Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[2]: To be fair
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:42 UTC in reply to "RE: To be fair"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

When comparing the iOS home screen to the home screen from Thom's link you'll notice the iOS one is simpler.


It really isn't. You clearly never had to explain to people how to move icons around, how to create and un-create folders, and so on. The iOS home screen has lots of unintuitive and hard-to-find things that ought to be simpler to perform.

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RE[3]: To be fair
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:48 in reply to "RE[2]: To be fair"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

What is your suggestion to make it easier to move icons around and create folders?

Besides, these are optional things. You don't have to perform them to use iOS, ever. Yes, if you know how to do it it will probably make operating your iOS more convenient, but it's not mandatory.

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RE[4]: To be fair
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:52 in reply to "RE[3]: To be fair"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Besides, these are optional things. You don't have to perform them to use iOS, ever. Yes, if you know how to do it it will probably make operating your iOS more convenient, but it's not mandatory.


That's the problem of it. It happens accidentally all the time. I've had to help COUNTLESS people whose applications had suddenly moved around, whose homescreen wouldn't stop jiggling, whose applications were suddenly small and in a square, who didn't know how to remove shit, and so on.

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