1. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Who else ends up pressing the volume buttons instead (and vice versa)?
    10-05-2014 09:48 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Who else ends up pressing the volume buttons instead (and vice versa)?
    No problems here. It took about a day to get used to the new location. But no worries now.
    AlexJ92 likes this.
    10-05-2014 10:27 AM
  3. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Happy for you.
    Ideally, the power button should have been offset from the other buttons.
    AlexJ92 likes this.
    10-05-2014 10:35 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    No problems here. It took about a day to get used to the new location. But no worries now.
    Entirely used to it now. In fact I now go for the side to power jog my iPad.
    ladyc0524, AlexJ92 and EmceeGeek like this.
    10-05-2014 11:06 AM
  5. alokeprasad's Avatar
    No.

    I'll get used to it too eventually. However, I can call out a sub-optimal design when I see one.

    I'm sure Apple has its reasons for doing everything it does. Internal packaging, ergonomic studies, whatever. I am unable to see the wisdom of placing the buttons where the opposing force required by newton's third law would require pressure on both sets of buttons.
    Hiri89, BlazingGold and fatfury like this.
    10-05-2014 11:37 AM
  6. Hiri89's Avatar
    ive had it since day one and even tho I'm used to it, i keep pressing the volume buttons when trying to press the power button... forget about taking a screenshot! i press all the buttons at the same time! ugh... so annoying
    10-05-2014 11:43 AM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    No.

    I'll get used to it too eventually. However, I can call out a sub-optimal design when I see one.

    I'm sure Apple has its reasons for doing everything it does. Internal packaging, ergonomic studies, whatever. I am unable to see the wisdom of placing the buttons where the opposing force required by newton's third law would require pressure on both sets of buttons.
    Save your money. Start your own cell phone manufacturing plant.

    Or just hold it differently. SMH.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 10-07-2014 at 09:43 AM.
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    10-05-2014 11:51 AM
  8. alokeprasad's Avatar
    I'll psychoanalyze myself.

    People participate in social media for positive reinforcement. I am disliking the placement of the buttons on direct opposite sides of the device. I will be happy if others agree. And otherwise if someone disagrees.

    This thread will not have any tangible effect on the world. But then, if that's the criteria for posting here, we'll miss out on many interesting and pointless discussions. This will become a "tech support" type of forum, rather than a place where one can feel comfortable saying whatever is on our minds.
    Last edited by alokeprasad; 10-05-2014 at 09:10 PM.
    10-05-2014 11:55 AM
  9. iTechHead's Avatar
    To each his own but, Considering the phone is bigger it seems like it's in a good spot for people to have easier access to it.
    10-05-2014 11:57 AM
  10. alokeprasad's Avatar
    The placement of the buttons as they are is nice in the sense that the thumb and forefinger are right on the power and volume buttons when one holds the phone (in either hand). That is the good part. The downside is that unless one is taking care, the wrong button gets pressed.

    It is a first world problem, for sure.
    10-05-2014 12:05 PM
  11. Hiri89's Avatar
    i still think it was a moronic move from apple. i never had problems with the iPhones buttons until now.
    10-05-2014 12:56 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Another discussion on the subject here also:

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-6-plu...e+you+adapting
    10-05-2014 01:57 PM
  13. iTechHead's Avatar
    The placement of the buttons as they are is nice in the sense that the thumb and forefinger are right on the power and volume buttons when one holds the phone (in either hand). That is the good part. The downside is that unless one is taking care, the wrong button gets pressed.

    It is a first world problem, for sure.
    True lol you have a point.
    10-05-2014 02:02 PM
  14. jaymojones's Avatar
    I think the button is very convenient on the side with the size of the phone
    10-05-2014 03:59 PM
  15. BlazingGold's Avatar
    The placement of the buttons as they are is nice in the sense that the thumb and forefinger are right on the power and volume buttons when one holds the phone (in either hand). That is the good part. The downside is that unless one is taking care, the wrong button gets pressed.

    It is a first world problem, for sure.
    Agree 100%. While completely possible to press an individual button, and I'm sure we will all get used to it and adjust accordingly.....That being said, I don't feel that having the button located on the side directly across from the volume buttons makes any sense or has any benefits. The poster's point in speaking of this is probably because he is baffled as to why it is in such a location. I am as well. We all are and will be capable of getting our mind to adjust to it's location, but,

    To review :

    Pressing the power button alone without pressing other buttons : more difficult

    Pressing either volume button alone without pressing other buttons : more difficult

    Taking a screenshot by pressing the power button and home button : much more difficult

    All in all, Apple is usually supportive of the idea "if it's not broken, don't fix it unless you can make the user experience better or easier". This is clearly a case where it makes everything at least a bit more difficult to no avail. Of course this is not a deal breaker in one's choosing to purchase or love of the phone, because I do love my phone.....And it obviously is not a huge issue in the grand spectrum of life or phones itself, however, since we're on an iPhone forum, it surely is worth mentioning!

    (I've been pretty frustrated by this, hence my long post, because I take a lot of screenshots) lol
    10-05-2014 08:19 PM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    Agree 100%. While completely possible to press an individual button, and I'm sure we will all get used to it and adjust accordingly.....That being said, I don't feel that having the button located on the side directly across from the volume buttons makes any sense or has any benefits. The poster's point in speaking of this is probably because he is baffled as to why it is in such a location. I am as well. We all are and will be capable of getting our mind to adjust to it's location, but,

    To review :

    Pressing the power button alone without pressing other buttons : more difficult

    Pressing either volume button alone without pressing other buttons : more difficult

    Taking a screenshot by pressing the power button and home button : much more difficult

    All in all, Apple is usually supportive of the idea "if it's not broken, don't fix it unless you can make the user experience better or easier". This is clearly a case where it makes everything at least a bit more difficult to no avail. Of course this is not a deal breaker in one's choosing to purchase or love of the phone, because I do love my phone.....And it obviously is not a huge issue in the grand spectrum of life or phones itself, however, since we're on an iPhone forum, it surely is worth mentioning!

    (I've been pretty frustrated by this, hence my long post, because I take a lot of screenshots) lol
    You are entitled to your opinion, but your experience is certainly not mine. I honestly have no issues with any of the volume/power key combination actions, including screen captures.
    10-05-2014 08:30 PM
  17. HAWK's Avatar
    I like the new location
    10-05-2014 09:00 PM
  18. E_Brown's Avatar
    For the first few hours or so it was weird pushing the lock button on the side, but I don't even think about it anymore.
    10-05-2014 09:00 PM
  19. alokeprasad's Avatar
    I think the button is very convenient on the side with the size of the phone
    I think you are correct that the length of the phone was what made Apple place the buttons on the side. However, if they had placed the power button an inch lower, it would have been both reachable and offset from the buttons on the other side.
    10-05-2014 09:09 PM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think you are correct that the length of the phone was what made Apple place the buttons on the side. However, if they had placed the power button an inch lower, it would have been both reachable and offset from the buttons on the other side.
    It must just depend on your grip on the phone. If I hold the phone with my thumb on the power button, my fingers are below not on the volume buttons.
    10-05-2014 09:15 PM
  21. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    For the most part I am fine with the location of the sleep awake button. Every once in a while I press the volume button while I am pressing the sleep button.
    10-05-2014 09:18 PM
  22. substring's Avatar
    I don't like the location of the power button as well because I am a left-hander.
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    10-05-2014 11:10 PM
  23. acwyau's Avatar
    I'm not against the placement of the power button, but I have to admit I have hit the power button by accident when trying to change the volume. This is usually in landscape mode when I'm watching videos, and I'm not completely sure which way I have the phone rotated. Doing a screenshot isn't too bad, but it definitely isn't a natural motion yet. However, doing a hard reboot by holding the home and power button down for a few seconds is definitely harder and takes me more than one try at times.
    10-05-2014 11:36 PM
  24. E_Brown's Avatar
    I don't like the location of the power button as well because I am a left-hander.
    I'm left handed and I hit it with my pointer finger. It feels better to do that than with I use it right handed.
    10-06-2014 08:33 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Aside from the initial muscle memory confusion, no problems.
    10-06-2014 09:36 AM
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