Results: the iPhone X – no longer simple and straightforward
by Preslav Kateliev / Nov 01, 2017, 10:25 AM
So, the iPhone X is hitting preview rooms around the world and impressions are raining down. We now have the full information how the new gesture-based UI works, and it sounds quite different from anything that iPhones have been doing thus far. See, there's no longer a single home button to help you navigate the interface... there's actually no button on the front. Instead, the power key has adopted some of the physical home button's functions and the rest have been transferred to on-screen swipes and gestures.
A single tap on the power button is a sleep / wake, as before; a dual-tap activates Apple Pay; triple-tap will bring up any accessibility options you have enabled. A press-and-hold activates Siri. A power + volume up press takes a screenshot; holding power + volume up will bring up the Power Off prompt.
That's... different. iPhones have always been known for being simple and intuitive to use. We thought we'd ask you — does the iPhone X look simple or intuitive to you? Here's how that poll went:
Is the iPhone X's UI too complicated now?
Nah, it's within reasonable limits
It's getting a bit confusing, but I believe people / I will get used to it
Yup. I have no idea what's where anymore
Posts: 1618; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
It's not for normal elder people like it once was anymore.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 10:27 AM 4
Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016
Taking away the home button wasn't a good idea IMO. The swipe up gesture doesn't seem as intuitive. Not only do you lose the home button, you also lose touchID
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 11:28 AM 17
Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012
Oh yeah being an android fanboy and a troll isn't as easy as it sounds isn't it? You have too nitpick every little thing and find a negative angle for each and every feature to troll the Apple fans. I think this phone is excellent and Apple is going in the right direction. Those who don't want change, like old things, there is an option, it is iPhone 8/8 Plus. Apple thought about this problem and thus came up with a great solution.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 1:03 PM 1
Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011
Gonna start referring people to stock Android for the simplicity of a smartphone. :-)
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 11:36 AM 11
Posts: 411; Member since: Oct 10, 2017
iPhone X isn't Halloween and twins friendly PA !!
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 10:29 AM 5
Who gives a s**t if it isnt twin friendly? People have already tested the Face ID and only some twins were able to get in and some didnt. Man there seems to be a LOT of bitter angry kids on PA recently judging by many comments
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 4:08 PM 1
Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014
Actually if you used a palm Pre and/or BB10 it can be a walk in the park. There is nothing new or revolutionary on the gestures.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 10:41 AM 8
Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012
Just like the best feature of android which is the "android lag" in android phones which exists for ages now. Oh wait, there are few new futuristic, next level features have been introduced by the pioneer of Android, Google in their latest high priced flagship phones recently. Blue tint of the display, muted dull colors, display burn in and grainy textures on screens.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 1:10 PM 1
Posts: 142; Member since: Jan 16, 2017
If this is true, and the majority of people just don't get it (per the survey results).... it proves my theory that iPhone users have an IQ that is not measurable... I swear, iPhone users make technology hard because its too simple to use... lol. Y'all make my head spin I swear.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 10:54 AM 1
You make your own head spin mate lol. You can't possibly judge/assume nearly a billion people IQ just cause they use a iPhone
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 11:19 AM 1
Posts: 6728; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
First of all it's not a billion people. It's a billion active Apple devices. Which includes the Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPads, iPhones, and Macs. So not even close to a billion users. Think about it some people have all those and multiple devices in their home. Where as when Android talks about it's numbers. It is actually over 2 billion monthly active accounts, which can be way more than 2 billion devices.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 1:23 PM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2017
I wouldn't trust these polls too much. PA is full of haters on Android. I've had Android and iPhones. I feel like iPhones are the overall superior devices especially when you add the seamless handoffs to other devices and their general ecosystem. Having said that, people hate on Apple so much they will click anything negative about the iPhone for no reason other than to troll. The new UI is not complicated, it will just take some getting used to.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 11:50 AM 1
Posts: 599; Member since: Jun 10, 2015
I don't think the iPhone UI is getting more complicated, if anything it is growing with the rest of us. 10 years ago, the iPhone needed to be simple since it was a new interactive way to use a touch UI for the masses. Now 10 years later, we are all well verse and ready to move beyond the simple stuff. It's like learning how to read, at first we learned our alphabet, then learning basic words, then sentences and paragraph. Now we are moving into reading books, eventually we will move into more complicated manuals etc... It's just the normal evolution of things, and the iPhone ui is no different.
posted on Nov 01, 2017, 11:00 AM 1
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