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Carl Pei deletes “learn to love the notch” tweet after outcry from fans

Yesterday, Carl Pei talked up the decision to add a notch to the OnePlus 6. He even tweeted Learn to love the notch with a link to his interview with The Verge. Now that tweet is gone, deleted. Peis timeline doesnt mention even a peep about a notch. Heres a copy of the deleted tweet:

Learn to love the notch 😉 https://t.co/Rd9lkcksJV

Carl Pei (@getpeid) March 28, 2018

Understandably, there was an outcry from fans they didnt like the new design direction. Admittedly, thats not uncommon, every new design has its detractors. Still, there must have been quite the outpour of disappointment for the OnePlus co-founder to delete the tweet.

So, where does OnePlus go from here? Removing the notch wouldnt be possible without a redesign and that would cause a delay. The companys motto is Never Settle, so it better hope that the notch-haters are a vocal minority otherwise, it might need a new slogan.

Oh, and speaking of tweets that have not aged well:

#clickbait rumor mill is in overdrive this morning 😂 https://t.co/NZhILfgm5W

Carl Pei (@getpeid) February 24, 2018