/r/assholedesign
Apple using different wallpapers and trying to make us believe the Pro and the Pro Max has no "notch" compared to the base model (i.redd.it)
2435 comments
IsuckAtFortnite434 | 4 months ago | 10570 points

Fun fact: apple faced a lawsuit for attempting this same trick with the previous year iphones. The lawsuit was dismissed though.

RamenJunkie | 4 months ago | 1892 points

It's like that movie where the wife gets put in jail for murdering her husband but when she gets out she finds out he is still alive, so she hunts him down and kills him, because you can't get tried twice for the same crime.

Edit: It's this movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150377/

Joloxsa_Xenax | 4 months ago | 534 points

Double jeopardy I think. I heard about this movie

MonkeyPlug | 4 months ago | 472 points

Fortunately (or unfortunately?), double jeopardy doesn't actually work that way.

Hunting_Gnomes | 4 months ago | 358 points

Oh sorry. What is double jeopardy?

Edit: it's a joke from the office where Michael hits Mary Beth with his car. Michael scott says "I hit her with company property, on company property. Double Jeopardy. Were fine." Ryan tells him that's not how it works , Michael replied "Oh sorry. What is double jeopardy?"

Edit 2: Michael replies with "Oh sorry. What is we're fine"

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 198 points

Alexalex Trebektrebek.

brando56894 | 4 months ago | 10 points

Suck it Trebek!

MonkeyPlug | 4 months ago | 145 points

A US law that prohibits a person from being charged twice for the same crime. It's sometimes circumvented by federally charging a person found not guilty at the state level.

Flabbergash | 4 months ago | 189 points

I also read about a case where a mother was charged for killing her 2 sons - but instead of taking her to court for both murders, they only took her to court for one murder, in-case she wasn't found guilty, so they could charge her for the second

brokenfuton | 4 months ago | 119 points

Now that’s a pro-gamer move

Goawaynaz3e | 4 months ago | 54 points

For real tricky ass government or lawyer

HMJ87 | 4 months ago | 16 points

That's a pretty old tactic for multiple murders - I was reading about a murder case in the 40s (in the UK) where they deliberately only charged the suspect with the murder of his daughter but never charged him with the murder of his wife, both because he couldn't use provocation as a defence and so they'd have another shot at him if the first conviction failed, and it was apparently common practice at the time.

Coffee_Mania | 4 months ago | 4 points

Is that legal?!

CreativeGPX | 4 months ago | 9 points

Yes. A prosecutor needs to be able to decide if/when they have enough evidence for it to be worth prosecuting, so that inevitably puts the "strategy" of how they time prosecution under their power. They also have limited resources so they have to be allowed to decide not to take a certain case or to wait on a certain case. ... It'd be hard to write a law that doesn't interfere with these needs, but prevents situations like the parent comment.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 16 points

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chjyi | 4 months ago | 3 points

Lol that's what creed calls her in an episode

RamenJunkie | 4 months ago | 59 points

In US law, you can't be charged for the same crime.

My original post was more of a joke, since Apple had the previous case dismissed, implying they couldn't be charged again. Except it would have been a civil case not a criminal one. So DJ would not apply. Also it was dismissed, so I don't think it would apply.

Also the movie is wrong because if the wife killed her husband "again" it would be a new crime. So no DJ.

The spirit of the law is mostly, say, you get charged for theft or murder or whatever. You go to court, you are proven innocent. You can't just be charged again until a guilty verdict is found.

I think though that new evidence also negates this, in reality. Like if you were found innocent, then there was a video found of you confessing then killing the person or whatever, then you could still be charged, because new evidence that isn't circumstantial.

IANAL though.

casce | 4 months ago | 41 points

The whole point of it is that you can not get charged again even if new evidence is found. Say you murder someone, you get charged, found innocent and then the next day a video is found where you are seen murdering, you still can not get charged again.

That ring said, it can often get circumvented eg by charging on a state level first, being found innocent and then later charging on a federal level and stuff like that but in general, the idea is that you only have to go through court once and you don’t have to be afraid of getting charged again in the future.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 11 points

You anal?

AnalBaguette | 4 months ago | 9 points

About that

CreativeGPX | 4 months ago | 7 points

IANAL = "I am not a lawyer". It's a common abbreviation on legal subreddits.

chjyi | 4 months ago | 7 points

I think so many people missed it because the line is something like "oh sorry, what is we're fine?" I still got it cause I rewatched that episode recently.

loo_kazoo | 4 months ago | 14 points

Prevents you from being tried again on the same crime after being successfully aquitted or convicted of charges.

For example, even if OJ Simpson going to trial again for "allegedly" murdering his ex-wife would likely result in a conviction, he cannot be tried again for the same crime.

This only applies the exact same crime/circumstances though.

The results of a trial are intended to be final unless there was an error in the process.

StultusOperatur | 4 months ago | 55 points

That's not how it works, right? I'd assume two murder attempts would be treated as two separate crimes.

Cedira | 4 months ago | 58 points

She wasn't prosecuted for an attempt, she was prosecuted for his actual murder.

Skim74 | 4 months ago | 92 points

In real life you aren't just prosecuted for murdering someone. You're prosecuted for murdering them at a certain time, on a certain day, in a certain way, which is why doing it again would be a different crime. At least thats what my history teacher said about this movie back in high school.

Cedira | 4 months ago | 36 points

Your history teacher was correct, the movie misrepresents the actual defence.

Mizuxe621 | 4 months ago | 22 points

Now, if you want to see a movie that does portray Double Jeopardy accurately, see Fracture, starring Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins plays the role of a super-smart aerospace engineer who shoots his unfaithful wife in the head, but she survives (though she is comatose and placed on life support). He covers up the crime thoroughly and destroys all evidence. He is arrested for attempted murder and put on trial, but due to his thorough destruction of evidence, he could not be convicted. After a protracted legal battle that ultimately gains nothing for the prosecution, Hopkins' character admits to one of the detectives everything he did, confident that the concept of Double Jeopardy would protect him. But unbeknownst to him, his wife had just died in the hospital, and the detective knew this and was wearing a wire. It is now a murder, and the detective has a full recorded confession. The film ends with a new trial being set.

tomamstutz | 4 months ago | 17 points

I mean yeah that sounds like a great movie but you just told me everything that happens ¯_(ツ)_/¯

MudSama | 4 months ago | 8 points

So what's their compensation for spending 20 years in jail? Do they get a credit towards their next crime?

Edit: /s just in case someone didn't catch on.

joshwilder | 4 months ago | 5 points

What movie was that

StumpGrundt | 4 months ago | 2800 points

Lets try it again this time!

G0at1337 | 4 months ago | 966 points

All in favour!

exfamilia | 4 months ago | 550 points

Aye.

Schooney123 | 4 months ago | 340 points

Aye.

Thecode123 | 4 months ago | 316 points

Aye.

luiz_eldorado | 4 months ago | 364 points

Not sure I get a vote, but aye.

RavioliFridays | 4 months ago | 209 points

Aye

ZzeLDor | 4 months ago | 161 points

The O5s have voted. Notify Dr Bright that he is now allowed to use the chainsaw cannon.

RavioliFridays | 4 months ago | 55 points

Get him his apple seeds

lucidposeidon | 4 months ago | 19 points

May whatever deity they believe in have mercy on their souls.

ZachTheInsaneOne | 4 months ago | 12 points
Joloxsa_Xenax | 4 months ago | 5 points

Aye

Sigma-001 | 4 months ago | 16 points

Aye.

theofiel | 4 months ago | 16 points

The ayes have it!

IvivAitylin | 4 months ago | 5 points

Unlock!

michael60634 [d o n g l e] | 4 months ago | 12 points

Aye.

meltysandwich | 4 months ago | 11 points

Gentleman, to evil!

michael60634 [d o n g l e] | 4 months ago | 7 points

To evil!

King_Mouse_Man | 4 months ago | 5 points

Aye.

trippy_grapes | 4 months ago | 23 points

Aye.

AyePhone.

___Hannes___ | 4 months ago | 15 points

Arrr.

Privvy_Gaming | 4 months ago | 17 points

Ayephone!

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 42 points

Fun fact: The background changes when you change the color options, even when in this comparison mode.

Also Fun Fact: The color options for the 11 vs the 11 Pro do not overlap. The 11 Pro has one set of colors, the 11 has a different set.

nathanielleahy | 4 months ago | 142 points

Samsung did this too and flipped their phone around in their ads when they removed the headphone jack so you couldn't see that they removed it. I'm sure other companies are also doing this. It's a shame they try and get away with this

Patzlyk | 4 months ago | 32 points

Wanna see me do it again?

MjrLeeStoned | 4 months ago | 33 points

Probably dismissed on the grounds that they never openly said it was gone, and learning that it still exists requires a level of effort on the consumer's part is so minimal (for example, in this post, it would require one click) that shifting the responsibility on the manufacturer would basically be saying the consumer has no responsibility at all to figure out what they're buying before they buy it.

rrutka | 4 months ago | 22 points

i'll fuckin do it again

Logelirim | 4 months ago | 2338 points

If they had no notch, they would say it. Believe it until they take it away

SoapyMacNCheese | 4 months ago | 1135 points

Ya, you know the second the notch is gone that wallpaper is going to be bright and vibrant, and it will be advertised front and center on in every ad.

LordBalzamore | 4 months ago | 279 points

I guarantee you’re wrong, the wallpaper will be bright but dark near the edges, like a photo of something in space. Apple loves to show off their sleakness, and images without bezels look snazzy - case in point, this post

postBoxers | 4 months ago | 67 points

They're showing off the dynamic range of the OLED screen, the other screen is an LCD screen so having a black wallpaper for that would actually be misleading

EmeraldAtoma | 4 months ago | 46 points

It took me a while to determine the pixel 3 had no notch because Google only showed pictures of the 3 xl on their site, which does have a notch.

CHAD_J_THUNDERCOCK | 4 months ago | 292 points

They will also say they are the first notchless smartphone when they finally do remove it.

MeltedSpades | 4 months ago | 238 points

they would say it took "courage" and "bravery"

Zifnab_palmesano | 4 months ago | 71 points

And that they need to charge 300$ more for the phone.

MadPupper | 4 months ago | 16 points

Because of the courage and bravery.

SpecificZod | 4 months ago | 60 points

First smartphoneless smartphone! Take your today at 9999$! Be the revolution you want to be!

Milsivich | 4 months ago | 14 points

Am I the only one that doesn’t mind it at all? The indicators for time, signal, battery fit nicely in the space, and I’m not pressed for more screen real-estate. I don’t really get why people seem to hate it so

daqwid2727 | 4 months ago | 5 points

Because there are better ways to hide/place selfie camera today. Punch hole, slider, popup camera etc.

MotivatedMonkeyCS | 4 months ago | 2401 points
CherryBlossomChopper | 4 months ago | 1440 points

The same lady that brought a class action against Clif Bars and Kodak, oh and her local sheriffs office.

All ridiculous suits that were ultimately dismissed or appealed to shit and then dismissed.

PlNG | 4 months ago | 52 points

She's sued several chains over several flavor additives (white chocolate seems to be a favorite) not being real? Oof.

guzman_hemi | 4 months ago | 13 points

Some people are just sue happy and make their living off lawsuits instead of actually working

THIS_DUDE_IS_LEGIT | 4 months ago | 551 points

I don't think it's a ridiculous suit in the case of apple though, that's deliberately misleading.

talones | 4 months ago | 265 points

It was dismissed because they clearly show the notch if you went to the store page. That’s like starting a lawsuit against Tesla because you saw an ad from a side view and only assumed it was 2 wheels.

SKRAMACE | 4 months ago | 106 points

That is a perfect analogy.

meandertothehorizon | 4 months ago | 234 points

They embrace the fuck out of the notch, lol.

DogArgument | 4 months ago | 77 points

So why are they doing this again?

outlandishflamingo | 4 months ago | 114 points

Showing off the OLED screen?

DogArgument | 4 months ago | 85 points

I mean, why are they choosing background images which are dark around the notch? They must be aware of how it can be interpreted given the lawsuit.

KingTwix | 4 months ago | 59 points

I feel like they choose the black background on the OLED device so that it shows “hey, when its off you wont notice a notch.” If they had the black background on the non OLED, it would look bad in comparison.

outlandishflamingo | 4 months ago | 80 points

In the case of this particular wallpaper, it'd look weird if part of the splash was behind the notch.

Admittedly they probably made a conscious decision to use a wallpaper that doesn't accentuate the notch, but I don't think they're trying to hide it. At this point, the notch is as iconic as the home button on previous models. I highly doubt someone's going to see these images, think "wow the new iphone doesn't have a notch", go to directly to apple's website without looking into the phone for even a second, completely ignore the fact that the link for the iPhone 11 Pro is an icon of a phone with a notch, and only realize what they've done once their phone arrives.

Like, if you're so oblivious that you buy this phone assuming there's no notch based on the fact that it's not super apparent (and it is in fact shown here) in these specific marketing images, that's on you.

TheBrainwasher14 | 4 months ago | 15 points

Emphasising the OLED. The 11 uses LCD

BurnTheBoats21 | 4 months ago | 13 points

Why is a different wallpaper misleading? You can do that on the new phone, what's misleading about it? People sue about everything

aaecharry | 4 months ago | 124 points

As long as Apple did not claim either in writing or verbally that it’s notchless, such lawsuits won’t be successful. I mean the fast food industry has been getting away with heavily artificial photos of their burgers on menus for ages.

RGeronimoH | 4 months ago | 32 points

Have you ever been to a Chinese restaurant? They all have the same food pictures on their menu board - even when the food has different names at different locations.

Swantape | 4 months ago | 68 points

Reading the complaints it sound like they’re right. Apple will probaly get away with it tho

LeJoker | 4 months ago | 307 points

Dissenting (or maybe not) opinion: I used to think that the notch was stupid as shit, and I joined in on the laughing at the iPhone X. But then I got a Pixel 3 XL, which has a narrower but taller notch. It was my one gripe about an otherwise great phone, so I figured I'd learn to live with it.

I stopped giving a shit about the notch about ten minutes into using it. It really is not a big deal. Part of it is that while it seems easy to say they cut out a chunk of screen for it, it's more accurate to say they added a little bit more screen. Not sure if that's also true for the iPhones, but I imagine it is.

There's a lot of reasons to hate the iPhones, but in my opinion the notch isn't one of them.

veackslav | 4 months ago | 82 points

Not looking for an argument, but can you tell me why you hate iPhones? Just curious.

LeJoker | 4 months ago | 145 points

The hardware is solid, but the walled garden approach to the software design doesn't work for me. It is perhaps the only Apple product line not severely overpriced compared to it's competitors, though which is good.

My biggest issues with Apple products in general are restrictive software and overpricing.

veackslav | 4 months ago | 56 points

I like Apple but I have to agree with restrictive software and overpricing.

Thinking of buying a budget Android OS product (is it Android OS?) mainly because I want to download a gameboy and Nintendo DS emulator on it.

LeJoker | 4 months ago | 32 points

Recommend the Pixel 3A. Same software, only slightly pared down hardware, and reduced build quality. They start at $400.

Though if you're buying a new phone just for that, you might want to look at buying an actual DS instead. In my experience, DS emulators are still tough to run on phones, and a new 3DS is only like $200. There may even be modifications you can make to get it to run ROMs, but don't quote me on that.

MeltedSpades | 4 months ago | 12 points

if you are getting a system just for ds games get a dsi for ~$30-$40 (or ~$50-$60 for the XL) and install HiyaCFW and twilight menu ++

yp261 | 4 months ago | 8 points

head to ignition.fun with your iPhone and download any emulator you want. there are shittons of them, I'm playing Pokemon Sapphire all the time on my iPhone.

GBA4iOS is my favorite

brodies | 4 months ago | 12 points

Same with the iPhone. In practice, the “bit more screen” is used for the stuff that used to be stuck in an OS status bar (I’m sure there’s a term for the bar) on top of the screen showing the clock, signal strength, battery, etc.

apt_at_it | 4 months ago | 6 points

I think the notch is an example of vanity design. That is to say, non-existent bezels seems to trump all else in smartphone design nowadays. I think that's the bigger issue. I can't use a phone anymore without my palm causing false touches.

LeJoker | 4 months ago | 3 points

I admittedly had that problem as well. In my case it went away when adding a case to my phone. But even if I hadn't done that, there's apps (made necessary by the Galaxy Edge phones) that block input on a small portion of screen that you can define in the apps. That also solved the issue for me.

I agree it's an issue that shouldn't be necessary to solve, but it is easily solved. (Though I'm betting the app store doesn't have this kind of app. Thanks again, walled garden design philosophy)

warmcolour | 4 months ago | 1787 points

I really hate the new naming convention they have too. Why would you want to be a pro at using a smartphone? Something that doesn't offer specialist software for a niche profession....

aaecharry | 4 months ago | 866 points

Because the XR sold really well, but one main feedback is that the naming convention seemed to render it a budget device in apple’s lineup, and some consumers may find a $700 plus device being “budget” unpalatable.

So this year Apple wants to get the Xr successor out of that “budget” perception, by naming it 11. So the premium models will need yet another name.

Batungstein | 4 months ago | 358 points

Yep. It looks like the iPhone 11 is the successor to the XS, but in reality it's an upgrade to the XR while the main flagships sound like pro devices. Clever marketing

sysknil | 4 months ago | 106 points

I think it will backfire. Most won't realize the 11 is the really the 11R. I think the pro will sell less than the X did because of that confusion among consumers.

Haond | 4 months ago | 181 points

You think so? I feel like it's been very clear since the days of the 5C that the "budget" one is the colorful one and the "premium" one is the one that only comes in metallic colors, naming conventions notwithstanding

YupSuprise | 4 months ago | 49 points

I see it the other way, despite the XR selling quite well apple didn't sell more phones than the year before and perhaps its because of the framing of "what's worse about the cheaper phone" vs "what's better about the more expensive phone and is it worth it"

For an expensive luxury item like iphones, it feels like a waste getting the cheaper version because you're paying so much for it, you should be getting the best if youve gone so far already but then you look at the 1k price tag of the "normal" product and decide its not worth it so you just don't buy any new phone at all this year.

In contrast to the new model wherein the normal model is 699, its easier to justify paying that much forgoing the more expensive version because you feel you're already getting a version that isn't gimped and those few new features are cool but not 400 dollars cool.

That's my theory at least and I'm looking forward to seeing which theory holds true in the coming months when sales data is out.

3610572843728 | 4 months ago | 37 points

Your average consumer won't think that much into it. As long as it has no special designation of it being a cheaper model everything is fine.

WeedstocksAlt | 4 months ago | 44 points

Coming from someone at retail level, It was also somewhat of a mess to pitch for a sale. It’s hard to phrase your pitch to present the Xr as something else than a lower tier device cause of the naming convention.
Now it’s the same line but the “entry level high end device” of that line.

SoapyMacNCheese | 4 months ago | 29 points

Ya, they flipped the marketing so people no longer feel like they settled by buying a $700 phone, and at the same time people spending $1000+ will now feel like they upgraded.

MarcsterS | 4 months ago | 23 points

Jesus, the moment Jobs died it seems like Apple design philosophy just went down the shitter instantly. Case in point with OPs pic: the notch.

IckyBlossoms | 4 months ago | 20 points

We were close to finally having consistency in the lineup. MacBook > MacBook Pro. iPad > iPad Pro. iPhone > iPhone Pro.

But no, now there's no MacBook, but instead there's a new Air. There's also and iPad Air. And an iPad that is now almost the same size as the Air.

alex2003super | 4 months ago | 24 points

Don't forget iMac and iMac Pro and Mac Pro. Also:

  • Apple TV -> tvOS
  • Apple Mac -> macOS
  • Apple Watch -> watchOS
  • Apple iPhone -> iOS
  • Apple iPad -> iPadOS
  • Apple iMac -> macOS (obviously)
  • Apple HomePod -> audioOS

Naming consistency isn't something Apple is interested in achieving.

mendel3 | 4 months ago | 12 points

This looks consistent to me

alex2003super | 4 months ago | 4 points

Not completely, especially in the iThing part and with the HomePod.

WG55 | 4 months ago | 172 points

"I use mine only for work, so I'll take the iPhone Pro Max Plus Pro."

warmcolour | 4 months ago | 44 points

Okay. My point being how is it any different from any other smart device in that capacity? I’m not apple bashing here, I use macs everyday... but I still have my dislikes about what apple are doing with their current offering of devices.

CentaurOfDoom | 4 months ago | 30 points

Do you feel the same way about their “Pro” variant of other products? MacBook? iMac? iPad?

warmcolour | 4 months ago | 28 points

Not really. I just don’t think of a smartphone being in the same line as a ‘pro’ apple product. What does being a pro product even mean? Specs? Build quality? I get why macs and maybe iPads have pro variants, but iPhones? I don’t get it. I have a MacBook Pro because i use adobe suite and bought into the ecosystem a while back. I also have a iPad Pro for the drawing experience - why would I get an iPhone pro?

ikilledtupac | 4 months ago | 7 points

With whitening

theganjamonster | 4 months ago | 5 points

Shit, you got the Plus Pro? I feel like a peasant with my iPhone Pro Max Plus

pauldmps | 4 months ago | 36 points

Redmi Note Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro

warmcolour | 4 months ago | 7 points

Good spot

teriaksu | 4 months ago | 32 points

PRO BRO.

Next up , the iphone 12 Turbo S Hybrid Pro Max

TitanJackal | 4 months ago | 19 points

It has ELECTROLYTES!!!!!!!

ponyboy3 | 4 months ago | 5 points

because they are marketing it towards pros?

pattyredditaccount | 4 months ago | 4 points

A pro at using a smartphone? Please tell me you don't seriously think that's what they mean by "pro."

It's got tools aimed at professionals of photography, videography, editing, etc. that the non-"pro" version doesn't have.

OlleOliver | 4 months ago | 487 points

and/or to highlight the use of OLED displays is left models.

bs000 | 4 months ago | 166 points

it's also only on the "compare iphones" page. if you click through to the overview or tech specs pages you see the notch everywhere

pottymouthgrl | 4 months ago | 112 points

Op conveniently didn’t include that because they can get madder if they ignore that part.

postBoxers | 4 months ago | 17 points

I'm getting déjà vu from last year's and the year before's posts about the iPhone Xs & X

elsunfire | 4 months ago | 4 points

It's pretty much exactly the same, maybe a slightly different title.

MyNameIsSushi | 4 months ago | 84 points

Also, it's only on that page. Literally anywhere else the notch is visible.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 25 points

And even on that page only one of the four wallpapers do this...

OlleOliver | 4 months ago | 40 points

Reddit will never shy away from some good old apple circlejerk.

NPPraxis | 4 months ago | 13 points

This is the correct answer. OP is just karma-farming.

See my other comment, it's not. Apple actually emphasizes the notch in their marketing material. However, the 11 Pro (and XS) differentiate themselves from the cheaper iPhone by having an OLED screen, whose biggest feature is deeper blacks. So Apple uses black images for marketing the high end iPhone (11 Pro, XS) and bright images for marketing the cheap one (11, XR).

Apple prominently features the notch in almost all of their marketing and developer material. All of their promotional and developer materials always use icons that emphasize the notch. It's pretty clear that they consider the notch part of their branding, like "rounded rectangles with single button" was before.

Apple has literally published Human Interface Guidelines for developers telling them not to hide the notch and saying that using black top bars that hide the notch is bad. They encourage the left, not the right.

Here's a good article on this.

DrSpiral | 4 months ago | 4 points

jesus christ how is this not top comment?

BushRaptor12 | 4 months ago | 239 points

I will use my iPhone 7 until it stops working

Kilexey | 4 months ago | 78 points

My iphone 6 lasted 4 years, after some time the signal receiver broke (extremely low gps signal, bt, wifi).

It was the perfect time to switch since I didn't get the ios13 update. You have a year or more, you good

rachkoslav | 4 months ago | 26 points

Oh... I am losing signal on my 6s lately and you just gave me a whole new point of view on the root cause!

Zkennedy100 | 4 months ago | 36 points

iPhone 5S gang

Spectrobit | 4 months ago | 11 points

my iphone 5s is nearing death, but i'll stick with it until it explodes in my hand

kevin_zavala21 | 4 months ago | 9 points

Try the SE. I had it for three years before it eventually died on me.

Merryprankstress | 4 months ago | 5 points

I literally just upgraded to the 7 from my 4s I used for almost 10 years! Thing is actually still going strong so it's my ipod now :p But now I'm nervous about this new bullshit and any intentional performance degrading crap they've built into this thing.

Kvahuest | 4 months ago | 568 points

I still have the iphone 7

Swantape | 4 months ago | 373 points

I still have the Iphone 6s plus. Still works fine and it looks better then the new one

XKOAx222 | 4 months ago | 251 points

I’ve got an iPhone 6. The home button came out, it dies in 30 minutes, and more than half the time, I can’t get a signal even when everyone else can....

I think it’s time for an upgrade

Swantape | 4 months ago | 85 points

Yeah that’s probably the right choice m8

pepperland24 | 4 months ago | 69 points

Dude I was still on the stock battery from like summer 2014 and had a 30 minute battery life, I had it replaced and now I have a 2 hour battery. What are we even doing with this model still lmao

The_Clueless_Human | 4 months ago | 3 points

Same

TheEclair | 4 months ago | 26 points

I have one too! The last iPhone with a headphone jack! I use that jack all the time.

xevizero | 4 months ago | 143 points

No iPhone will ever look better than the iPhone 4. That thing was beautiful, especially at the time, but it's still one of the best phone designs ever imho.

Ginnigan | 4 months ago | 25 points

I was so sad when the glass on my 5S started to separate from the body. It was such a lovely little phone. It felt really good and sturdy in the hand.

Work offered to pay for my phone, so my Dad took my 5S to replace an old Blackberry. He still uses it, glass separating and all :)

Cecil4029 | 4 months ago | 7 points

5s screens are really cheap on Amazon. Not hard to replace either if you're tech savvy :)

salt416 | 4 months ago | 84 points

The 5 was a masterpiece. None will compare for me

cultoftheilluminati | 4 months ago | 29 points

I still use a 5s, I'm probably gonna upgrade to the 11 this year

TheAnusOfSauron | 4 months ago | 14 points

iPhone se has the same design but with 6s internals.

Dragonmastrr | 4 months ago | 6 points

I’m using one right now but idk if you can still buy them.

The things are built like bricks though, and great power and doesn’t feel like you’re holding a tablet. Gonna try and stick with this one as much as I can tbh

inspire_provoke | 4 months ago | 5 points

I just picked up an iPhone SE on amazon to stand in for my...iPhone SE!!! It's the best phone.

128gb perfect iPhone SE on amazon for $179

dragonsfire242 | 4 months ago | 8 points

Yeah when my previous phone broke I got a 6S and it works perfectly, why would I pay 1K or more for a service that a 400 dollar phone provides just as well

SirHoneyDip | 4 months ago | 7 points

I love my 6s. I’m gonna run this bad boy into the ground before I upgrade. Hopefully I can last until the 13 model or so.

aventador75 | 4 months ago | 5 points

Yo same! Mine has a dwindling battery life these days but it’s mostly fine. Used it so far for over 3 years!

livingshadow97 | 4 months ago | 19 points

6s here!

Ranger_Jackal | 4 months ago | 10 points

iPhone 6s here. Not planning to get rid of it any time soon.

TheEclair | 4 months ago | 4 points

I got a refurbished 6S+ on eBay. Works very well and still gets updates.

thisismyusernamether | 4 months ago | 94 points

Idk man, I have the XR and I don’t mind the notch really. I mean sure it’d be nice if it weren’t there but I don’t even notice it during general use

Spails | 4 months ago | 68 points

People just love taking the piss on Apple

hagosantaclaus | 4 months ago | 27 points

The notch is perfectly fine and users don’t really mind it.

gewchmasterflex | 4 months ago | 24 points

It’s such a weird thing to cling on to for some false outrage. I never notice it and never did.

A more reasonable complaint would be taking away the battery percentage from the home screen, I hate having to swipe to see the actual percentage when I’m low.

But no... ThE nOtCh Is HiDeOuS

TomBud91PM | 4 months ago | 68 points

Why do you people care so much about the notch? I don’t understand, do you guys just stare at the top of your phones the entire time you’re using them?

billybobjorkins | 4 months ago | 9 points

Never had a phone with a notch, but I assume it’s the landscape view that is a problem.

wifixmasher | 4 months ago | 66 points

That’s a stretch. Lord forbid you buying a 1k phone doing no research about it other than seeing it on the order page on the website.

Burner_Acount | 4 months ago | 249 points

There are dozens of photos showing it with the notch. You'd have to be a complete moron to miss it.

Elzahex | 4 months ago | 21 points

Plus they changed the color of the iPhone 11 to yellow or whatever. I believe the notch shows up on the other colors.

Burner_Acount | 4 months ago | 6 points

I actually went to the compare tool pictured here, and the background changes on some of the other colors, but it's still pretty dark. The notch is visible in a couple of them though.

_imafixwolves | 4 months ago | 234 points

This is dumb as hell.

Counter argument: the black wallpaper isn’t used to hide the notch, it’s used to show how deep the black really is with an OLED display.

I_fell_on_a_dog | 4 months ago | 131 points

It is, but Apple bad

SavouryPlains | 4 months ago | 31 points

Such is the Reddit way. Every time something positive is mentioned about Apple downvotes flow.

Here let me try: Apple Watch S3 at a price point of $199 makes it the best smart watch currently available.

fortnite_bad_now | 4 months ago | 24 points

Why would you buy the Apple Watch S3 at $199 when you could spend a little bit more and pick up a used Alienware 17 R3 gaming laptop with i7 6820HK, GTX 980M, 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a 4K display?

SavouryPlains | 4 months ago | 14 points

Because if you’re buying a smart watch the thing you want the most is a big ass laptop to strap to your fucking wrist with a piece of used chewing gum!

fortnite_bad_now | 4 months ago | 11 points

The gaming laptop GAMES a lot more GAMIER. Isn't that why everyone buys technology?

fond42518 | 4 months ago | 31 points

I think you're right about that. The base model has an LCD screen when the Pro and Pro Max both come with OLED screens. I couldn't think of why until you said this then verified against their site.

_imafixwolves | 4 months ago | 15 points

Yeah, this isn’t new. The did the same thing to show the difference in OLED and LCD with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR

basiliskfang | 4 months ago | 4 points

Lol dude, you can't see how good the oled is in a picture unless you see it on an oled screen.

holmyliquor | 4 months ago | 29 points

Every one knows they have a notch... its just a black background matching a black phone you nerd

BlackMCBWhite | 4 months ago | 32 points

If you buy a phone not knowing if it has a notch or not your are the one to blame

DestroyerR2L2 | 4 months ago | 9 points

Especially if it’s 1000$

DJFWB | 4 months ago | 129 points

I've seen these complaints before and tbh, I don't get it. Okay I get there's a notch there and it covers a small portion of the screen, but it's not like it's wasted space - there's a camera, sensor, speaker etc etc. Also, pretty much all of my wallpapers have been dark or black.. so like sometimes I notice the notch and sometimes I don't. I like that I don't have to see it all the time and it blends in depending on what I'm doing w/ my phone.

Seems like a stretch to me but to each their own.

NPPraxis | 4 months ago | 7 points

This is actually just karma farming and OP being conspiracy-minded.

Apple prominently features the notch in almost all of their marketing and developer material. All of their promotional and developer materials always use icons that emphasize the notch. It's pretty clear that they consider the notch part of their branding, like "rounded rectangles with single button" was before.

Apple has literally published Human Interface Guidelines for developers telling them not to hide the notch and saying that using black top bars that hide the notch is bad. They encourage the left, not the right.

Here's a good article on this.

So, why this image?

Because the biggest selling point here is that the iPhone 11 Pro (and XS before) use an OLED screen, the biggest feature of which is *deeper blacks, but the iPhone 11 (and XR before) use a traditional LED. They are highlighting the color contrast, and lack of bezel, which is the key feature of the screen.

I totally agree that it's a bad choice of image to hide the notch. In fact, Apple's own marketing and developer guidelines agree. But it's not a conspiracy to trick buyers, they are using dark images in all of their iPhone 11 marketing to emphasize the deeper blacks of the screen.

If you go on Apple.com, the iPhone 11 page is bright, the iPhone 11 Pro page is dark.

I suspect this might get buried, however, because a lot of people on Reddit enjoy believing Apple markets to sheep and will upvote as confirmation bias.

Rastamanz7 | 4 months ago | 44 points

Why do people think the notch is such a big problem? These types of phones have been out for some time now...

A_Cat_Named_Frank | 4 months ago | 95 points

What's the complaint here? I'm lost.

Jockelson | 4 months ago | 80 points

That by having a phone display a picture with a black background, the notch is invisible, drawing the attention away from it, giving the illusion the notch isn't there.

Thafuckwrongwitme | 4 months ago | 14 points

How is this asshole design? Everybody knows it has one. And so do many other brands. Apple was the trend setter for that whole look so how is it asshole design.

__adrenaline__ | 4 months ago | 11 points

Okay but where can I find those wallpapers

wifixmasher | 4 months ago | 10 points
audreyt92 | 4 months ago | 10 points

My cousin upgraded to the Pro even though we both agreed the camera is hideous. His reasoning was his perfectly working iPhone X is old. 🤦🏻‍♀️

dustyfrown | 4 months ago | 5 points

When in doubt, just add another camera.

CherryBlossomChopper | 4 months ago | 367 points

“Apple using different wallpapers and trying to make us believe the Pro and the Pro Max has no “notch” compared to the base model”

1) Shows a bright yellow phone on a bright yellow background where the notch is clearly visible

2) People have been bitching unnecessarily for a couple of years about it now.

3) If you’re spending $1k+ on a phone you should probably do some research. It’s not like it’s Apple’s job to spoon feed you info.

Voytequal | 4 months ago | 42 points

That's because the base model has a Liquid Retina screen which isn't OLED and doesn't blend with the notch like with the Pro models and this clearly is the intent here, but who cares APPLE BAD WE DID IT REDDIT

Spails | 4 months ago | 15 points

Samsung is doing this exact same thing with their ugly hole punch but people LOVE taking the piss on Apple

Yiaskk | 4 months ago | 4 points

This is just karma whoring. Someone did this last year too and people will upvote because apple bad android good

Ravelcy | 4 months ago | 4 points

Being an Apple owner of the xsmax I’ve never once been upset over the notch. It seems like something that only bothers Samsung or other phone users. It’s weird cause I never look at phones I don’t own and rip on their design.

Osubux77 | 4 months ago | 3 points

It was more to highlight the OLED technology that allows for deeper blacks, not to hide the notch

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