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[4]: To be fair
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: To be fair"
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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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RE[5]: To be fair
by JAlexoid on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:55 in reply to "RE[4]: To be fair"
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Ooohhh.... "I'm out of space on my iPhone!" Is the one that I like the best.

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RE[5]: To be fair
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 12:01 in reply to "RE[4]: To be fair"
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Maybe you should be more selective of who you become friends with. :-p

My 9 year old knows how to move apps and create folders. I didn't tell him, but he saw me do it once. So if we both like a game it mysteriously disappears to be found in his folder later on.

Moving apps and the folder thing are operations people don't tend to discover by themselves, but only need to be shown once to be understand. That's not to praise iOS, it's the same with Android and WP.

I watch Apple keynotes not only to see the new stuff, but get "training" too.

(when icons start to wiggle my assumption is that the first thing confused people would do is hit the home button, which would stop the wiggling)

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RE[6]: To be fair
by henderson101 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:12 in reply to "RE[5]: To be fair"
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My 7 year old can do it also. And as the same method works on Android, the skill is now transferable.

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