That stupid notch at the top. Dealbreaker?

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  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that notch at the top of the iPhone X a deal-breaker for anyone else? I really wanted to get an iPhone X but I'm OCD and that notch would DRIVE ME CRAZY. It's something that will almost certainly be gone or greatly minimized in next year's gen 2 device and is just really ugly to look at.
     
  2. 2macORnot2mac macrumors regular

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    The notch is about half the width of an app icon. Not a big deal.
     
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    No, because 99% of the time anything from the base of the notch up will only contain status bar info and no real content whatsoever.
     
  4. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    The notch at the top is easy to live with. It's the notch on the side, in landscape mode, that's going to drive us crazy.
     
  5. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    At the top, no...but when you rotate it to landscape and put it on the left...

    Just kidding. I don't really know, and won't until I actually get to use one. I'm willing to try the phone out. But I'm not going to be shocked if I decide to exchange it for an iPhone 8 Plus. I hope I won't but this is such a big change after a few years with the iPhone 6 Plus form factor, so it's hard to predict how well I'll take to it.
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    Ah, you beat me to it. I'm such a slow typist.
     
  6. mossme89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe full-screen videos aren't cut around the notch. So when you're watching a full-screen video, the notch is literally blocking part of the video.
     
  7. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a

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    With the amount of sensors, I would rather have a fully functional phone, rather than focus on aesthetics. I am an Engineer so maybe, I am more keen on functionality over form.
     
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    iPhone X doesn’t have as many landscape options like the Plus size iPhones do. Treat it more like a 6/7/8. So mostly a non issue.
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    The notch only intrudes on video if you zoom in.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Well, it has been a couple of hours since someone made an almost identical thread.
    I really wanted to buy iPhone X but I can't get over the notch
    The notch!
    Notchgate
    Well Chris Pirillo Absolutely Roasts the X's UI
    That black notch ruins the movie experience!!!
    Nonchalant & non-nonchalants, to notch or not to notch?
     
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