Black or white bars with your iPhone X? Landscape mode is a pain, but devs are getting crafty
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 15, 2017, 4:42 AM
There is no doubt that the new iPhone X screen aspect ratio, and the notch that houses the Face ID set, present challenges for app developers, so Apple has updated its iOS 11 development guidelines to reflect the X's screen canvas realities.
Needless to say, devs are hard at work coding examples in the iOS emulator, and have come up with really ingenious ways to shun or incorporate the status bar in their apps.
Actually, in the guidelines Apple advises against blending it in, leaving them only one option to choose from:
Surprise, surprise, devs beg to disagree, as you can see below. One thing is becoming increasingly clear, though - landscape mode on the iPhone X will present a bigger challenge, as even Safari appears with white bars on the sides, depending on the website background, and as a result the vertical space of the iPhone X in that position is said to be in the realm of iPhone 8.
Check out all the ways that developers are battling with the new iPhone X interface in order to circumvent or incorporate the "bezel-less" design:
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Seems like devs are really working hard for that ugly cutout.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 5:37 AM 19
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And I was told that Apple never implements immature cr@p.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 7:12 AM 5
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It was mostly true before. The X isn't the no-nonsense iPhone Apple has been known for. Year by year, Apple is losing its iconic-ity (if that's even a word) and becoming the Apple of Tim Cook, not the Apple of Steve Jobs. And I don't know how much Jony Ive drank before designing the X....
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 3:03 PM 0
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Ugliest design apple ever made in the history.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 5:58 AM 12
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It's not working now and it's never going to work buddy. Just watch this beautiful phone fly off the shelf! Use your energy on something productive and not on trying to convince someone not to buy iPhones on the internet!
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 3:33 PM 0
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This the funniest and largest design fail since the flat tire on the Moto 360 watch. Apple is clearly toying with their loyalists now to prove they will spend money on anything they put out. The execs are laughing all the way to the bank. Kudos to them to milk the gullible.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 5:59 AM 13
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Good thing opinions are like butthOles. There are billions of them and yours does not matter! But thanks for the wind noise!
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 6:36 AM 1
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The pics on the right, is how it should've looked in the first place. Crafty Apple engineering, should've put the sensors in the bezel...errr border, since Apple claims the bezel that's there isn't a bezel.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 6:20 AM 7
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Apple truly loves their notch. They should let developers cropped the notch when needed. The swipe for home IDK. Rather have a virtual home button. Maybe after enough criticize they will change something next year. One can only hope.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 7:47 AM 1
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While some of these were fun to see (like the scroll indicator), I can't shake the feeling that Apple didn't think this one through. To me, masking seems to be the only way to deal with it, especially in cases where Apple's UI design guidelines can't be followed (in games, for instance).
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:08 AM 2
The notches don't bother me at all - it's extra screen where others have just plastic or glass. What bothers me is that with amoled that could have been epic if Apple made it black AT ALL TIMES and leave the static info there. I've seen the clock and battery animations during presentations - so not worried about burn-in. It's an awesome extra space, but can be utilized so much better. Seriously seems like Tim and Ive got it all planned out and went stupid right before the launch "wearing it proudly"! Tim is taking this "pride" thing too far. Someone made a comment above that it seems like it wasn't thought out thoroughly - I 100% agree.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 2:18 PM 1
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