iPhone X

In the 12 months since the iPhone X was released to the public, many phone makers have copied its signature design feature: the notch, or cutout, at the top center of the phone.
Notches weren’t “a thing” until the iPhone X came along.
Years from now, when Apple and others eventually eliminate the notches from their phones, we’ll wonder why competitors didn’t try to leapfrog the iPhone when they had the chance.

Last year, Apple unveiled a smartphone that looked completely different from all the other phones on the market.

Thirteen months later, that design is everywhere.

Here’s the OnePlus 6.

Here’s the LG G7 ThinQ.

Here’s the Huawei P20 Pro.

Here’s the Asus Zenfone 5.

And here’s the all-new Pixel 3 XL from Google, announced this week.

See any similarities?

All of these smartphones have what people typically call a “notch,” or a cut-out at the top center of the phone. Though Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone was actually the first to introduce this design a few months before the iPhone X last year, it wasn’t officially “a thing” until the iPhone X went on sale.

Google, in particular, is driving the adoption of notches among Android phones. Aside from the new Pixel 3 XL, Google’s latest version of Android, …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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