Jeffrey Mincey with an insightful look at iPhone X’s Notch vs. other smartphones with a micro-bezel. Love it or hate it, the Notch is a good design.
Every new feature Apple introduces in a new product is met with considerable criticism and detailed analysis. For example, the Notch was mocked because it was so visible. Face ID was mocked because half a dozen people could trick it with a relative or look-alike neighbor (Apple says Face ID tricking would be one in a million or so, better than Touch ID, and with a few dozen people vs. a few dozen million iPhone X’s sold to date, that’s about right).
Who talks about the Notch these days?
Designers are applauding the Notch because it gives them room to add a few features that Chin and Forehead do not.
Wait. What? Chin? Forehead? What are those? Check out the Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone X. Notch vs. that ugly band across the top and bottom of the Galaxy screen. Those are the Forehead and Chin, respectively.
So, Notch good; Chin and Forehead not good?