Apple announced that they are proud of Notch, which is due to its integration with the TrueDepth camera system in the full-screen design of the iPhone X. Apple, which has gone through a radical design change with iPhone X, had to include the Notch in the phone’s design to include the TrueDepth camera system and move to full-screen design.
The Notch can turn into a shortcut bar rather than the dead area in the hands of application developers. Apple, long silent about the Notch phenomenon, broke the silence recently.
Notch is the product of a proud technology
In his latest interview with Tom’s Guide, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing, has announced that Apple is proud of the notch on the iPhone X.
Joswiak said, “The components on the iPhone X are one of the heaviest packaged technological products we’ve made up to now. iPhone X is also the most sophisticated technology we’ve ever had in such a small area.”
Interesting choice for Apple
Apple’s design choice looks ugly thanks to the permanent notch at the top, but its decision to embrace it should also encourage developers to do the same and offer more unique ways to handle the display. Some have already created rough examples of content flowing around the notch, but Apple’s own developer guidelines appear to forbid it:
Don’t mask or call special attention to key display features. Don’t attempt to hide the device’s rounded corners, sensor housing, or indicator for accessing the Home screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. Don’t use visual adornments like brackets, bezels, shapes, or instructional text to call special attention to these areas either.
It looks like developers will be stuck with that obstructive notch when it comes to creating iOS apps. Finally, on the list of Tom’s Guide, the most innovative technology of 2017, the iPhone X appears. Among the factors driving the iPhone X are Face ID, Super Retina HD screen and Apple A11 Bionic chip.