Keyboard differences between 3.0 and 2.2.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blackboxxx, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    After installing 3.0 GM on my 2G iPhone I immediately noticed some visual changes in the keyboard. The difference was subtle but noticeable and it bugged me so much that I downgraded back to 2.2.1 just to make some screenshots for comparison :D
    If you flip between the two pictures below, you'll spot the differences.

    Now, the question is, with the differences so subtle, why bother doing them at all? I can't imagine Steve Jobs saying: "Hey, {insert name of :apple: employee here}, reduce the font weight here by 5% and decrease the contrast of the background gradient by 3%". It's a well-known fact that Apple is unhealthily obsessed with the design, however I can't say that the second picture represents any significant improvement in usability, both are equally good.
     

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    Caris

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    You must have a screw loose if you down graded to 2.2.1 because of something that small.

    It's insane...
     
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    robbieduncan

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    You actually look at the keyboard? I just type on it looking at the output...
     
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    I want a customizable keyboard where I can add a "." and the "@" symbol on the everyday keyboard not just the Safari one.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you read my previous post, I downgraded just to take a screenshot, not because I like the old keyboard better. Then returned back to 3.0.

    And what's insane is that someone at Apple is paying attention to something that small.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    No, that's called doing their job. What you're doing is something completely different....
     
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    At least the keyboard still works as functioned.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    It's supposed to?
    advertised?
    functionally as it used to?
    well as can be expected?

    Pick any, but "functioned" doesn't work here.
     
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    cellocello

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    You can't imagine Steve Jobs saying that?
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    I can't tell any difference between the two keyboards.
     
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    Roessnakhan

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    Yeah I can totally see him saying that. Steve Jobs is one of the most anal people at Apple. But fortunate for Apple his being anal and telling people when their designs, ideas are stupid caused Apple to become successful as it has.

    Load it up in two separate tabs and cycle between them. It was pretty mesmerizing to do it back and forth, but for the person to downgrade because of it is ridiculous. Ridonkulous even.
     
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    TheSpaz

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    STEVESKI07

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    I can BARELY tell a difference when they are side by side. I still feel like there may not be a difference at all and now it's just my mind playing tricks on me since I'm expecting it. The fact that you noticed this without comparing side by side blows my mind. You're probably incredible at the Spot The Difference game at the bar.
     
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    acfusion29

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    Did you read his post? He downgraded just to take a screen shot.

    I noticed the difference as soon as I loaded 3.0
     
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    TheSpaz

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    I have a pretty sharp attention to graphical detail because that's what my work involves. I work in a pre-press department and everything has to be perfect. I sometimes wish I didn't have this ability because when I notice things that are off, it bugs me... then people look at my like I'm out of my mind because they can't see the difference.
     

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