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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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iPad mini: Finger hitting multiple buttons now!

I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.

For example, if on the iPad 2 there were 8 buttons across perfectly optimized for my finger to hit one, and only one, now on the mini, the 8 buttons are physically closer together, resulting in me hitting more than one simultaneously!

Browsing on Safari, I constantly was hitting tabs when I was going for the back button.

On the iPhone, the entire UI is different, and is not a 9.7" UI shrunken down to 4". Anyone else having the same problem I'm having?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Apple and developers might have to make a bunch of UI changes.

Apple needs to let users change font size and app button size in safari and other apps.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.

For example, if on the iPad 2 there were 8 buttons across perfectly optimized for my finger to hit one, and only one, now on the mini, the 8 buttons are physically closer together, resulting in me hitting more than one simultaneously!

Browsing on Safari, I constantly was hitting tabs when I was going for the back button.

On the iPhone, the entire UI is different, and is not a 9.7" UI shrunken down to 4". Anyone else having the same problem I'm having?
Steve Jobs suggested Apple to include sandpaper in the package so that we can sand down our fingers to half the current size. He was talking about 7" tablets, so for 7.85", you can sand it down less, maybe 2/3
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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It's a non issue for millions. Yet Apple cannot possibly satisfy everyone. If it doesn't work for you, just don't use one.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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It's a non issue for millions. Yet Apple cannot possibly satisfy everyone. If it doesn't work for you, just don't use one.
Hey, Hey... don't come in here using good logical common sense. You know that iPad Mini is flawed. The icons are shrunk and barely visible with that non-retina display. LOL
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:11 AM   #6
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My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.
Sandpaper is cheap.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:12 AM   #7
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Sandpaper is cheap.
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Hey, Hey... don't come in here using good logical common sense. You know that iPad Mini is flawed. The icons are shrunk and barely visible with that non-retina display. LOL
That common sense can be quite inappropriate.

I must've slipped...
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:28 AM   #9
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It's a non issue for millions. Yet Apple cannot possibly satisfy everyone. If it doesn't work for you, just don't use one.
Oh please. Don't bring logic mere!
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Then what about the iPhone?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:39 AM   #11
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Then what about the iPhone?
Shhhh!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:47 AM   #12
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How about dieting?

Just kidding.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:38 AM   #15
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I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.
I don't see how this is an issue since you already have an iPhone and have to adjust from that to the iPad now.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:36 AM   #16
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I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.

For example, if on the iPad 2 there were 8 buttons across perfectly optimized for my finger to hit one, and only one, now on the mini, the 8 buttons are physically closer together, resulting in me hitting more than one simultaneously!

Browsing on Safari, I constantly was hitting tabs when I was going for the back button.

On the iPhone, the entire UI is different, and is not a 9.7" UI shrunken down to 4". Anyone else having the same problem I'm having?
so you dont use safari on your iPhone? which one is smaller
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I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.

For example, if on the iPad 2 there were 8 buttons across perfectly optimized for my finger to hit one, and only one, now on the mini, the 8 buttons are physically closer together, resulting in me hitting more than one simultaneously!

Browsing on Safari, I constantly was hitting tabs when I was going for the back button.

On the iPhone, the entire UI is different, and is not a 9.7" UI shrunken down to 4". Anyone else having the same problem I'm having?
I totally agree with this and I've been saying this all along.

Everything gets smaller and closer together. UIs need to change for the Mini.
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I got really excited about the mini and picked one up on launch day. I'm now starting to consider sending it back. My main complaint is the UI got shrunken down, but my fingers are still the same size.

For example, if on the iPad 2 there were 8 buttons across perfectly optimized for my finger to hit one, and only one, now on the mini, the 8 buttons are physically closer together, resulting in me hitting more than one simultaneously!

Browsing on Safari, I constantly was hitting tabs when I was going for the back button.

On the iPhone, the entire UI is different, and is not a 9.7" UI shrunken down to 4". Anyone else having the same problem I'm having?
You'll adapt. It's what humans do.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:59 AM   #19
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so you dont use safari on your iPhone? which one is smaller
You realize that the Mini is using unchanged iPad 9.7 user interfaces? That these user interfaces are more cluttered than the iPhone versions?

Take Safari for instance. On the iPhone, the UI elements are FARTHER apart. To me I knew people would complain about scaling iPad 2 interfaces down to the Mini. You can't just scale down these UIs and expect everything to work. They're scaling down by an order of about 20%. I can see instances where UIs for the Mini need to be custom to account for the smaller screen.

Look at how small that URL bar looks in Safari on the Mini!
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