The biggest problem with the iPhone X
- The iPhone X has a new screen size and shape.
- Some apps haven't updated for the new screen yet.
- Many that have been updated still look awkward.
As a device, Apple's new iPhone X is a home run. Using apps on it, though, can be another story.
Thanks to the size and shape of the smartphone's screen, which are different than all previous iPhones, you'll have to deal with some quirkiness using particular apps on it. Many apps haven't been updated for the new screen, and those that have can look a bit awkward.
In particular, app developers seem to be having trouble figuring out how to work around the virtual home bar that the iPhone X uses instead of a physical home button and the so-called notch at the top of its screen that houses its front cameras and facial-recognition sensors. It's going to take time for developers figure out how to redesign their apps for the new phone.In the meantime, the large number of apps that aren't yet customized for the iPhone X's screen is the device's biggest shortcoming.
Here's a sample of what some popular apps look like on the iPhone X and what needs to be changed. Note that apps are constantly being revised, so some shown here may change soon.