Message To Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cnegrad, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Cnegrad macrumors newbie

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    Hi Steve,

    Had I known that getting 'multitasking' meant sacrificing my Favorite Phone Numbers being accessed by a double press of the Home button, I would've reconsidered. Please remember that the iPhone is a phone first. Please consider restoring this crucial functionality ASAP. Thanks!

    Cnegrad
     
  2. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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  3. NitrousFlare macrumors member

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  4. jons macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you do know the functionality is still there, right?
     
  5. AbjectEvolution macrumors 6502

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    Wait you can double click and hold? Yes! How long do you have to hold?
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Voice Control. Hold the Home button for 3 seconds, then speak.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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  8. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    That doesn't work anymore.

    Anyway, I don't know about you but the iPhone is far from being a phone first, for me. It's really the last thing I use.
     
  9. AbjectEvolution macrumors 6502

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    I removed my phone icon from my home screen a long time ago and I always double click to access my email, keypad, or favorites.
     
  10. LarzStarz macrumors member

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    My iPhone 3G still does it, no multi-tasking to get in the way. :p
     
  11. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    +1. If it was just a phone it would sit in my purse unused except occasionally when really bored or remembering to check for messages (before I got the iPhone I was famous for not getting a message for days unless I knew to expect a call). Me and my roommate have the smallest minutes plan and we still are racking up rollover minutes.
     
  12. Cnegrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Double Press and Hold was removed from this release. Hence the purpose of this thread. Steve, please fix it soon. Thanks.
     
  13. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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  14. bahooki macrumors regular

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    There's no phone icon in my apps. Just on the home screen. Your workaround fails.
     
  15. dejo Moderator

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    Where is Steve Jobs when you need him? :)
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Or... just tap the phone button? That's quicker than 2x Tap + Hold.
     
  17. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  18. ianray macrumors 6502

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    You can send feedback, if you wish: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    Double-tap, then scroll to find the Phone icon is still measurably less efficient than the old 'double-tap for favourites' behaviour; one idea would be to have a section of the launch bar dedicated to user-configurable shortcuts.
     
  19. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    If it's a phone first for you, get another phone or downgrade to 1.0

    Why are you updating?
     
  20. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Beta builds had double-tap and hold for favorites. I'd love this to be put back in.
     
  21. Cnegrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ianray, Many thanks for the feedback link. I've gone ahead and submitted it.
    This is the process by which users make it known what changes need to be made in future upgrades.
     
  22. dejo Moderator

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    Posting on MacRumors? :confused:
     
  23. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    So you would sacrifice multi-tasking for saving -0.5 seconds (yes negative, you could double tap home, or tap on the little phone icon...)?
     
  24. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    So, he shouldn't expect an iPhone?
     
  25. Cnegrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Both of your solutions require actually looking at the phone. Pushing the Home button does not. And I'm sure that time will prove that Apple can come up with another way to make it happen.
     

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