4.0.1 The "new" bars

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by millertime021, Jul 15, 2010.

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The look of the "New" bars

  1. I like the new look.

    43 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. I DON'T like the new look.

    81 vote(s)
    41.3%
  3. I really don't care. I just like voting in polls; makes me feel good about myself.

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  1. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone else think the new bars look stupid.

    Before they each dropped 2 pixels, now it's 2,2,1,1, starting at bar 5 -> 1.

    I really don't like the look of them. Anyone else?

    New on top
    Old on bottom
    [​IMG]
     
  2. chembox macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    The Spaz is curled up in a ball crying right now.
     
  4. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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  5. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What?
     
  6. JamesM macrumors regular

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    The original ones are better but I can't say it really bothers me that much its just a few bars.
     
  7. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    OCD people will not like the final bar. It doesn't perfectly match up with the curve. The drop from 2 to 1 should have been half of the drop from 3 to 2. But I don't give a ****.
     
  8. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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  9. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    It was designed because having 1 bar on 4.0.1 now (which will happen more often) feels 'better' than having 1 bar on 4.0.
     
  10. PetitBourgeois macrumors member

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    The new look is more accurate given the change in how signal strength is displayed.

    This image shows how:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Meh, it's an illusion to make you 'think' you're getting better service when you're on 1 or 2 bars.

    All they did is up how high the lowest signal strength bars go. To make it look like you're doing something, when you're not.

    Pointless and sneaky. Disapprove.
     
  12. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh ya, it's pretty stupid. I thought you were talking about the boxes on the picture. Those are from zooming in on my 3Gs. I don't have a "retina display". :rolleyes:
     
  13. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know they are calculated different, but the new look is just so you can see your crappy service better. It's really stupid.
     
  14. PetitBourgeois macrumors member

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    You actually do get better service on the iPhone 4 on 1 or 2 bars, as AnandTech has shown. It is more deceptive on the earlier generations, though.
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  16. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

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    You gotta be ****ing kidding me.

    A poll?

    GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it's just the bars that display the received signal strength! I mean, look at you, look at the way you act on this place! You've turned a meaningless alteration to a graphic, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!
     
  17. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of what?
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    While I don't really care what the bars look like, I do like the fact that I can now actually SEE the first bar. I found it too hard to tell if I had 1 bar or no bars with the old ones. With the new ones I can actually see it's on 1 bar.
     
  19. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at work, it's slow. Deal with it. If you don't care, just ignore it. :rolleyes:
     
  20. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    No offense, but spouting off like this helps nothing.

    Regarding the topic- yeah, they look odd to me. I liked it better before. But no big deal really.
     
  21. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    optical illusion to make us think they fixed something, obviously the graphic of the bar doesn't play any difference so why change it and not just fix the formula ;)
     
  22. F123D macrumors 68040

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    This.
     
  23. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    This. Though before the update I had five bars, now I have three. Who cares though? I haven't had a dropped call as of yet, so long as I don't drop any calls I could care less how many bars there are or what they look like.
     
  24. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    And you posting that rant wasn't a waste of time?
     
  25. PetitBourgeois macrumors member

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    Is this what you mean?

    [​IMG]
    "From top to bottom: iOS 4.1, iOS 4.0, Android 2.2"
     

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