Swiping through Apps on X. Home Button will not be missed

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WilliamG

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Wow. That looks super awkward. My thumb doesn’t have nearly that same flexibility.
You don’t even need to do that. Just a simple horizontal swipe does the same thing.
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So basically the same thing as the 3D Touch gesture in iOS 10 and 11.1?
No, not even slightly. It’s just a horizontal swipe at the bottom of the screen.
 
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You don’t even need to do that. Just a simple horizontal swipe does the same thing.
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No, not even slightly. It’s just a horizontal swipe at the bottom of the screen.
Yeah that’s exactly how the multitasking works on 11.1 expect you don’t need to be on the bottom, it works anywhere. Horizontal swipe across half the screen brings up multitasking while a horizontal swipe across the whole screen just switches to the previous app
 
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It's all about swipe gestures for me. I miss webOS. I think swipe gesture potential from webOS, QNX/BB10, and Meego/Sailfish was lost years ago and only being rediscovered by Apple.

Apple and Samsung stuck to a physical home button for so long. Other Android OEMs stop using it by 2011. Used All-One-Gestures and Nova Prime which showed me its potential but never quite as natural as webOS and QNX.

I miss webOS. Swipe gestures is the #1 feature for me at getting the X.

 
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I am more disappointed that Samsung kept the physical home button for so long. Android would have had more near-bezelless phones years ago if the most popular Android OEM showed the way instead of waiting on Apple what to do next.

The iPhone 7 & 8 series trying to emulate a click of a home button reminds me too much of the BlackBerry Storm that tried to emulate a click when typing. I have to use Assistive Touch on my SE just because I'm worried of wearing it out. Good riddance to physical home button. The X already has Face ID and raise to wake to wake it.

All iOS needs is a double tap on the top (left or right ear) for the X to turn off. Copy LG.
 

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A 3rd thread on this now?

To me I don’t really see a difference. It’s not like it’s hard to initialize 3D Touch especially if you have it set to be more sensitive to touch.
It's not the same.

3D Touch Multitasking - Press left edge, wait for Apps to be cascaded, swipe through apps like a deck of cards.
Gesture App Swipe - Swipe left/right in Home bar area to reveal fully open previous/next App.

The former brings up a selection of Apps, the latter reveals a fully open App.

3D Touch Multitasking is more like the Swipe up & hold gesture seen on the X.
 

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A 3rd thread on this now?


It's not the same.

3D Touch Multitasking - Press left edge, wait for Apps to be cascaded, swipe through apps like a deck of cards.
Gesture App Swipe - Swipe left/right in Home bar area to reveal fully open previous/next App.

The former brings up a selection of Apps, the latter reveals a fully open App.

3D Touch Multitasking is more like the Swipe up & hold gesture seen on the X.
I’m talking about a different gesture. If you look at the attached gif on the post you quoted you’ll see what I mean. If you 3D Touch on the left and swipe across the whole screen, you go to the previous app. That said the X does have the added functionality of going left or right while the 3D Touch gesture only goes left.
 

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QNX had slightly more polish than webOS though...


I predict Gen 5 of iPhones will lose Lightning Connector by 2021. Apple wants it to be port-less. So I predict glass rears every time moving forward whether I like them or not.

Gen 4 is about no more home button and gesture swipes to go up and Face ID. The notch will get smaller by 2019. Then the only button on the iPhones by 2021 will be the power one. Volume controls will be onscreen. Android has Notification Toggle which makes toggles more robust.

Swiping up to close apps on webOS felt so naturally satisfying. Never forgave HP for killing Palm but the Pre and Pixi hardware was awful before HP bought them. Glad the X is making gesture control exist again six years later.

Android will copy it because Matias Duarte worked for Palm and was the brainchild for webOS. The current "cards UI" on Android for recent apps is basically done like webOS but horizontal to swipe away.
 

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It’s easier with 3D Touch from the side.
No, it's literally not easier with 3D Touch on the side. Swiping horizontally left and right on the home swipe bar is a one-step process back and forth. 3D Touch app switcher is a multi-step process where you have to engage it with 3D Touch, then swipe through the apps, the select the one you want - and guess what - if you want to switch to another app, you have to do those same steps over again.
 

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No, it's literally not easier with 3D Touch on the side. Swiping horizontally left and right on the home swipe bar is a one-step process back and forth. 3D Touch app switcher is a multi-step process where you have to engage it with 3D Touch, then swipe through the apps, the select the one you want - and guess what - if you want to switch to another app, you have to do those same steps over again.
There are two 3D Touch gestures pertaining to this. One of them is the one you described. The other one allows you to 3D Touch from the left side and swipe across the entire screen to get to the previous app (which is basically the same as the X gesture)
 
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Always found the 3D Touch side thing awkward as hell. It never did what I wanted. Hope this works better.
 

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Nomore home button. Gesture control.

Generation 5 (2021-2024)
Nomore Lightning Connector. No ports.

I was watching an episode of ColdFusion on YouTube about the history of PC. It's funny to see people get frightened about robots replacing them and calling them "mechanical brains."

They also mentioned the term "acceptance lag." That's what typical users have because change isn't something they want to deal with. Just happy Apple is bringing gesture controls even if educated tech fans know they didn't invent it.

The whole point with what Michael Fisher said is Apple is popular. X have features we have seen for many years now. Make something old new again. But considering their iPhone user base, acceptance lag becomes shorter once Apple copies it.
 

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You don’t even need to do that. Just a simple horizontal swipe does the same thing.
Am I the only one who sees this as a potential issue?

How many accidental calls to switch apps will happen when you simply want to just swipe left or right?
[doublepost=1508965331][/doublepost]Also a quick call out.

On my 7 plus the first attempt to 3D Touch/app switch swipe to right gesture does exactly what is in this video.

I’m not exactly sure how to consistently bring up the old card style app switcher through the 3D on the left style of switching.
 
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