"Secret" features of the iPhone home button

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  1. carjakester macrumors 68020

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  2. nerdAFK macrumors regular

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    David Pogue is a fraud
    I've read a couple of his articles and they are full of idiotic mistakes.
     
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    It's from yahoo... I hate when yahoo does tech cuz they are so stupid. Like when they say a secret feature of the iPhone is it can unlock your phone. Um...that's kinda the major selling point!
     
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    Better to just remove link to article. Copy and paste the body of the article here so people can still read it. Because I bet the purpose of it was just for click bait. Why give them ad impressions.
     
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    ...I guess if that's the level of knowledge needed to be a tech reporter for a billion-dollar company we're all geniuses...
     
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    Actually, while I think it's an incredibly obvious article I think it might have also helped me figure out why my co-worker's 4S keeps zooming in on the lock screen. I wonder if he accidentally enabled the "zoom" accessibility shortcut. I didn't even realize there were more than the original three.

    Its more the headline of the article that is ridiculous. If it was simply billed as a list of all the things the home button does, it wouldn't be as idiotic. I'm sure there are lots of people out there who have no idea about a couple of those - namely the triple click.
     
  8. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. It's not like Apple provides a user's guide so these gestures do very much seem secret. Remember, David Pogue is writing for a very broad audience, not the MacRumors segment. I have family members who frustrate me to no end with their basic iOS questions, but they don't spend nearly as much time as I do tinkering with their phones.
     
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    Wow he gets paid to write those articles
    Haha
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Plenty of typical iOS users don't know some of those things.
     
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    This doesn't make them secret features
     
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    But "secret" would make more of them more likely to be interested in actually clicking on the article and reading it. And to that group of users things that aren't immediately obvious or have to be found in some manual can be considered as "secret" in some sense.

    By the way, at least in its current form, neither the article's headline/title nor its content seem to contain "secret" anywhere (the only thing that seems to have it is its URL).
     
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    No compared to yahoos peoples we are gods...
     
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    "Secret" features of the iPhone home button

    I was expecting to find the cure to cancer based on the thread title. But nope.
     
  17. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Aren't these the basics that everyone should already know about the Home button?
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    From the title that says "The 5 Functions of the iPhone Home Button"?
     
  19. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    "Secret" features of the iPhone home button


    Anything can happen if the word secret is involved. The thread title.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    "Should" being the keyword there.

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    Doesn't seem like it is in the title (or even the article).
     
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    The thread title. I edited my post.
     
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    Not that I am on that guys side.. but Copyright?
     
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    Classic clickbait article title there. What a surprise from Yahoo...
     
  24. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Nothing earth-shattering here. Even my dad, who's 60 and technically inept, knows all these features and no, I didn't teach him.

    Though, the first first "secret" feature, I have got to admit is the biggest "DUH" ever.
     
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    Surely you're being sarcastic?

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