Woz doesn’t care for the iPhone X power button


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Wozniak criticized the new phone's lack of intuitiveness; specifically, the power button on the side of the phone.

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"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 said.

Wozniak contrasted the iPhone X with Apple's early products, describing the Lisa computer as the epitome of intuitive user experience. "I like things to be as simple and understandable and direct," Wozniak said.

It feels like I've taken more unintentional screenshots with the iPhone X since November than the previous 10 years. That's an exaggeration, but it is frustrating. When the home button was removed, Apple moved various home button functionality largely to the remaining three buttons. This has complicated the power button as it has turned into a multi-function button, which ironically, can be used alone to turn off the device. So, I share some of these frustrations.