Microsoft Edge updated to embrace the iPhone X notch


Apple changed the design language of its flagship smartphone series starting with this year’s iPhone X. The new iOS 11-running handset features an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge screen that has little ears atop because of the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera system. So to occupy the unique display of the 10th anniversary iPhone, many developers are now updating their apps. The latest of which is Microsoft.

On Tuesday, the Redmond giant rolled out a new version of its Edge mobile browser for iOS devices. The update, version 41.6, enables the app to fill the entire display of the iPhone X, including the latter’s ears. Hence, users will notice that upon launching the new update, the UI of the Edge browser no longer has dead pixels on both sides of the first OLED iPhone’s notch.

Below is a list of all the key features of the Edge browser for iOS:

  • Continue on PC: Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update).
  • Data Sync: Your favorites, passwords, and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is always personalized to you.
  • Hub View: With your favorites, reading list, history and books all in one place, finding and managing your content is made simple.
  • QR Code Reader: Easily read QR codes at the touch of a button. Microsoft Edge will pull up the reading and information right onto your screen.
  • Voice Search: You can now use your voice to search the web. Ask a question or speak a prompt to use the web in more natural, familiar ways.
  • InPrivate: When you browse with InPrivate mode, your browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files, and cookies) isn’t saved on your PC once you’re done.