When the iPhone X came out you could find me ranting about how the notch on the top of the phone was stupid. I didn’t really understand why it was there in in the first place. Yeah I knew that Apple had some big fancy words and tricks for Face ID but, that eyebrow on the phone man! Many people thought the notch was an including myself. Nevertheless I found myself once my contract was up with a purchasing decision. Did I go for the iPhone X or the 8 plus model? I went for the iPhone X barring any judgement I had about the notch. I wanted to see what the iPhone X was all about.
For the sake of moving along I love my iPhone X, It truly is the iPhone of the future. I will dive more into my thoughts in a later blog post on the phone. However, let’s talk android.
Putting something that doesn’t belong
As soon as the iPhone X came out, reviews started pouring in that android manufacturers were going to put in notch’s. My first thought was why? If you can’t make a notch useful then why copy Apple. Apple had a reason to do the notch. I believe that they want the notch smaller even gone. However, they had to make a decision and they did. Android manufactures are just putting a notch into their software.
Okay, So what does that mean?
Having a notch hold a bunch of camera tech is useful. Where else would you put it? Android manufacturers are just putting tweaks in their customization of android to have variety’s of notch’s. Even the new LG G7 ThinQ )horrible name and horrible design by the way LG( are allowing the user to remove the notch if they’d like. LG here’s a small piece of advice. If you don’t have a reason for a notch then why put it in your software? The phone would look much better if you’d leave it out. Also, many carriers would sell the phone if it were not for the notch.
Apple designs products for their customers with a lot of research and development. Even having internal arguments with design and functionality. They bring their products to waiting customers knowing that sometimes there will be push back. Ultimately Apple comes out on top. Even customers saying that Apple was wrong see the decision as a life changing event. However, android in my opinion even after 2 years of owning a device. Never really had that affect on me.