1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Looking back at the keynote and some of the demos for the X, I can’t help but be distracted by that notch. Like how Austin Powers couldn’t avoid looking at Fred Savage’s mole in the movie.

    It’s not so much that it’s there, but that video and apps look to actually be cut off by it. You can see it in the demos from on stage when they were playing the game on it. I would think that if a dev got first dibs in order to have a demo on the X that the SDK would allow a dev to work around the notch. I highly doubt that the dev wouldn’t work around it if it existed and that Apple would be okay with that demo showing. That leads me to believe that there’s not much the dev can do with it.

    It’s just distracting. What do y’all think?
    Eddster likes this.
    09-13-2017 02:47 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’m fine with it, embraced as Essential did. Most things can change the aspect ratio to avoid it if it bothers you that much, but even during the keynote I found myself not noticing it.
    09-13-2017 02:54 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I can't unsee it. It's ugly as sin. I don't understand how Apple's sense of aesthetics could have taken a vacation at such an important moment.
    It is going to be hideous with screens as basic as the Settings or iMessage.
    dejanh likes this.
    09-13-2017 07:05 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    It doesn’t bother me that much. If it were on a white bezeled front, then yes.
    jlczl likes this.
    09-13-2017 07:10 AM
  5. dejanh's Avatar
    I can't unsee it. It's ugly as sin. I don't understand how Apple's sense of aesthetics could have taken a vacation at such an important moment.
    It is going to be hideous with screens as basic as the Settings or iMessage.
    Apple has been falling behind on design for a while now. This is just the next in line in a series of missteps. Look at how elegantly the Mi Mix 2 solves the problem. Apple should learn.
    Smply_Rckless likes this.
    09-13-2017 10:22 AM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Apple has been falling behind on design for a while now. This is just the next in line in a series of missteps. Look at how elegantly the Mi Mix 2 solves the problem. Apple should learn.
    Yeah, let’s just cover the camera with our hand, great idea.
    09-13-2017 10:25 AM
  7. dejanh's Avatar
    Yeah, let’s just cover the camera with our hand, great idea.
    How so? Have you ever actually used the Mi Mix? That is not a problem with it at all unless you like to literally cup the bottom of your device with one had by the bottom right corner, which I am yet to see anyone do. Not to mention that for video chat, the only time when you realistically have prolonged use of the FFC, Mi Mix is designed to rotate the image upside down for convenience. Even then you’d not be cupping the device. Sorry, but I strongly disagree.
    09-13-2017 10:28 AM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    How so? Have you ever actually used the Mi Mix? That is not a problem with it at all unless you like to literally cup the bottom of your device with one had by the bottom right corner, which I am yet to see anyone do. Not to mention that for video chat, the only time when you realistically have prolonged use of the FFC, Mi Mix is designed to rotate the image upside down for convenience. Sorry, but I strongly disagree.
    I’m right handed, my hand always covers the bottom right portion of any phone I’m using.
    09-13-2017 10:29 AM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    I’m right handed, my hand always covers the bottom right portion of any phone I’m using.
    Not in the way I’m stating. Until you try it you won’t understand.
    09-13-2017 10:30 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Apple has been falling behind on design for a while now. This is just the next in line in a series of missteps. Look at how elegantly the Mi Mix 2 solves the problem. Apple should learn.
    This is the first time I have been disappointed by their designs, which is the reason I say it now.
    09-13-2017 11:24 AM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    This is the first time I have been disappointed by their designs, which is the reason I say it now.
    I feel the same way. Apple is going to get a huge pass on it. I just hope similar design flaws aren’t in future products because people are willing to live with it.
    09-13-2017 11:41 AM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I feel the same way. Apple is going to get a huge pass on it. I just hope similar design flaws aren’t in future products because people are willing to live with it.
    Yah I'm firmly in eeeeewwwwww mode right now. I'm seriously not enthused.

    The 8 Plus appeals to me more at the moment. Of course, it might all change when I have to make a decision at 2:59 on Friday morning.
    09-13-2017 11:45 AM
  13. BenitoC's Avatar
    The notch doesn't bother me at all, if I was buying a new iPhone this year I would be buying the iPhone X.
    09-13-2017 12:46 PM
  14. knotsure's Avatar
    I like the screen, including the notch. The ipX looks great to me, although I won't be getting one.
    09-13-2017 02:57 PM
  15. DEman19901's Avatar
    I don't even notice it anymore.
    tadpoles likes this.
    01-13-2018 11:05 PM
  16. tadpoles's Avatar
    I don't even notice it anymore.
    Me either.
    01-14-2018 02:29 AM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I am curious as to why they didn't just have the screen stop before the notch. Would've looked better as far as I'm concerned.
    01-14-2018 03:15 AM
  18. johnmoore13's Avatar
    Took 5 minutes for it to just blend in! Never notice it now
    01-14-2018 08:07 AM
  19. tadpoles's Avatar
    I am curious as to why they didn't just have the screen stop before the notch. Would've looked better as far as I'm concerned.
    They wanted as much screen area as possible, I believe.
    01-14-2018 08:46 AM
  20. SprSynJn's Avatar
    It looks fine using apps in portrait mode, and using apps in landscape look alright for the most part, but watching movies or playing games in the latter make it really stand out.
    Lyall Demorrow likes this.
    01-14-2018 08:51 AM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    It looks fine using apps in portrait mode, and using apps in landscape look alright for the most part, but watching movies or playing games in the latter make it really stand out.
    What I notice is that in many apps the top & bottom are cropped so you’re still looking at a display the size of the 8’s.
    01-14-2018 10:27 AM
  22. Retinella's Avatar
    I agree. When I had the iPhone X, the notch was practically slapping me in the face. I don't get why reviewers said "I don't notice it at all" when they watch video in landscape mode. Either they're blind or it's a lie.
    01-14-2018 03:53 PM
  23. deku13's Avatar
    I don’t understand. I don’t even notice the notch pretty much ever.
    01-14-2018 05:24 PM
  24. tadpoles's Avatar
    When I do notice the notch, I must confess, I like it.
    DEman19901 likes this.
    01-14-2018 06:27 PM
  25. Lyall Demorrow's Avatar
    The notch doesn't bother me at all unless I'm watching videos. That's when I wish the notch wasn't there.
    01-14-2018 07:21 PM
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