Annoying little arrow in beta 4

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Alex Crane, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Alex Crane macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello there.

    I think this little arrow is most conspicuous element in beta 4.

    I don`t like the little arrow afore "slide to unlock". Home screen became asymmetrical.

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    Users which used iPhone before iOS7 shouldn`t have unlock problems at all.

    For the new users Apple should implement some kind of "tutorial mode" like it done in the "Cut the rope" game.

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    Once user does the action right, the tutorial tips stops showing. I think it would be nice and cool.

    What you think?
     
  2. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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  3. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I personally think it looks terrible; although, I see why they went that route..

    I'm not gonna let it ruin my day, though :cool:
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    No need. Arrow looks fine.

    A base OS shouldn't need special instructions for such a mundane task, it should be intuitive. If it does need special instructions, Apple's HFE guys failed.
     
  5. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Um.....tutorials are completely anti-HIG (Apple human interface guidelines). Tasks should be self-explanatory. If you need a tutorial to do something, it's probably too complex.
     
  6. hazuki macrumors regular

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    i don't care about the stripes above and below the corner (even though i hope they remove it)
    but the arrow near "slide to unlock" it's little annoying :(
     
  7. Alex Crane, Jul 30, 2013
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    Alex Crane thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm... Didn`t know that.

    I was trying to imagine how it will be.

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    I`me sure that Apple designers will do better though =)))))) And hey, this will appear just once =)
     
  8. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    Before: "It's not obvious how to unlock the phone! I handed my friend my phone with iOS 7 on it and he kept sliding up to unlock!"

    After: "This new arrow is annoying."
     
  9. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I don't even really think it requires a tutorial. Even if you've never used an iPhone, you'll figure out how to unlock it.

    It's not like it's hard to figure out.
     
  10. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I don't see any problem with it. Arrow is there to show you which direction to swipe (Trust me, when it wasn't, some people did try to swipe up to unlock) Looks nice and clean to me. Pretty self self-explanatory, the way it should be.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This was my first thought as well... right before I shook my head and did a facepalm
     
  12. Alex Crane, Jul 30, 2013
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    100% agree.

    But now it`s asymmetrical :(

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    Lock screen is the face of iOS along with SpringBoard. It must be PERFECT! There must be another way.
     
  13. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Does it really matter. They might tweak it before the GM.

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  14. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Are you saying that before the lock screen was symmetrical? Because i don't remeber on iOS 6 being a camera slide to open icon on the left side.
     
  15. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I just noticed that I don't look at the screen until its unlocked. Once I hit the home button, I just swipe without staring the the lockscreen. I guess it won't be a big deal for me.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It was added because so many people complained. Why people were swiping the other direction is beyond me!
     
  17. Alex Crane thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it was.

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  18. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    symmetrical would be when both sides match each other and neither outweight the other. So no, I don't think it was.
     
  19. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  20. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Seriously how can a tiny arrow like that be annoying? What am I missing? :confused:
     
  21. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Nice try. Someone has WAY too much time on their hands.
     
  22. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    I see an enormous arrow in the same relative location, no?
     
  23. Alex Crane thread starter macrumors member

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    For me white arrow button was balanced the white camera icon. In terms of spaces from edges - all was ideal.

    How about this?

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  24. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    No man, seriously! Why complicate things? And why is that Phone icon on the left side anyway? It will just confuse the already confused people.
     
  25. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, I showed my wife the arrow and she goes, "Yeah, so?"


    :rolleyes:
     

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