. The only thing I can think of is that maybe it was a design decision. The clock on Face ID devices may be larger to match the giant lock that appears above the time.
 

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Yep the lock screen clock is now horrible - too small to see with blurry eyes at night.
On iOS 9 it’s great. Nice & big.

As to why? Apple wrecks stuff that used to work fine all the time. They change stuff for the worse on a regular basis.

My workaround for the little Lock Screen clock numbers at night is to screen zoom the phone to make it fill the screen before locking the phone.
 
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