1. falconeight's Avatar
    I have been thinking about the notch fort two weeks now. I like the way video works its way around the notch. I like that it separates the top sides to their own spaces and functions. I also see innovation in every industry that people initial don't like but after time learn to love it and then can be without it. The auto industry is constantly pushing the limits and if it wasn't for Tesla we wouldn't have usable battery powered cars. door knobs, light switches, televisions, computers have all had new innovations that initially were trashed. I buy apple products for three reasons. They are different than the rest, customer service, and they function a notch above due to all software being mated to specific hardware.

    When a Samsung or any other phone is released no one really cares. When a new iPhone is released we have major news agencies trying their hardest to garner headlines from the story. Love the notch, it lets everyone know that you have an iPhone and they just have a competitor.
    LCW likes this.
    11-20-2017 10:40 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thanks for your inspirational words.
    11-20-2017 10:48 AM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I don’t love the notch, but I know that Apple will make the best of it and use it to further innovate. I think it’s unsightly.
    Jude526 and ajb1965 like this.
    11-20-2017 10:49 AM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    The notch is temporary until they get it under the screen and working properly under the screen. It doesn’t bother me either.
    11-20-2017 11:09 AM
  5. falconeight's Avatar
    There was terrible press about the MacBook pro with touch bar and whenever I use one without it I feel like I've stepped back in time.
    11-20-2017 12:34 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The notch is temporary until they get it under the screen and working properly under the screen. It doesn’t bother me either.
    Perhaps. But there’s also no doubt when someone is using an iPhone X because of the notch. It’s the new home button. It’s possible that Apple is working on a way to embed everything under the display but I don’t see them being in a hurry to hide the notch simply from a marketing perspective. Nonetheless, I’ve accepted the notch and it doesn’t bother me. I’d rather it not be there though.
    11-20-2017 12:55 PM
  7. flyinion's Avatar
    I really don't see how you can embed a camera under the display. I mean how is it supposed to scan your face when there's an OLED between the camera and you displaying stuff essentially in front of your face in the camera's view? I mean nothing is impossible I guess given time and research but I just don't see how something like that would be overcome anytime soon. Unless they have the display shut off in that area while it's scanning your face to unlock. Even still, the camera is looking through the hardware of the display and that's gotta cause some kind of problems.
    11-20-2017 02:43 PM
  8. bakron1's Avatar
    The notch doesn’t bother me at all and it actually adds character to the phone and makes it unique.
    11-20-2017 02:53 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I really don't see how you can embed a camera under the display. I mean how is it supposed to scan your face when there's an OLED between the camera and you displaying stuff essentially in front of your face in the camera's view? I mean nothing is impossible I guess given time and research but I just don't see how something like that would be overcome anytime soon. Unless they have the display shut off in that area while it's scanning your face to unlock. Even still, the camera is looking through the hardware of the display and that's gotta cause some kind of problems.
    Supposedly some company already managed to get a fingerprint sensor under a display. I’m sure it’s possible, just a matter of how long it takes to achieve it reliably.
    11-20-2017 02:56 PM
  10. flyinion's Avatar
    Supposedly some company already managed to get a fingerprint sensor under a display. I’m sure it’s possible, just a matter of how long it takes to achieve it reliably.
    Yeah but a fingerprint sensor is different than a camera that has to be able to see you through a screen. At least it seems like it would be way different to me.
    11-20-2017 03:26 PM
  11. EagleFox007's Avatar
    It has grown on me and doesn’t bother me anymore. It’s what make your iPhone different from other phones.
    bakron1 likes this.
    11-20-2017 03:32 PM
  12. iamdld's Avatar
    Do people really care about the notch or care about letting others know that they have an iphone? Seems like a non issue to most and there are plenty of great options for the folks who don't like it.
    11-20-2017 05:00 PM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Do people really care about the notch or care about letting others know that they have an iphone? Seems like a non issue to most and there are plenty of great options for the folks who don't like it.
    Yes, some people care about the notch and yes, some people care about letting others know they have an iPhone X. It’s somewhat of a status symbol at this point in time. I’m not saying it’s my personal opinion or that I agree with it but, with no effort from myself, I’ve had several people ask me about my iPhone X after noticing the notch.
    11-20-2017 05:21 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Although I understand why it’s there and it’s not preventing me from using or enjoying the iPhone X, I still dislike the look of notch at the top. On the other hand, when I’m using my iPhone X, I really don’t pay attention to it.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    11-20-2017 05:55 PM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    I actually like the notch, and wouldn’t mind seeing it on the next gen iPad and iPhones.
    11-20-2017 08:02 PM
  16. Cladster's Avatar
    Bit annoying in full screen video is my only complaint, i don't watch a lot but if i was a commuter for work could be a deal breaker.
    11-20-2017 08:54 PM
  17. Retinella's Avatar
    No. I have an X and I absolutely hate the notch.

    I refuse to embrace it.
    iamdld likes this.
    11-20-2017 09:00 PM
  18. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I don’t mind it at all. Hated it until I actually held a display iPhone X and it’s really not a big deal to me. Instead of thinking of the notch robbing me of screen, I consider the ends to be extra screen.
    11-20-2017 10:11 PM
  19. LCW's Avatar
    The notch is like
    MasterDarque likes this.
    11-20-2017 10:56 PM
  20. C6TX6's Avatar
    It's not just the FaceID sensor,. The front facing camera, ambient light sensor, and most importantly the ear speaker are there too. (which doubles as a playback speaker for higher frequencies and left channel stereo program material. The notch exists to bring the screen as close as possible to the end to match the bottom and the center cut out is needed for the aforementioned hardware. Give up faceID, the ability to take selfies, true tone (as well as auto brightness) and stereo sound and the ability to talk on it like a phone (haha!) and then you can have a notch-less thin bezel display. But wait, there's more! Make the glass contour the edge (like the crystal on the apple watch) and then you can truly have a perfect, bezel less display. Think of how the active display on the S8 and Note 8 is on the vertical edges, but this would be like that all the way around.

    Ambient light sensor ability could possibly be achieved with light piping via the edges and the second speaker/earpiece live in the end of the top matching the speaker and mic on the bottom.

    Put a display and camera on the back for selfies, etc.

    So yeah, they have lots of ways to change things.

    (and even charge more!)
    11-21-2017 07:57 AM
  21. falconeight's Avatar
    I have no idea why someone would buy and use it, if they were so against the notch.
    LCW, flyinion and BreakingKayfabe like this.
    11-21-2017 12:21 PM
  22. nr2d's Avatar
    What notch? Since the introduction of the iPhone X in September to today, I got my iP X Nov 4th, I have just ignored the notch. I can truly say I don’t see the notch during my use of the phone. Now I don’t watch videos or play games on my iPhone X and I have never on any iPhone that I have had since my 3G.

    I actually like how the time, battery level, WIFI and cell status symbols are “hidden” up there. I hope Apple doesn’t change the screen layout. Just MHO!
    11-21-2017 02:31 PM
  23. falconeight's Avatar
    If there was a bezel there people would be freaking out.
    11-21-2017 07:20 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    People will get used to it as time passes by.
    11-21-2017 08:20 PM
  25. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Actually if I don’t see the notch when I open an app, it annoys me because it means it hasn’t been updated yet to support the iPhone 10.
    Last edited by EagleFox007; 11-21-2017 at 11:46 PM.
    tbernardi likes this.
    11-21-2017 11:33 PM
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