TechNismo

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 22, 2017
285
132
6ix
I been using my iPhone X for four weeks now. I was wondering if anyone else feels weird when using another iPhone now. Like the bezels on the older iPhones look so weird. And I am so use to the gestures, that I keep swiping up to exist an App, and end up opening control centre. Is this just me, or is this normal?
 

negativzero

macrumors 6502a
Jul 19, 2011
564
55
It’s normal, home button feels strange, you can’t swipe on to close, no faceid. I think most X users feel this way too.
 

Ashton Cofer

macrumors member
Feb 7, 2017
67
69
Columbus, Ohio
I been using my iPhone X for four weeks now. I was wondering if anyone else feels weird when using another iPhone now. Like the bezels on the older iPhones look so weird. And I am so use to the gestures, that I keep swiping up to exist an App, and end up opening control centre. Is this just me, or is this normal?
I totally agree with you and I always think to myself "Was my old iPhone 6 that I switched from really this small with large bezels?"
 

Apple_Robert

Contributor
Sep 21, 2012
27,890
34,530
In the middle of several books.
OP, what you have experienced is normal. In the short time you have been using the iPhone X, you have developed mental and physical memory usage for the device. Changing to something different, even for a short time, will throw the proverbial monkey wrench into your electronic usage world.
 

negativzero

macrumors 6502a
Jul 19, 2011
564
55
OP, what you have experienced is normal. In the short time you have been using the iPhone X, you have developed mental and physical memory usage for the device. Changing to something different, even for a short time, will throw the proverbial monkey wrench into your electronic usage world.
That's true, but whats incredible is they can practically wipe away 10 years of habits in just a couple of hours to days for me.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ryan1524

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
35,568
38,682
It’s normal, home button feels strange, you can’t swipe on to close, no faceid. I think most X users feel this way too.

Agreed. It's Simply an adjustment from one piece of technology that someone has been subjected to for so long to another piece of technology that has changes due to every day single uses with muscle memory. It's just a matter of adaptation.
 
  • Like
Reactions: KONVICTED

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,763
2,647
East of Eden
Agreed. I am still on the fence about keep vs. return, but using my iPhone 7 some has made me realize that going back would be very strange. This is hard to explain, but in a way the iPhone X in many ways seems just disappear as a device. With previous phones, I always knew I was using a thing, an object. The X often seems like it's not there. It's a little like the difference between a wall and a window, or a closed door that has to be opened vs. walking through a cased opening. And yeah, I know that sounds wacky...
 
  • Like
Reactions: SHKLMRE

OasisNYK

macrumors 6502
Nov 29, 2004
383
81
i have been using it for over a week but switching with my 6. Here is what I have noticed:
1) I prefer the bigger screen of the X
2) FaceID is better than touchid (at least on my launch day 6)
3) getting used to the new gestures took a minute or two - no big deal
4) I now notice the lag on my 6 (I am on 10.3.3) but never noticed it before trying the X
5) the 6 is a little easier to manage one handed but the X is fine in one hand

I don't have any issues going between devices and getting gestures confused etc but I do like the implementation on the X.

Because of the price of the X and it's all glass body I am much more cautious with it than my 6. Not sure if this will reduce over time but it is annoying.
 

SHKLMRE

macrumors 6502a
Nov 30, 2013
520
318
Pennsylvania
I been using my iPhone X for four weeks now. I was wondering if anyone else feels weird when using another iPhone now. Like the bezels on the older iPhones look so weird. And I am so use to the gestures, that I keep swiping up to exist an App, and end up opening control centre. Is this just me, or is this normal?


When I go back to my 6S, it definitely feels weird. It feels much older, the screen isn’t as nice, and even the aluminum back feels less premium. Sometimes I do attempt the new X gestures on my 6S, but I quickly remember to adjust.
 
  • Like
Reactions: newellj

DNichter

macrumors G3
Apr 27, 2015
9,184
10,722
Philadelphia, PA
It's definitely an adjustment. I try to use gestures all the time with my iPad Pro. Hoping for the removal of the home button there next year.
 

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,763
2,647
East of Eden
When I go back to my 6S, it definitely feels weird. It feels much older, the screen isn’t as nice, and even the aluminum back feels less premium. Sometimes I do attempt the new X gestures on my 6S, but I quickly remember to adjust.

Laughing. Glad I'm not the only one. :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: SHKLMRE
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.