The Little Notch at the Top

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AnthonyG6, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. AnthonyG6, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017

    AnthonyG6 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Is it just me or does anyone else like the notch at the top of the screen where the FaceTime Camera, sensors etc reside? I think it gives the IPhone X a unique look. Also the alternative would be to have a straight bezel at the top which I think would be more ugly and you would also lose the benefit of the additional bit of screen space on either side of the notch.
  2. eric3312, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017

    eric3312 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    It's atrocious in my opinion. If people want to see my receding hairline, they should be looking at my head..not my phone. Then again...maybe the iPhone Notch will distract people from looking at my receding hairline....hmmm...
  3. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    It would have been ok if they permanently blacked out the notch areas and just had the status indicators but they chose to go strictly against their own design principles and tried to sell it as a 5.8 inch screen
  4. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I like the notch and I am happy they went with a unique design. I would rather them do that then black out the top status bar on each side because I think the extra screen real estate will be a great experience while using the phone. Makes the screen feel much bigger.
  5. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I honestly assumed the part of the screen with the indicators near the notch would be blacked out during a full screen situation and the screen area would be just smaller next to the notch.

    I didn't think it would just be non-rectangled stretched under the notch.

    It goes against the basic principles of aesthetics.
  6. spooky23 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2013
    It looks daft.

    Thing is, this time next year when we get the XI (or whatever) it's still going to be there unless they simple straighten it at the top - but then they can't claim the screen is 'edge to edge'.

    Amazed they thought this would look good. Maybe I'm over-reacting but its one of the main reasons I refuse to spend the money on it (along with no touch ID and first gen face ID).

    Maybe I'll feel differently after I see some review videos and impressions etc.
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I actually prefer the look of the iPhone X over the Galaxy S8. I'll take a weirdly shaped edge-to-edge (albeit slightly thicker edges) over top/bottom edges. To my eye, it makes the screen look bigger and it has a unique look.
  8. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
  9. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    Hate it. Horrible design. Galaxy S8 is how you do it right.
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    yea, the s8 looks very modern/futuristic with small bezels top and bottom and screen to the edge either side
  11. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    If Samsung had released that, there would have been endless mocking of the design from "Apple Fanboys"
  12. AnthonyG6 thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Maybe, but Apple ads always make things look so cool.
  13. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    looking at some hands-on videos, the notch seemed to disappear for me, when i was actually concentrating on the content instead of the phone. i suspect i'll get used to it in no time.
  14. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    don't care either way..just want a + version
  15. AnthonyG6 thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Hopefully your wish will come true next September?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 2, 2017 ---
    Same here. Although I quite like the notch anyway. I think with time devs will find quirky and cool ways of utilising the notch to make the user experience more fun.
  16. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    In two months, the computer (née phone) will be in the hands of millions of customers and nobody will care.
  17. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
    Apple should start putting a notch in the left side of the screen on commercials and see how people like that. ​
  18. shr631 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    I'm going to sell a Notch decal so anybody can get that futuristic, completely bezelless, edge-to-edge screen experience on any iDevice. I expect SE owners such as myself will love this item.
  19. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  20. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I don't mind the notch at all. It looks distinctive, and I hardly ever use my phone in landscape mode for the notch to matter. I definitely don't watch movies or TV shows on tiny devices, so it wouldn't matter for those, either, as far as I'm concerned.
  21. Downhilltenago macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Been watching a lot of hands on videos lately. I do believe it sets it apart and me personally I like it. It serves its purpose. I personally think if it's that bad for you.... Go get a whatever other phone you think may be best for you. Everything about the phone looks good to me and I really am liking the face ID. Also having worked on a phone with gestures it's going to be so much easier. I can't wait! I'm just not getting the hate.
  22. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    I like the notch better than the waste of space we had for years.


    But I'm surprised no one is complaining about the rounded corners. Because that's a big change too.
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Wait, there's a notch? Strange that no one has brought this up before. :rolleyes:
  24. Downhilltenago macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    It's just one of the biggest over reactions I have seen in years.
  25. Apple-of-my-eye macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2014
    I don’t love the notch- but it doesn’t bother me either.

    I foresee wallpaper apps having the top with a black line to fill the area in around the notch.

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