What the new dialer SHOULD look like (beta 3)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ttinc, Jan 7, 2014.


Which dialer do you prefer?

  1. Number 1

    19 vote(s)
  2. Number 2

    16 vote(s)
  1. ttinc, Jan 7, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014

    ttinc macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    I used someone's screen capture from here to modify the dialer...what do guys think?

    Edit: I made new versions based on comments below...don't know how to edit or delete the poll though.

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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Why does it matter of it's an oval or a circle (beta 3)?
  3. ttinc thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    Because a circle looks just like the number buttons, thus making it less significant and also it leaves a lot of unnecessary "dead space" on the sides.
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I'd be more concerned over getting just one bar than I would the shape of the dialer.
  5. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    That, or maybe they did it at least partially to decrease the number of accidental dials or hangups that people were experiencing with iOS 7 (I don't know if that was an issue for more people, but it could have been and could have been part of what prompted the change). That and/or simply a move to circular (not just rounded) buttons across the UI in general.
  7. BenTrovato macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2012
    The small circle to call is ... dumb, to put it mildly. I like pressing anywhere on the green button when I want to make a call. Why must I be confined to a smaller space? :confused:
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Maybe many others are accidentally tapping on the much larger button when they don't intend to do it, so this would resolve that issue for them. That's likely seen as more important as far as user experience than simply liking to tap anywhere on the screen. Basically a smaller sacrifice for a bigger gain in the general sense (although for individuals it can certainly differ).
  9. ttinc thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    How is this for a compromise?

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  10. Apple NZ macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2010
    New Zealand

    What I was thinking. Looks great
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2012
    Why'd you need a button that big, jeez.

    The circle is beautiful
  12. ttinc thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    This is the smallest I think the button should be whilst not being another circle as to differentiate from the dial pad.

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  13. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The smaller call button goes back to the days of pre iOS 7. The iOS 7 button was fairly wide and you could hit it by mistake if using the phone with one hand and trying to reach numbers at the top.

    I think the circular look is more playful, yet modern. I imagine a lot of Android OEMs will move to this look soon just like how they changed from square on/off toggles to circular ones shortly Apple did.
  14. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    less is more
    if your finger can easily press the number button, it can press the current button just fine.
    its no more important than the number button.
  15. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Johnny Ive really spread his design seed all over this one.

  16. Coupz macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2013
    Oh boy, you should really read some design tutorials before throwing away with ideas which have so many things wrong. You should begin with grids and things that don't disturb the eye.

    I don't know what some of you guys have problems with the smaller dial button. Have you ever seen the dial button on an Android phone or used an older Nokia from pre-smartphone times? Dial buttons where small as **** and it still worked good for most people.
  17. ttinc thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    Design tutorials? Lol :rolleyes:

    And why are you comparing a physical keyboard to a digital interface?
  18. ttinc thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    If they go back to a style like this, then it would make sense.


    I know it's a beta, but that's sort of an odd thing to just get left out.


    Oh but it is...you see, dialing numbers is just foreplay :p
  19. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    none of them, sorry.

    I think the beta 3 dialer is much better, would minimize mis-touch.
    and I believe the size is the same as an app icon. so wouldn't make much problem for most people.
  20. Nathan20 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Does the delete button appear in beta 3 next to the circular call button instead of at the top next to the numbers in 7.0.4?
  21. Slayter101 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2014
    Apple 7.1. b3 dialer is a bad joke. What is even worse is call answer slider and buttons(for unlocked incomming call).

    First ugly icons, then this, why? I need to actually USE my phone, not just look at it.
  22. GreyOS macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2012
    Thanks for the reminder of how ugly and outdated looking iOS used to be.

    And OMG, look, the call button didn't take up the whole width of the screen back then either! Noooooo!
  23. blue rocket Suspended

    blue rocket

    Jul 28, 2010
    CT, USA
    wow looking at the old iOS 6 makes me realize how old fashioned it was.... nasty!
  24. RokkenRock macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    I don't see a reason why they should change what is is now. How is a "Call" confusing? The little round button looks out of place.
  25. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    I get 3G with zero bars. Verizon FTW :rolleyes:

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