While a lot has been said about the annoying notch on the iPhone X, Apple has been relatively quiet on the matter, preferring to stick to the design narrative. However, it seems like the company is mindful of the criticism that this particular feature is getting by allowing an app called “Notch Remover” on the App Store.
The app basically lets you add a black bar on top of your images, which can then be set as a wallpaper, hiding the vacant areas around the notch on the top. The app isn’t free though and will set you back by $0.99. One would imagine, however, that Apple wouldn’t allow an app like this to go through. But that doesn’t appear to be the case as the developer hasn’t broken any of the App Store regulations:
“Don’t mask or call special attention to key display features. Don’t attempt to hide the device’s rounded corners, sensor housing, or indicator for accessing the Home screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.”
The black bar allows customers to mask the vacant area, and somewhat hides the earpiece and the TrueDepth camera. It doesn’t affect the carrier markers, time and other status indicators on the top. The jury is still out on the usefulness of the notch or its lack thereof, but most users feel that it ceases to be an issue after a few days or even hours of usage.The Verge]