Mike Rundle and I are proud to announce In Depth, a podcast on design and technology. You may know Mike from one of his many projects, including Treeo, Filters, his iPhone development books, or perhaps from his unflinchingly honest Twitter antics.
We're starting scrappy, and jumping right in, to cover the recent September iPhone X event. And there was lots to talk about. We discuss the new iPhone's screens, hardware, sensors, and also the software, like animoji, Face ID, and most significantly of all, everyone's favorite notch.
Here's a segment from the show:
Apple has one patent for bezel-less phones, which may or may not come to be. It seems like a pretty difficult task to achieve. But they also have another patent for integrating camera sensors into the screen itself. So that would invalidate the need for a notch at all. It seems like they’re totally premature in having this ‘success’ language when they haven’t achieved it. They’ve have this really big protrusion into the screen.
Yeah this is their “Mission Accomplished” banner on the aircraft carrier—the George Bush moment. It’s like they’re afraid to recognize that the ideal state is a big glowing rectangle. I guess It’s just marketing kerfluffery vs. the reality that I can’t imagine any designers or industrial designers think this is the final, ideal state for the iPhone that they won’t deviate from for a decade. Because obviously it’s a compromised design. The notch is all compromise.