Latest video of Apple iPhone X shows how the notch might interfere with some apps

With the launch of the Apple iPhone X less than two-weeks away, a new video of the tenth anniversary model in the wild has been disseminated. The clip reveals that not all apps appear to be optimized to perfectly fit the new 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display. Even though the video is only 9-seconds in length, we do get to see how Instagram looks on the phone, and some are not going to be happy with what they see.

The Instagram heading is too close to the dreaded notch at the top of the iPhone X screen, and appears not to be aligned correctly. The picture and video sharing app won't be the only one with a problem on the Premium model. One developer, who claims to have written iOS apps for eight years, says that testing his app on iPhone X resulted in many problems in portrait "and about a million problems in landscape."

If you're quick on the draw with the pause button, you can see for yourself how Instagram looks on the iPhone X by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: iOSandJoy

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

This is very ugly !!

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

The notch isn’t so bad if you’re cross eye’d.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And I be thinking pa review will not remove any points for this

65. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

We will all be ready to receive that review and jump over it.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Left and rightside of that notch sould be dedicated for status bar, or make it work like V20 secondary screen (as app sho) Maybe Samsung S9 or LG G7 could improve that notch

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Maybe Samsung S9 or LG G7 could improve that notch" How should Samsung or LG improve that notch when neither of them have a handset with such notch in the first place?

24. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

He meant if Samsung or LG had similar notch, they would have provided better implementation than this half baked thing.

39. Cat97

Posts: 2021; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No, he meant that Samsung and LG will copy that notch anyway :)

56. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which means he must have been in a coma the past 5 years.

87. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

like Apple copy the notch of the Essential Phone ;)

41. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Samsung and LG would not be stupid to place notch on the screens as they would value symmetry. Well I hope Samsung and LG would not ride the Notch bandwagon in the future tho.

45. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Samsung and LG value symmetry? nah they don't even bother to align the usb port, speaker, mic, 3.5 jack at the bottom and several other parts of the phone. Apple is always about symmetry, look at them holes, the sim card tray, power button, speaker, port, even the camera, 2nd mic, and flash are perfectly aligned. quite surprised they went with the notch tho.

57. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Apple preferred symmetry over rigidity. That whole discussion at the time of the S6 release was hilarious when iPhones could be bent with 2 kids fingers because the underlying chassis was simply weak due to sacrifices for lining up parts and lines. It took a good amount of OCD to be bothered by the S6 design instead.

84. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

the 'easily' bendable iPhone only happen to the 6 Plus, and that's of course has nothing to do with symmetry, it's simply a design flaw. if you want to talk about sacrifices Samsung also did that with S8, looks over rigidity. the S8 is decent in term of symmetry, S6 however was far a mess, even the USB Port is not in the middle. it didn't need a good amount of OCD.

48. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Samsung got patent for similar notch since last year, probably they'll use it :-/

69. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

But it won't be like this, I guarantee it. Likely why Apple rushed to do it first. because Samsung considered it. If the notch was in the bezel and it didn't get into view of the display, it would be fine. This one stupid foolish move is gonna make millions of apps a chore to use and they aren't ever gonna be fixed.

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

The notch isn’t the problem.... Haha jk yeah it is.

4. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

You know this world is f**ked up when a 48 seconds video has 35 seconds of ad in it.

44. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I know right? What the heck were we actually looking at anyway? The guy opens one commentary on how said app will react to the notch etc.

73. Xilam unregistered

I bet it will be the same as when iPhone 5 cameout. Most of the apps will conform before you even get the device, but a few will linger for about a month and at the end of second month - 99% of apps will be conforming to the notch design for the X. Don’t forget that iOS apps data is separate for each device you download on - you only get the version of the app that’s designed for your specific phone - not bundled with others (this was meant to save storage space). But applies to layouts and hardware specs (including the extra two tabs of screen on top). I can already imagine the clever use of those two tabs of screen on top vs just having empty non-functional area like it’s on LG and Samsung.

77. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is this guy^ really this clueless and out of touch?

82. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Yes he is. Lol

5. jian9007

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Please keep posting about how bad everything with the iPhone X is and scaring away potential buyers. That way, I'll have a much better chance to snag one on the 27th. :-)

25. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

If they post the bad so much, it’s highly likely that you will run away too.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it can be changed with updates. bixby on the other hand..

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Bixby didnt crop your screen

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

bixby took a button.

12. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Which can be turned off. Can you turn off a notch? Maybe not.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it can be blended out. i do see the notch as an inconvenience but i dont see the hate on an app not working. thats what app developers are meant to do.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

On top of that, the Bixby button is at the side of Samsung phones, so it isn't as obstructive as the notch which is on the forefront of the iPhone X.

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