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The iPhone 8 will wear its display "cutout" loud and proud, new report suggests

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The iPhone 8 will wear its display "cutout" loud and proud, new report suggests

The "notch" or "cutout" at the top of iPhone 8's display has been a polarizing topic among fans ever since the first legitimate schematics for the device leaked online. The so-called notch houses a number of important sensors for biometric authentication, as well as the phone's front-facing camera, but many were hoping that Apple would opt to to hide the notch by blending it with a dark status bar.

This would have been a viable option, since the iPhone 8 is outfitted with an OLED display, and the cutout would have blended nicely with a black status bar, but alas, it seems like Apple has decided to go the opposite way and turn the notch into a prominent design characteristic of the iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 will wear its display "cutout" loud and proud, new report suggests
image source: Bloomberg

According to a recent Bloomberg report, the status bar will be split into what Apple employees are internally referring to as "ears." The ear to the left of the notch will reportedly be occupied by the time, while the right will display cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as the battery icon. The report also claims that, due to the limited space on the status bar, the information it displays could change on a per-task basis.

What do you think of Apple's decision to leave the status bar transparent at all times? Do you think it adds character to the iPhone 8 or are you not a fan of the "cutout" up top? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:22 15

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 290; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Wowowowowoowwww - iphonearena

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:49

9. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Just release the damn jewelry apple. I cant wait no more.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 13:47 7

58. Finalflash (Posts: 3578; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Can't wait to test out the FPS under the screen huh? Since it is absolutely 150 000% guaranteed and you knew that because you're special and an Apple insider that Apple loves very very much.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 16:38 2

71. drunkenjay (Posts: 1103; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


he will never reply to your comment. you're on his naughty list.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:04 4

29. tangbunna (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)


new iphone with almost everything old hardware and useless new features.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:26 6

2. manojmcn (Posts: 626; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


OLED... hahaha hahaha hahaha

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:46 2

8. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 405; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


What's so funny about OLED? Samsung is also using OLED but they renamed it as Super AMOLED.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:19 15

15. submar (Posts: 612; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Laughing at the ifans who laughs for burn-ins maybe.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:41 1

24. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Burn in will occur on iPhone 8, that's the nature of OLED, first letter in OLED being organic, organic things degrade and decay

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:27 1

33. submar (Posts: 612; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Yes. This will give a firm slap on their face.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:32 7

35. tedkord (Posts: 14726; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Burn in occurs with LCD, too. The monitors at work have it badly. It's only going to occur when a static image is left up for long periods of time. I used a GS3 for three and a half years without a bit of burn in, and AMOLED has advanced since then.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:45 1

43. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


That's image retention what your talking about unless they are older than like 7 years. Those would be prone to burn in cause everything is starting to wear out.

It goes away within a few minutes on bad LCD panels and is temporary. LCD's don't get burn in like OLED does. Are the monitors at you work CRT? Those used to have severe burn in, those big chunky monitors of the past.

I'm sure if you used one of those check burn in apps from Play Store, you will see at least status bar burn in, i.e that top strip where the status bar remains all the time, that part of the screen on a full white display, is a whiter white vs the rest of the display, etc. That was pre-Lollipop, where apps never changed the color of the status bar and always remained black

Burn in can be heavily mitigated/nearly non existent if you just hide navigation buttons on the bottom, that's what I will do if I get the Note 8, which I might, going to hide the nav bar on the bottom and all is good, everything else on the screen changes often to not have burn in

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:50 1

44. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


It's why we still don't really have any OLED desktop monitors yet still and LCD is still heavily used in desktop monitors despite the tech being there for years, cause of burn in. On smartphones thing's don't remain no where near as static as desktop monitors do so

Once they really figure out how to handle OLED decay rate,etc, desktop monitors will be flooded with OLED goodness, but for now, VA/IPS/TN still reign dominate in desktop monitors(IPS being my favorite for desktop monitor by far)

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 15:08

68. Macready (Posts: 1537; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


DELL had one:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/11272/dells-ultrasharp-30inch-4k-oled-now-on-sale-up3017q-for-3500

The main problem is currently the price hurdle. For TV's, LG has partially offset that by increasing its market and being able to leverage costs, plus using a cheaper technology (white OLED plus RGB filter). For smaller mobile devices, Samsung has been able to leverage cost too thanks to their giant market (litterally more than a billion AMOLED panels produced).

For the professional market, that's less of a hurdle, hence why there have been pro grade OLED monitors for photography and film studios for about a decade (at prices running from 10 to 30k).

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 14:41

63. tedkord (Posts: 14726; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Its permanent, and they're maybe 5 years old. It's burn in because the displays have some elements that are showing 24/7. It's really bad along the top of the screen.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 14:47

65. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Yeah.. those displays getting abused 24/7. Sounds like backlight is bleeding through the top

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:19 5

16. bobby84 (Posts: 547; Member since: 13 May 2016)


iPhone uses Samsung OLED panels

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:33 1

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


IMO the ears are less then beautiful. the Essential phone got it right if there is going to be any camera notch. But as it goes for bezel-less LGs up coming V30 is fantastically designed for a flat screen device while Samsung's S8 S8+ and Note 8 take the crown for bezel- less design all the way because of the curved edges. To me the infinity display is really an innovated display. But I say all this knowing that it is all subjective some don't like curves some do, some don't like oled some do, some don't like thin bezels and some do. to each his own and what works for them.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:33 7

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1938; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Funny how PA presents it like it's all that..........Come on PA these are all old specs and features nothing new here! Apple just copies others!

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 09:37 12

5. kiko007 (Posts: 5733; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


The A11 is most certainly new and better than anything Qaulcomm can muster for the next three years at least. The rest of this extra crap is just a bonus.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:00 3

11. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


To be honest i can't remember any single android phone having all the tech the iphone will have put together. They have nothing close to the A11 SoC, Arkit, FaceID, 3D touch, Motion co-processor, Haptic engine, and that is leaving aside improved dual speakers, dual cameras, new design, oled screen and developer and app support i.e snapchat, youtube, Arkit etc, google apps.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:09 20

13. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What?

Android phones don;'t have A11? The A11 is based off ARM's chip designs...so technically anyone using an ARM chip references this design. APple simply customized it a bit.

Arkit? What is that suppose to be? As in what does that mean for you specifically? What will be your usage of it?

AR and VR are very similar. The only difference is AR allows you to bring in outside effects.

How many people who buy this phone will actually use it for more than a couple days?

Face ID? Other phones have had facial recognition for years. 3D Touch? You mean Force Touch? Other phones have offered what this does in software for years. I can hard or soft press on my phone right now and get a menu.

Motion co-processor? All GPU's have a co-processor. All it does is do outside computations. You dont need a extra chip unless your chip can't handle computations.

Dual speakers? REALLY? Apple wasn't first and won;t be last.
Dual cameras? Apple wasn't first and won't be last. Who's gonna do this right though? Apple's fuzzy cameras? lol. No OIS on the 2nd camera? LOL

New design? Samsung phones have changed to a new design EVERY YEAR. Apple stuck with the same design 3 years on every model they have ever made.

OLED display? Samsung and LG pioneered the OLED display and Samsung is the leader and winner. Appel is buyign their display. Appel didn't design or make any display.

Google Apps? Android is from Google so I question your intelligence and I got an answer.

You are a stupid ignorant moron.

Why didn't you mention wireless charging while you were at it? lol

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:35 3

22. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


A11 is quite different from reference ARM design that OEM's like Qualcomm and others use. No comparison, A11 is actually quite different in design vs reference ARM design, it's much wider, lower core clock, etc

"How many people who buy this phone will actually use it for more than a couple days?"

What kind of question is this lol? Realistically speaking the i8 will sell like hot cakes, are you realistically looking at things here or nah?

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:03 3

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 2730; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


TLDR. Just tell us when you are going to pre-order your iPhone 8 and how many.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 12:51 1

55. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2443; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Yeah he will get the iPhone 8 along with the apple watch and a MacBook pro to complete his collection and comes here to bitch and whine about Apple lol.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 13:12 4

57. kiko007 (Posts: 5733; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


He's the biggest masochistic dumbass I've ever encountered on the Internet.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 14:00 2

60. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2443; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


That's an understatement if you ask me lol.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 11:59 3

46. apple-rulz (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


"Android phones don;'t have A11? The A11 is based off ARM's chip designs...so technically anyone using an ARM chip references this design. APple simply customized it a bit." Using your totally ridiculous analogy, I could also say the 2017 Mercedes S550 is based on the 1886 Motorwagen by Karl Benz, just that the S550 is customized a bit. The rest of your poorly written diatribe is so laughable it's not worth addressing. Techie if you had any sense of decency, you'd send your mail order bride back to the Philippines, so at least the poor woman could be happy.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:24 1

18. larryvand (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Google's ARCore leaves ARKit in the dust. Read the review that the Verge posted called Google's ARCore the best smoothest and most realistic AR implementation they have ever seen.

posted on 30 Aug 2017, 10:36 2

23. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Problem is iOS 11 is around the corner with ARkit, so it will become by far the biggest AR platform around now when iOS 11 hits, ARcore will not take off for a while due to Android update nature

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