YouTube on iOS scores support for the iPhone X: New 'zoom to fill' option debuts
by Peter Kostadinov / Nov 07, 2017, 5:32 AM
iPhone X, but meanwhile, developers are working hard on updating their apps to support the mold-breaking 2:1 display of the device, which is a first for Apple.
One of the latest top-tier apps to score support for the iPhone X's intricacies is none other than YouTube, which now support pinch to zoom for a fullscreen experience alongside a regular letterbox mode that doesn't make full use of the display real estate.
iPhone X to v12.43, you will be able to simply pinch in on any video and it will fill in the whole screen. This way, however, some content will be cropped from the bottom, top, and one of the sides of the phone (thanks, notch). That's why even after you update the app, YouTube will default to the more traditional letterbox mode which doesn't hide away content.Once you update the YouTube app on your
The update should be rolling out right now.
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Wasn’t it available already. I have iPhone X from day one and I could pinch to zoom
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 5:47 AM 2
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why would you want to zoom your video, it means it has wrong aspect ratio and your video will look very stupid, and im not talking about the notch. I'm talking about the picture which you lose from up and down when you zoom your video out of the screen. i can't believe people are doing this, i hope they don't! Why Youtube is even giving option for this, it's nonsense. Sure it would be nice to fill that beautiful screen but it's not how the video is meant to watch.
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 5:56 AM 1
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That's Apple's fault for using a stupid resolution. You know, the same thing you said about the S8 resolution?! Remember that? Now how does it feel. Waiting on the PA article talkign about Apple terrible chosen resolution. its nowhere near standard.
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 9:05 AM 0
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I still don't get why 18:9 screens are even a thing. What was up with 16:9? Have we all been suffering with the wrong shape screens all this time?
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 7:48 AM 1
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I wouldn't be surprised if video aspect ratios of the iPhone X or Samsung S8/S8+ promote YouTube to have content specific for those screens which users wont experience lose of image due to zooming / cropping.
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 1:01 PM 0
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No es razonable recortar y, por lo tanto, no poder ver, parte de la imagen: es absurdo. Y, mientras los formatos de los contenidos no se acerquen, las zonas negras inútiles serán lo que hay. Y digo mientras no se acerquen, porque adaptarse es imposible, dada la multitud de distintos formatos alargados, que no solamente 18:9 (2:1), que, por ejemplo, el iPhone X es 2.177:1 no 2:1, casi un 10% de variación, entre muchos distintos formatos. Y la solución no es migrar únicamente a 18:9, dada la elevada proporción de dispositivos con formato 16:9, incluidos los iPhone 8 y 8 Plus.
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 3:26 AM 0
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