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post #2806 of 3195

True on the messages.  I just noticed today and turning the phone allows you to write, and that holding the send button gets you to another menu.  Why do we need all this?  Also seems overly complicated.

post #2807 of 3195

Why do you need it not to be there? If people want to use it fine if you don't, is it in your way? 

 

Personally, I really like the handwriting thing and rich links are a great addition. 

post #2808 of 3195
I love all the new iMessage stuff. Been drawing cocks and sending them to people.

Gifs, stickers etc are all hilarious. I think y'all just need to get used to it. I've been on public beta for a month but it was def a bit jarring when I first used it.
post #2809 of 3195
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Why do you need it not to be there? If people want to use it fine if you don't, is it in your way? 

Personally, I really like the handwriting thing and rich links are a great addition. 
I just didnt like how I knew these features were coming, but had to read a how-to to get to them. Its not like the emoji button that you can see or when they added more, they shoved more menus in and hid things away making it more complicated.
I guess its not really in my way. Just confused why the features I use are hidden (the emotions like shouting) while that weird kiss thing (or cock greenfrog thing) has its own button.
post #2810 of 3195
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Why do you need it not to be there? If people want to use it fine if you don't, is it in your way? 

Personally, I really like the handwriting thing and rich links are a great addition. 

This is Apple. They have a long history of streaming in software design. You are correct that someone doesn't have to use them, but it's a fair criticism to wonder why they are there in the first place and if the UI presents them in a clean and intuitive fashion.

FWIW, I have not used the new iMessages yet but it does look a little on the convoluted side to me. I will reserve full judgement till I get to play around with it.
post #2811 of 3195
Macs have one button mice. The button clicks things. You could plug in a 2 button mouse and right click away...but forcing people to design to the one button mouse was designed to prevent people from hiding features in random menus.

How many different things does the home button do now? Single press, long press, tap, double tap, double press...I hear there is a super cool feature that is only accessible if you work it like a lady's love button (but GF has never been able to activate it)

Will the 7 button still have all the same features now that it isn't a real button?
post #2812 of 3195
Thread Starter 
Good call re: rich link previews in Messages. That is nice.

In theory I like the idea of messaging apps that let you poll your friends (what should we get for dinner? a. Indian b. Mexican c...). Won't be super useful until wider adoption happens though since they can't respond without having the app themselves.
post #2813 of 3195
The love button deserves the good ole pinch and rotate technique with a couple double taps thrown in for good measure.
post #2814 of 3195
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How many different things does the home button do now? Single press, long press, tap, double tap, double press...

 

If you turn on the new magnifier feature a triple press of the home button turns your phone into a magnifying glass. 

post #2815 of 3195
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Macs have one button mice. The button clicks things. You could plug in a 2 button mouse and right click away...but forcing people to design to the one button mouse was designed to prevent people from hiding features in random menus.

How many different things does the home button do now? Single press, long press, tap, double tap, double press...I hear there is a super cool feature that is only accessible if you work it like a lady's love button (but GF has never been able to activate it)

Will the 7 button still have all the same features now that it isn't a real button?

Right but the trackpad also has a multitude of ways you can interact with it, including simulated right-click and single double triple swiping etc
post #2816 of 3195
Regarding the AirPods, the only way to control the volume is via Siri unless you use the controls on your phone. I feel like Siri has become better over time but I don't really desire to use it for simple tasks such as volume control. The AirPods have those arms that stick out right? Why didn't they put a touch bar on each for the simple tasks such like this?
post #2817 of 3195
Buttons would be ugly on those, tap features would have been useful though.

Touch screen issues persist
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/iphone-6-plus-touch-disease-touch-ic-engineering-flaw
post #2818 of 3195
Didn't realize some early AirPod reviews have hit: https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/13/airpods-review-roundup/

Taken in aggrogate these reviews don't paint the best of pictures. At least not for the price. Also looks like the W1 hasn't fixed the problematic nature of Bluetooth 4.0 as there were complaints about pops and cut outs. Sound is improved over the earpods but still average at best.

The big surprise is they seem to fit a lot of people well and stay in their ears. Didn't expect that.

Still, it's early and we have a lot more reviews to come.
post #2819 of 3195
Didn't update to iOS 10 and my 7 is delayed so I haven't seen it but all these new chat features sound like things that have been available on WeChat for ages. Seeing as how China is their 2nd largest (largest?) market, I wouldn't be surprised if that factored in to their decision.

Personally, I prefer the way it's always been, clean and simple. I don't need exploding graphics wishing me merry Christmas or whatever.
post #2820 of 3195
Good to hear that they generally stay in ears during the test but I would really need them to stay there reliably during long runs, bike rides, athletic activities involving jumping and sudden cuts
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