“Hats off to Apple. The markets may disagree, but WWDC 2014 was a resounding success,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes.
“Its mixture of imitation and innovation plugged holes against Android and set off a new war in both wearables and smart homes via smart SDKs (software developer kits),” Kelly writes. “Furthermore Apple execs seemed upbeat and relaxed, as if the company was finally comfortable in its post-Steve Jobs skin. And yet there was one major, potentially disastrous mistake.”
“Unlike owners of increasingly big Android rivals – users of iPhones can easily reach the top corners of their devices,” Kelly writes. “It is convenient and, to quote the ad [below], ‘a dazzling display of common sense.’ But the common sense won’t last much longer.”
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in January:
One-handed interaction is a concocted load of bullshit attempting to cover for not having a proper lineup of iPhones offering customers varied display sizes at even this late date.
See: Apple in April 2013: ‘Customers want what we don’t have’ – April 7, 2014
“Everything changes with the iPhone 6… increasing the screen size from 4 inches to 4.7 inches,” Kelly writes. “pple’s mantra that you can reach the top corners is about to go out the window and the big flaw in the otherwise impressive iOS 8 is that hasn’t been taken into consideration. Why is it such a big deal? Look at the images below and see what Apple places in the top left and top right corners of iOS…”
Kelly writes, “Yes, the most important onscreen navigation buttons.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Or something.
Kelly is obviously prone to hyperbolic overstatement.
Newsflash: It’s a beta. Not to mention that people who buy phablets don’t expect one-handed operation.
As our proctologist uncle is fond of saying, “It’ll all work out in the end.”