Love it or hate it, the notch in iPhone X will be around for awhile. Say what you will about Apple’s designers, engineers, marketers, or executives, Apple has embraced the notch in iPhone X and you should, too. Why? Steve Jobs says, ‘Stop whining about the notch.’
Yeah, that’s what I think Jobs would say about all the nattering nabobs of negativism and their perspective about the notch, but let’s be honest. Didn’t Steve Jobs ship some crapola designs of his own through the years? It’s a long list of design faux pas, no?
Do a Google search of iPhone X notch and you’ll be treated with a list of writers who think Apple’s design mojo is gone, the notch is unsightly to ugly, and those armchair quarterbacks are certain Steve Jobs would not have allowed such a thing to hit the stage.
Bull hockey. Oh, and speaking of hockey, remember the original iMac’s hockey puck mouse? So much for design esthetic, huh Steve? Have you seen the original iPhone’s bezels, chin, and forehead? They’re huge. And ugly. And they’re still around on every iPhone released since 2007.
iPhone X dispensed with the chin altogether, and the edge is almost bezel-less, but even at the top of the device, Apple managed to squeeze in more technology– that’s where the camera and TrueDepth Face ID system resides– in absolutely less space than any iPhone forehead since the dawn of iPhone a decade ago.
Yet, what do we hear from those nattering nabobs of negativism, those armchair designers, those critics of all that is holy in technology, though they themselves have not a shred of design skill or understanding, and when Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone had nothing to say about the giant bezels, huge Jay Leno-like chin, clunky mechanical Home button, and the enormously grotesque forehead?
Apple just removed all of those with iPhone X, and poured in more technology with the TrueDepth Face ID system in a smaller space– which increases the screen’s overall size and usability, and they dare to complain.
Can’t you hear it? Yes, it’s him. He’s crying out from the grave, “Stop whining about the notch. I’ve done worse.”
Worse? Apple III. Worse? iBook. Worse? Hockey puck mouse (with a single button). Worse? iMac G4 (the gooseneck lamp Mac). Worse? iTunes Media Mall app. Worse? iPhone 4 antenna. Worse? The bezels on the original iPad. Add to the list as you see fit. Jobs was a master showman, a task master who prodded, pushed, and insulted staffers to produce ever improved products, but he had a list of products with obviously gaping failures.
It’s an improvement in every way and if you think otherwise then show me exactly how Apple gets all of that futuristic technology that makes up the camera and TrueDepth Face ID system into a better package that ships in 2017.