The macOS Monterey 12.1 update resolves layout issues where the notch on 2021 MacBook Pros would obscure those tiny icons on the right side of your Mac's menu bar.
The notch has received both praise and criticism from avid iPhone users over the years. While some consider it an intriguing curvature in the display for housing the TrueDepth camera system, others find it a nuisance that hinders their display experience.
The infamous notch became a critical element of Apple’s design language when introducing it with the iPhone X. Fast-forward to now, and the notch has infiltrated more devices including the iPad lineup and, more recently, the MacBook Pro lineup.
Apple's manager for the Mac product line explains in an interview why the recent MacBook Pro refresh has reused the iPhone's infamous notch in the display.
Whoa, is that a notch on your Mac? Didn't you get the memo? Your next Mac computer will come with a notch if you order one of Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro notebooks.
Will there be a MacBook Air with a notch? According to a source, the next MacBook Air coming in 2022 will indeed feature a notched display for a more seamless look.
Next year's iPhone 14 models could retain rather than get rid of the notch entirely, despite the upcoming handsets predicted to adopt a hole-punch design like some Androids.
Depending on how much time you spend typing away on your jailbroken iPhone, be it small text messages throughout the day or major word documents once in a while, you just might find solace in add-ons that make typing and text editing less cumbersome.
A popular feature that is noticeably missing from notched iPhones that continues to exist on older Home Button-equipped handsets is the Battery Percent display for the Status Bar’s battery level indicator.
For whatever reason, Apple thought it would be a good idea to remove this feature entirely while continuing to harbor assets in the mobile operating system for an upgraded and better looking Battery Percent display on such devices.
Have you had enough of the notch at a time when Android handsets with hole-punch displays proliferate? If so, this year's iPhone could finally bring us what we really want: a smaller notch.
With older iPhone models that had a Home button and no notch at the top, you could see your cell phone carrier in the status bar. But if you’ve recently upgraded to an iPhone X, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12 model, you can’t see the carrier like before. These phones have a notch at the top that limits the screen space for the status bar.
You can still find out your iPhone carrier company quickly if necessary, with a couple of gestures or the Settings app, here’s how.
Love it or hate it, the iconic notch has become a common addition to the majority of Apple’s present-day smartphones starting with the iPhone X in 2017. Unfortunately, it’s part of the handset’s hardware, which means all you can do is attempt to hide the notch with a wallpaper that incorporates a black background where the notch would ordinarily appear.
But even the aforementioned wallpaper ‘hack’ only works to your benefit in certain interfaces, like the Home screen and Lock screen. It falls short in application interfaces where the wallpaper isn’t visible, and that’s a shortcoming that a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed eggNotch by iOS developer Egg aka CRKatri doesn’t have.