1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Although you can rotate the screen to landscape mode while in numerous apps on the iPhone X, it seems we can’t rotate the actual home screens in the same manner. Can anyone tell me Apple’s rationale behind it?
    01-07-2018 12:50 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I’m sure it’s for esthetic reasons due to the notch and the status bar at the top. I’m just guessing though. I don’t miss it all that much because I rarely use my phone in landscape but it seems Apple could make it happen if they really wanted to.
    I may actually find value in a landscape home screen if it could transform the status bar into the “old” style used in every other device.
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    01-07-2018 01:01 PM
  3. bakron1's Avatar
    I would think it’s about pleasing everyone, if they made it where it couldn’t be rotated at all, someone would complain. Now they have the option of whether to have it rotate or not.

    One less item in the complaint que they have to be concerned about. Just my perspective on it.
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    01-07-2018 01:02 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I would think it’s about pleasing everyone, if they made it where it couldn’t be rotated at all, someone would complain. Now they have the option of whether to have it rotate or not.

    One less item in the complaint que they have to be concerned about. Just my perspective on it.
    ...but that’s just it. You cannot rotate the home screens. You have to be using an app that supports landscape mode.
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    01-07-2018 01:07 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It’s probably the same rationale for not having it on the 6/6s/7/8. I’m not always using my phone in portrait orientation so I do like having a landscape option for the home screen. I’m sure they could have easily just shifted the notifications to stay in the notch area, but just chose not to.
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    01-07-2018 01:07 PM
  6. gyounk's Avatar
    The 5.5” screens (plus) can rotate, so should the 5.8” X! Just my opinion on this.
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    01-12-2018 10:32 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't know, but it may have to do with the aspect ratio and how it fits and looks. I'm sure they tried it, but must not have been too good functionally or something. I never use my homescreen in landscape. Never liked it.
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    01-12-2018 11:05 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I don't know, but it may have to do with the aspect ratio and how it fits and looks. I'm sure they tried it, but must not have been too good functionally or something. I never use my homescreen in landscape. Never liked it.
    Pretty sure that’s what it is. The X doesn’t get the Plus UI at all. I remember Gurman saying this when the X was announced.
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    01-13-2018 10:26 PM

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