1. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Yeah, only The Verge sent out the warning and I really should have heeded it. Apps aren’t optimized for the X which means that games have the screen size of a normal iPhone 8. Some think the X is an iPad, and most have the giant bezels cutting the left and right off.

    Huge step backward from the plus as I realize that I’m never getting the size back even if the edges fill in one day.

    Every other reviewer out there must be ecstatic about Facebook and mail...great, but totally MISSED the ball on the game reviews.

    Ug...
    11-06-2017 09:24 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    Altos adventure looks fantastic on my X.
    11-06-2017 09:26 PM
  3. aznhomieboi1689's Avatar
    It’s fineeeee Luckily I don’t use my phone for gaming. That’s what a Nintendo switch is for.
    11-06-2017 09:54 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I wouldn’t say you’ll “never” get the screen size back. Apple has always experimented with different size displays. Only Apple knows what next year’s models will bring.
    Games look SO much nicer on the OLED display. To me that’s more important than gaining back a fraction of an inch.
    11-06-2017 10:06 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Well to comment on a non optimized app isn’t worth the space in the review. I’m sure they all mentioned, or should have, that not all apps are optimized yet. We’ll see how it is when they are optimized.
    sekelani likes this.
    11-06-2017 10:07 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    We just have to wait for developers to update their apps.
    11-06-2017 11:04 PM
  7. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Everything else about the phone I like...but then I open Order and Chaos 2 and let out s huge *sigh*

    11-06-2017 11:10 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Everything else about the phone I like...but then I open Order and Chaos 2 and let out s huge *sigh*

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...19fcba58ef.png
    Yeah I’m mildly disappointed that more apps aren’t already optimized for the X.
    11-06-2017 11:33 PM
  9. flyinion's Avatar
    Yeah it's a bit of a shock playing games that aren't yet optimized for the new screen.....on top of being used to the wider Plus screen. Of course I know not everyone has this luxury but mobile games are one of the things I now do more on my iPad anyway. About the only thing I play on the phone any more is Angry Birds 2 even though I have a number of titles installed like the first O&C, monument valley, goat simulator (hilarious if you've never tried it) etc.
    11-07-2017 01:48 AM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I get what the OP is saying. I have launched a few games, but only play the ones that are optimized for the X. It's annoying playing the ones that aren't. But I'm not really all that upset by it. I know it will take time for developers to update their apps. It's just a wait and see situation. It's happened before, and I'm sure it'll happen again where apps aren't properly optimized for a new screen size.
    sekelani likes this.
    11-07-2017 05:27 AM
  11. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Yeah I’m mildly disappointed that more apps aren’t already optimized for the X.
    Give it a little time. Seems like iPhone X support is being adopted pretty quickly. It’s definitely going much quicker than when iPhone 5 was released.
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-07-2017 05:44 AM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    I seem to recall similar shenanigans when we went from the iPhone 4 to the 5.
    11-07-2017 07:02 AM
  13. dcunited08's Avatar
    I'm am a developer, not iOS, but have looked into building an app and the layouts that make multi screen dimensions "just work" are not useful for games because games are normally written to the pixel. iOS developers have it simpler than Android developers because of the limited number of screen configurations but when a new one comes out the developer must have it to target the new device. The simulator Apple provides is helpful but is not the same as a real device.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    11-07-2017 07:29 AM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    Everything else about the phone I like...but then I open Order and Chaos 2 and let out s huge *sigh*

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...19fcba58ef.png
    Yea that's just gross. Hopefully more apps start updating to support the X. So far, I haven't done much gaming on my phone. Aside form Altos Adventure and Temple Run 2, which are both updated. As far as apps in general, most of mine have either been updated or have the ability to auto-scale so it hasn't been a huge issue. I do get frustrated when web browsing and putting my phone in horizontal view though.
    11-07-2017 09:18 AM
  15. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I'm expecting in the next few months, loads of apps are optimized for the iPhone X...

    PS: I don't play game on my smartphones. That would bloody do my eyes in!
    11-07-2017 11:51 AM
  16. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Apps aren’t optimized for the X

    Huge step backward from the plus as I realize that I’m never getting the size back even if the edges fill in one day.

    App developers haven't ported their apps over to work on the X, and you state the X is a step backwards? Seems to me that the apps are the issue here, not the X. You just have to let the apps catch up to the new device.

    I have a custom built gaming pc that I built myself, which looks much better than any tiny screen on a phone. Perhaps it's time to get something better for your gaming needs.
    11-08-2017 12:32 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah, only The Verge sent out the warning and I really should have heeded it. Apps aren’t optimized for the X which means that games have the screen size of a normal iPhone 8. Some think the X is an iPad, and most have the giant bezels cutting the left and right off.

    Huge step backward from the plus as I realize that I’m never getting the size back even if the edges fill in one day.

    Every other reviewer out there must be ecstatic about Facebook and mail...great, but totally MISSED the ball on the game reviews.

    Ug...
    Huge step backwards? Are you kiddin’ me? All that is needed are for apps to be updated to display properly on the iPhone X, and the updates are underway. The same thing happened when the 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens on the iPhone appeared.
    btru82 and sekelani like this.
    11-08-2017 12:37 PM
  18. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    It's not the same. The plus is a wider screen. You loose real estate no matter how you look at it.

    With the 4S to 5 transfer the length increased without sacrificing width.
    11-08-2017 12:41 PM
  19. flyinion's Avatar
    Maybe jump back to an 8+ instead and wait a year since people are speculating that next year there will be a plus size version of the X's successor. The X is basically a successor to the non-plus phones since it's roughly the same size physically.
    11-08-2017 12:53 PM
  20. sekelani's Avatar
    Well to comment on a non optimized app isn’t worth the space in the review. I’m sure they all mentioned, or should have, that not all apps are optimized yet. We’ll see how it is when they are optimized.
    You hit the nail on the head.
    11-08-2017 01:46 PM
  21. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It's not the same. The plus is a wider screen. You loose real estate no matter how you look at it.

    With the 4S to 5 transfer the length increased without sacrificing width.
    That’s the beauty of options. If something doesn’t work for you, you just don’t choose that option. I️, honestly, never looked at the X as THE flagship Apple device. It was always just another option that was released for the tenth anniversary. Ten is a big year, so they released something special. I️ mean the 8 Plus is available and was just released a little over a month ago. If that works better for you, I️ say go for it. It’s an amazing device.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-08-2017 02:34 PM
  22. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Ug...it's a good think I can translate through iOS 11's bugs
    11-08-2017 02:36 PM

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