Buttonless Iphones wooo
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Surprised this isn't on tipb yet.
- 01-13-2011, 12:55 AM #2
- 01-13-2011, 09:46 AM #3
- 01-13-2011, 10:06 AM #4
I've always felt the publics love of "no buttons" has more to do with worshipping Steve than being practical. Having awesome multitouch gestures doesn't mean buttons should disappear. And in comparison to other phones not caught up in this "touch only" phase, a row of physical shortcut buttons enhances the phones overall usability.
- 01-13-2011, 10:53 AM #5
- 01-13-2011, 11:08 AM #6
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- 01-13-2011, 11:22 AM #7
- 01-13-2011, 11:50 AM #8
Geee whats next, no more physical volume control buttons, no power/sleep wake button, no mute switch? how the hell will we use those if there are no physical buttons?
Well if they do remove the home button, perhaps they could make the screen a bit larger? 3.7 at least? I'm not too sure about this, sure it looks cool and I saw the video, but would this work in the real world? Would first time users even know how to use it. (with out watching videos or anyone telling them)
Like on my EVO, I have the power button (that I wish was more iPhone like, spring loaded), the volume keys and touch sensitive controls that light up when pressed, or in the dark.
The way I see it. Keep the home button, but make it thinner. Just enough to press and do its job, (or have a touch sensitive button) but also allow this multitouch thing to work too. Perhaps the home button could double as a short cut button? Press it and it launches your favorite program or even the multitasking menu (by pressing it only once)
No offence, but this seems more like a "coolness" factor, then a functional one.
- 01-13-2011, 12:04 PM #9
One thing that concerns me though is the idea that, without a physical power button, wouldn't it seem more likely that a phone would become TOTALLY bricked without a good ability to reset it? I mean, with the touch buttons within the system that is locked up, it would be difficult to get around that issue...
- 01-13-2011, 02:53 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I like the idea of no face button. But practical concerns arise here. How do you wake from sleep? How to reset frozen interface?
Still, you know Steve dreams about a clean black soap bar of an iPhone...
I'm on the fence about whether this is ever going to happen or not. I give it 50/50 chance.
- 01-13-2011, 03:07 PM #11
- 01-13-2011, 03:54 PM #12
- 01-13-2011, 04:00 PM #13
- 01-13-2011, 04:48 PM #14
They took out the button on the Palm Pre and I found it to be annoying because you no longer can tell which side is up when answering/grabbing your phone. The look of a faceless slab is appealing but not necessarily ideal in day to day use.
- 01-13-2011, 06:30 PM #15