iPhones are so easy to use.
A colleague’s iPhone rings on his desk when he’s elsewhere in a meeting, and the screen lights up to say you slide to answer. Great! But how does one reject the call?
Nobody knows. Hilarious.
I’m not just wording the question badly. Last week another colleague asked this specific question when he got a call he couldn’t take just at that moment.
On my new Android phone (which has its quirks, but overall I’m enjoying), you slide down to answer, or up to reject. And it makes this clear on the display.
What an office full of iPhone users don’t know, Google will answer:
Yes, there is a way. You press the sleep button. Which is the sleep button? It’s the one at the top of the phone. Press it once to silence the phone, or twice to reject the call.
Seriously Jobs, how hard could it be to actually tell people what they need to do?
(It turns out the owner of the phone in question knows how to do it.)
It reminds me of the beautiful, unscathed design of the PTUA Office iMac… the front is so stylish and unimpeded by buttons that a big PostIt note had to be stuck to it to tell people that the power button is at the back.