iPhone 11 Pro(apple.com)

11 days ago from Teodor Decu, Product Designer

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 11 days ago

    After so many years of such well designed products, I can't help but feel the stuck-on look of that camera pod is a result of "oh shit, we forgot to do three-cameras like the other guys, quick pop one on there before anyone notices!"

    1 point
    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 11 days ago

      I'm not a fan of the camera bumps but I highly doubt they were an afterthought. My guess is the internals required a little more room and the camera bump was the best compromise. Get a case and the bump is a non-issue, plus your phone is better protected from accidental drops.

      0 points
      • John PJohn P, 10 days ago

        My guess is the internals required a little more room and the camera bump was the best compromise. Get a case and the bump is a non-issue,

        "Apple had to make extra space in the slim phone to fit the components in... buy a case and make your phone fatter to hide the lump"

        Am I the only one who thinks this is terrible design and terrible justification? You still end up with a fat phone just with an ugly looking case on it which will trap dust and cause worse scratches.

        You'd be surprised how little scratches a case free phone has.

        3 points
        • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 9 days ago

          This is where my initial thought was going - obviously not so much an afterthought as bad design.

          Surely they could have compromised with a 1mm thicker case for the rest of the phone, and made it all look flush.

          "Thinness for the sake of dumbness" imo

          2 points
        • JayO ★, 7 days ago

          You're only going to be 1 of 100000000 carrying the phone around so are you really concerned about how slim and sexy it is?

          0 points