Notch you worry: the best iOS apps optimized for the iPhone X

App developers took the iPhone X screen cutout as a challenge, and started getting crafty designing for its notch-and-horns realities, that is why we stormed the App Store to show you some of the best examples for apps reworked around the inimitable Mr Notch...
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31 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Too funny.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup. Yet, Apple still doesn't write the REAL screen size of iNotch in the specs. 5.8'', is a marketing lie!!! P.S. And ''bezelless''...my a..

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Only 10 apps, of which eight I've never ever heard of, support The "Xotch", eh? Baldy has a point! The only reason iPhone X is a sales success is because of all that hype and the bragging rights that follows it. I'm sure Jobs would... Well you know! The man had a great eye for hardware and I'm sure he'd have... Well, you know! G'Day!

3. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"The only reason iPhone X is a sales success is because" Because it's awesome device and by far best iPhone ever made, so Yes of course it sells.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The "best iPhone ever made" really doesn't say much.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Baldy has a point! @midon My dear Sheeple; Would you care to elaborate the so called 'awesomeness' that's allegedly possessed by The iPhone X in your opinion? Eh? G'Day!

11. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Best screen, amazing camera, great battery life, awesome design with that big standout screen, great stereo speakers, face ID, most powerful smartphone in the market, True tone display, 120hz input which makes everything so smooth, all this and lot more in very compact size. IPhone X is very unique product in the market. So of course it sells.

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Design is subjective. The notch is ugly. Regardless of that hardware, iOS is it's biggest downfall.

26. jacky899

Posts: 405; Member since: May 16, 2017

I like the notch. The only people bashing it are the Samsung guys who don't own an Iphone X or probably never even seen one in person. The screen design with the notch is the most optimal use of space and I haven't ever heard any dislike for the notch from real people who actually own the iphone X.

20. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Sounds like midan just copied the apple talking points memo.

9. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Of course it says, people who like iOS and want to upgrade buy iPhone 8, 8 plus or X if they want the best. You know not many want to switch ecosystem These days, Apple really nailed it with iPhone X

29. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Cant argue with the truth. It has the best notch to ever graze the face of any smartphone.

31. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is also the most fragile iPhone ever and probably the buggiest. Not attributes I would attribute to an “awesome” phone. Beta phone or work in progress are words better describing this phone.

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

Yeah thats the only reason why the X is a sales success, so people can just brag about dropping over a $1000 on a phone just to brag to their friends, makes total sense. IPhone x sold because of hype and words yeah... Or maybe, it's actually a great flagship class smartphone that many want?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don’t even dislike the notch anymore, in fact its grown on me and looks pretty cool now. Spending time with it, and buying it changed my mind.

8. palmguy

Posts: 965; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

"Spending time with it". You're not sleeping with it, are you, Ray?

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

....?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m not Ray, and I sleep with my wife fool.

30. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I love the notch... its a fetish.

12. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Exactly, notch is actually very cool, it doesn't bother me at all, for return we get this great almost edge to edge screen. Let the haters hate, but they would want to have screen like this :) I really like the smooth lines with this phone, after when i see typical phone with that box screen, it just feels outdated.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple did a great job, and I judged it early. I had to put my foot in my mouth. Great phone.

21. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Fake Louie strikes again fool.

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

If you say the notch doesn't bother you, you are just making excuses. It is a very poorly though out design.

16. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The only way notch not bother is, to cover it with virtual bezel. But then the size of the display must written correctly: ( 5.5'')

19. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Why would it bother me? It's just smaller bezel, in everyday use you don't even see it, it's out of reach from your eyes. Also it's very well though design element, place where the notch is doesn't show anything important, so thanks to notch we get extra screen space in smaller phone, it's propably biggest selling point with X. Very compact size phone with big "in your face" screen and it looks stunning, many who didn't meant to buy one, bought it after testing the demo unit :D

24. mootu

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why do you talk as if they added the horns to give you extra screen space?, they didn't, it's exactly the opposite they took a wacking great chunk out of a standard screen leaving you with less usable screen than a standard 5.5". It's not a feature, it's a by product of a poor design decision. The stuff apple fans say to defend the notch gets more ridiculous everyday.

27. jacky899

Posts: 405; Member since: May 16, 2017

Clearly you don't own or haven't used an Iphone X if you think the notch is a waste of space. In fact, it is the complete opposite and you can ask anyone who owns an Iphone X. Also with Iphone X you have the option for notch or without notch. Samsung can only dream of being able to maximize the use of screen real estate like Apple can.

28. mootu

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And another notch defender, no you can't have it without notch. You may be able to blend it in with an app but it always there. Clearly you like assuming if people have used an X or not, i get iPhones through work free, had the X honestly tried to like it but sent it back after 48 hours. Notch is way too distracting, camera hump makes the phone rock when flat on a desk and IOS 11 is just a mess and i dont like not having a finger print scanner.Signal dropped a few times as well in areas where i have full on other phones. I did like the gestures as i use them on Android and the camera was nice but those few things won't make me use a phone which i pretty much hated.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your thoughts don’t matter to me.

22. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think more apps should take notes from the app "Halide" Also the game " The Machines " should remake the left upper circle button either make it a little on the right side, make it smaller, change the look into a rectangle with rounded corners or a half circle that merge with notch.
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