Little things that bother me.

fosterhere

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HOME BUTTON>

WHY ! can't that not be the camera shutter button ? WHY ! do you have to have that small little on screen button. It would be so much better if in comera mode that button became the shutter.

Also Why cant the home button also END A FREAKING CALL ! I keep pushing it because it's INTUIATIVE ( isn't that something Apple strives for ? )

OK rant over

I love my iPhone
I love my iPhone
I love my iPhone
 

UnseenLlama

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#2
HOME BUTTON>

WHY ! can't that not be the camera shutter button ? WHY ! do you have to have that small little on screen button. It would be so much better if in comera mode that button became the shutter.

Also Why cant the home button also END A FREAKING CALL ! I keep pushing it because it's INTUIATIVE ( isn't that something Apple strives for ? )

OK rant over

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I love my iPhone
I love my iPhone
If you pushed the home button trying end the call, how would you multi-task? :cool:
 

ps49556n

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If you pushed the home button trying end the call, how would you multi-task? :cool:
Exactly...


Steve Jobs is all about being intuitive....the home button couldnt be more intuitive...just push it and your home. The draw of the multitouch is that its software can adapt to the type of program making physical buttons unnecessary.
 

Zman-iPhone

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Did you know that when you press the sleep/wake button when in a normal call (not speakerphone) it ends the call.
 

kdarling

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The draw of the multitouch is that its software can adapt to the type of program making physical buttons unnecessary.
Utter Jobs' BS ;-)

Plenty of phones have touchscreens, but also have dedicated buttons for common tasks.
For example, most phones have dedicated buttons for at least Home, Volume, Call Send and End, Camera, and WiFi on/off. The trend is actually towards more buttons, in fact, because they're more intuitive, easier and quicker.

As proof, look at the iPhone. In theory, it doesn't need a single button. But oh my, it has dedicated buttons for Home, On/off, Ringer, Volume. Why? Because for common operations, a dedicated button makes sense.

What doesn't make sense is that they left off the major PHONE buttons on a phone, so people could quickly make a call. I suspect that those buttons will show up in a later model.

Regards, Kev
 

Alexander

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I believe the home button ALWAYS taking you home, no mater where you are, is what gives the button it's purpose. To be able so say, "press this ANY time to go home." whilst explaining the phone just makes things easy.
 

Tinman

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HOME BUTTON>

WHY ! can't that not be the camera shutter button ? WHY ! do you have to have that small little on screen button. It would be so much better if in comera mode that button became the shutter.
You probably already know this but if you hold your finger on the shutter button it doesn't take the shot till you lift up. This at least allows me to concentrate on taking the shot rather than trying to hit the button in certain instances.


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iphonenut

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how on earth is the home button...the small, black, blends into everything else button more "intuitive" than a GIANT RED BUTTON that says "END CALL"

sorry, that makes no sense to me.
 

kdarling

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how on earth is the home button...the small, black, blends into everything else button more "intuitive" than a GIANT RED BUTTON that says "END CALL"
Easy. It's partly because people are used to pushing a real button to End a call. It's partly because the iPhone UI is schizo.

What's weird about the iPhone is that it wants to be touch based, yet has a hardware Home button. Apple decided not to use up the screen space for Home. It also lets them write independent apps, and it can be used to hardware stop an app.

On iPhone, a person usually uses a hardware button (Home) to begin all other actions. When they're done browsing, or looking up stuff on YouTube or maps, they still hit the hardware button to quit (and/or do something else). Yet to stop a call, their muscle memory has to be ignored, and instead of the Home button they're supposed to click a screen button.

It's counter-intuitive. The big red button looks cool, but it's not the same flow as other apps. Moreover, if you're on a call and do something else, it would also be easiest to end a call with a real button. And the mind knows this. Just the phone doesn't.

So to those who still try to use the Home button... you're not crazy ;-)
 

guest 5

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No problem for me.

Since day 1 with my iPhone, I have NEVER hit the wrong button for anything. I believe this phone's functions, whether using on-screen buttons or physical buttons is very intuitive. I guess I am just good at getting used to technology.
 

Tinman

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It's counter-intuitive. The big red button looks cool, but it's not the same flow as other apps. Moreover, if you're on a call and do something else, it would also be easiest to end a call with a real button. And the mind knows this. Just the phone doesn't.
Well my mind realized that the sleep button doubles as an end button and adjusted accordingly. ;) Seriously, it works well and once you start using it it becomes second nature.


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kdarling

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Since day 1 with my iPhone, I have NEVER hit the wrong button for anything. I believe this phone's functions, whether using on-screen buttons or physical buttons is very intuitive. I guess I am just good at getting used to technology.
Yep, no doubt you are good at it.

Some things are intuitive, some are not.

For example, without being told how, no one would know how to scroll a frame within a page on Safari.

My own criterion is, can my wife figure it out without being told? :laugh2:

(I already know my five year old usually can!)

Again, the point is that it's understandable why people who've used a button to end a call for years and years, would automatically try to do the same thing.