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 JAlexoid on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE: To be fair"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

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

Are you sure about that? Bubbles, folders and changing icons don't exist in iOS?

It's not Apple to rewrite history, it was one person in particular. You know, the one that "invented multitouch".

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RE[3]: To be fair
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:55 in reply to "RE[2]: To be fair"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Bubbles, unless it's a game that features Michael Jackon's monkey, are not in iOS as far as I know. You can't change icons. Apps can change them though, but it's not like they change them in to something completely different causing confusion for the user.

Folders are in iOS, but they are optional. You don't have to acquire this skill to operate an iOS device.

I have a lot of experience using Palm and iOS devices. On the easy-to-hard scale of usability I would rate them very close to each other, but to me the iOS screen looks more simple.

If you have learned to use one I'm pretty sure you have no problem using the other. iOS does have more things you can do, most not mandatory to use the device, but they are easily learned.

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RE[4]: To be fair
by JAlexoid on Wed 20th Feb 2013 12:01 in reply to "RE[3]: To be fair"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Bubbles, unless it's a game that features Michael Jackon's monkey, are not in iOS as far as I know.

You don't know what are notification bubbles? Are you sure you own an iOS device?

You can't change icons. Apps can change them though, but it's not like they change them in to something completely different causing confusion for the user.

Waaaayyy to contradict yourself, dude.

iOS screen looks more simple

Looks vs operates, are two different things.

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RE[4]: To be fair
by pandronic on Thu 21st Feb 2013 12:41 in reply to "RE[3]: To be fair"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

You don't have to acquire this skill to operate an iOS device.


I'm confused. You think that's a good thing or a bad thing?

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