The response around the iPhone X has been overwhelmingly positive. Which is kind of odd, isn’t it? I mean, when do we consumers absolutely love anything? There has been no major backlash over any of the features. Including the switch from a home button to the gestures. Which I could see people raging against. But they’re getting used to it. Slowly accepting the change and attempting to be on board with the new design. So why are people so happy with the phone? To start, it’s an amazing phone What’s not to like? I mentioned some things that you will need to get used to, but there’s nothing really wrong with the phone.
Further to that, the iPhone X is the most dramatic change to an iPhone. Many people tend to be afraid of change, but people seem to be on board with these changes. But what people can’t see might be the best asset that the iPhone X has. Every other phone on the market right now has incredibly large bezels at the bottom. The iPhone X doesn’t. How did Apple get the phones display to stretch all the way to the bottom of the phone? This is an incredible feat considering that no other company could do this.
Rumors had surfaced long before the iPhone X had launched that Apple was going to use flexible OLED display panels on the phone. But a few months later, designs had leaked showing a perfectly flat iPhone. How does that even happen? It was also unknown that there would be an additional model released this year. I think there were a few rumors swirling towards the end of August, but by all accounts, the iPhone 8 was going to be the latest and greatest.
How was Apple able to do this exactly? If you look closely at the image above, you can actually see that the display on the iPhone actually stretches past the bottom of the phone and then curves around behind itself. Apple did this so that the display controller (the chip that allows a screen to actually display images) could be hidden behind the actual display instead of underneath it. Which is the case with every other all-screen phone on the market.
It makes you wonder if, and how this is even possible. Mostly because it doesn’t seem like you should be able to “bend” a display. But you’ve got to hand it to Apple’s engineering team. Because this is pretty amazing. Not only that, it’s a relatively “simple” solution. Simple in the fact that it wasn’t hatched from a scheme, but rather something that one might suggest is common sense. And because of that, it makes the iPhone vastly superior to everything else on the market right now.
Will other phone companies be able to figure out this design for their own phones? Perhaps, but it’s a little too late now. Even if they were to copy it, it’s going to take months of designing (or redesigning) existing phones in order to be able to put them out on the market. Good job, Apple.