iPhone Player Buttons: More Space, Please!

Don't get me wrong, I love my new iPhone 4S.  But it's not perfect, and some of its buttons are downright - yes - unpressable.  Today, I'm picking on the quick audio controls that come up when the home button is double-clicked.  They're a great idea; they're just spaced too darn close to each other.  The times when I use the quick-access buttons, instead of fully unlocking the phone, are times when I can't give the phone my full attention - I just want to quickly pause the audio.  But the buttons are spaced so close together that I frequently hit the Forward or Back button instead of Pause - and that risks losing my place in my podcast.  Apple, why not give each button more space, like the quick Photoshop job on the right?  It may not look as "clean" from a design perspective, but it's definitely more usable.  They'd be more pressable buttons!

3 comments:

Unknown said...

And what about the distance between the buttons and the scrubber? Also far too close IMO.

Dave Gustafson said...

Yep, you're right about that too! All of these controls need enough space to be used by larger fingers, without too much accuracy.

jdlonas said...

good for folks with small fingers