Poll results: the iPhone X notch draws hate and ridicule
by Preslav Kateliev / Oct 24, 2017, 9:18 AM
Anyway, not all is ponies and happiness with the iPhone X, however. Its all-display front actually has a weird-looking forehead. Some might say Apple's top-notch phone is ruined by a top notch. Of course, it's used to house the phone's earpiece, front camera, and its sophisticated Face ID sensors. But it still drew quite a bit of ridicule.
So, does everyone hate it? We decided to run a poll and see how many of our users do... Here's how the votes tallied up:
What do you think of the iPhone X "notch"?
I'm not really bothered by it
I kinda like it!
Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011
It is controversial even with some Apple fans. Though as I have said its a good device as far as the SoC and Screen. Its just hindered design wise by this so called notch IMO. But again this is all subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 9:23 AM 2
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Just because this line exists, it shouldn't be abused.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 9:57 AM 14
Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012
The "notch" makes the screen look like one giant screen protector. In my opinion it's distracting. Let's see how it all plays out. Hopefully in the future, Apple with it's boat loads of cash, can produce a better looking device.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 9:37 AM 6
Posts: 372; Member since: Feb 20, 2015
The deign is growing on me, but the practicality of the design still cause me to ponder, WHY?? I understand the why but...... If they were going to make a phone lacking in symmetry, why not one full, thin, bar across the top, housing all the necessary camera components. You lose so much screen or interrupt video with this design element (won't call it a flaw because the phone looks good)
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 9:40 AM 1
Posts: 635; Member since: Nov 13, 2012
I think Apple wanted to make a unique looking phone. All the other "thin-bezel" phones looks kinda the same, If they did what the others do, the phone will not be recognizable from the rest of the party. They always had the round button at the bottom, the huge chin and forehead of the bezels, that made the phone pretty recognizable from a distance. Now that they are going "thin" on the screen I think they decided that move to make something "unique" at the front to differentiate from the rest. Still, looks very impractical for a daily usage. Wish they added a Fingerprint scanner at the Apple Logo, that would be lit!
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:59 PM 0
Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009
It wasn't about unique looks, it was about squeezing a few more percent of screen to body ratio of for marketing purposes, since they couldn't do the camera and sensors without some bezel. It's a compromise, and not a very smart one.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 5:57 PM 1
Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 08, 2017
Eh, the notch doesn’t bother me that much anymore. It’s like a mini top bezel. Big deal.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 10:03 AM 0
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
Who are these 332 aestheticists who actually like the notch?
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 12:24 PM 5
Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 2013
Don't care one way or the other. BUT! People are more worried about how it LOOKS, versus how it WORKS. Form, follows function. You want a piece of jewelry, go to Kay Jewelers. IT'S A PHONE, not a work of "art".
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 12:54 PM 0
Posts: 713; Member since: Dec 05, 2011
Apple has always mixed functionality with asthetics.....until now.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:41 PM 1
Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017
Well it looks bad and its gonna work bad. Those facts are readily available for your viewing on Youtube. In fact Apple updated guidelines require that the notch can not be blacked out with a bar. They must work around it or below it. The 1st and only problem that really matter is this: There are nearly 3M app in the Apple app store. 100% of them now work visually perfect with all present iPhone design. Out of 3M apps, only the most popular ones will be updated to work properly with the iPhone X design. That basically means 2.5M apps (give or take) will NEVER be updated and have their data blocked on the screen. For many of those apps, many likely won't care what is blocked. But it doesn't change the fact its a bad design. f Samsung had did this, the Apple fans would have been all over it with hate posts. But its Apple do its ok.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 3:21 PM 0
Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012
That notch doesn't really matter since it only houses the clock and signal bars. As for portrait oriented apps it won't matter at al since it will still show the same clock and signal bars. Landscape oriented apps will probably show a black bar at left under the notch the make that notch a full bar. That way it won't interfere with e.g. media-playback or games.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 5:52 PM 0
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