Is Apple becoming a purveyor of bling?

Apple, a name – quite rightly – associated with high quality, beautifully crafted technology. From the iPhone to OS X, from the iPad to the much-aped MacBook AIR, their products are built on sound design principles giving them a clean, simple, yet powerful look and feel. Or so it used to be at least, for recent software developments smell very much of Apple losing it.

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Why the iPhone User Interface is clunky and why I don’t care

From http://www.yourdictionary.com/clunky

clunky (kluŋk′ē)

adjective clunkier clunk′·i·er, clunkiest clunk′·i·est

  1. clumsy or awkward
  2. not stylish or attractive
  3. making a clunking sound

First of all, let me make clear that I have an iPhone and I love it. Secondly, I feel it is stylish and attractive and have never heard it make a clunking sound. By “clunky” I mean it is “clumsy or awkward”.

So having made that point, let me move on to address why I claim the iPhone’s user interface is clunky. Continue reading “Why the iPhone User Interface is clunky and why I don’t care”