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Steve Wozniak hates the iPhone X’s home button


Woz says Apple's made clicking buttons too confusing.
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the new iPhone X.

Woz criticized the iPhone X when it was unveiled last year. And now that he’s finally spent some quality time with one (thanks to Tim Cook), he says Apple made some really bad design decisions.

Speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm last week, Woz lamented that the power button on the iPhone X seems overly complicated to him.

“The power button on the side does different things if you click it quickly, or if you click it twice, and a different thing if you click it a third time,” Wozniak explained. “I like things to be as simple and understandable and direct.”

iPhone X is no Lisa

According to Woz, the Lisa computer was the epitome of an intuitive user experience. Despite being one of the first personal computers with a graphical user interface, the Lisa failed to sell well.

In Woz’s eyes, the iPhone X power button is a huge affront to Apple’s core principals. In fact, the iconic computer designer couldn’t stop ranting against the button.

“If you push it with the volume button it does another thing,” he said. “And if you push and hold the volume button it does another thing. Just, ugh!”

Even though Woz isn’t a big fan of the iPhone X, most of the public seems to be. Reports ahead of Apple’s Q1 earnings call (which happens tomorrow) indicate iPhone X probably sold the most units in one quarter ever.


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