iPhone 5 Lock Screen with Multiple Notifications

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by intamin, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012
    So, in older versions of iOS (I had a 4 with iOS 5 on it), when you received multiple notifications, that little bar with a few lines on it would appear directly underneath the time to indicate that you had other notifications apart from the latest one you just received.

    Well, in the older versions all you had to do to see all notifications was tap that little bar and they'd all roll down and appear on the lock screen.

    Now, on the 5 in iOS 6, you can't just tap the bar, you have to slide it down yourself. Is anyone else experiencing this? Why would they change its functionality?

    I'm aware that it isn't that big of a deal to slide your finger rather than tap it, but it's the principal of the matter: Why change what worked?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    Because they didn't want it to work that way anymore.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012
    Wow! How enlightening...thank you for that. Anyone else want to contribute a useless explanation? ;)
  4. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I'm watching Netflix so maybe that is why :D
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Huh, I noticed that too. Not a big deal though
  6. macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2010
    With that kind of attitude, don't expect an explanation at all. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    Oh my explanation may be useless, I shouldn't be replying to this thread :(
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012
    Haha, nice.


    With those kinds of explanations, don't expect any different attitude at all. :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Well, what do you expect? None of us work on the iOS development team, and had no say in the UI design. Apple hasn't explained the change, so guess what? We don't know why they did it.

    So I guess that attitude isn't getting adjusted anytime soon. :)
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    i second the complete dissatisfaction founded by this change. im a third-tier pro footballer that just got traded to the best team in the league. they put me on strict diet regimine that allows me to eat only 300 calories per day. i need to put these all to good use or ill start losing muscle, so while i'm scratching my nuts with light taps (that only take 0.1 calories) I have to check my phone, and i must say that the 0.10000000001 calories it now takes to swipe instead of tap is really taking a toll on my muscle mass. at this rate i dont even think i can make the semipro league.

    i hate you apple, and all your updates are garbage.

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