How the iPhone X and its 'notch' will handle videos

The iPhone X’s gorgeous display takes up almost the entire front of the phone, save for the “notch” at the very top.

We saw during Apple’s September event on Tuesday how apps will look with the notch, and it doesn’t look like it will be much cause for concern. The iPhone X’s large 5.8-inch display looks like it offers enough room for app content that the notch won’t hide anything important.

And it doesn’t look like video will be much of an issue, either. Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee   — or MKBHD — showed in his hands-on video of the iPhone X how video will be zoomed out so that it doesn’t spill over into the notch area.

And if you want to make the video fill the entire screen, including the notch area, you just double-tap the screen to zoom in.

Videos will be zoomed out by default on the iPhone X, and you’ll have to double-tap the screen to zoom in, according to Creative Strategies principal Ben Bajarin.

Having the video zoomed out by default means your videos won’t play at the iPhone X’s full screen size, but they will play at the proper aspect ratio, meaning nothing will be hidden from view. At least you have the choice to zoom in if the notch doesn’t both you while watching videos. 

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