I don’t think the 14/16 “MBP bangs should be controversial at all. Since the bangs came out, everyone in wechat has deliberately put them on to show off their Apple computers.
This line was the most liked comment in the last hard Intelligence article, and liu has won some support, even though the Internet is flooded with criticism in different forms and contents.
After a long hiatus, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has become so popular that Samsung temporarily stopped selling it in the United States.
These proved one thing, bang screen is a compromise design admittedly, not good-looking, but want to be used only, can bring good practical value actually.
In addition to a bigger screen, bangs are also helping you learn gestures
Samsung has taken the lead in making fun of the iPhone X with an AD featuring three faces, accusing the bangs of being unflattering.
Samsung has launched a campaign against the iPhone
A few years later, however, the brilliant scoff turned around and shouted — Sweet, bold bangs on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
According to SamMobile, Samsung had to suspend sales of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra after demand outstripped supply in the US.
People’s pursuit of large screens makes bangs a tolerable design.
The Samsung Tab S8 Ultra has a smaller bang, which is even narrower on the sides. Image credit: PCworld
In addition to being small, the Tab S8 Ultra’s bangs are also gaining some recognition. In a hands-on video, MKBHD noted that the bangs are better placed horizontally in the middle than vertically in the middle, which is more in line with what people have been using for a long time.
Except for a few scenes like taking notes and reading, both iPad and Android tablets are mostly used horizontally.
Of course, bangs are ultimately a compromise in the evolution of technology, and while they lead to larger screens, they also raise some interactive issues, such as blocking content and blocking interactive buttons.
There is no way to solve the former, only to adjust the content, while the latter depends on the application manufacturers to follow up and adjust the UI and various interactive buttons, which is not an easy problem to solve, even though most applications have completed targeted optimization, there will still be some fish to escape the net.
On my standby, the Pixel 4A, when watching videos using Station B, the menu button near the edge of the screen overlaps with the front-facing camera in the upper-left corner, making it impossible to click the menu button and forcing me to flip the screen.
Bangs ushered in a full-screen iPhone, where gesture-replacement buttons became the primary mode of interaction, and also raised the issue of “discoverability.”
Apple has released a video explaining how to use gestures
Gestures, unlike buttons, are invisible, and without long-term muscle memory, it’s hard to remember their corresponding functions. For example, there are still a lot of people who don’t know that tapping on the top screen of the iPhone takes them back to the original title of the article.
Multiple applications and gestures can lead to confusing interactions, such as the iPhone swiping back gesture that hasn’t worked so well so far.
It is very difficult for everyone to fix the direction, amplitude, etc., of finger movements as required, and manufacturers have to fine-tune the sensitivity of the gesture trigger.
Physical design differentiates and guides are a good solution, and the constant small bar on the iPhone is a reminder that it has replaced the Home button and guides people to remember gestures.
The iPhone X’s control center was previously triggered by sliding from the bottom up, but now it is activated by sliding from the top right of the screen with a small bar. The bangs split the top of the screen into two interactive zones, guiding people to slide left and right are different functions.
The iPhone invokes interactive shifts in the notification center
The left side corresponds to the notification bar, while the right side corresponds to the control center. With the iPhone’s gesture interaction paving the way for a full-screen design on the iPad, replacing buttons with gestures works just as well.
This kind of design with physical elements to guide people’s interaction is very common in the industry. For example, Huawei service card features a small white bar under each supported application to remind users that the application is interactive. Users can swipe up to expand the card.
Applications that support Huawei service cards have a small bar under them to remind users to interact
Bangs were a technical compromise before the advent of full-screen screens without holes, but they also had practical value. Physical bangs also played a part in familiarizing people with gestures, preparing them for a future of all-screen screens.
Does a fringe have to have a Face ID?
Face ID is like a lamwwick in its relationship with the bangs, so intertwined that even a MacBook Pro can’t escape the joke of “bangs for bangs sake.”
IFixit’s disassembly comparison also shows that the bangs of the iPhone 13 are smaller than those of the MacBook Pro, leaving plenty of room.
The iPhone 13 has smaller bangs than the MacBook Pro. Image credit: iFixit
The reason the MacBook Pro doesn’t have Face ID, as I mentioned in an earlier post, is that the camera and 3D structured light modules inside the bangs are bigger than the thin screen on a computer.
Whether the MacBook Pro gets Face ID after that will depend on whether the technology breaks through and is replaced with smaller modules.
Is the Face ID function brought by bangs better than fingerprint identification? There is no fixed answer, the former is passive experience, the latter is active experience.
Fingerprint recognition on the MacBook Air
On a computer, the Face ID experience isn’t necessarily better than a fingerprint. Because Face unlock is passive, sometimes you don’t necessarily want to unlock the computer, but when you recognize the Face, the computer will automatically unlock, so adding a step “press any key to unlock the computer” would be a universal solution.
Finally, all keys are unlocked, and fingerprint recognition is actually less likely to press the wrong key to unlock, which makes the user experience better.
The experience advantage of face recognition is reflected in some non-active scenarios. For example, the screen of a new iPhone notification will automatically light up. When you pick up the phone and click the notification, the phone will also recognize the face and automatically unlock the corresponding App interface.
A fingerprint unlocked phone performs more of the same steps. First, you have to press the fingerprint to unlock the phone, pull down the notification bar, and tap to enter the same screen.
The same is true for quick camera shots. When people hold down the camera shortcut button on the lock screen, they unlock their face almost at the same time, while quick phone shots with fingerprint recognition usually only allow them to take pictures and view newly taken pictures, leaving the phone unlocked.
Actually have the manufacturer notice active experience fingerprint and face recognition of passive experience gap, vivo Origin system unlock function, support drag and drop applications or services directly to the fingerprint area, unlock the phone directly into the corresponding application at the same time, if the future you can join directly drag the notice into the corresponding App interface is better.
Origin Unlock function
At present, two kinds of mainstream identification scheme, fingerprint identification and facial recognition are actually in the experience of each advantage, bangs are not necessarily and facial recognition binding, practical and appropriate the most important.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, for example, the ultrasonic fingerprint experience is not bad. Both unlock and payment security have been tested. Switching to a payable-level face recognition means that 3D structured light modules will be put down in the bangs area, making the bangs bigger and less visually attractive.
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra’s bangs are made up of a front-facing dual-camera module. Image credit: PCworld
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, as a tablet, has a very thin body, just 6mm, so it’s not clear whether the full 3D structured light module will fit.
With the success of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, it’s likely that more manufacturers will try to introduce bangs into tablets to get bigger screens, but apple will be the only consumer hardware company to tie face recognition at the pay level to Liu.
It’s been more than four years since the iPhone X introduced bangs, and we’ve even seen the “true, all-screen” future on the Mi MIX 4. Technological advances have made bangs no longer a “hot” side-down design, and the days of everyone wearing bangs are over.
It’s time to take a step back from the beauty debate and look at whether the products that return to bangs, or insist on bangs, are actually functional and enhance the experience.
Design is not only beautiful and ugly, whether it brings positive value to you and me is equally important.