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iOS 14's Compact Interface: Phone Calls, FaceTime, Siri and More

Coconut Bean

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The biggest travesty of this whole update is the lack of thought for Siri. It looks like an afterthought. Just plonked in the bottom. Not really aligned. It’s odd. It looks like such an after thought, and it drives me bonkers. For a company so focused on design, I think they have slipped in their standards a lot recently.

My thought as well... Maybe a gradient under would be good. Now it looks like a bug. Unfortunately they have to design UI for both the touch Id and the face id phones, otherwise altering the swipe up bar area is good as well.
 
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C DM

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Again, can't reach the damn buttons.
I am not saying the current implementation is good prior to iOS 14. But at least I can reach the buttons easily as they are close to the bottom.
Apple can fix this by making a smaller phone. Not everyone of us have a big hand.
Putting the phone call on the top of the screen is a poor implementation.
You can still have the existing implementation. So, again, while perhaps the new implementation can potentially be tweaked/improved, it's still an improvement just to have the option to use it.
 
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B4U

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You can still have the existing implementation. So, again, while perhaps the new implementation can potentially be tweaked/improved, it's still an improvement just to have the option to use it.
Wait, did I read your statement correctly? You mean the full screen incoming call is still an option on iOS 14?
 
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DeepIn2U

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I am guessing that denotes the original incoming source, so that the user can determine how to handoff if need be.

Agreed but the understanding it is confusing to the recipient of the call. The callers source of phone call (Mac, Watch, HomePod) should not really matter nor determine how I'll prefer to answer the call. The only way this would matter to me as a recipient of a call would be ... if I'm an Apple support technician or an I.T. support technician troubleshooting an issue with the source device with the end user ;) (Something I do very often). In the latter example I'm proposing as a need for this normally the end user and the tech would already previously understand the source of the call prior to re-initiating and testing.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Agreed but the understanding it is confusing to the recipient of the call. The callers source of phone call (Mac, Watch, HomePod) should not really matter nor determine how I'll prefer to answer the call. The only way this would matter to me as a recipient of a call would be ... if I'm an Apple support technician or an I.T. support technician troubleshooting an issue with the source device with the end user ;) (Something I do very often). In the latter example I'm proposing as a need for this normally the end user and the tech would already previously understand the source of the call prior to re-initiating and testing.
Valid point.

It could also be used for drunk people who can’t remember what device they are holding is called, when it starts ringing. :D
 
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C DM

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Can someone please explain to me why the screenshot from the beta of iOS 14 inbound call on the iPhone specifically states the inbound caller name and the tagline "from your iPhone"? The call is showing on the iPhone, why would the receiving person need to know ON their iPhone the call is coming into their iPhone? Seems like a big oversight mistake from Apple.

Could that just be something along the lines of a photoshopping type of oddity, or does it actually come up like that? Seems like other screenshots just identify the calls as something like "mobile" or "home", basically based on what's associated with the caller in contacts.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Could that just be something along the lines of a photoshopping type of oddity, or does it actually come up like that? Seems like other screenshots just identify the calls as something like "mobile" or "home", basically based on what's associated with the caller in contacts.

In iOS 13 and previously, call notifications state the callers number source as you've mentioned "mobile" "home" "office" or "work" ("work 2") etc. When I'm on my Mac (2017 MBP) setup with iCloud, an inbound call from say Jules shows up as "Jules from iPhone". Telling me the source of the inbound call - if I recall correctly. If I'm mistaken then on the Mac the inbound call accept on Mac. On Apple Watch same thing and asks me to accept.

I wish HomePod had a more intelligent display to show source like this ... maybe even to display an iMessage visually.

Yet the screenshots I've noticed here and from content creators on YouTube using iOS 14 shows
 
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mxrider88

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Is it just me or is the new Siri floating ball a bad first concept design. Almost looks like someone threw together a gif to implement a new idea.
If they wanted a floating Siri graphic you'd think it be something with an 3D alpha channel mask and shadow to make it pop up as if it's a half inch above your screen and semi translucent.

I came here to say Siri interface looks horrible, glad someone else’s mentioned it..
 
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itunexify

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They MUST correct the behavior of iPad videocalls. It’s ridiculous at the moment, people can’t see you if you use multitasking or go to another app. Obviously there’s no problem if you use FaceTime
 
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Tozovac

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I'll await judgment until I get to try them, but am I the only one who generally dislikes most "improvement" instances where an action requiring an efficient single tap is replaced with something that requires two or more press/click/swipes?
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