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Apple’s Terribe UI Design

October 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

You won’t see this headline often as most of what Apple does in the UI area is very very good. However, I’ve had some issues with the terrible interface for the “music” app when accessed through the lock screen on the iPhone for a long time now. I’m pretty sure this was introduced in iOS5 as I do not remember it being a problem until such time. I haven’t installed iOS6 yet on my iPhone so not sure if it has been fixed or not.

But basically the RW, Pause/Play, and FF buttons are too damn close together with no good reason to be. I have small fingers and I would say about 2/3rds of the time I hit FF rather than pause or play by accident. It is extremely annoying.

This is what the controls look like on the lock screen:

iOS Music Top

and this is what they look like in the actual app itself:

iOS Music Bottom

Yes, that little difference makes all the difference in the world. I don’t think I’ve ever mistakenly hit the wrong button with the buttons on the bottom.

I think since Steve Jobs passed away some of the QA is definitely slipping. I will probably leave my rant about the iTunes podcast listings for another post. That is some seriously botched up crap. I’ve Jobs was alive there is NO way it would have ever been released.

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